Afternoon Tea

  • Afternoon Tea,  Birmingham,  cocktails,  eating out,  food

    A cocktail Masterclass at Bar Opus

    I really would struggle to think of a better way to spend a very cold and windy Saturday afternoon, than mixing gorgeous cocktails in the glamorous confines of Bar Opus, based at Birmingham’s One Snowhill. One of the city’s newest destinations when it comes to cocktails, Bar Opus is in a part of the city that is currently experiencing vast changes, as the Midland Metro route is being expanded through the business district. Bar Opus has an extensive cocktail menu, and offers a one hour mixing masterclass for £15 per person, I was invited along to have a go at mixing two different cocktails, and must admit to being a…

  • Afternoon Tea,  Birmingham,  Entertainment,  food

    An Afternoon Picnic at The Balcony, Selfridges

    Ever since I attended the opening party of The Balcony restaurant in Selfridges, Birmingham, last December, I have been itching to try out the Afternoon Picnic. The restaurant, part of the Searcy’s group, had shown guests their take on a traditional afternoon tea, but due to consumer copious amounts of food and scrummy cocktails on the night, I had not been able to sample any of the delights on offer. This was something I knew I had to put right. So last Friday I took myself off the iconic Bullring Birmingham store with one of my favourite blogging ladies, the gorgeous Miss Emily Jayne, to sample the delights of an…

  • Afternoon Tea,  fashion,  food,  Lifestyle

    Afternoon Tea at Essington’s Old School Tea Rooms

    Traditional afternoon teas have made a huge comeback in recent years and you can now sample them in a host of settings, from hotels to restaurants and in the most modern of settings. But it is always wonderful to find a place which takes you back to a time when tea was served in a parlour, in a real china cup, and cakes came stacked up on beautiful stands. The Old School Tea Rooms in Essington do just that. Since it was launched earlier this year, The Parlour at The Old School Tea Rooms have been a resounding success, offering an Afternoon Tea which is great value (just £11 per…