Call me a blogging 20-something cliche, but I bloody love afternoon tea. To make this post even better, I’m pretty sure I’ve discovered the best afternoon tea in the Midlands. Bold statement.
For my 25th birthday, The Geek treated me to afternoon tea in one of our local tea rooms. Gluttons for Nourishment was introduced to me by one of my work colleagues when I was asking where to take my Mum for afternoon tea. She said it was a winner and Mum would love it. No word of a lie, we really did and I couldn’t wait to have it again so I can blog all about it.
So, on Friday we trundled up to the local village for our half past 12 sitting. Gluttons for Nourishment is located in Tettenhall Village, Wolverhampton. It’s a beautiful, quaint little cafe that serves an array of homemade cakes, sandwiches, jacket potatoes and drinks. With Wolverhampton recently been named the most depressing place to live in the UK, it’s a diamond and it’s a place I can’t wait to take family and friends when they come and visit.
If you opt to have afternoon tea, you get your own member of staff who will look after you for the whole experience. They’ll talk you through all of the food, get your drinks and make your experience as comfortable. All the girls there are pleasant and friendly, also, they aren’t too overbearing! After getting our coffees,we were served with our appetisers:
The appetisers included sausages in a maple syrup and mustard sauce, salted crisps and coleslaw. The sausages are beautiful and some of the best things I’ve ever tasted. Whenever I raved on about afternoon tea, I always raved about these first. I really can’t wait to try and recreate them for Christmas!
After nibbling on sausages and crisps, they bring out the wonderful display of sandwiches served on a bed of salad, a hot appertiser and cakes served with fruit. Our hot appetiser was a spicy cheesy jacket potato boat. This was gorgeous; filled with jalapenos, olives, cheese and spices, it was needed on a typical autumn day. We were given 4 sandwich triangles per person and each one was a different filling; ham salad and mustard, egg mayo with cress, salmon and cream cheese and chicken, bacon in the same maple and mustard sauce. They are all served on an array of breads, full of filling and wonderfully soft. My favourite was definetely the chicken and bacon one.
If you’re not full off all the sandwiches, the top tier contains their homemade cakes. We had a scone each, chocolate fudge cake, coffee and walnut cake and meringues with cream and fruit. In all honesty, I was in a food coma at this point and only managed to eat half a scone, which was served with jam and cream. However, I can safely say that their coffee and walnut cake is a taste sensation. If you’re like me and can’t manage all your sweet treats, you can ask the girls to box them up for you and you can take them home for a snack later on!
The girls also bought out a surprise birthday cupcake for me too! It was the loveliest thing ever, especially with the whole cafe singing Happy Birthday to me. It’s such a wonderful friendly place and a real treat for any special occasion.
Afternoon Tea is priced at £15 per head and needs to be pre-booked. Gluttons for Nourishment is located in Tettenhall Arcade, Wolverhampton, WV6 8QS