Christmas shopping in Birmingham this weekend? For a bit of peace and quiet, take yourself off to The Gentleman & Scholar Bistro in the Hyatt Regency to refuel with their new Festive Afternoon Tea.
The refined tea tray offers a selection of seasonally inspired treats. You would expect a turkey filling in the sandwich selection, but there is also mackerel, brie, blue cheese and salmon on offer. Scones are given a sprinkle of Christmasness with cranberry and orange and rum and raisin varieties.
Spiced apple and calvados profiterole, chocolate gingerbread and chocolate and orange slice are some of the fab mini desserts. The festive afternoon tea is £19, add a glass of mulled wine for £24.50 or glass of house champagne for £28.
Two more to try – in Leamington Spa, Mallory Court Hotel also offering festive fancies, served with mulled wine and Winter Pimms. Carrot cake with spiced orange frosting and cardamom crème brulee feature on The Bluebell’s tea tray in Henley in Arden.