Laura Ashley the Tea Room joins vegan wave

Laura Ashley the Tea Room joins vegan wave

In what is somewhat optimistically being branded the year of the vegan, Laura Ashley the Tea Room has launched a brand-new vegan afternoon tea menu at its tea rooms in Burnham Beeches, Coventry, and Solihull.

With as many as two million people aiming to take part in Veganuary this month, the group has sought to cater for the growing desire for vegan-friendly dining options.

Priced from £20 per person, diners can expect vegan sandwiches including Hummus and roasted vegetable, tomato and shallot chutney, and avocado and lime crostini.

The afternoon tea will be served with vegan scones with jam plus sweet treats such as double chocolate cake, banana cake and fruit skewers.

Nigel Cooke, head chef at Laura Ashley The Tea Room, Solihull, said: “With the rise of veganism in the UK we’ve seen an increase in vegan diners visiting the tea rooms.

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“We created our new vegan menu so that we can offer everyone an opportunity to enjoy the perfect afternoon tea experience, along with our vegetarian and gluten free menus.

“Afternoon tea isn’t usually a vegan-friendly meal, so we are delighted to be able to launch a full afternoon tea completely free from animal products.”

Laura Ashley The Tea Room is decorated in signature Laura Ashley style featuring products from Laura Ashley’s accessories creating an elegant and comfortable space - perfect for indulging in the most British of pastimes.

Guests can expect all the British afternoon tea classics including a selection of freshly made finger sandwiches and fancy cakes and patisserie selections which change regularly and include modern interpretations of British classics created using seasonal produce.

Vegetarian and gluten-free menus are also available on request at each tea room.