Afternoon tea experience at Marco Pierre White Birmingham
AFTERNOON TEA GIFT EXPERIENCE FROM TESCO DIRECT
Awhile ago on Instagram, I announced how Tesco Direct got in touch with me to pick a Mothers Day gift from their range of gift experiences online. They have incredible experiences to buy, from short breaks, spa retreats, flying lessons and adventure days. If I was picking for myself I would of without doubt gone with the tandem skydive, as you lot know how much I loved it last time. But as I was picking for my mom, I went with an Afternoon tea experience at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Birmingham, as she had been talking about going since the opening! So it was a lovely surprise for her when I handed over this voucher case that came in the post.
On the day we arrived super early and they were more than happy to let us in and show us to our table. The views of Birmingham from the 25th floor of The Cube building were lovely and even though we didn't have a window seat we still got a great view as the restaurant has floor to ceiling windows.
A friendly waitress was quick to bring two glasses of champagne to the table and asked if we have any dietary requirements. I requested vegetarian sandwiches and my mom went with the meaty ones which weren't a problem.
The selection of afternoon treats arrived, there were avocado, cheese & pickle, lettuce & tomato and cucumber & cheese cream sandwiches for me and ham & mustard, smoked salmon and cheese & tomato sandwiches for my mom. Although the bread was slightly dry, they were a cute selection of sandwiches, I especially loved the cheese & pickle, which is an old favorite sandwich combination of mine.
After the sandwiches, we dived into the lovely warm scones with strawberry jam and cream. The scones were certainly the highlight of the Afternoon tea, they were delicious and we loved how they were still warm from the oven. They went down a treat with the crisp Champagne.
Next up was a tasty slice of cheese & pepper quiche, this was served warm too. It's a shame it was only a tiny slice as we would have happily eaten so much more.
The strawberry trifle and rocky road were both beautiful, they're two of my favorite desserts so they went down quick. The last treat we indulged in was a lemon sponge cake, the sponge was lovely and moist however the lemon taste was slightly overpowering which was a shame as otherwise, it would have been amazing. We finished with a pot of tea and coffee.
We both had a great time and enjoyed the gift experience from Tesco Direct, from the selection of treats, the fizz, the views, service and overall atmosphere. I've mentioned this a couple of times on my travel Instagram account 'Buy experiences. Not things'. I much prefer the idea of buying a gift experience that you can enjoy with a loved one, over buying physical gifts that may be thrown to the back of the wardrobe after a few weeks. At least with an experience, you'll create a special memory, that won't be forgotten.
The Marco Pierre White restaurant gets booked up fast, so if you have a specific date in mind I would book it well in advance just to be safe.
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Disclaimer: Complimentary Gift experience courtesy of Tesco Direct. Marco Pierre restaurant was unaware I was there for a review. All photos and words are my own.