Where to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Birmingham if you’re not having a street party

Midland mum and lifestyle expert Rebecca Stew gives her top tips on how to make the most of the long Platinum Jubilee weekend if you haven’t organised - or been invited to - a street party!

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No street party? No problem!

There’s so much going on in and around Birmingham if you need somewhere to celebrate. From desserts topped with a platinum crown, cocktails made with Her Majesty’s favourites to a world class orchestral experience, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at our favourite Jubilee 2022 picks across the city with mum and lifestyle expert Rebecca Stew

The Ivy - limited edition Platinum Jubilee menu

The Ivy Temple Row has launched a limited edition menu of royal-themed cocktails, a special dessert and an afternoon tea fit for a queen. Her Majesty famously dined at quintessential celebrity favourite The Ivy and now you can too. Launching on the bank holiday weekend on Thursday, 2nd June, the specials will be served alongside restaurant’s extensive spring menu and firm favourites.

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Guests visiting between 12-3pm on Thursday, 2nd to Sunday, 5th June will also have the opportunity to greet and take photographs with the “Queen’s Guards”, who will stand to attention at the entrance to the restaurant.

The Ivy Temple Row’s classic afternoon tea has also been given the royal treatment with a classic selection of sandwiches, cakes and, of course, scones. The question is; jam or cream first? For more information and to book go to: The Ivy Temple Row

Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea at The IvyPlatinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea at The Ivy
Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea at The Ivy

Bar + Block - Jubilee cocktails

Raise your glass to The Queen as Bar + Block launches a limited-edition selection of royally delicious cocktails to celebrate the Jubilee weekend in style.

Get the royal treatment with quintessentially British tipples including The Seventy, made with Her Majesty’s favourite Dubonnet mixed with Sipsmith London dry gin or spice up your teatime with The Royal G&T featuring Whitley Neil London Dry gin infused with PG Tips Earl Grey tea, elegantly served in a teapot and perfectly paired with The Queen’s favourite afternoon tea treat, a Chocolate Tiffin of biscuits covered in a layer of delicate ganache and a lemon drizzle. For more information and to book go to: Bar + Block

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Bar + Block Jubilee cocktails

Toby/Harvester - Royal deals on dinner and more

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Eat like a Queen at Toby Carvery, Harvster and Stonehouse. To celebrate the extended four-day weekend for Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, from Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th June they will be dishing out some mouth-watering deals – with right royal savings to be had on food and drinks.

Offers available include Toby Carvery’s ‘Super-Pig Meal Deal’, consisting of a Super-Pig Hot Dog and Peroni or Carling for just £8.50. Or you can raise a toast to Her Majesty with Stonehouse’s ‘Pizza & Prosecco’ deal consisting of two classic pizzas and a bottle of Prosecco for just £24.99. And, if you really want to eat like a king, Harvester will also be serving up its ‘Jubilee 3 Course Set Menu’ for only £19.99.

If you’re enjoying some family time over the bank holiday weekend, Toby Carvery, Harvester and Stonehouse are all also offering a special Jubilee Kids Breakfast – with fancy dress encouraged!

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Toby Carvery - A Right Royal Kids’ Breakfast

Mrs B’s afternoon teas

Fancy celebrating at home? Mrs B’s have a Jubilee afternoon tea which can be delivered straight to your door. Hailing from our very own Brummy streets during lockdown, the teas are perfect to share with someone special. Nibble your way through a cream tea with lots of trimmings and cakes.

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You can also hire vintage tableware to make your afternoon tea a complete experience. Tea always taste better in a tea cup anyway. To order yours go to: Mrs B’s afternoon teas

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Mrs B’s Afternoon teas

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - Platinum Jubilee Concert

If food and drink isn’t your cup of tea, you can celebrate with an orchestral performance at Symphony Hall on June 2. Enjoy a selection of works from throughout Queen Elizabeth’s reign. The world renowned orchestra will be showcasing music from the coronation, music from across the Commonwealth and personal favourites of Her Majesty. A night fit for a Queen, for sure. To book go to: CBSO Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Concert

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CBSO at Symphony Hall

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