Afternoon Tea @ Mar Hall

Earl of Mar Drive, Bishopton, Renfrewshire, United Kingdom, PA7 5NW
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Light lunches and snacks are served Monday - Saturday 12 noon until 4pm

Sunday Lunch is served between 12 noon and 2pm

Afternoon tea served between 2:30pm and 5pm (reservations required 24 hours in advance

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Business Lunch
  • Private Dining
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About Afternoon Tea @ Mar Hall

The Grand Hall is at the heart of Mar Hall. Formerly known as the Picture Gallery, it is 118 feet in length. This classic environment is furnished with French style Louis XIV chairs and low coffee tables. Its ornate high ceilings, paintings, tapestries and carpeting capture the breath.

The 20ft windows allow ample natural light and views of the formal gardens, where a vast Lebanese Cedar resides. A resident pianist performs on the Baby Grand to create an appropriate mood for those enjoying a light snack, lunch or Afternoon Tea.

Informal Dining:
Light lunches and snacks are served Monday to Saturday in the historic Grand Hall from 12 noon until 4pm in a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere. Sunday Lunch is served between 12 noon and 2pm.

Afternoon Tea:
Afternoon Tea can be enjoyed in the Grand Hall every day between 2:30pm and 5pm (reservations required 24 hours in advance). This includes:
Freshly prepared sandwiches, traditional, home-baked Scottish cakes, scones and your choice of speciality teas and coffees - £22.50 per person

Add a little sparkle to Afternoon Tea and include a glass of champagne - £34.00 per person

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Visited On Sunday, 20 December 2020

Had a lovey time , food and drinks were great and the staff were all lovely. Lacked slighty in Christmas decorations however I totally understand due to our current situation. Will be back

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

Would recommend. Very good indeed.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

Nice atmosphere, good food.

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Visited On Monday, 14 December 2020

Not as nice as grand hall however given Covid situation it was lovely and good value for money with reduced pricing.

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Visited On Monday, 14 December 2020

Very nice afternoon Tea in clubhouse. 19. Great service.

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Visited On Thursday, 19 November 2020

First time in Mar Hall for afternoon tea and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Service attentive and friendly. Location in the grand hall stunning with most original features of this grand house maintained. Delightful selection of sandwiches and pastries....warm scone with jam and clotted cream the winner in a closely run race. Very good value for money and too much to finish, which was then packed in a box to take away. We spent a couple of hours chatting and never at any time felt rushed and were directed to wander the gardens at the end. My friends only complaint was that she would have liked our tea to be served in a vintage teapot and cups, but otherwise a very good experience and I would recommend. In addition, we felt very covid safe, all staff wearing masks, evidence of cleaning of tables and hand sanitisers readily available.

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Staff were wonderful. Sorry we were unable to leave them a tip electronically.

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 November 2020

We had a lovely afternoon tea in stunning surroundings. We love Mar Hall and cant wait to get back!

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Visited On Saturday, 14 November 2020

Service much improved on the last time I visited. Excellent waitress. Could not be faulted.Another of the delicious sausage rolls would have been nice!!! Very good value for money.

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Visited On Friday, 13 November 2020

Perfect setting and service. Food was fab and great to get refills on the tea & coffee. The lightest and best scones we’ve ever had! So relaxed we didn’t want to leave!

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Visited On Sunday, 08 November 2020

Poor choice of sandwiches, I said I don’t like mustard so got all vegetarian ones . I know most may be made in advance so maybe give people a choice when they book . Staff very friendly and made the most of current restrictions

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Visited On Monday, 12 October 2020

Disapponting some bread could have been fresher, no choice of blends of tea or coffee's Felt the afternoon tea was very basic.

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Visited On Friday, 09 October 2020

Staff were superb- very attentive.

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Visited On Thursday, 08 October 2020

Staff bend over backwards to please great afternoon . Second time for me and would do it again

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Visited On Thursday, 08 October 2020

The hall was cold. We arrived early but there was no option of sitting with a coffee or glass of champagne. The atmosphere was non existent. Service was poor. We were made to feel like they were waiting for the real customers to arrive.

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Visited On Wednesday, 07 October 2020

We came for afternoon tea the waiter brought a pot of tea and two cups and said enjoy. We waited 5 minutes or so but no sign of any food. I went and spoke to waiter who asked if my order had been taken and said then someone would bring food after another 5 minutes before food appeared. No aftercare service I.e is everything ok or would you like more tea. we had to look for waitress and ask. The crockery could have been nicer plain white plates and small white cups would have been more the standard of a boarding house. Really disappointed. I believe the local garden centre offers a better Afternoon Tea .

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Visited On Tuesday, 06 October 2020

The staff were great. The afternoon tea was very poor. The cocktail size sausage roll was not nice at all. The 2 very small tarts were ok, the highlight was the scone. I definitely did not think it was value for money.

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Pretty poor afternoon tea to be honest. No choice of sandwich filling and thought a pre packed jam and cream were poor standard for a hotel like mar hall! The sandwiches we did eat were poorly filled and bread was stale. I really expected more and I am aware of current situation but it was such a cold sterile service I would not repeat it. I have stayed in the hotel in the past and received excellent service so was so dissatisfied with this visit. Even to the point of paying online with no interaction with staff was just not a good experience glad it was on a deal would certainly never pay full price. Even the tiny sausage rolls were really cold too

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Visited On Monday, 28 September 2020

A most delicious afternoon tea served in beautiful surroundings by lovely staff. A perfect way to spend an afternoon.

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Without the usual background music, the room felt a bit flat. I understand that this is due to the restrictions in place, but feel that in certain situations, background music should be allowed; this is not a negative comment about Mar Hall - just a point I wanted to make. The afternoon tea was lovely and the service very good too. Always enjoy visiting Mar Hall.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 September 2020

Service was poor 25 mins before our drinks arrived had to ask for them again. When we had finished we couldn’t find a member of staff to pay went to reception and they called down no one answered. Lovely man at reception then took my money and also apologised for the service we received. He took £5 off the bill. All I can say is no wonder he was employee of the year well deserved

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Visited On Friday, 18 September 2020

I had a great afternoon tea with my best friend. The food was beautiful and we didn't feel rushed and during these difficult time I felt safe and secure

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Visited On Friday, 18 September 2020

Had it not been a gift I think I would have complained about the sandwiches - white bread hard/a bit stale with filling of paper thin cheap plastic ham.Brown bread with cheese and pickle definitely not up to the standard of a 5 star hotel. Dont think I will be recommending this afternoon tea.

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Lovely afternoon tea at Mar Hall as part of their own September Eat Out to Help Out initiative. The cakes and scones were delicious, sandwich selection was fine, if a little uninspired (ham & mustard/egg mayo/cheese and chutney/smoked salmon, cream cheese and cucumber open sandwich. The little savoury sausage roll was a nice touch. Service was good with a very friendly young lady serving us. My only criticism was that we weren’t asked about dietary requirements however in saying that when this was highlighted a fresh round of sandwiches without the offending item was produced straight away. Social distancing & hygiene is being taken seriously - lots of hand sanitiser stations as you enter, our temperature was taken when we entered the building and all ordering and payment is done using a QR reader on the table. Really delicious afternoon tea - definitely worth a visit.

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Very relaxed atmosphere, afternoon tea and content was a high standard.

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