Laura Ashley the Tea Room has expanded its afternoon tea offering with a vegan option at its three sites.

Priced from £20 per person, the afternoon tea comprises vegan sandwiches, including hummus and roasted vegetable, tomato & shallot chutney, and avocado & lime crostini, as well as vegan scones with jam and sweet treats, such as double chocolate cake, banana cake and fruit skewers.

“With the rise of veganism in the UK, we’ve seen an increase in vegan diners visiting the tea rooms. We created our new vegan menu so that we can offer everyone an opportunity to enjoy the perfect afternoon tea experience,” said Nigel Cooke, head chef at Laura Ashley the Tea Room in Solihull.

“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.”

The first Laura Ashley the Tea Room opened in Solihull in 2017, followed by the first in the south of England at Burnham Beeches Hotel in summer 2018, and the newest addition in Coventry in October 2018. It is decorated in signature Laura Ashley interior style, featuring products from the retailer’s home accessories range.

The new menu is in addition to its existing gluten-free and vegetarian options, which are available on request.