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Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea has swung right back into fashion over the last few years with everyone from the grandest hotels to the coolest bars reviving the afternoon tea tradition. You can use 5pm Dining to find, browse and book venues that offer afternoon tea in your area.

In Glasgow, traditional tea rooms serve up delectable cup cakes and scones, while trendy bars are putting a funky new spin on afternoon tea and cocktails or fizz. In Edinburgh, hotels ensure that the custom of taking afternoon tea is in no danger of dying out in the capital.

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5pm’s easy to use service lets you browse menus and book afternoon tea online for free, all done from the comfort of your home. Check out lots of offers and get a deal on afternoon tea in Glasgow and Edinburgh or elsewhere in Scotland through 5pm.

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The River Restaurant Spinningfields, Manchester

British, Modern, Traditional

If you are looking for an AA Rosette dining experience with the added bonus of a waterside setting, The River Restaurant at the five star Lowry Hotel offers exactly that. Perched on the banks of the River Irwell, the restaurant boasts Manchester’s longest bar terrace, perfect for sunnier days. Inside, you will find an airy, glass-walled space overlooking Santiago Calatrava’s Trinity Bridge. Purple leather chairs, semi-circular banquettes, and a range of artworks all create an atmosphere that is both comfortable and chic. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, including Sunday lunches accompanied by live music.

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Chez Mal City Centre, Glasgow

British, International, Mediterranean, Modern

Chez Mal Brasserie is in Glasgow's Malmaison hotel. The building was originally a Greek Orthodox church and the atmospheric restaurant sits in what used to be the crypt. As well as the main dining room, there are three intimate private dining rooms.

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The Fenwick Hotel Kilmarnock, Kilmarnock

European, International, Traditional

Situated in the picturesque village of Fenwick, The Fenwick Hotel is a popular dining destination in East Ayrshire. Decked out in plush modern decor, the restaurant is a chic spot for a meal with friends and family or a romantic dinner. Children are welcome.

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Holiday Inn Manchester City City Centre, Manchester

Modern

The restaurant at the Holiday Inn Manchester City Centre offers a colourful, contemporary space for relaxed dining. Playful decor touches such as the brightly coloured chairs, quirky figures and Manchester street signs all help to create a welcoming feel. You can either dine in the airy main area, perhaps beside the floor-length windows, or tuck yourself away in the cosy corner beside the kick knack-lined bookcase. Food is cooked fresh and served all day long, meaning you can visit for a leisurely breakfast, afternoon tea, business lunch or dinner with friends.

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29 - The Grill At The Square City Centre, Glasgow

Scottish, Steaks & Grill

2317 reviews

29 - the Grill at the Square prides itself on providing specially selected Scottish steaks, traditional cuisine and outstanding hospitality. Located on Glasgow city centre's Royal Exchange Square, the steak house offers dishes made with local produce in stylish surroundings.

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Sherbrooke Castle Hotel South Side, Glasgow

Scottish, Bistros & Brasseries

90 reviews

Arriving at Sherbrooke Castle you may find it hard to believe you are still in Glasgow. The magnificent baronial building surrounded by sweeping grounds located in the leafy suburb of Pollockshields, feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Annabel's at Boclair Bearsden & Milngavie, Bearsden

British, European, Traditional

24 reviews

Annabel’s Restaurant is an opulent, Art Nouveau style dining spot in the sweeping Boclair House hotel. Plush red velvet seating, vintage decor touches and soft ambient lighting all add to the elegant atmosphere. Imagine turn-of-the-century Parisian bar meets Victorian gentleman’s library and you get the picture. This is the ideal destination for an intimate date or a tasteful celebration with friends.

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The Fenwick Hotel Kilmarnock, Kilmarnock

European, International, Traditional

4 reviews

Situated in the picturesque village of Fenwick, The Fenwick Hotel is a popular dining destination in East Ayrshire. Decked out in plush modern decor, the restaurant is a chic spot for a meal with friends and family or a romantic dinner. Children are welcome.

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Windows - Carlton George City Centre, Glasgow

European, Bistros & Brasseries

470 reviews

Windows at the Carlton George Hotel in the city centre is Glasgow's only rooftop restaurant and can be found on West George Street, just off Buchanan Street and George Square. A short walk from the Royal Concert Hall, Windows is ideally located for a pre-show meal.

