It feels like winter is here already, so thoughts of Christmas shopping and whose house you’re dining at really should be cropping up.
Nope? Doesn’t appeal to us either.
We would much rather freshen up our anecdotes, polish up our finest gossip and put the world to rights over a mighty fine afternoon tea.
Today’s Big Deal on an afternoon tea for two at Cranachan is just the excuse for a natter.
Dainty sandwiches and cream scones will put a little spring in your step.
Situated on the second floor of Princes Square, Cranachan is an inviting mix of modern design and locally-produced food.
And, with spacious, airy atrium seating, it is great for people-watching.
Inside Cranachan, antler chandeliers and walls decorated by Glasgow’s famous Timorous Beasties confidently set the stage for the contemporary Scottish cuisine served in Cranachan.
Available in the afternoon, Monday to Friday, the offer is for two people to enjoy afternoon tea at Cranachan, with choice of various loose leaf Suki teas and Miko coffee.
Your sandwich selection includes Mull of Kintyre cheddar and seasonal chutney (v); egg mayonnaise and mustard cress (v) and roast breast of chicken roasted peppers, rocket and tarragon mayonnaise.
After that, it’s onwards and upwards to the cream scones, miniature cakes and, finally, the individual desserts.
There’s a second option to include a glass of pink Prosecco each, making the afternoon a wee bit fancier.
Cranachan scores a very solid 4.2/5 from more than 400 5pm reviews. Good service, delicious food and the laidback atmos are recurring themes:
‘Fantastic afternoon tea. Everything was excellent. I would thoroughly recommend afternoon tea at Cranachan it was delicious…’ Rating 5/5
‘Fabulous afternoon tea. I have waited for a long time to have afternoon tea at Cranachan, and it was well worth the wait. Sometimes you can get too many cakes and not enough savouries with some afternoon teas. Cranachan’s offering was just the right amount of sweet and savouries and the sandwiches were delicious. Beautiful scone and cream too.’ Rating 4.5/5
Tea for two
This Big Deal from Cranachan would be perfect for a shopping trip break; an afternoon catch-up with a friend or even a late lunch.
Add in a glass of pink Prosecco and make it a celebration perhaps.
Put those festive thoughts to the back of your mind for a wee bit longer…