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Best Afternoon Tea in Birmingham

Visitors to Britain's second city have plenty to keep them occupied with lots to see and do, as well as some of the best shopping anywhere in the country.

But all that sightseeing can be hungry work - so why not enjoy a great British tradition and choose from our selection of restaurants offering some of the best afternoon tea in Birmingham?

 

Praza

© Praza
© Praza

One of the joys of being in Birmingham is that you don't have to stick to the traditional English afternoon tea - you can try something a bit different like a delicious Indian afternoon tea instead.

At Praza the menu has a choice of savouries including Dahi Puri (pastry shells filled with potatoes and chickpeas topped with chutneys), Ragda Patice Chaat - an Indian street food from Mumbai, or traditional finger sandwiches with an Indian twist - like a Chicken Tikka sandwich.

© Praza
© Praza

The cake selection is equally exciting:  There's a tasty vanilla sponge cake, or you could try Bhapa Doi - Indian style mango flavoured yoghurt or Almond Punjabi Cookies.

A choice of teas is provided - Indian Masala Chai - classic ginger and cardamom tea, or English Breakfast tea.

Indian Afternoon Tea at Praza starts from £24.95 per person and is served from 1pm to 3pm.

https://praza.co.uk/

 

Browns Birmingham

© Browns Birmingham
© Browns Birmingham

If the weather is kind, Browns Birmingham, with its two outdoor terraces, is a great place to enjoy an outdoor afternoon tea in Birmingham.

If you prefer to dine indoors you won't be short-changed - the brasserie is a beautiful space with large windows offering great views of St Martin's Square.

Browns serve an excellent traditional afternoon tea, complete with finger sandwiches such as Prawn & Baby Gem Lettuce or savoury Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese on a Whiskey & Thyme Oatcake.

© Browns Birmingham
© Browns Birmingham

Next, you can enjoy some warm scones with clotted cream and strawberry or apricot jam, and finally a selection of irresistible puddings and cakes including chocolate mousse flower pots.

Browns Birmingham serves afternoon tea between 3pm and 5pm every day from £20 per person.

https://www.browns-restaurants.co.uk/restaurants/eastandwestmidlands/birmingham/afternoonteamenu

 


The Ivy Birmingham

© The Ivy Birmingham
© The Ivy Birmingham

The Ivy is conveniently located in Temple Row, making it a contender for the best afternoon tea in Birmingham city centre.

With the striking decor that The Ivy is well known for and lovely views of the cathedral, afternoon tea at The Ivy Birmingham is sure to be a memorable occasion.

The food on offer is equally special.  Savouries such as Grilled Chicken and Truffle Mayonnaise Brioche Roll complement the traditional finger sandwiches.

Warm fruit scones are served with strawberry preserve, clotted cream and fresh strawberries.  Sweet treats include Chocolate Shortbread Slice or Red Velvet Raspberry Cake.

Afternoon Tea is served from 3pm - 5pm and costs from £26.95 per person.  Champagne Afternoon Tea includes a glass of Champagne for £35.95 per person. 

https://theivybirmingham.com/

 

Marco Pierre White Birmingham

© Marco Pierre White
© Marco Pierre White

Afternoon Tea at Marco Pierre White is an indulgent take on this British tradition.

Sandwiches include delicious Severn and Wye Smoked Salmon with Light Cream Cheese or Sliced Wiltshire Ham with Coleman's Mustard.

Scones are freshly baked and served with clotted cream and preserves, and the selection of cakes includes Lemon Cheesecake and Chocolate & Caramel Mirror Slices.

© Marco Pierre White
© Marco Pierre White

Choose from a range of Teapigs Teas and Herbal Infusions.

Traditional Afternoon Tea starts from £23.95 per person, and you can add a glass of Bolla Prosecco for £2 or Laurent-Perrier Champagne for £6.

Surely one of the finest afternoon teas available in the city.

https://www.mpwrestaurants.co.uk/our-brands/steakhouse-bar-and-grill/birmingham/afternoon-tea

 

Zindiya Streatery & Bar

© Zindiya
© Zindiya

Husband and wife team Ajay and Shivani Kenth created Zindiya with the idea of bringing the culture and bustling aura of an Indian street market from Delhi or Mumbai to their home town of Birmingham.

So you can imagine that afternoon tea at Zindiya is a world away from the formal tradition that originated in English stately homes in the 1840s.

High Chai at Zindiya offers both savoury and sweet dishes with the taste of India:  The Mumbai sandwiches contain cucumber, but also coriander and mint chutney and masala spices.

© Zindiya
© Zindiya

There are homemade scones with cardamom, and seasonal macarons.

Enjoy the authentic Masala Chai which is freshly brewed in house, or stick to Earl Grey or English Breakfast - it's your call.

Zindiya High Chai is served daily between 2pm and 5pm and costs from £18.95 per person or £22.95 with a chai wala cocktail.

https://www.zindiya.co.uk/pages/afternoontea

 

Park Regis Birmingham

© Park Regis Birmingham
© Park Regis Birmingham

If you're looking for the best afternoon tea in Birmingham city centre, then the Park Regis on Broad Street with its recently updated afternoon tea offering must be a contender.

Their selection of sandwiches such as roast ham and smoked mackerel is sure to please the taste buds and the homemade traditional scones with jam and clotted cream are a real treat.

© Park Regis Birmingham
© Park Regis Birmingham

The selection of miniature cakes is mouthwatering too, with strawberry profiterole and mango cheesecake among the sumptuous selection of sweet treats on offer.

Classic Afternoon Tea at the Park Regis costs from £21.95 per person, or to celebrate a special occasion, why not have a glass of champagne for £31.95 per person?

https://bit.ly/3pwEmWM

 

Centenary Lounge

© Centenary Lounge
© Centenary Lounge

Centenary Lounge, modelled on a 1930s Great Western Railway lounge and located in a Grade II listed Edwardian building is the perfect venue for those seeking a quirky afternoon tea in Birmingham.

Situated in Moor Street Station and decorated in the elegant Art Deco style, the Centenary Lounge features walnut panelling and an authentic period fireplace, all creating a relaxing space and one of the most unique afternoon tea experiences in the city.

The Express Afternoon Tea menu offers a selection of savouries, creamy scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve and a range of cakes.

© Centenary Lounge
© Centenary Lounge

Express Afternoon Tea at Centenary Lounge is served from 12pm and starts from £15 per person or you can upgrade to Prosecco Afternoon Tea for an extra £5.

https://centenarylounge.com/moor-street/

 

We hope you've enjoyed our selection of venues, each offering their unique take on the best afternoon tea in Birmingham.  Which one will you choose?

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