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As a group of six we arrived to find a Covid secure venue and were housed in the beautiful, bright Garden Room.
There’s a good variety of tea on the Afternoon Tea menu, the red bush and Earl Grey were both excellent.
The finger sandwiches...are a nice selection - though not necessarily the ones listed online. The smoked salmon comes in a neat pastry tart.
The scones were warmed, and served with clotted cream and a selection of preserves. We were brought extra ham and cream when we were running short.
Cakes and desserts on the top tier were fresh and enjoyable although a couple were short on flavour.
Thanks to the staff too, they were very attentive and keen to help.More
Bought an afternoon tea for two for my mother in law for Christmas. The voucher is valid until November this year. As she has a heart condition and is very worried about visiting anywhere I contacted the restaurant to explain and see if, like all...other places I know, they are extending their vouchers by the length of time they have been closed as I was concerned she was not going to be well enough in time and was unable to use her voucher when she was well. I was told the only vouchers that are being extended are those that expired during lockdown. I explained once again and asked if they could escalate it to the manager who simply said she can have a take away afternoon tea. I explained it was booked so she could experience the full afternoon tea in a lovely room and was told they are only extending vouchers that expire up to September (contradicting what they said before). I explained again why and they still simply do not care. The manager even replied let me know the date you want to come and I will book you in, clearly ignoring the fact that I wrote and said she had a heart condition and could not come. I only get a reply when I’ve chased them too, that’s locally and the Head Office. It’s the first time I’ve bought a Laura Ashley voucher and will be my last. I bought it believing there would be great service there. If dealing with them on this is anything to go by the service will be very lackingMore
Met with 2 friends to enjoy an afternoon tea, we sat in the garden room & had a great afternoon! The service was fantastic, the staff member kept checking in with us to ensure all was ok, asking if we needed anything else. The afternoon...tea itself was delicious & the small chit chat from the staff member was nice, overall great afternoon. The mans name was Claudio Murgia ( on receipt ) please give him a pat on the back! He made us all smile!More
First time we tried afternoon tea outside London top hotels& restaurants, and I must say it actually beats hands-down many of those, in terms of food quality and the fact that the tea is from leaves (you would be surprised some 5-stars hotels do have...teabags for afternoon tea)
We were a family of 4, it was a bit of an eerie atmosphere with the social distancing so you had one table sat and one empty, but we thoroughly enjoyed, great selection of jams for the scones, with free replenishment of the jams or scones, and we liked so much of the teas that we bought a box to drink at home.
And the cherry on the cake was than due to Eat Out To Help Out scheme, we paid only half of the price, must be the best value afternoon tea in England for this price!More
Had afternoon tea with 2 other guests.enjoyed the experience and had delicious and extremely filling food. One guest had a gluten free tea and commented how lovely it was.Staff friendly and attentive especially with the refillable hot drinks. My first visit but I will definitely...visit the tea rooms again.More
We visited the Laura Ashlet Tea Room in Solihull for our anniversary this week. They were able to fit us in at very short notice, which I was impressed with, albeit not in the actual tea room itself but the garden room. Although not as...nice as the tea room, the garden room was still beautiful with Laura Ashley decor. It looked out onto the courtyard which was peaceful.
The staff were ever so friendly and attentive, and when they discovered it was our anniversary they brought us a special treat with a congratulatory message which was nice.
The afternoon tea itself was lovely. The food was tasty, and well presented. The scones were light and fluffy and evenly baked. The mini cakes were sadly a bit of a disappointment as I didn't think they had much flavour or a good texture, but being a baker myself I am a perfectionist when it comes to cakes!
All in all we had a lovely time together and I would recommend it and would go back again. (Although next time I will make sure I definitely book ahead to secure a place in the beautiful tea room itself!).More
Our son had booked us an afternoon tea for 4 on Mothers Day. Unfortunately all places have been closed due to coronavirus. However, my daughter in law was contacted and the 'tea' was packed into boxes which we collected Very nicely done and we were...given instructions on how to store cream, cakes and sandwiches. What was lacking was the tea and I was a little disappointed that no tea leaves or coffee had been included.More