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boston tea party, stratford-upon-avon.

First established in Bristol and the South West of England, Boston Tea Party is a quirky establishment that prides itself on brunches, homemade cakes, fresh juices and an extensive tea and coffee offerings. Often found in restored buildings, BTP are a chain with an independent feel. 

There's a map of Stratford upon Avon, higgledy-piggledy upholstery and the original features make up part of the restaurant's design. Before our trip to The Cotswolds, Stratford upon Avon made an ideal middle point for our drive. A charming part of the world and a hundred times better than a service station, in my opinion.

The Stratford venue has a large counter filled with stacks of enticing cakes; think jammy dodger tray bakes, lemon drizzle and fudge brownies. Shelves of old cans hold cutlery for the tables and jars of flowers are scattered about, giving a further homemade, made-do-and-mend feel.

Between the two of us we sampled three brunch dishes, although the portions are very reasonable and one would have done just fine. Alongside I tried their freshly squeezed orange juice and latte, whilst my friend Katie ordered an Assam tea. I wasn't surprised to be served my juice in a Kilner style jar, but I love things like that.

To eat we chose Katie's favourite eggs Benedict (£6.75), avocado on eggy sourdough with smoked bacon for me (£7.25) and the chorizo hash (£7.25) with mushrooms and spinach to share. There's also a yummy sounding sweetcorn and halloumi alternative on the menu, which was the waitress's favourite.

Whoever thought up avocado on eggy bread is a genius. The soft and squidgy bread was a delicious base for the fanned out, just-ripe avocado whilst the crispy bacon is always a winning combination. The eggs Benedict was well received, especially from Katie as her signature order. A great hollandaise, pleasing runny egg and good quality ham too.

The hash would have been a good side actually if it were not for further runny poached eggs to fight over. A brilliant breakfast combination with a bright yellow yolk which ran into the smoked chorizo.

As you can tell, BTP is a fantastic all rounder which would keep vegan, vegetarian and gluten free brunch lovers happy. It would be the perfect pitstop for tea and cake, as well as a starting point for brunch before exploring Shakespeare's birthplace.

Boston Tea Party
St Gregorys Church Hall, 
Henley St, 
CV37 6QW

Driving? We parked at Windsor Street car park (CV37 6NL) which is £3 for 3 hours around the corner.

We dined as guests of Boston Tea Party. All words and opinions my own.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE boston tea party and have been to the birmingham one quite a few times!! I have wanted to try the hash for ages but just havent had the opportunity to go!