The best afternoon teas are powered by a heady mix of dainty sandwiches, decadent cake and tasty gossip.
Recharge your batteries and catch up on the scandal with today’s Big Deal on afternoon tea for two at North Bridge Brasserie in the five star Scotsman Hotel on Edinburgh’s North Bridge.
Five star luxury
Constructed in Victorian times, the building which is now The Scotsman Hotel once housed The Scotsman newspaper.
The printing presses and inky-fingered journalists are long gone but this fantastic, English Baroque style building retains a dramatic sense of occasion.
The romantic turrets, ornate ceilings and show piece marble staircase are spectacular, as is the wood panelled North Bridge Brasserie – the perfect setting for your delectable afternoon tea.
Available seven days a week, from noon to 4.30pm, this Big Deal is for two people to enjoy afternoon tea with a glass of Prosecco each.
The exact range of sandwiches may change but your afternoon tea menu will look very like this:
Traditional sandwich selection
Truffled egg mayonnaise with wholegrain bread
Cajun chicken, tomato salsa and sour cream wrap
Smoked salmon and cream cheese roulade on rye bread
Parma ham and pesto palmier
Mull cheddar and herb scone with beetroot butter
Freshly baked fruited scone with butter, clotted cream and selection of preserves
Chef’s sweet platter
Selection of homemade cakes
Coffee and tea
A serving of freshly brewed, rich roasted coffee or traditional tea
The North Bridge Brasserie at The Scotsman Hotel has been attracting plenty of fans on TripAdvisor. We’ve edited these comments from longer reviews:
‘An excellent restaurant, very well priced. The high spot of our stay at this hotel was an evening meal at the North Bridge Brasserie.’
‘Another great experience. Once again took my parents to North Bridge Brasserie restaurant and we didn’t leave disappointed! Food was delicious, beautifully presented. Service amazing… made my parents and myself feel very welcome!’
This Big Deal with The Scotsman hotel would be perfect for treating a friend or family member. Alternatively, you could buy a few and make it the centre piece of a girls’ day out.
The North Bridge Brasserie will supply the afternoon tea and fizz. The gossip is up to you…