The best spots in Birmingham for afternoon tea

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In case you didn’t know, it’s Afternoon Tea Week! In celebration of this quintessentially British week, we’ve rounded up the top five places in the city to go for three tiers of sweet treats.

The Edgbaston Boutique Hotel 

For an elegant afternoon tea like no other, The Edgbaston is perfect for any occasion. Indulge in artisan sandwiches, sweet seasonal treats and traditional scones with jam and clotted cream, topped off with a pot of Organic Loose Leaf Jing Tea. And if you’re celebrating something special, you can add some bubbles to your afternoon tea for that added touch of luxury.

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1565 Restaurant

Love gin? Then you need to get to 1565 for their Hendricks Afternoon Tea. Each sweet and savoury treat has been specially designed to complement the signature flavours of Hendricks Gin. The custom cocktails are served in a quirky teapot and made with Hendricks Gin, elderflower syrup and iced jasmine green tea.

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Harvey Nichols 

With luxury surroundings, the Harvey Nichol’s restaurant allows you to enjoy your afternoon tea in relaxing surroundings without the hustle and bustle of the Bullring. Run by head chef Mark Walsh, you can expect delicious and delicious sweet treats and savoury sandwiches made fresh by his talented team of chefs.

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The Belfry 

Whether you’re a golfer or simply want a place to unwind for the day, The Belfry is a great place to head to for a delicious afternoon tea. Just a short drive from the city centre, sit back and relax in the Brabazon Bar where you can enjoy The Belfry’s award-winning Traditional Afternoon Tea, or enjoy a Pimms Afternoon Tea on the terrace if the weather’s being kind.

Find out more about The Belfry’s Afternoon Tea here!


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Serving up an afternoon tea with a twist, you can find the stylish Malmaison in the Mailbox. With a selection of savoury bites including a mini burger, chipotle chicken & avocado wrap and hot smoked salmon & crème fraiche wrap. Finish off with strawberry & vanilla pavlova, salted chocolate brownie (GF), lemon & polenta cake (GF), peach & Amaretto cream; you need to give this funky afternoon tea a try!

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