So, has the Great British Bake Off inspired you to create your own illusion cake?
Or has it convinced you to bin the Be-Ro, kick out the cake tins and leave the baking to the experts?
Discuss it over a sparkling afternoon tea in the airy Mariner Restaurant at Glasgow’s Crowne Plaza hotel.
Conveniently located for the Hydro, SEC and Science Centre, the Mariner Restaurant has great views over the Clyde and an eye-catching interior that reflects Glasgow’s ship-building heritage.
Afternoon tea for two
Available seven days a week, the offer is for two people to have afternoon tea.
Enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches and sausage rolls; plain scones and fruit scones with jam and cream.
To finish, guests will be offered a variety of fresh pastries and cakes. Of course, you will also enjoy a pot of tea or coffee.
A glass of Prosecco for each guest is also included in the offer. Fizz always seems to make gossip that little bit more juicy.
Perfect for the SEC
As we mentioned, The Crowne Plaza is very handy for visitors to the SEC and Hydro. A covered walkway connects the hotel to the SEC for concerts, conferences and exhibitions.
The Tall Ship and Riverside Museum are not too far away either.
Guests at The Mariner Restaurant can enjoy up to four hours of free parking at the hotel. It would be easy to spend a couple of hours at the museum and then park up at the Crowne Plaza for afternoon tea.
Plenty of 5pm Dining customers enjoy visiting the Mariner Restaurant:
‘Class by the Clyde… as always, food and staff excellent. Very comfortable surroundings and great interior design keeping the Clyde’s heritage alive.’ Rating 5/5
‘Perfect. Friendly helpful staff. Great food lovely ambience.’ Rating 5/5
According to her review on the restaurant’s Facebook page, this customer had an ‘amazing’ afternoon tea. This is an edited version of a much longer review:
‘Our afternoon tea was… amazing. Lots to choose from and we were given a glass of Prosecco each and a pot of tea and coffee that lasted forever. Our server was very attentive and nothing was too much trouble… I would recommend the hotel to anyone. Great food, great atmosphere, lovely refurbishment, fantastic people and a great position to get anywhere nearby. Thank you guys.’
Restaurant with a view
Afternoon tea for two with a glass of fizz? If that is the sort of offer that bakes your cupcakes then snap up this Big Deal from the Mariner Restaurant.
It would be ideal of a catch-up with a friend or a day out with family.
It would also make thoughtful gift for anyone who could use a little treat.