The weather forecast tells you to bundle up, as the winds and rain are due… you grab the brolly and a big scarf only to be met with sunshine.
You ditch this, and then the rain comes back – where did you leave the brolly!?
We can’t deal with the ever-changing weather in Scotland. What we CAN deal with is just how good afternoon tea is, whether you can see sun or showers outside.
Take shelter whatever the weather with today’s Big Deal on afternoon tea for two in The Salon at Blythswood Square Hotel, which includes a glass of Moët and Chandon Impérial Brut each.
If you toddle up the grand staircase at the five star Blythswood Square, you will find the Salon, an elegant lounge bar.
It is a very chic space. In fact, the drinks Bible Class magazine rated it as one of ‘the best bars in the world’.
Decked out with chandeliers, Harris Tweed chairs, Ionic columns and large windows looking out over Blythswood Square itself, it is a sophisticated spot and perfect for enjoying this delicious Big Deal.
Afternoon tea with fizz
Available noon to 5pm, Monday to Friday, the Big Deal is for two people to have afternoon tea with a glass of Moët and Chandon Impérial Brut for each guest.
There is also limited availability between noon and 1pm on Saturdays and Sundays, which carries a £10 per person supplement, payable directly to the restaurant.
The Blythswood patisserie chefs are always innovating and baking up new treats so the afternoon tea menu changes regularly.
However, typical savouries might be the Ayrshire honey roast ham with Arran mustard on a mini roll; the smoked salmon and dill mayonnaise mini brioche or the applewood smoked cheddar and tomato tartlet.
Of course, there are always traditional and fruit scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve.
The cake selection might include a lightly toasted coconut meringue cone; a passion fruit macaron; apple crumble tartlet and a Madagascan Madirofolo chocolate mousse choux bun.
The Salon serves a wide range of loose leaf teas and speciality coffees.
The Salon attracts lots of happy reviews on TripAdvisor. As these excerpts from longer reviews demonstrate:
‘Upstairs in The Salon the atmosphere is quite relaxed and not stuffy at all. Service is excellent – attentive but not too pushy.’
‘Perfect afternoon tea… The staff were lovely. Everything was fresh and very tasty.’
This visitor took her Gran for a birthday treat:
‘I took my gran for afternoon tea as a treat for her birthday… the Salon where we had the afternoon tea was impeccable. I could not have faulted our experience. We had a great table with views of the square. The staff were lovely and the food delicious…’
This Big Deal for The Salon at Blythswood Square is the perfect way to relax or treat yourself, knowing that whatever the weather, your afternoon will be a good one.
It’s perfect for an indulgent catch-up with a friend and it would make a very kind gift for your nearest and dearest.
And gentlemen, should you be reading, this is one Big Deal which has ‘Brownie points’ written all over it.
Treat yourself to today’s Big Deal on afternoon tea for two at The Salon in Blythswood Square.