As a nation of tea lovers, we all enjoy a good brew so why not take it up a notch in honour of Afternoon Tea Week (14th-20th August) this week and indulge in the full shabang of afternoon tea. Who could result bite-size sandwiches and clotted cream scones.
We’ve rounded up the some of the finest eateries for afternoon tea in Birmingham.
Enjoy a delicious assortment of sandwiches, buttermilk scones and sweets including a coffee and hazelnut dacquoise in the seriously stylish surroundings of The Harvey Nichols Restaurant.
Price: From £22
When: Daily 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Where: 65, The Mailbox, Wharfside St, Birmingham B1 1RE
0121 616 6028
Whether you are after a classic afternoon tea or an afternoon tea with a twist, Malmaison is the place to treat yourself.
In celebration of Afternoon Tea Week, Malmaison has unveiled a decadent Black Forest Martini available for a limited time only, the cocktail can be enjoyed with any of Malmaison’s Afternoon Teas for just £5 until the end of August.
Price: from £17.50
When: Daily 12pm to 5pm
Where:The Mailbox, 1 Wharfside Street, Birmingham, B1 2JR
Boasting big flavours, Edgbaston’s Praza have furnished the classic flavours of the British Tea with Indian flavours. Birmingham’s first Indian afternoon tea in Praza’s luxurious, art deco style restaurant offers a unique experience with Mumbai Bhel, Chocochori and Bhapa Doi amongst their menu.
We went along recently to try for ourselves, read our review here.
Price: From £18.95
When: Daily 1pm-6pm
Where: Praza,94-96 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham
0121 456 4500
hotel la tour
Featuring the Best of British, Hotel La Tour’s afternoon tea offers a sumptuous selection of dainty, delicious finger sandwiches, scones with jam and cream and a selection of sweet treats, served along with your choice of tea or coffee.
Price: From £22.50
When: Daily 12pm – 5pm
Where: Albert St, Birmingham, B5 5JE
0121 718 8000
The Edgbaston is the perfect place for a boutique and decadent afternoon tea. Using vintage teapots in an impressive 1920s art-deco cocktail lounge inside a grand Victorian building really takes you back to the golden times of Afternoon tea. They also offer the Moseley Serve – tea-infused gin cocktails!
Price: From £25.00
When: Daily 12pm – 5pm
Where: 18 Highfield Rd, Birmingham B15 3DU
0121 454 5212
Afternoon Tea at 1565 Restaurant, Bar & Terrace at the Park Regis is an experience you will remember.
Classic Afternoon Tea, Royal Afternoon Tea, Hendrick’s Afternoon Tea, A Gents Afternoon Tea and a specially adapted children’s option are on the menu making this the perfect destination for all the family.
Price: From £24.00
When: Monday – Saturday 12pm – 4pm
Where: 160 Broad St, Level 4, Park Regis Birmingham B15 1DT
0121 369 5555
THE JEKYLL AND HYDE
For a quirky twist on the traditional afternoon tea, Mr Hyde’s Afternoon Tea at the Jekyll and Hyde offers a selection of delectable delights and sweet treats.You can also upgrade to a prosecco tea party for an extra £5 per head.
Price: From £13.95 pp
When: Monday – Saturday
Where: 28 Steelhouse Ln, City Centre, Birmingham B4 6BJ
0121 236 0345
Round up a day of shopping in Birmingham’s city centre with a Shakespeared inspired Afternoon Tea at the Aria restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham. With shakespearean sweet treats including a marzipan macaroon from Romeo and Juliet to a Bottle Strawberry Smoothie from Richard III, the Hyatt Regency has created a delicious ode to the Bard.
Price: From £19.95
When: Daily 12pm – 5pm
Where: Bridge Street, Birmingham, B1 2JZ
Laura Ashley The Tea Room
For style, charm and quintessentially British treats for any occasion, Laura Ashley’s The Tea Room is the go to. Decorated with the signature Laura Ashley style, enjoy a traditional, champagne or prosecco afternoon tea with classics including cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches and scones with Devonshire cream and local strawberry preserve.
Price: From £20.00
When: Daily 12pm – 5.30pm
Where: The Regency Hotel Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull B90 4EB
Browns Birmingham is the perfect place for a pre-show Afternoon Tea with stunning views, Browns serve a delicious Afternoon Tea including a selection of mini brioche rolls & crostini, fruit scone with strawberry jam and clotted cream, a range of mini desserts, and a choice of loose leaf teas. There is an option to add a glass of Champagne or Hendrick’s gin and tonic, if you’re in an especially indulgent mood.
Price: From £13.50
When: Daily 2.30pm – 5pm
Where: 7 Spiceal Street, St Martin’s Square, Birmingham, B5 4BH
For more information on Afternoon Tea in Birmingham visit: http://www.afternoontea.co.uk/uk/west-midlands/birmingham