Haven’t you heard, tea is the new brunch? A civilised afternoon in elegant surroundings is always conducive to helping the chat flow as smoothly as the Darjeeling.
Whether it’s a casual catch-up with a friend or an intimate tête-a-tête, the perfect ambiance involves the chink of china and the comforting sight of scone meeting cream.
For larger groups, a private dining room or booth is a great place for an informal get-together, especially when the tea and cakes are joined by a few bottles of fizz to help the party mood.
Today’s Big Deal from the Grand Central Hotel has an offer to suit every occasion, with options catering for the traditional tea-for-two in the Deli Central or for groups of ten friends in a booth or private dining room in the Tempus restaurant.
The award-winning Grand Central Hotel serves up freshly-baked, nutritious and delicious local fare in the relaxed Deli Central, with its chic, contemporary vibe, or in the modern and sophisticated Tempus restaurant, with cool décor that reflects Glasgow’s industrial past.
If you are taking tea a deux, you can look forward to plain or sultana scones, cream, jams and a choice of filtered tea or coffee.
Groups are treated to a private dining room at weekends and a semi-private restaurant booth during the week. Each guest in the group has their own personalised menu, with a selection of scones, sandwiches, filled brioche mini-rolls and wraps. Fillings include smoked salmon and rocket, ham and mustard, cream cheese and cucumber, and egg and cress. The chef’s patisserie selection includes profiteroles with fresh cream, cherry Bakewell slices, carrot cake, chocolate doughnuts and macaroons.
Adding some sparkle
For groups, tea and coffee are complemented by three bottles of chilled Prosecco, ideal for keeping the conversation lively. If you are simply too popular, additional guests, up to a maximum group size of fifteen, can be added at £16.95 per person.
Conveniently located in the centre of Glasgow, Grand Central offers a convivial and contemporary spot for any kind of get-together.
TripAdvisor contributors have offered consistent praise for the Grand Central. A recent visitor to Tempus wrote:
The afternoon tea was excellent and really good value for money. Food was fresh and delicious, good range of cakes and sandwiches and there was more than enough food for everyone, most of us struggled to finish it all!
A Special Occasion
Whether it’s an informal after-work gathering or a hen party’s civilised precursor to a night on the tiles, afternoon tea is a perfect opportunity to catch up with gossip, enjoy a little elegance and eat scones. Take advantage of this tempting Big Deal and start thinking about who you’ll invite.