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January Dining News Across the Main Line’s Restaurant Scene

Read up on the latest dining news. Photo by Ed Williams

Recent updates to old favorites and the addition of a vegan-focused eatery are highlights of the Main Line’s food scene this month.

Debbie Heth bought A Taste of Britain 11 years ago, and she hasn’t looked back. Edward Pierce joined her in 2017, and the two weathered the pandemic by expanding their on-site grocery and retail business and stylish British boutique (in the former Elle location). Seating has been expanded to about 60 for good reason. Full afternoon tea is a popular draw, thanks to an assortment of finger sandwiches, scones, soups, entrée salads and authentic spreads—all made in house.

Loose black tea selections (Earl Grey, English Breakfast and Darjeeling) are properly poured and strained (keep that pinky high). For a more exotic sip, try the Kenyan, Lapsang and Scottish Highlands varieties. The chicken pot pie, sausage rolls and Welsh Rarebit should satisfy your comfort-food cravings. (Personally, I’ll take anything with my beloved Colman’s Mustard.)

Taste of Britain dining in Wayne

Photo by Ed Williams

The delicious mini pastries make dessert at A Taste of Britain a necessity. And look for traditional sticky toffee pudding to make its debut in the near future.

Eagle Village Shops, 503 Lancaster Ave, Wayne, (610) 971-0390, atobritain.com.

MORE NIBBLES: Founded in 1950, Hank’s Place is back. A favorite of the late Andrew Wyeth, the Chadds Ford eatery was destroyed by flooding from Ida in 2021. Committed to rebuilding, owners Anthony and Katie Young have relocated to Kennett Square in the meantime. At the new spot, lunch and dinner are served from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day except Tuesday.

Hank's Place Chadds Ford Restaurant

Hank’s Place makes dining news along the Main Line. Photo by Jim Graham

201 Birch St, Kennett Square, (610) 448-9988, hanksplacechaddsford.com

A Chester County classic, the Brickette Lounge (aka the Brick) has been updated by the team that also owns West Chester’s Slow Hand and Square Bar. The revamped honky-tonk features Texas barbecue and smoked meats to go with its DJs, live C&W bands and line dancing. Bourbon cocktails keep things lively—and not to worry, the vintage neon cowboy boot sign hasn’t gone anywhere.

1339 Pottstown Pike, West Chester, (484) 473-8142, brickettelounge.com

Vedge’s Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby are curating the vegan-focused Ground Provisions: Market and Dining in the former Inn Keeper’s Kitchen of Historic Dilworthtown. Look for a market and farm-to-table dining experience.

1388 Old Wilmington Pike, West Chester, groundprovisionspa.com

Pottstown’s Manatawny Still Works has opened a new “bring your own food” tasting room in the heart of the Main Line. Get ready to enjoy some serious sipping in the sexy lounge.

49 W Lancaster Ave, Ardmore, (484) 624-8271, manatawnystillworks.com

Related: Hank’s Place Rebuilds After Hurricane Damage in Chadds Ford