Forget the power brunch, afternoon tea is now the go-to get-together option for everyone from fashionistas to hipsters, yummy mummies to laptop surfers.
There is something about a civilised afternoon in graceful surroundings that encourages the free and easy flow of chat. It helps if there is a delicious selection of sandwiches, some rich pastries, lashings of tea and a welcome glass of sparkling wine to keep the conversation fuelled.
Ever mindful of the latest trends, 5pm brings you a Big Deal that offers a refined afternoon tea in the elegant surroundings of the vibrant, contemporary Vanilla Black café at the Theatre Royal in Glasgow.
Located in the bright, modern foyer of the theatre, Vanilla Black is the perfect venue for a cultured get-together or a relaxed catch-up.
Tea and treats
Available Monday to Saturday, today’s Big Deal from Vanilla Black is for two people to share afternoon tea with a selection of finger sandwiches, a tempting choice of cakes, a glass of Prosecco each and a surprise treat to take home.
Multiple voucher purchases are permitted if you want to expand your group, up to the maximum table seating of eight.
The menu for today’s Big Deal includes an elegant selection of finger sandwiches. Customers can choose three types from a range that includes houmous and roast pepper, smoked salmon and cream cheese, honey roast ham, mayo and salad, and chicken, Cajun mayo and salad.
If you have been good and eaten your sandwiches nicely, you can turn your attention to the cakes and pastries, which show a real flair for patisserie in creations that include mini chocolate ganache tarts, macarons, bite-size scones with clotted cream and jam, baby meringues with berries and whipped cream, and that familiar favourite, Victoria sponge.
There is plenty of tea to hand, and the deal also includes a glass of Prosecco each.
The Vanilla Black people don’t like you to leave empty-handed, so they provide a surprise treat to take away at the end of your afternoon.
TripAdvisor contributors have extended a warm welcome to Vanilla Black at the Theatre. Recent reviews include the following:
‘The food is presented very well and tastes great too! The prices are very reasonable and there is also a good amount of choice!’
‘The cakes and things looked divine!’
For a birthday treat, an overdue catch-up or a relaxed chat with a colleague, afternoon tea is a perfect chance to kick back and enjoy yourself over sandwiches, wine and great cakes.