Yesterday we were invited down (gifted experience) to the Laura Ashley tea room in Solihull. This tea room is based in the Regency hotel, but I believe they have three tea rooms in the UK, so you visit the closest to you. The tearoom has its own entrance, and the decor is gorgeous. The whole team room is decorated in Laura Ashley items from the blinds and the wallpaper to the cutlery on the table. It does feel like a luxury experience.
I believe the afternoon tea is £20.00 a person which is a great price. With the vegan afternoon tea, the sandwiches were ‘cheese’ and chutney, grilled vegetables and cucumber and apple. An excellent variety for vegans and it is apparent they had put a lot of thought into the menu.
This was then followed by warm vegan scones (which smelt delicious) these were served with strawberry jam and coconut cream, instead of the traditional clotted cream. The cream was delicious, and we both said we would choose this over clotted, it was so light and was the texture of Fluff.
There was a great choice of tea from peppermint to earl grey that all came loose leaf in big teapots. The staff at the tea room regularly made sure we didn’t need more drink, which was a nice touch, as sometimes it can be very thirsty, but this wasn’t the case here.
There was a wide variety of cakes on the top tier. We had lemon cheesecakes, which were delicious and so tasty. Our favourite of the tea along with the scones. We also had an apple tart, which was very sweet. A date and seed bar and coconut meringues.
Overall we had a great time and thought the vegan afternoon tea was delicious. The staff couldn’t do enough for you, even offering to refill our sandwiches and scones if we wanted to, however, are were too full. It’s a lovely tea room with delicious food and would make a wonderful treat for mothers day or any other celebrations you have coming up. It’s also great that they have a vegan afternoon tea, which is an excellent option if you want to avoid meat and/or animal products.
You can book your visit here
Have you ever visited a Laura Ashley tea room? What about Mary Poppin’s afternoon tea?