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The Afternoon Tea team recently visited Browns Bar and Brasserie to check out the new Royal Afternoon Tea menu running throughout June to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.
The nationwide chain has crafted a menu featuring a selection of themed savoury and sweet treats in conjunction with last weekend's Patron's Lunch and Trooping the Colour parade, which officially brought an end to the Queen's birthday festivities.
Browns have put a unique twist on the great British ritual to celebrate the Queen's milestone year, replacing the traditional finger sandwiches for a selection of melt in your mouth butter brioche rolls. These delicious mini rolls are served with a number of classic fillings as well as the royal addition of coronation chicken, which has been specially introduced for this new menu.
The Afternoon Tea is served on a striking three tiered stand to share between two people. And after finishing off the savouries, we moved straight to the top tier to try the sumptuous scones. The freshly baked scones were the highlight of the Afternoon Tea, with the crisp base and moist centre providing the perfect platform for the strawberry jam and clotted cream.
We finished off with the selection of mini desserts on the second tier, which included such lovely sweet treats as a lemon and Earl Grey tea cake and salted caramel profiteroles. A particular favourite of the desserts was the strawberry and Pimms jelly, which was served in a pot with the jelly on top of a delightful creme brulee style filling.
The Royal Afternoon Tea is priced at £17.95 per person and is served alongside an indulgent Brown's British Royal Cocktail.
Since the first Browns opened in Brighton in 1973, the chain has developed a reputation for its eclectic cocktail menu and this new blend certainly does not disappoint. Garnished with a blackberry, the inventive vodka and prosecco concoction is mixed with Rosehip & Rhubarb cordial and apple, packing a fruity punch that tantalises the senses.
The sweet cocktail topped off a luxurious and regal afternoon, fit for the Queen.
Find your nearest Browns Brasserie and Bar offering the Royal Afternoon Tea here
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