I am a huge fan of afternoon tea, probably because they include all of my favourite things, and are a mixture of sweet and savoury. What’s not to love! My husband David and I recently went to Ego in Lichfield. As I’m still getting to know where all the good food places are in Lichfield, it’s been so lovely visiting some. On our walks in the evening, we often walk past Ego. There’s always a bright, bustling atmosphere every time we go past; a place that has been on my list of restaurants that I would love to visit for a long time.
I especially love the location of this restaurant, because it’s situated right next to Minster Pool, a place I have visited regularly (mostly because it’s where I take my seagull photos for Instagram! If you know, you know!) Plus, you have a great view of Cathedral spires, and at night, the Pool is lit up by pretty lights all the way along. You are also right near the town centre, just a couple of minutes walk to the shops.
With a wide ranging menu filled with lots of delicious options for lunch, light bites, dinner and desserts, they also have a gluten free, vegan and children’s menu, a celebration menu, Tuesday steak night, afternoon tea and more, plus a wide selection of delicious sounding cocktails. As we both just went purely for afternoon tea, I’ve included photos of our trip to Ego, our thoughts and what was included in the afternoon tea menu below.
For their afternoon tea, you can choose from two options: one which includes meat and fish; or a vegetarian option. Both options are also available gluten free. They all sounded delicious, but we decided to go for the vegetarian afternoon tea. I think the cheese and pickle sandwich, and the avocado hummus sandwich did it for me! Our afternoon tea included the following:
Sandwiches & Savouries:
Spiced falafel & tzatziki.
Avocado hummus, roasted red pepper & rocket sandwich.
Grilled goat’s cheese on toasted brioche, Jen’s beetroot chutney & caramelised onions.
Mature cheddar cheese & caramelised red onion sandwich.
Scones & Mini Desserts:
Scone with Rodda’s clotted cream & strawberry jam.
Triple chocolate brownie.
Sicilian lemon tart.
Frangipane & raspberry tart.
Selection of tea:
English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Green, Peppermint & fruit flavours.
All coffees available as an alternative.
Upon arriving we were asked which hot drink we would like, which is included in the afternoon tea. David chose Earl Grey and I went for peppermint tea. We sat at a table for two which had a lovely view of the pool outside. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. It was a good time to go: we booked for 3:30pm, so there were just a few people there finishing off their lunch. A few more came in for drinks while we were there, and there was a wedding party on the table behind. It’s comfy and clean, not too noisy, and we had a great view.
The sandwiches and savouries were absolutely delicious. They had a generous amount of filling and were honestly two of the best sandwiches I’ve tasted. The flavours were amazing! Next up was grilled goat’s cheese on toasted brioche, which I wasn’t too sure if I would like as I’m not a huge fan of goat’s cheese. But I have to say, I actually really enjoyed this! Along with the beetroot chutney and caramelised onions, it was honestly the perfect combination. The flavours and the mixture of sweet and savoury really complimented each other. I would definitely eat this again! The spiced falafel with tzatziki was very yummy. It did have a kick to it, but was just the right amount of heat for someone like me who doesn’t ‘do’ spicy.
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Next we moved on to the mini desserts and scones, which I have to say are some of the best desserts I’ve ever tasted! For anyone who has a sweet tooth (like me) they finished off the afternoon tea perfectly. If I had to choose one favourite then I would definitely have to say the triple chocolate brownie. The texture, the sweetness and chocolatey flavour was everything you want in a brownie and more. Even David said it was one of the best he’s ever eaten. The lemon tart was lovely and lemony and I really enjoyed the frangipane and raspberry tart. Lastly, we had the scones, which I was very excited about because you got a little pot of Rodda’s clotted cream (my favourite).
(The look of concentration as I make sure I get every last little bit of that clotted cream on my scone!)
Question… Cream and then jam or jam on first and then cream?!
As you get a complimentary refill with the afternoon tea, we both had another hot drink, which finished off the afternoon tea very nicely. Would I go back for their afternoon tea? 100% yes! I have to admit that this is one of the best afternoon teas I’ve had. It was just the right amount and filled us both up. I also look forward to trying more on their menu. It would be lovely to go for tea one evening and to also try one of their mocktails. Plus, if you fancy a night at home, they also do takeaway!
Have you been to Ego before? There’s quite a few dotted about. I would love to know what some of your favourite places are to have afternoon tea!
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