I do not know if I have ever said this before, but I love afternoon tea. I think it is the perfect mix of both sweet and savoury goodies and is great to be eaten at anytime and not just for special occasions. A special occasion is a good excuse though so in honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday, Browns Brassiere & Bar has launched its Royal Afternoon Tea for the month of June.
It’s a twist on the classic Afternoon Tea and it includes royal favourites Coronation chicken, lemon & Earl Grey tea cake, Strawberry & Pimms jelly and a British Royal cocktail.
The full Royal Afternoon Tea menu is:
- A selection of butter brioche rolls: smoked salmon with chive and lemon cream cheese, free range egg and baby watercress and a royal addition of Coronation chicken
- Classically British home baked scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam
- Mini desserts: salted caramel profiteroles, red velvet cake (chocolate cake on mine), lemon & Earl Grey tea cake and Strawberry & Pimms jelly
It all served with Browns’ British Royal Cocktail – Black Cow Vodka with Rosehip & Rhubarb cordial and apple, topped with Prosecco and your choice of tea in a large pot.
Thomas, Daniel and I went and sampled the Royal Afternoon Tea at Browns Brassiere & Bar in the Bullring, Birmingham last week and we were very impressed. The sandwiches were very small but they did pack a flavour punch. The Coronation chicken was my favourite and I really want the recipe for the brioche rolls! The scones were freshly baked and delicious too. Thomas and Daniel loved them and I was only allowed to try a tiny bit so they must of been good! The chocolate cake was very rich and dense and we all struggled to eat it the portion we were provided with. I think the chocolate cake would be better served with ice cream or cream as it was too rich for the afternoon tea. The lemon and Earl Grey tea cake was tasty but needed a bit more lemon flavour in it for my preference. I loved the salted caramel profiteroles and wished that there had been more than one on the afternoon tea. The Strawberry and Pimms jelly was refreshing and made a change to the usual cakes and pastries that you see on afternoon tea. I loved the Royal cocktail and I could of quite happily of spent some time drinking a few of these as it was very refreshing and is the perfect summer drink to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday (or any special occasion!)
Overall, I was very impressed with the Royal Afternoon Tea at Browns and I would highly recommend you booking one yourself soon. The royal version of afternoon tea is only available for the rest of June, however their normal afternoon tea looked good too if you do miss out.
We were invited to try the Royal Afternoon Tea as guests of Browns Brassiere & Bar. All opinions are our own. We were not required to give a positive review.