Since his appointment in 2015, acclaimed pastry chef Olivier Briault has turned The Edgbaston into a must-visit destination for afternoon tea. From the opening amuse-bouche – a tasty morsel presented in a sea of misty liquid nitrogen – it’s clear he’s offering a cut-above experience. Caviar-topped passionfruit macarons and delicate Paris-Brests continue the magic through to the last crumbs.
You can always expect Brum to do things its own way – even afternoon tea. From the laidback and casual to the upmarket and extravagant, there are loads of restaurants and cafés in Birmingham that do the classic English speciality just as you’d expect (clotted cream scones, champagne flutes and all). But because you’re in England’s capital of curry, there are several addresses that combine the traditional cake and finger sandwiches with spicy Indian faves. And over at Cadbury World, you’ll find a chocolate-themed menu that’s sure to satisfy all sweet tooths.
So, want to pig out for a few hours while you’re in town? However traditional you want to go, these top-notch afternoon teas in Birmingham will let you have your miniature cake… and eat it.
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