Win Afternoon Tea at The Balcony, Selfridges Birmingham

23rd July 2016

Afternoon Tea is somewhat of a British institution, and I love that it’s becoming more and more popular. It’s such a lovely way of spending a couple of relaxing hours with friends or family. There are lots of places in Birmingham that now offer an afternoon tea, and I’m lucky enough to have tried a fair few of them.

One place that serves Afternoon Tea that you might not realise is The Balcony, located on the 4th floor of Selfridges in Birmingham. It has a stunning view over the Bullring and is a stylish yet relaxing hub in the heart of the very busy shopping centre.


I’ve reviewed the food at the Balcony before, back when they first opened in 2014 but have been back since and always enjoy it there, and previously had their afternoon tea as well. Recently the ‘Styled by Searcys’ Afternoon Tea has been give a bit of a new look and comes served in this fantastic bright hat box!


With layers of seasonally changing sandwiches, and mini pastries, scones and sweets it’s quite a sight to behold. There are various flavoured or classic teas, or the option of champagne to accompany it too – a perfect treat on a Birmingham day out!




The tea is served from 3pm everyday, and booking is a must at the weekends. It costs £18pp or £28 with a glass of bubbly.


Today I’m happy to be able to bring all you guys a chance of winning Afternoon Tea for 2 at The Balcony , so if you fancy it (and who wouldn’t?!) then follow the link below to enter!

—————-> a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms & Conditions

  • The prize is afternoon tea for two people at The Balcony, Selfridges, Birmingham.
  • The competition will run  from Sat 23rd July to Sunday 31 July 2016 at 12am.
  • There will be one winner, chosen at random when the competition closes.
  • The winners details will be passed to the Balcony PR to arrange details of the prize
  • The Balcony serves afternoon tea from 3pm until 7pm daily, with limited availability and booking required on weekends.
  • The prize excludes Saturdays and must be redeemed within one month.
  • The exact time and date will be subject to availability and must be booked directly with The Balcony 0121 600 6869.
  • The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered.

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  • Reply Daniel 23rd July 2016 at 06:44

    The cakes!

  • Reply Laura Marshall 23rd July 2016 at 08:09

    This looks lovely, especially the macarons. I love all the sweet treats best!

  • Reply Wendy Li 23rd July 2016 at 08:53

    I love cake! Especially Posh cake ;-P x

  • Reply hayleydeakin 23rd July 2016 at 11:39

    It’s Gotta be the yummy cakes you get!

  • Reply Kelly Guthrie 23rd July 2016 at 17:45

    Not tried this afternoon tea yet! Looks lovely!

  • Reply Stephanie Kirsch 23rd July 2016 at 18:36

    Has to be the scone with jam and clotted cream! I could eat that all the time!

  • Reply niall O'Grady 23rd July 2016 at 20:46

    It’s the indulgence, the atmosphere and of course the company.

  • Reply kellyjo walters 23rd July 2016 at 20:47

    yummy cakes.. for me it’s a real treat

  • Reply emfletche 24th July 2016 at 18:17

    I love the fact that afternoon tea never looks like it will fill you up…And then you end up rolling out of the restaurant looking like a barrel ?

  • Reply Christine Taylor 24th July 2016 at 18:24

    The cute little sandwiches, they’re always weird and wonderful x

  • Reply Paul Halling 25th July 2016 at 15:02

    If I have afternoon tea it’s usually with my mum so good company and making sure all Is well oh and any scones!!???

  • Reply Fiona K 25th July 2016 at 15:03

    The fresh scones

  • Reply jacqueline jackson 25th July 2016 at 15:07

    The cakes x I’m a cake monster x

  • Reply Simon tutthill 25th July 2016 at 15:24

    It has to be the cakes

  • Reply Zatun Suleman 25th July 2016 at 15:40

    Love being served tea for a change than having it to make it, oh and the cakes!!

  • Reply Louis P 25th July 2016 at 15:46


  • Reply Gemma Holland 25th July 2016 at 15:56

    I love tea served in lovely cups instead of my usual mug of tea

  • Reply Brian H 25th July 2016 at 16:09

    The cream tea part

  • Reply Diana 25th July 2016 at 16:12

    A good cup opf tea

  • Reply Alison Thompson 25th July 2016 at 16:13

    Time spent chatting while eating lots of different mini delicious mouthfuls. My favourite are fruit scones and clotted cream. Yum.

  • Reply Kellie McIntyre 25th July 2016 at 16:15

    Cake, cake AND MORE CAKE!!

  • Reply Lisa Conn 25th July 2016 at 16:20

    Its got to be fresh scones with jam and clotted cream, a real treat.

  • Reply janet dring 25th July 2016 at 16:20

    As I’m more of a savoury person I enjoy the sandwiches

  • Reply Julie Johnson 25th July 2016 at 16:24

    soaking up the atmosphere and ambience and just catching up on the gossip while trying some Amazing cakes

  • Reply Theresa Cooke 25th July 2016 at 16:51

    Cake!!! It’s pure indulgence that we need from time to time.

