There are some invites that land in your inbox and you accept them when you’ve still only half read them. The words ‘Press For Champagne’ in a subject had me RSVPing as fast I could type. When I read the invite properly, I was even more excited. The gorgeous Edwardian Tearooms have teamed up with Piper Hiedsieck to bring magical buttons that summon champagne.
Greeted with a glass of beautiful golden bubbles, I knew I was in for a good evening. Piper Heidsieck is one of the oldest champagne houses and a favourite with the fashionable across the decades, from Marie Antoinette, to Marilyn Monroe, to Jean Paul Gaultier. It was even the first ever champagne to appear on the big screen, in Laurel and Hardy film, Sons of the Desert in 1933. The champagne itself is crisp, bright and delicious.
Press for Champagne have been added to the six booths in the Edwardian Tearooms. Press the button, and someone will appear as if by magic to take your champagne order. There are five champagnes by Piper Heidsieck on the menu, from the Brut at £10 by the glass or £55 for the bottle, right up to the pre-order only Rare 2002 at £200 a bottle. You can also order yourself a Bellini, a Mimosa or a Kir Imperial at £9 each. A truly luxe way to spend your afternoon!
The Edwardian Tearooms is tucked away at the back of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. It’s a really beautiful space, especially with the Christmas lights up, and they serve a full menu of brunch, lunch, cake and Afternoon Tea options. You can try your luck at grabbing a booth, or if you want to guarantee your access to that Press for Champagne button, you can pre-book the booths by calling 0121 348 8082 during weekdays or 0121 348 8090 at weekends.
I was a guest of the Edwardian Tearooms and East Village. All opinions, words and images are my own. I was not obliged to write a blog post.