As we all know, according to the opening lines of TS Eliot’s poem The Waste Land, April is supposed to be the cruellest month.
From where the Big Deal team is sitting, January ain’t so kind either.
Cold weather; back to work and Dancing on Ice: is there no end to these torments?
Yes, actually. Today’s Big Deal on a sensational afternoon tea at Urban Bar and Brasserie could be just the ticket to brighten up the start of the year.
Once upon a time, Urban Bar and Brasserie on St Vincent Place was the Scottish headquarters of the Bank of England and it still looks very swish.
Combining contemporary art; wood panelling and spectacular flower arrangements, the city centre venue is a very special place to take someone for afternoon tea.
Two AA Rosettes
Urban Bar and Brasserie was awarded two AA Rosettes soon after the venture launched and that care and attention to detail is obvious when it comes to their seasonal afternoon teas.
Tea for two
As well as a glass of A. Laurance sparkling wine each, this Big Deal is for two people to relax over an afternoon tea comprising soup of the day and a sandwich selection which includes roast beef, prawn Marie Rose, cucumber and egg mayonnaise.
Naturally, there will be a pot of tea or coffee and a mouth-watering range of scrumptious cakes including chocolate éclairs, coconut and oatmeal bites, meringues and British strawbs and cream.
Great gift idea
This Big Deal is not valid for Valentine’s Day or Mothering Sunday but the afternoon tea vouchers would make a great gift tucked into a card on the day.