Our top picks for afternoon tea in Scotland

Gary Hall | Date posted - 02 Oct 2018
Planning a catch up with friends or an outing with mum? Here are our top picks for Afternoon Tea in Scotland which you need to try.

Cup Tea Lounge

Peep the Victorian theme as we glide past the tiled walls, marble columns and beautifully arranged cupcake cabinet in the Cup Tea Lounge – a boutique tea room in Glasgow’s city centre. They bake a sumptuous smorgasbord of cupcakes daily on the premises, in wacky combinations- all complimented perfectly by their selection of over 40 hand blended teas. We’ve been told by managing director, Paul Reynolds, the carrot cake with its citrus notes paired with a gorgeous earl grey are his favourites! What will yours be?

Blythswood Square Hotel

Take a thoroughly British tradition and turn it on its head to make something wonderful. That is what the Blythswood Square Hotel have done in their restaurant in Glasgow. Seated in the luxurious Salon, decorated in beautiful Scottish Harris Tweed you will enjoy amazing Scottish flavours. Delicious sandwiches to choose from including smoked salmon or goats cheese and caramelised onion. Or tuck into a sweet selection of dark chocolate and beetroot brownie, Mini spiced apple tart with cinnamon mousse or a Pear and stem ginger sponge, you will most certainly enjoy a braw day oot!

Mimi's Bakehouse

Mimi’s Bakehouse, Edinburgh, is a family run bakery-cafe in Leith. While we think everything at Mimi’s is worthy of a 10! – don’t just take our word- They were voted as the best casual dining experience in Scotland at the 2015 VisitScotland Thistle Awards. At Mimi’s you can get the best breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea in Edinburgh as well as a devastatingly delicious daily freshly baked cakes!

The Tearooms at the Butterfly and the Pig

Everybody knows that you can’t have a slice of cake without a decent ‘cuppa’, but what about a whole tearoom to enjoy it in? The Tearooms at the Butterfly & the Pig in Glasgow is renowned for its old fashioned, Victorian shabby chic interior; but did you know their ‘old-fashioned ethos’ applies just as much to their cooking style as the quirky décor. Their chefs take pride in making simple, honest foods, delicious and well presented; from their humble burger to their signature ‘open’ fish cake dish, perfect for any Lunch or Dinner in Glasgow. This ethos carries through to the Tearooms Glass cabinets; chock full of insanely good cakes artfully prepared by talented pastry chefs who bake all the bread, scones, cakes and even their own jam! Skills definitely worthy of a Great British Bake Off title in our book!

La Bonne Auberge Theatreland

A mini-roll alongside your standard cuppa joe with your mum doesn’t quite say sophisticated afternoon tea in our books, but we know what does. Indulge in a delicious afternoon tea at La Bonne Auberge Theatreland, in the heart of Glasgow’s city centre just a stone’s throw away from Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall, ideal if you’re looking for a pre-theatre feast. Add a glass of bubbly to your afternoon tea package and you’re laughing! We’ll definitely cheers to that!
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