Restaurant review: The Tea Shop

On a rainy Saturday afternoon, I was introduced to the tea shop in Barnt Green, a ‘well to do’ suburb of Birmingham. It’s was a good chance to enjoy some of my favourite things; eating food and spending time with my parents! 
The owner Diane has been running a travelling tea shop for years, bringing her cakes, soups and sandwiches to weddings, birthdays and other celebrations across the country. 

During her years in the business, Diane has collected what must be hundreds of ornate and retro teapots, cups and saucers. Most of these trinkets line the walls of the cafe, making for a really quirky and cosy little venue. 

The tables were all fully booked, and it was obvious why! For £7.50 we had a tomato and red pepper soup in a teacup, and a really good variety of fresh finger sandwiches. All the traditional staples were there, including Brie and cranberry, and egg mayonnaise. Beautifully served with a gorgeous teapot full of good old English Breakfast tea, everything was spot on. 


All in all, this is a fantastic and very unique cafe. The concept of having afternoon tea at your wedding served with retro tea cups and saucers is a great one – I’ll have to bear this in mind for when my boyfriend decides to pop the question!


Rating: 3 out of 5 prawns 🍤🍤🍤🍤

Why do I rate restaurants using prawns? Because they’re my favourite food of course! 
Address: 91 Hewell Road, Barnt Green, Birmingham  

Price: £10/head


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