A few months ago I went to the Edgbaston Hotel in Birmingham for afternoon tea, and I’ve been meaning to share it ever since! We visited for a friend’s birthday and it was the perfect place for a celebration.
You have to book in for the afternoon tea as it’s so popular, and it’s not hard to see why. The Afternoon Tea is available from 12-6 on Saturday’s and 12-9 Sunday to Friday, so at least there is plenty of opportunity. It’s £25 per person and includes artisan savouries, seasonal sweet treats and traditional scones with organic loose leaf tea.
They have a few different options including with the addition of Sparkling Rose, Moet and Chandon, Moet and Chandon Rose, Laurent Perrier Rose, The Mosely Serve and the super indulgent Krug. Each of these has it’s own price so check with the menu before ordering. Having options is great but this does seem maybe too many!
The decor inside the Edgbaston Hotel is very luxurious, it’s black and gold and I loved it. Even the ceiling is painted black, it’s quite dark inside so photos were difficult but the chandeliers provided enough light for you to see what you were eating and they have huge windows as well. I loved the bathrooms too, the tiles were beautiful (check it out to see what I mean!)
Before the afternoon tea arrives a surprise tray is brought to the table, I’m unsure what this was to be honest but it tasted and looked great!
The tray is covered with dry ice that lasts quite a few minutes so you get the full effect of it. The sweet treat is like a cheesecake kind of dessert with a biscuity top and a spoon of a sorbet decorated with a flower. It’s a little weird but that’s exactly why I loved it! I’ve never had this in an afternoon tea before and it was a really unique addition.
Then the rest of the afternoon tea arrived on a beautiful stand. Everything was beautifully presented and there wasn’t a bite I didn’t like! The chocolate brownie on top was small but definitely a favourite, it was so rich and chocolatey.
As usual the savouries were my favourite. Everything was super tasty, the bread was soft inside and the flavours perfectly balanced. The deep fried prawn was particularly good and still hot!
The cheese was amazing too, I really couldn’t say a bad word about the whole selection. The only critique I have is that because the menu is seasonal there isn’t actually a menu, so we had a few issues remembering what everything was at the time.
The scones were also very good, we actually didn’t finish these which is very rare for us!
Apparently they also have a festive afternoon tea from the 29th of November until January 2019 so I’d recommend trying this out, it can only get better when it’s a festive option right?!
We’re huge afternoon tea fans as you might be well aware, you can find our other reviews here.
Have you been to the Edgbaston Hotel? I’d recommend trying out their luxurious afternoon tea!