  • Reply Louise Eaton 25th July 2016 at 18:09

    My favourite part has to be when the tray with all the sandwiches an cakes is out before you an you don’t know where to start first !!

  • Reply Lorna 25th July 2016 at 18:50

    I love the fact it’s acceptable to eat four different types of cake in one go!!! ?

  • Reply diesellisle 25th July 2016 at 19:19

    Has to be the scone, with jam and clotted cream…oh my.

  • Reply eviesapple 25th July 2016 at 19:42

    I love that often everything is in miniature and I don’t have to choose just one cake – I can eat 2,3 or sometimes more!

  • Reply Heather Jenkinson 25th July 2016 at 20:12

    For me, a great cup of tea is the best thing in the world! Followed by a cheeky cake or three!

  • Reply Bob Clark 25th July 2016 at 20:28

    scones and jam and clotted cream – what else !!

  • Reply Rebecca Nisbet 25th July 2016 at 21:09

    The cakes are a seller for me!!

  • Reply claire blaney 25th July 2016 at 21:19

    I love trying out the cakes

  • Reply gideon garratt 25th July 2016 at 21:47

    The perfect prize treat for the Mrs !

  • Reply Daniel 25th July 2016 at 23:39

    Always the cakes

  • Reply Kirsty Hosty 26th July 2016 at 08:30

    All the super scrummy cakes

  • Reply kim plant 26th July 2016 at 10:36

    good company x

  • Reply butterflytails 26th July 2016 at 11:56

    I love the finger sandwiches with different fillings

  • Reply Penny Ford 26th July 2016 at 13:16

    I used to love the sandwiches. I have a gluten free diet now so sometimes there are ingenious ways to get around the bread. Betty’s in York made me a huge delicious salad. The Hotel Du Vin cakes are delicious.

  • Reply Emma C 26th July 2016 at 14:01

    The little finger sandwiches

  • Reply Judi 26th July 2016 at 14:29

    the cakes of course!!

  • Reply mully80 26th July 2016 at 21:00

    The sandwiches….. and cake…. yummy xxx

  • Reply Anna Lord 26th July 2016 at 21:01

    Copious amounts of tea!

  • Reply Elizabeth Gurney 27th July 2016 at 14:59

    I love having the delicious light and fluffy cakes! And the herbal teas

  • Reply debra barratt 27th July 2016 at 18:28

    a glass of champagne

  • Reply Lucy Black 27th July 2016 at 18:29

    The scones!

  • Reply Mandy Harper 27th July 2016 at 19:03

    I enjoy sitting down with family,and being waited on! My kids call me The tea lady! so I would enjoy a lovely cuppa with a cream scone x

  • Reply Carole E 27th July 2016 at 20:29

    The little sandwiches

  • Reply jenna rothen 27th July 2016 at 21:42

    love the look of the macarons

  • Reply Harry Baker-Farmer 27th July 2016 at 23:19

    Definitely the cakes!

  • Reply SandraB 28th July 2016 at 16:15

    The pastries

  • Reply maggie hickin 28th July 2016 at 16:32

    The sweet treats are amazing

  • Reply BARBARA MADDEN 28th July 2016 at 20:41

    Love having a nice cup of tea and slice of cake in the afternoon with my sisters when they come round it reminds me of times with mom and dad has they where fond of there afternoon specail

  • Reply maria hackett 28th July 2016 at 22:01

    i love scones and cakes! YUM

  • Reply Val Swift 28th July 2016 at 22:13

    Definitely the cakes, yum

  • Reply Scot Johnston 29th July 2016 at 08:39

    I love the cake part as I don’t get to eat cake too often.

  • Reply Helen Yendall 29th July 2016 at 12:30

    I love the cakes best too – washed down with a lovely cuppa! But it’s more than that – it’s the luxury of taking time out and having such an extravagant time!

  • Reply cheryl price 29th July 2016 at 13:26

    I love the posh sandwiches, I never make posh sandwiches at home so I love the savories part.

  • Reply Susan Hoggett (@susanhoggett) 29th July 2016 at 13:29

    I love the scones with cream and jam

  • Reply R Moon 29th July 2016 at 19:53

    I couldn’t possibly choose my favourite part of afternoon tea!! I basically love it all and think it’s great how popular it has become.

  • Reply Kirstin Lydon 29th July 2016 at 22:27

    The fancy cakes, definitely!

  • Reply Joy B 29th July 2016 at 22:50

    I love scones with lots of cream and jam.

  • Reply Jane Middleton 29th July 2016 at 23:12

    pastries are great

  • Reply greig spencer 30th July 2016 at 10:21

    has to be the scones for me with lots of cream and jam xx

  • Reply A.E. ADKINS 30th July 2016 at 12:28

    Love a macaroon!

  • Reply Rich Tyler 30th July 2016 at 12:35

    Scones & Mini Sandwiches! 🙂

  • Reply Alison Barker 30th July 2016 at 19:54

    I like the scones .

  • Reply Tammy Westrup 30th July 2016 at 23:40

    I love trying different cakes and pastries

  • Reply Eileen Pritchard 31st July 2016 at 19:03

    Pastries and more pastries.

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