There is afternoon tea. And then there is afternoon tea with added glitz, glamour and (most importantly) bubbles or gin.
Needless to say, the luxury lover in your life would adore the latter as a gift.
29 Private Members’ Club on Royal Exchange Square has more than its fair share of glam. Housed in a grand historic building, it is dripping with modern chic inside.
With this Big Deal for two, you can relax on 29’s smart white sofas, nibble on a delicious afternoon spread and clink glasses filled with Prosecco or ice-cold Hendrick’s G&T. Fabulous, darling.
And you don’t have to give it away as a gift, you know. Why not snatch it up for yourself instead and enjoy a catch up with a friend?
Afternoon tea with Fizz or G&T
Afternoon tea at 29 is an indulgent affair that starts with your choice of a selection of fine teas and coffees. With this offer, you will also get a choice of either Prosecco or a Hendrick’s G&T each.
The menu is refreshed every now and then, but a typical afternoon tea might include smoked Scottish salmon, cream cheese & cucumber wraps; cold Cajun chicken sliders; mini free range egg mayonnaise & cress brioche rolls, and tomato focaccia sandwiches filled with honey roast ham & mature cheddar.
The fruit scones are served with Chantilly cream and strawberry jam, while the cake selection features mini strawberry tarts, blueberry muffins, millionaire bites and raspberry and lemon choux buns. Oh my.
This offer is available from Friday to Sundays with sittings at 1pm or 3pm.
Made just down the road in Girvan, Hendrick’s kickstarted the current gin boom when it launched in 1999.
Made ‘with curious minds and an imaginative spirit’, a Hendrick’s G&T is the ideal accompaniment to an afternoon tea.
Happy tea drinkers
TripAdvisor users have had plenty of nice things to say about the afternoon tea experience at 29. We’ve edited these reviews for shortness:
‘Treated my friend and myself to the gin afternoon tea. Sandwiches were nice. Bread was very soft and fresh with nice fillings. Cakes and scones were lovely and fresh too. We scoffed the lot between us!’
‘Couldn’t recommend more. Booking for my mum’s birthday surprise afternoon tea… the service was second to none… everything was perfect! Thank you 29 will definitely be back!’
‘...afternoon tea was delicious and included a gin each! The service was excellent and we kept getting offered more tea. A really nice treat in a really nice place, I would definitely go back.’
Luxurious afternoon tea
Combining the things that we love the most (afternoon tea with fizz or gin), this offer from 29 would make a lush gift.
Plus as the setting is a swish private member’s club on Royal Exchange Square, you can be sure of a luxurious experience.