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Afternoon Tea at The Edgbaston Hotel

17th October 2015
afternoon tea at the edgbaston

A few weeks ago myself and a gaggle of my blogging friends descended on the poor unsuspecting Edgbaston Boutique Hotel In Birmingham. A group of us do this every few months or so in hunt of good tea, cake and lots of chat. We’ve tried out Hotel La Tour at Christmas, and more recently Hotel du Vin. We’d heard good things about the Edbgaston and all love their cocktails so it seemed a sensible choice for our most recent catch up.

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In summary, we were very impressed. From attentive, funny staff to really good quality sweet treats, we had a fabulous afternoon. Between the 6 us we took enough pictures fill several albums and drank enough tea to sink a ship. An afternoon tea that I would thoroughly recommend, and I’d go as far as to say it would be top or near top of the ones Ive tried in the Midlands area.

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To start with, inkeeping with the theme and decor of the hotel itself was some fabulous china and silverwear – much of it antique.

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We started off with some theatre – a palate cleanser of Lemon curd, gin and tonic granita was made special with a helping of dry ice that engulfed the table in wispy smoke. We all oooohed and ahhhed with due admiration.

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I’ve talked before that I’m never really bowled over by a sandwich, so you’ll never find me raving about them (there’s a challenge for someone!) but these tasted fresh, the bread was soft and fillings well seasoned.

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The detail that had gone into the sweet treats was excellent. Choux Pastry Swans, delicate and crisp macarons, a delightful chocolate and hazelnut lollipop and little lemon and blackberry tart were all of very good quality and execution.

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Scones came last, and we were all so full already that we were struggling. I managed a half of one, but found them extraordinarily crumbly, which I’m not a fan of really. The Edgbaston were kind enough to wrap up the leftovers thought so we could all take one or two home which was lovely of them.

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We loved our afternoon and I’m sure will be back soon!!

Disclosure: We all paid for our own afternoon tea!

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  • Reply positivefridays 17th October 2015 at 10:08

    Great photos Roz!
    I’m not bothered by sandwiches either but everything else was fantastic! x

  • Reply india 18th October 2015 at 19:11

    Wow this looks amazing! your pictures are fab too

  • Reply Jacqui Brough 18th October 2015 at 19:20

    I love the photos! This looks like my kind of place! 🙂

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  • Reply Lucy - BakingQueen74 (@Bakingqueen74) 18th October 2015 at 19:25

    That looks great, I love the dry ice in the cocktails! The macarons and choc tarts look delicious. If I’m in the area I will definitely look the hotel up!

  • Reply Heidi Roberts 18th October 2015 at 19:44

    Afternoon tea is my all time favourite and this one looks exquisite! I love the traditional green tea cups!

  • Reply Foodie Quine (@foodiequine) 18th October 2015 at 20:33

    That looks fantastic! Amazing presentation of absolutely everything. Sheer perfection!

  • Reply Nayna Kanabar (@citrusspiceuk) 18th October 2015 at 21:35

    Wow looks fantastic. I love the granita it looks awesome.

  • Reply Sarah Trivuncic, Maison Cupcake 20th October 2015 at 14:21

    That looks so glam! I hope when I go home to Birmingham I get opportunity to go there at some point. The dry ice moment looks very dramatic!

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