"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea," said Henry James. Henry, we quite agree. Here's five afternoon teas taking part in our Big Summer Dine Out.
Located on the sixth floor of a Glasgow city centre building, the restaurant at Blythswood Square has fantastic views. Their afternoon tea is made up of sandwiches with the likes of chicken & bacon, honey roast ham and smoked salmon and crème fraîche, mini scones with jam, clotted cream & butter, espresso & caramel brownies, mini knickerbocker glory, French macaroons and mini coconut & mango meringues. A recent 5pm Dining customer said in a review of 200 SVS "We have had many afternoon teas in Glasgow, and think this must be the best. Great service from Molly, fresh sandwiches, lovely black pudding roll, scones, and delicious cakes. I thoroughly recommend it."
£29 2 person offer - afternoon tea + glass of Prosecco at 200 SVS as part of the 5pm Big Summer Dine Out.
The Salon at Blythswood Square
Named one of the best bars in the world by Bible magazine is The Salon within the five star Blythswood Square Hotel in Glasgow. The salon is where Blythswood's afternoon tea is served and while the patisserie chefs change their menu regularly, guests can expect to dine on dishes like Ayrshire honey roast ham with Arran mustard on a mini roll; smoked salmon and dill mayonnaise mini brioche, applewood smoked cheddar and tomato tartlet, traditional and fruit scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve, lightly toasted coconut meringue cone, passion fruit macaron, apple crumble tartlet and Madagascan Madirofolo chocolate mousse choux bun. A recent 5pm review of the afternoon tea at Blythswood says "Best afternoon tea in Glasgow. The service and attention received from staff made you feel like a queen. We would go back in a heartbeat and have already booked for their spa deal! Food was excellent and good value for money. Exceptionally delicious wee cakes and the presentation was great too. Wide range of teas to choose from; would highly recommend the smokey lapsang. Cannot rate this experience highly enough."
£29 for afternoon tea + glass of fizz at The Salon at Blythswood Square at part of the 5pm Big Summer Dine Out.
The Lantern Room @ Courtyard By Marriott Edinburgh
The Lantern Room within Edinburgh's Marriott Hotel often change the theme of their afternoon tea (the above is The Birdcage) but they are always modern and stylishly presented with a selection of sandwiches, scones and sweet treats. Edinburgh Playhouse is a two minute walk away from The Lantern Room so this afternoon tea would be perfect as a pre theatre treat.
£19.50 for The Birdcage afternoon tea at The Lantern Room as part of the 5pm Big Summer Dine Out.
Art Lovers' Cafe
House For An Art Lover is one of the most important buildings in Glasgow (even more important after to the the recent tragic fire in the Glasgow School of Art) and the stunning Charles Rennie Mackintosh inspired interior is a beautiful place to enjoy afternoon tea. There is also an outdoor patio which can be enjoyed on sunny days. A 5pm review of their afternoon tea says "Excellent afternoon tea per usual. Great ambience and selection of sandwiches, pastries and cakes."
£14.50 for afternoon tea + glass of prosecco at Art Lovers' Cafe as part of the 5pm Big Summer Dine Out.
Fancy afternoon tea Italian style? La Rotunda in Glasgow's Finnieston serves as an afternoon tea with cured meats, bruschetta, garlic bread and calamari with a side plate of cakes and macaroons. A stone's throw from the Hydro it is the perfect option for a pre show treat.
£29 2 person offer - La Rotunda Italian afternoon tea at La Rotunda as part of 5pm's Big Summer Dine Out.
For more summer dining offers in Glasgow and Edinburgh check our Big Summer Dine Out.