‘Oh, we do love to be beside the tea-side…’
Sorry, we seem to have afternoon tea on the brain these days. The weather is making us long for a cosy treat.
Though come to think of it, wouldn’t it be nice if you could combine a trip to the seaside with a feast of sandwiches, scones and cakes?
Luckily, today’s Big Deal for afternoon tea for two at Brisbane House Hotel in Largs offers exactly that.
Afternoon tea at the seaside
Overlooking Largs Bay, Brisbane House is a premier Ayrshire hotel that’s less than an hour’s drive from Glasgow.
Inside you will find an elegant interior with chandeliers adding a touch of glamour. What better setting for clinking teacups?
With today’s Big Deal you can enjoy afternoon tea for two in Oscar’s restaurant, which offers sea views through the floor-to-ceiling windows.
The afternoon tea menu can change, but here’s a sample of what may be on offer:
Selection of sandwiches & rolls: Roast beef dijon mustard on a focaccia roll, chipotle chicken ciabatta, cheese & tomato sandwiches with spicy pear chutney.
Fresh baked scones with a selection of jams, butter and Chantilly cream.
Selection of cakes; nutty carrot cake, caramel shortcake, duo of meringue nest filled with mixed berries and cream, mini toffee popcorn profiteroles.
All served with tea & coffee. There is also the option to add a glass of Prosecco each.
Available Monday to Saturday until late December this would make a cosy seaside treat for autumn or winter. And as you can buy multiples, you could even make it a family day out.
Lovely Largs and amazing Ayrshire
Brisbane House overlooks the horseshoe-shaped Largs Bay and is handy for various shops and attractions.
This afternoon tea offer would be perfect for pairing with a bracing walk along the beach or Victorian promenade while wrapped up in your cosiest scarf.
Other town attractions include Vikingar! — a multi-media attraction that celebrates the town’s victory over the Vikings — and Kelburn Castle which, with its psychedelic storybook mural, is an unforgettable sight. Or you could just browse the various gift shops.
If you are a golfer then, as well as the two courses in the town, you will be within easy reach of championship clubs like Turnberry Golf, Turnberry Kintyre, Royal Troon and Portland.
Recent guests at Brisbane House Hotel have praised the food, setting and staff. We have edited these reviews for length:
‘...the location was beautiful, service was excellent and the food was great!...’
‘...the location was very central. The accommodation was wonderful. The food was excellent. The staff were phenomenal…’
‘...we didn’t stay at the hotel but we enjoyed the bar and restaurant over a few days whilst staying nearby. It was lovely to find such a nice place with the beautiful setting overlooking the sea…’
Perfect gift idea
We’re betting that you know someone who would appreciate afternoon tea, particularly if it’s in a premier hotel by the sea.
Alternatively, you could just grab this offer for yourself and take a loved one out for a nice day out in Largs.