|Saturday – Thursday||10am – 4.30pm|
|Friday||10.30am – 4.30pm|
Hidden in Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, you’ll find the glorious Edwardian Tea Room - an open dining space that serves up all manner of delightful eats, from indulgent cream teas with champagne, to hearty Sunday lunches with all the trimmings.
It’s a stunning setting that certainly boasts an air of sophistication to it; overhead a long arched ceiling is lined with windows allowing light to flow into the space, illuminating its plush seating and geometric tiled flooring. A balcony, hung with glistening fairy lights, watches over diners, whilst the walls are lined with Edwardian portraits and paintings, harking back to the heritage of the site. But, amongst its grand setting, this is far from archaic; the interior shows clear contemporary influences in its choice of lighting and furniture, as well as the modern buffet counter that showcases just a handful of the food on offer.
The menu is a master of all things, with a feast of brunch options kicking things off (expect classic full-English and avocado on toast options) before a mix of mains takes over in the early afternoon (we’re talking a generous portion of ham, egg and chips, alongside freshly prepared curries and flatbreads). The Edwardian Tea Room definitely wants to have something for everyone, and we think they’ve mastered it with their eclectic yet high-quality servings.
But above all, the cream teas are big hitters here. These include delicious scones served with strawberry preserve and Devonshire clotted cream, a selection of sandwiches on farmhouse bread, topped off with an array of tasty afternoon cakes. All are accompanied by a choice of loose leaf tea or freshly ground coffee, whilst their celebration tea has the added bonus of a glass of Champagne.
With its majestic setting and exquisite menu that ticks all the right boxes, The Edwardian Tea Room offers a splash of the good life to everyone.