Laura Ashley The Tea Room, Coventry
The Tea Room is located in the beautiful Victorian Manor, Chace Hotel in Coventry.
We had afternoon tea in the Kensington Room. A room beautifully decorated with Laura Ashley ornaments and accessories. It sure was the perfect setting.
The tea rooms offer a range of options including a Vegan one. Nigel Cooke, Head Chef at Laura Ashley The Tea Room Solihull, said: “With the rise of veganism in the UK we’ve seen an increase in vegan diners visiting the tea rooms.
Prices start at £20 per person. They also offer a children’s one from £10 per person.
Kev and I tried the Traditional Afternoon Tea and the Vegan one on our visit. Once we ordered our drinks (Hot chocolate for Kev & English Breakfast Tea for me) we received soup as an amuse-bouche; tomato soup was the Vegan option and the other was a creamy vegetable soup.
Traditional Afternoon Tea:
The tiered tray came with British Afternoon Tea classics.
- Sandwiches: There was a selection of traditional sandwiches as well as some with a modern twist. The tier had Cucumber Cream Cheese, Egg Mayonnaise & Watercress and Honey Roast Ham with English Mustard sandwiches, a mini Scottish Salmon brioche and Welsh rarebit. The sandwiches were enjoyable however I would have liked just a bit more filling in them to make them substantial. The variation of bread was a nice twist to have.
- Scones: A plain and raisin buttermilk scone were served with clotted cream, strawberry jam & lemon curd. The scones were perfectly made and tasted fresh.
- Cakes & Pastries: The sweet treat tier had a White Chocolate Macaroon, Raspberry Ccheesecake, Apple & Bramble Tart and a Tiramisu & Coffee Cake. My favourite was the Apple & Bramble Tart. It had the perfect consistency and was full of flavour.
Vegan Afternoon Tea:
I am not Vegan but was intrigued by the Vegan option. I can confirm I was not disappointed. In fact I preferred the Vegan scones and cakes.
- Sandwiches: The vegan sandwiches included Cucumber and Vegan spread, Hummus & Roasted Vegetable, Tomato & Shallot Chutney, and an Avocado & Lime crostini. Like the traditional tea, This was a nice mix to have and a great selection too. I would have liked to see more filling in the sandwiches to have more flavour.
- Scones: Two plain scones were served with a beautiful coconut cream and strawberry jam. The scones were a good consistency and the coconut cream had a lovely velvet texture. If I could have this option every time I had scones I would. I am not a fan of clotted cream and this alternative is perfect.
- Cakes & Pastries: This included a Chocolate Cake topped with raspberries, Classic Strawberry Sponge cake, Banana & Walnut cake and a Coconut Cream macaroon. If you are a coconut fan like me this is a lovely treat.
It was an enjoyable experience and one i would recommend especially as The Tea Room covers various dietary requiments and offers Afternoon Tea for children.
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[AD INVITE] I received complimentary afternoon tea at the Coventry Laura Ashley The Tea Rooms in exchange for an honest review.