When I was a child I LOVED the Beatrix Potter books; Tom Kitten, Jemima Puddle Duck, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and of course Peter Rabbit. When I found out Byron's Brasserie at Colwick Hall were bringing my favourite childhood story to life in the shape of an afternoon tea, I was very excited!
You may remember my post about their Wizarding Afternoon Tea that I did back in November, which Nicky and I loved so I had high expectations for this one too!
When we arrived at Byron's, they had put wooden wheelbarrows outside to give it that real garden feel just like in the Peter Rabbit stories. There was a scarecrow and this beautifully made wooden sign post outside the door.
We were greeted by friendly staff (as always) when we entered and were seated quickly with our cocktail menu. The range of cocktails on there was lovely! However, Nicky was driving and I wasn't feeling the love for anything alcoholic that day so unfortunately I never got to taste these. So we ordered our tea and waited for our food.
To start off we had some yummy sandwiches; ham and pickle, prawn, cucumber and ricotta, wraps filled with chicken and radish chutney and cream cheese and spinach rounds. My favourite was the cream cheese and spinach rounds. I found the radish chutney a little spicy in the wrap otherwise that would have been my favourite! But they were all very nice.
Next up was soup and Chef Lee's creamy leek and cheese pie. The soup was carrot and coriander. I'm not massive on soup BUT this one was really nice and in yet another cute little soup cup. The pie however, was amazing! Such a lovely flavour, so cheesy! In fact, I would love Chef Lee to make me a giant one! Nicky cheekily told me I wouldn't like the pie just in the hope he might get away with eating mine too - no such luck I'm afraid!
Then of course came the beautiful scones with jam and cream. I love this part of an afternoon tea and, as always, these scones were so yummy! The jam and cream was the perfect amount for the two scones and we loved them!
Of course the cakes were next! They were presented really nicely in a wooden crate with fake grass in the bottom and the cakes are placed nicely on some slate. In this yummy little collection was bunny tail meringues with raspberry swirls, carrot and ginger cookies, acorn doughnut, lemon supreme cake and a chocolate muffin in a plant pot. Out of these cakes my favourite was, of course, the chocolate muffin! The bottom of the plant pot contained white chocolate shavings with the muffin popped into the top of the pot and a carrot piped onto the top of it.
I would highly recommend this Potty For Peter afternoon tea. If you go Monday to Wednesday, you only pay £30 for two people which is a brilliant price for how much you get and the quality of both the food and service. You have to be quick though, this afternoon tea is only available until the end of April before the next themed tea starts! Call 0115 9500 566 now to book a table and go Potty for Peter!
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