£22.95 Offer: £22.95 for Festive Afternoon Tea.

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Arta Merchant City, Glasgow

Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas

418 reviews

Located in the heart of Glasgow’s Merchant City on Albion Street, Arta is truly a sight to behold. The main bar will fill you with a sense of antique Mediterranean elegance and splendour, with its enormous standing candelabras and staircases worthy of a castle. Open Thursday to Saturday, Arta offers authentic tapas and sangria in attractive surroundings.

£15.95 Offer: £15.95 for Spanish Afternoon Tea

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Cranachan City Centre, Glasgow

Scottish, Modern, Tearooms & Desserts

294 reviews

Located on the second floor of Princes Square on Glasgow’s Buchanan Street, Cranachan is an inviting mix of modern design and locally-produced food. Antler chandeliers and walls decorated by Glasgow's famous Timorous Beasties design studio confidently set the stage for the contemporary Scottish cuisine served in Cranachan.

£18.50 Offer: £18.50 for afternoon tea + pink fizz

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One Square City Centre, Edinburgh

British

27 reviews

A welcoming brasserie located on Festival Square in the heart of Edinburgh, One Square offers a modern Scottish take on drinking and dining. One Square is somewhere to spend leisurely afternoons, to meet with friends for dinner or sit out on the terrace overlooking Edinburgh Castle and sip a perfectly-poured G&T.

£32 Offer: £32 for festive afternoon tea

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Bar & Brasserie at Mercure Perth Perth, Perth

British, International, Bistros & Brasseries

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The Bar & Brasserie at Mercure Perth Hotel are on West Mill Street in the centre of Perth. The hotel is a converted, 15th century watermill and the building's heritage is deftly underlined by The Brasserie's decor. Stone walls, oak beams and, through the floor, views of the stream that once powered the mill all tell of the building's history.

£20 Offer: £20 for afternoon tea + glass of prosecco

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Rhubarb South Side, Edinburgh

British, Scottish

60 reviews

Rhubarb is a lavish fine dining restaurant within the luxurious Prestonfield House Hotel in Edinburgh's south side. Set within twenty acres of parkland and gardens, the restaurant uses the best Scottish produce and sources from artisan suppliers to offer a range of skilfully prepared gourmet dishes with innovative flavour combinations. Visitors to Rhubarb at Prestonfield House Hotel will find it a truly memorable dining experience.

£40 Offer: £40 for champagne afternoon tea

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Latest afternoon tea Reviews

  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 4

    It was a lovely atmosphere and as we had some special dietary requirements this was all handled by the restaurant very well

    There is nothing I can say I disliked everything and the service received was spot on!
    dined in Sherbrooke Castle Hotel – 08/10/2018
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 4

    Value: 5

    Afternoon Tea

    Lovely afternoon tea to celebrate friends "big" birthday. Food was gorgeous as was the restaurant. Only criticism was service was a wee bit slow. Didn't come with the Tea when asked so had to repeat request.
    dined in Browns Bar & Brasserie – 19/09/2018
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Ladies who lunch

    Lovely wee afternoon tea in beautiful surroundings!! Love the addition of hot food...quiche was light and flavoursome...sausage rolls divinely crisp and meaty. Cakes and scones fresh and delicious too! Staff attentive and pleasant...offering plenty of teas and coffees. Recommend this venue.
    dined in Art Lovers' Cafe – 13/09/2018
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 3

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Gorgeous afternoon tea

    This is maybe the nicest afternoon tea I've had in Glasgow. Literally everything on the stand was delicious. Loved the hot savouries, especially the chipolatas! Also the chocolate mousse on the top tier was incredible. Restaurant was very quiet, but our waitress gave us loads of space, so it wasn't uncomfortable. Amazing value, will definitely go back.
    dined in Brasserie Abode – 03/09/2018
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Lovely setting. Went for afternoon tea with my mum we both enjoyed it . Great service. Great choice of sandwiches and cakes. Definitely will be back .
    dined in Afton Restaurant – 04/08/2018
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Afternoon tea videos

Watch Chaophraya construct their delicious Thai afternoon tea

Watch Chaophraya in Glasgow city centre construct their delicious Thai afternoon tea.

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Afternoon tea at One Devonshire Gardens, Hotel Du Vin Glasgow

Watch pastry chef Margaret MacDonald construct a delicious afternoon tea at Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens in Glasgow.

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