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
- Disabled Access
- Business Lunch
- Private Dining
About Grand 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.
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 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
This afternoon tea was pleasant and the Grand Hall was a nice setting though no pianist was apparent. More might have been made of what was on offer by a few small changes - an attractively produced Menu with some information about the building; a spontaneous choice of teas (Darjeeling was available but only because I asked and no alternatives to Breakfast tea were offered) ; proper china instead of standard white hotelware; bringing the various parts of the afternoon tea in stages rather than the easy alternative of bringing everything on one cake stand.
Mar Hall has got it all : as well as the obvious- location, luxury and scenery , it has created something special, that only good management and staff can be responsible for - an atmosphere of relaxation and calm, This is due to the efficient and courteous staff , who care about the guests and each other . Keep up the good work - your formula is unique and it works . Thanks to all.
Service was poor, we gave prior notice of my wife’s dietary restrictions so they did make adjustments, unfortunately they made everything to my wife’s requirements so I had to eat the same !
Food was lovely, everything was lovely as always. However when we were leaving we were first of all asked to wait as some guests were leaving and didn’t want to be bothered. Then we were asked to leave the hotel grounds as it was private land. I’m quite angry as it was myself and my daughter (who has autism and became quite upset) and her friend who has cerebral palsy and has trouble walking. I am 62 my daughter 36 and her friend 37. Certainly not a nice way to be treated! Regards Carole Macdonald
We felt that the sandwiches on offer in our high tea were sub par - easily made at home on simple store bought sliced bread...the tuna was just tuna, no salad in it, the egg mayo was just egg mayo no salad or pickle on the side to add to it, the ham just seemed cheap sliced sandwich ham with butter - again, very sub par for the price paid. The Scones were delicious but the cake selection seemed to just come out of a box out of a freezer. I guess we expected a bit more thought and homemade touches for the price we paid, especially when we compare to other high teas we have enjoyed for far less. The service was very good and we appreciated the extra fresh pot of tea when ours grew cold. We were charged £24.50 not £22.50
Lovely surroundings and great afternoon tea
I was given this as a gift for my 60th birthday and had known about Mar Hall,,,I was so excited and it totally lived up to my expectations,,everything was so beautiful,,the Grand Hall,,the food,,the service,the staff were amazing,,,,I will definately be back,,,,thank you for a wonderful experience
We booked for afternoon tea with both gluten free and vegetarian options required and everything we asked for was done. Monica, our waitress, could not have been nicer and all staff were very friendly. A fantastic experience and would thoroughly recommend Mar Hall for a visit.
We had afternoon tea in the Grand Hall. Unfortunately we were very disappointed for the following reasons: No or little heating, we felt cold. We did not feel look after when we arrived. The tea and coffee were served approx 10 minutes ahead of the food. There was a constant stream of guest walking past our table on their way to toilets and rooms. Hotel managers/staff kept walking up and down the hall, together with tradesmen. Overall it was a very unsettling atmosphere. The sandwiches appeared not to be fresh, crust was left on and fillings comprised egg savoury, ham and tuna mayo. We tried one cake but again they did not appear to have been made on the day. We were also served two plain scones (one was supposed to be a fruit scone) and two sausage roles. The scones and sausage roles were good. Overall a very poor experience for the price.
Was given afternoon tea but wasn’t told what was I sandwiches or no explanation about cakes. Quite disappointing
We had an excellent afternoon tea and were very pleased with the service that we received. We will be back!
Hi, my friend and I had a lovely afternoon tea. Service, staff and food were excellent. thank you for giving my friend a special treat after staff found out it was her birthday. Thanks again for what was a lovely afternoon.
The two ladies that served us we’re helpful and extremely attentive , most enjoyable experience overall
We certainly had value for money with the Itison voucher, not sure if I would pay full price for afternoon tea. Sausage roll was delicious as were the scones and cakes. Sandwiches could maybe me a bit more imaginative
Staff were brilliant and very accommodating. Will definitely be back!
A truly magical place. We visited for our daughter's 12th birthday, and the staff made such an effort for her even bringing her a pretend glass of fizz in a champagne glass. Nothing was too much trouble. Outstanding.
Brilliant visit to Mar Hall as always! Can never really find fault. Staff are always friendly and efficient.
The hotel is regrettably 3 star. Not 5. Definitely not 5 star.
Beautiful surroundings and lovely food
Girls were very attentive and pleasant.
Lovely setting and food was delicious!
Disappointed with the sandwich fillings as 50% were tuna and red onion and would have expected a greater choice. The scones were delicious and cakes likewise with a good choice. Tea and coffee aplenty and the service was attentive. One observation with regards to the single ladies toilet beside reception was that it was unpleasant and rather dark and could do with modernisation. Other than that Mar Hall is in a lovely setting and well worth a visit.
Your selection os sandwiches was disappointing. I would expected a more expensive filling like salmon and cream cheese. They were mainly egg mayonnaise a cheap filling. One tuna sandwich between three does not go. A bit of lettuce in the gammon sandwich would have been visually more attractive. The scones were delicious. Your selection of cakes were disappointing. The were although delicious all essentially sponge cakes of different flavours. Scottish cakes I have my doubts. Visually they all looked similar. For the price I payed I was extremely disappointed especially since it was my 60th birthday gift for my friend.
We have never been to Mar Hall before and we were very impressed with every aspect of our visit. Thank you.
Afternoon tea was delicious. The food was all very fresh and tea and coffee were in plentiful supply. Service was great-nothing was too much trouble. The waitresses were all very polite and helpful.