There are so many fabulous restaurants in Birmingham, so many I never heard of and so many that I need to try. I was recently sent an invite to review The Boston Tea Party and after taking a look at their website, their ethos and most importantly, the menu, I stated yes. For those of you that don't know, The Boston Tea Party is a modern independent British cafe, one which I think is changing the perception of the British Cafe (usually associated with fry ups). Located in Corporation Street, at the heart of the city centre, this cafe is easily accessible and is open Monday-Saturday 7am - 7pm and Sunday 9am-6pm. I visited with my cousin and as soon as I entered the cafe, I was impressed with the layout, lightness and space. Also, what immediately caught my eye was the diverse range of cakes, biscuits and tray bakes, I wanted to dive straight in. I liked the seating a combination of stools and tablets and leather seats.
There was an extensive range of coffees, chocolates and homemade cold drinks, this was perfect as we visited Saturday morning and I required a strong pick me up.
Our friendly waitress, gave a run through some of popular beverages sold and I ordered the espresso with a caramel syrup and my cousin chose the rich and velvety hot chocolate. I also ordered the homemade lemonade and my cousin ordered the homemade orange juice, refreshing.
The breakfast and mains are served all day and as we arrived at 12 noon, I was longing for breakfast, but decided on ordering lunch. If you are interested in ordering a breakfast dish, you can chose from The West Country Breakfast, Chorizo Hash, Kedgeree and Brown Rice Porridge, amongst others. For lunch, I ordered the Club Sandwich (£7.95) which contained chicken, bacon, avocado mayo, tomato, cos, blue cheese mayo and a side salad, my cousin ordered the Ultimate Burger (£8.95), this included a brioche bun, bacon jam, cheddar, pickled cucumber, chipolte, aioli, tomato, cos, coleslaw and fries. As we are greedy, we also ordered the Sweet Potato Fritters & Dip (£2.95) and a Side Salad (£2.75).
The Club Sandwich was perfection, a phenomenal combination of toasted bread with all the fabulous ingredients sandwiched between each slice. Although my club sandwich did not look as hearty as my cousins burger, I had to have a mini break to try and finish it off. This was one of the best club sandwiches I have tasted, simply wonderful. My cousin also enjoyed her Ultimate Burger, it was huge, she shared that the flavours and the addition of all the extras worked well. My cousin couldn't finish off her burger, perhaps because we ordered the Sweet Potato Fritters & Dip, these were moreish, addictive and delicious.
Not only was the food delicious but we didn't have to wait long for our drinks or food which is perfect for hungry tummies. I would definitely visit again, this cafe food was scrumptious, affordable and fresh. If the amazing main dishes does not tempt you, then how about the wonderful cakes and bakes that are on sale here.
Disclaimer: I dined as a guest of The Boston Tea Party.