With an extra week off for the post-Christmas break, I decided to treat afternoon-tea-loving Ma Lee to one of the best in Birmingham.
The Edgbaston is a boutique hotel (strangely enough in the suburb of Edgbaston) which has become almost as famous locally for its fabulous cocktails and decadent vintage style afternoon tea. From the moment you enter the stylish lobby and enter the Art Deco inspired cocktail lounge with huge chandeliers and gold embelishments you know you are in for a treat.
Our lovely server Susie explained the different options available to us before leaving us to peruse the menu. For once, we stayed away from the alcoholic option, although a glass of Moet can be added on to your afternoon tea for £8. We ummed and ahhed over our tea selection. Ma Lee is an unadventurous tea drinker, but she was persuaded to give the highly exotic Earl Grey a go. I opted for the Blackcurrent and Hibiscus, which tasted a little like hot blackcurrant squash but was strangely moreish. It won’t replace Yorkshire as my tea of choice though 🙂
Our festive afternoon tea was £25 per person. You can book in advance via The Edgbaston website.
The Edgbaston, Highfield Road, Birmingham.
All food was paid for ourselves
I’m Emmalene, a 40 something with a passion for travel, theatre, food, drink and the occasional accidental hike! I’m a born-and-bred Birmingham native so expect lots of Brum content on here too…