People tend to split into those who don’t like surprises and those who enjoy the occasional brush against the unexpected.
Today’s Big Deal with Turquoise Thistle Bar, Lounge and Restaurant gives you both options.
Option one is for two people to tuck in to a delightful afternoon tea for two.
Option two invites you and a friend to fall down the rabbit hole and enjoy the Mad Hatter’s afternoon tea with a cocktail.
With vouchers valid until the end of March 2015, both options would make lovely Christmas gifts.
Step into the luxurious lounge in Hotel Indigo on York Place and the staff promise pure indulgence.
Blending Georgian architecture with eye-catching modern design, it’s the perfect spot to relax over fine food, drink and a catch-up.
Option one is for two people to enjoy traditional afternoon tea at Turquoise Thistle
As well as tea or coffee, the menu will include savouries such as smoked salmon and crème fraiche on a potato scone; honey roast ham and brie in a croissant; a free range egg and baby cress vol-au-vent (v) and minted cucumber and crowdie on rye crisp bread (v).
The sweet treats will feature scones with Chantilly cream and jam; a chocolate truffle; lemon drizzle cake; profiteroles and a seasonal fruit filo tartlet.
Option two is for two people to follow in the footsteps of Alice in Wonderland and sample the Mad Hatter’s afternoon tea.
As well as a cocktail for each guest, Mad Hatter’s afternoon tea includes… well, we’re not going to spoil the surprise.
All we will say, is that guests should look out for appearances from Wonderland characters such as the Queen of Hearts.
7 days a week
Both options are available seven days a week with afternoon tea served from 2pm to 4.30pm.
Turquoise Thistle has won lots of fans among 5pm users. This is what one recent guest thought of her experience:
‘Excellent value for money; lovely combination of flavours; attractive and modern venue; friendly staff…’
Christmas gift idea
As we said, vouchers for both options are valid until the end of March 2015 so this Big Deal would make for a wonderfully quirky Christmas gift.
The York Place hotel is handy for the cute arts and crafts boutiques of Broughton Street while the shopping opportunities at John Lewis, Mulberry Walk and George Street are just a short walk away.
The Playhouse is no more than a leisurely five minute saunter.
Your afternoon tea could easily be included in a shopping expedition or a trip to see a show.
All you need to decide is traditional afternoon tea or something more unusual?