Where to Go for Afternoon Tea in Birmingham, England

Afternoon tea at Three Church Road, Edgbaston
Afternoon tea at Three Church Road, Edgbaston | © 3 Church Road/Facebook

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Afternoon tea is a quintessentially British tradition and a luxurious way to dine. Whether you’re looking for a classic and fancy affair or a modern twist on your tea and cake, Birmingham has it. Here’s a hand-picked selection of some of the most ornate and unique venues for afternoon tea.

The Edgbaston Hotel

Hotel Restaurant, Contemporary

The Edgbaston Cocktail Lounge
© The Edgbaston

With sweeping staircases, ornate decorations, and hand crafted cocktails, The Edgbaston Hotel is a step back in time to the grandeur of The Great Gatsby. Their afternoon tea is a party in itself, complimented by Moet, Chandon and even a glass of Champagne with the King’s Afternoon Tea. The Edgbaston Hotel takes pride in their afternoon tea – with their sumptuous sandwiches, scones and sweet treats complemented by a hand selected loose leaf Jing tea, intended to absorb the sense and refresh the body.

The Jekyll and Hyde

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Pub, Contemporary

Mr Hyde’s afternoon tea is bursting with delectable delights, classical sandwiches, sweet treats and an endless pot of tea! Situated in an Alice in Wonderland themed bar and gin parlour, The Jekyll and Hyde has something to suit both sides of your personalities.


Restaurant, Market, Indian

Zindiya afternoon tea, Moseley
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Afternoon tea with a twist! For beautifully crafted afternoon tea infused with rich, Indian spices, make sure to stop off at Zindiya. Their High Chai afternoon tea has a splendid range of aromatic teas, complemented by homemade cardamom scones, macaroons from Birmingham’s own Miss Macaroon and the Mumbai Sandwich – a fresh take on the humble white bread and cucumber ensemble. This afternoon tea is charitable as well as beautiful, as the menu helps raise money to aid disadvantaged women in Asia.

Hotel Du Vin

Hotel Restaurant, Contemporary

Hotel Du Vin exudes rich history, perfectly encapsulated in its elegant afternoon tea. Their tea specially crafted by Twinings is accompanied by classic champagne, gin, aperitifs, and treats. After polishing off the hand crafted pastries and succumbing to the indulgent sandwiches, finish off your afternoon tea with homemade candy floss, chocolate tea cakes and sugary, sumptuous doughnuts.

Three Church Rd

Restaurant, Contemporary

Afternoon tea at Three Church Road, Edgbaston
© 3 Church Road/Facebook

With ornate Georgian architecture, quintessential English character and a warm and inviting atmosphere, Three Church Rd is the perfect venue to relax with an afternoon tea. Only a short walk away from Birmingham’s Botanical Gardens, Three Church Rd is home to four different afternoon teas, starting with the traditional tea, sandwiches, scones and home made cakes, to teas with a twist including gin in a goblet or a beautifully crafted cocktail. Booking essential.

1565 Restaurant, Bar and Terrace

Hotel Restaurant, Contemporary

Afternoon tea at Three Church Road, Edgbaston
© 3 Church Road/Facebook

Located inside the Park Regis hotel, 1565 offers a wide range of breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea dishes with locally sourced ingredients. 1565’s afternoon tea is a taste sensation – with an eclectic range of tea flavours to satisfy any taste buds. Their Hendrick’s afternoon tea is a must – with each small pastry hand made by the executive chef and designed to complement the popular gin.

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