Last weekend when we went to the launch of Mini Mells in Solihull, we were kindly invited to an Alice In Wonderland themed Afternoon Tea at Cafe Isabella, in Solihull.
I love a good Afternoon Tea. I mean who doesn’t?! What’s not to love about sandwiches and cakes with copious amounts of tea? It couldn’t be more typically British if it tried! This particular Afternoon Tea was no different. In fact, I would say that it is quite possibly one of the best I have ever had.
The table was set out so exquisitely with Alice In Wonderland themed decorations. It’s the little touches that made it unique and magical. It was a pleasure to sit down. There was so much to look at – the Little Man loved it, as you can imagine.
The sandwiches consisted of salmon and cream cheese, cheddar cheese and pickle, egg mayonnaise, ham and cucumber and tuna mayonnaise – there isn’t one sandwich there that I dislike!
Canapes included vol au vents, Melba toast with various flavours consisting of brie and cranberry, ham and tomato, coronation chicken, tuna and cucumber and hummus and tomato to name but a few. There was also pork and cranberry sausage rolls, savoury eggs and Margarita pizza parcels – all of these were beyond cute!
There was a delightful collection of sweet treats – it was difficult to know where to start. Mini cupcakes, salted popcorn and chocolate, chocolate covered marshmallows (a particular favourite with the Little Man), flying saucers, jelly beans, mini eclairs, macaroons – and the list goes on! Not forgetting the traditional warm fruit and cherry scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream.
And if that wasn’t enough, there was also an array of homemade sponge cakes, including victoria sponge, lemon and elderflower and coffee and walnut. All served with unlimited breakfast tea. What more could you ask for?!
Quite simply – this Afternoon Tea was the Daddy of ALL Afternoon Teas![bctt tweet=”Everything is better with tea and cake! ” username=”JakiJellz”]
It wasn’t just the food that was to die for. The staff were fabulous. Always on hand, if we needed anything. Always making sure we were happy and also more than happy to pack the leftover food up for it to be taken home! This was really handy as even though we ate SO much, we felt like we hadn’t made a dent in it!
The cost of the Afternoon Tea is an incredible value. For the Alice In Wonderland themed Afternoon Tea, it costs just £14.95 per person. Or you can opt for the Classic Afternoon Tea which is £12.95. You really can’t go wrong with either. I can’t recommend it enough.
I just know that my Mum would absolutely love this experience. A really lovely traditional British tea room, which is few and far between these days. I would love to take her there one day, it’s an idea for Mothers Day or Birthday next year.
Cafe Isabella is located at 43 Drury Lane in Solihull, B91 3BT. Just a hop, skip and a jump from all of the shops in Mell Square. You can find more information over on their Facebook Page.
Do you love a good Afternoon Tea as much as me? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear.
*I was lucky enough to partake in this Afternoon Tea at no charge to myself. All opinions in this blog post are mine. Thank you, for a wonderful experience.