“There are few hours more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea,” said Henry James.
Here at 5pm, we quite agree. Is there anything more indulgent than a piping hot pot of tea, cakes, scones with cream and jam, accompanied by a good gossip?
Well actually yes, there is. All of the above served with a Champagne cocktail.
Which is why we’re particularly excited to present today’s Big Deal for a Champagne cocktail afternoon tea for two at Edinburgh’s Hotel du Vin.
Situated in the Edinburgh’s old town, Hotel du Vin is one of the capital’s most luxurious hotels.
Afternoon tea is served in the hotel’s whisky snug, which is furnished with leather armchairs, plump cushions and bookshelves lined with whisky. The perfect environment in which to enjoy a cosy autumn day.
The tea will start with a Kir Royale Champagne cocktail followed by a loose leaf pot of tea of your choosing accompanied by finger sandwiches, cream cake and a fruit or plain scone with strawberry preserve and fresh clotted cream.
The elegant surroundings are a world away from the building’s previous incarnation as 18th century lunatic asylum, Bedlam, and a science laboratory during the World Wars.
Today’s Big Deal offers the opportunity to enjoy an afternoon tea while soaking up an atmosphere of history.
Hotel du Vin Edinburgh is a firm favourite with 5pm customer who have left rave reviews on our website.
“Oasis of Excellence in Edinburgh – The hotel is hidden behind an old and historic facade. When you enter the courtyard, you are struck by the relaxed elegance of the al fresco dining. We ate inside in the restaurant which is traditional and very comfortable.”
“Fabulous place – This is my second visit to Hotel Du Vin, cannot fault the Food or the service. very attentive staff!”