Espresso coffee, Versace dresses, Ferrari sports cars – pretty much everything is better when it’s made Italian.
So why not take the most British of traditions and give it an Italian twist? Dimora, in Glasgow’s Newton Mearns, has cottoned on to this great idea, serving up an afternoon tea with arancini, tiramisu and other Italian treats.
Experience this decadent cultural fusion with today’s Big Deal for Italian afternoon tea for two with a Tanqueray gin and tonic each.
Italian-themed afternoon tea
This Big Deal from Dimora restaurant in Newton Mearns is for afternoon tea for two with a Tanqueray gin and tonic each.
As Dimora is an Italian restaurant, their afternoon teas have a distinctly Mediterranean feel. Your tasty spread will include Neapolitan savouries such as mini ham and cheese croquettes; mini focaccia with salami and mozzarella; Neapolitan arancini rice balls, deep-fried baby pizza with tomato and ricotta cheese; mini bruschetta with tomato, basil and garlic as well as a selection of Italian sandwiches.
The ‘Dolci’ (Italian dessert selection) will include lemon sponge cake, chocolate cake; orange and vanilla scones with cream and strawberry jam; mini tiramisu and mousse of the day. Heaven.
Tanqueray gin has a crisp dry taste. Easily drinkable, it makes for a great gin and tonic. Allegedly Frank Sinatra’s favourite gin, it’s the perfect accompaniment to an Italian afternoon tea.
You will also be offered a choice of tea or coffee.
19th century villa
Dimora is a newly refurbished Italian restaurant in Newton Mearns serving dishes inspired by the cuisine of Naples, Campania and the Amalfi Coast.
The setting is a 19th century sandstone villa and inside you will find a relaxed, contemporary space where you can sit back and enjoy a gossipy afternoon. The afternoon tea is served in their upstairs aperitivo bar.
As much as possible, Head Chef Peppe aims to prepare all dishes from scratch, meaning that you will enjoy a truly fresh selection of afternoon tea goodies.
There is plenty of on-street parking by the restaurant and the nearest train station is Whitecraigs. Darnley Country Park is also close by, should you fancy a scenic stroll after tea.
Dimora is a firm favourite with 5pm customers. The restaurant currently has an average rating of 4.2 stars out of 5 from 21 reviews.
Recent reviews, edited for length, say:
‘Had afternoon tea at Dimora. It was our first visit and the whole experience was excellent. The manager and staff were most welcoming, the surroundings and ambience were first class and the food was excellent. Voucher was the best present we have had for a long time. We will be back.’
‘If you are looking for authentic Italian food a bit different from the usual then Dimora is definitely worth a try. It serves Northern Italian dishes with family recipes and homemade pasta. The portions are generous and the food is fresh and delicious. Service is very good and always with a smile.’
Idyllic afternoon for two
Available until the end of April, Today’s Big Deal from Dimora in the Southside is a treat like no other, as it offers a unique Italian twist on afternoon tea.
With a gin and tonic each included, and a comfy, contemporary setting to relax in, this would make a lovely day out with a friend. It would also be a great gift for the tea lover in your life.