Last Monday, we had a late celebration for Mothering Sunday. We decided we would have an afternoon tea, arranged by my sister and I. After loads of looking around we decided Browns Bar and Brassiere was perfect, so my sister booked the table.
From the exterior, Browns looks grand, inside what looks to be a listed building, nestled perfectly between the museum and Bristol University. The interior was grand, with the beautiful tables, big windows letting natural light in. There’s even a grand piano nestled in one of the corners. I particularly liked the real green foliage near mirrors.
The afternoon tea itself was great. As a family that’s never done an afternoon tea before, our waitress, Anna was really helpful and friendly. She talked us through the tea and coffee selection, and the menu. It was a set menu, but we all liked various parts of the menu. My chosen tea was a English Breakfast tea. The food arrived on a cute metal and glass stand.
A selection of finger sandwiches, cakes and scones. The scones were lovely and warm, with raspberry and apricot jam and clotted cream. When doing this, I like a layer of jam on scone first then a bit of cream on top. The sandwiches, coronation chicken, egg mayonnaise and cucumber and cream cheese, also a little beef and mustard with relish roll. Some oatcakes with salmon and cream cheese. Saving the best for last, cakes. A gorgeous victoria sponge cake, a caramelized lemon tart, and a summer berry compote. Safe to say the food went down a treat and complimented the tea well.
We had such a lovely time and will be back for special occasions or a fancy date night out. Definitely a place to eat out at, while in Bristol.