Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Afternoon Tea in Birmingham


Question - where can we go for a traditional afternoon tea in Birmingham?

Unfortunately there are only a few places to choose from and the best of the few options was the Hyatt Regency. We had a champagne afternoon tea in elegant surroundings and it was perfect. Champagne, finger sandwiches, cakes and pastries, all beautifully presented. The staff are very helpful, and they made it a wonderful afternoon for us.


I ordered a coffee latte and it came with lots of very fine layers - has anyone seen coffee with so many layers? My coffee looked fabulous and didn't disappoint on taste either.

NOTE:  Since writing this post in 2010 afternoon tea at the Hyatt has been brought up to date and looks fabulous.  Whilst at the Hyatt for a meal, the next table were enjoying afternoon tea and it looked amazing - February 2013.

FOODIE GIFTS


My son spoilt me with some foodie gifts he bought from the Algerian Coffee Stores in London.

Sfizio Bronte Pistachio Cantucci, Formula Rossa Coffee, Zotter Pistachios Chocolate Bar, Chocolate Nougat, an artistic tea ball (this is tightly rolled tea which opens when infused to unveil flowers inside) and Xocolata Pedra (you break a piece of chocolate off the block and melt it with your milk to make a rich hot chocolate).

So far I've eaten the pistachio chocolate bar and also the chocolate nougat, it's not a difficult task working my through all of this - of course I've shared this with my husband, you don't think I would eat all of this by myself - do you?

12 comments :

Janice said...

Looks lovely.

Choclette said...

Do I take it we should be wishing you a Happy Birthday. Sounds like you had a great tea and the foodie gifts sound wonderful.

Alex said...

I don't know any places in Brum for tea but it looks like you found the best place!

LexEat! said...

Oh I do love tea and cakes! especially when the cakes are on pretty tiered cake stands! Those little creme brulee pots with handles look rather lovely too - I would have been tempted to pop one in my handbag!

Sophie said...

The Hight Tea looks so good!

Lovely to recieve such foodie goodies from your son!! You thaught him well!

Jan said...

Very posh!

Kath said...

Our lovely friend Tony bought us some coffee from there not long back and darn good it was too! I am loving the sound of that hot chocolate.

Kath said...

Ooh and I forgot this bit - Thanks for the tip about the Hyatt - I had no idea they did this lovely tea. The building always looks so uninspiring that it puts me off a tad, even though I know it comes highly recommended as a hotel, but now I know about this I may well be talking one Mr OC into a visit soon!

Margaret said...

Kath - the only other place I have recently come across for afternoon tea in Birmingham is the Marriott Hotel.

Heavenly Housewife said...

If you are having trouble eating all those goodies daaaahling, call me!
I wasn't aware of any places for afternoon tea in london (except for harvey nichols). It looks lovely.
Have a wonderful weekend.
*kisses* HH

Anne said...

Pistachio chocolate sounds fab, glad you were spoiled :)

The Caked Crusader said...

ooh - those mini creme brulee look fab! Weren't you a lucky girl with the gifts too? Pistachio chocolate sounds lovely

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