Afternoon tea doesn’t have to be all Downton Abbey, with starched linen, soggy cucumber sandwiches and Earl Grey. It can be fun. Take an hour or so to forget about the Glasgow weather and put a little Caribbean into your life over tea and cake (and rum).
That’s the enticing prospect on offer with today’s Big Deal, serving up a delicious afternoon tea and cocktail Caribbean-style in the colourful surroundings of Sugar Dumplin, the beach-shack BBQ bar in Princes Square.
Beach shack vibe
Designed to make you feel you are kicking back in a Caribbean beach bar, Sugar Dumplin creates a relaxed and sunny atmosphere, whatever the weather may be doing outside.
Available from 12pm-3pm Sunday to Thursday until the 7th of April, the offer is for two people to enjoy an afternoon tea and a cocktail.
Afternoon tea Sugar Dumplin style is a touch more exotic than scones and tea-cakes. The menu includes a tempting array of colourful creations including such sweet treats as rum cake, lemon posset, passion fruit & white chocolate cheesecake and the intriguing-sounding black cake.
Not so fast. Remember what your Mum told you about eating your sandwiches first. That shouldn’t be a problem with enticing fillings that include smoked chicken and mango, citrus prawn and coriander and butternut squash with blue cheese.
Round off your afternoon with a cocktail from Sugar Dumplin’s extensive menu. This being a Caribbean establishment, anything with rum is bound to be a winner.
Sugar Dumplin has been winning plenty of positive feedback on TripAdvisor. Recent reviews include the following comments, edited for length:
‘I love the décor, very relaxed, great atmosphere inside. We both had a cocktail, definitely not holding back with the alcohol, yummy!’
‘Friendly staff, good music, delicious cocktails and tasty food. Well worth a visit.’
If you haven’t quite saved up the airfare for that St. Lucia break, this is the next best thing. Forget the Scottish weather for an hour or so and lap up the vibe and flavours of the Caribbean with this Big Deal afternoon tea.
It’s the ideal chance for a cosy catch-up with a friend or relation, and a refreshing variation on the afternoon tea idea.