Being completely inappropriately dressed for the horrible wet and windy day it was, I arrived early so went to the North Street Brasserie for a coffee to wait on mum and warm up. I love it in there. It's cosy and comfy and you can just pop in for a nice coffee in lovely surroundings. The building is beautiful.
So, enough about my Sunday, you really just want to know what the afternoon tea was like right?! We were shown through to a beautiful warm room and were given the choice of tables and our tea menu. I went for the jasmine green tea and a cheeky glass of prosecco seeing as I had a driver (aka mum!)
It soon got very busy. We were firsty given the savouries which consisted of a brioche roll with truffled egg mayonnaise, Cajun chicken, tomato salsa and sour cream wrap, smoked salmon and cream cheese on rye bread and Parma ham and pesto palmier. There was also a cheddar and herb scone with beetroot butter.
I have to admit, personally I prefer to have all the savoury and sweet food displayed together as I like to dip between the two and take a rest! I also like the wow factor of being presented with a tower of food that I know I have all afternoon to nibble my way through. But maybe that's just me. All the food was lovely, especially the truffled egg brioche rolls which was quite decedent. I found the savoury scone too heavy so I just had a taste.
After quite a long wait, we received our sweet treats (as I said, it was busy). This consisted of a fruit scone with clotted cream and a selection of jams, and a selection of cakes which included an amazing brownie, macaroon, lemon meringue tart, a chocolate truffle lollipop and a cheescakey type thing!
The scones were huge, which for a cream tea would have been great, but I found them too big for an afternoon tea. Again, I just had room for a taste by the time I'd devoured all the other delicious treats. But I always love a massive dollop of clotted cream...heaven!
If you're looking for a reasonably priced afternoon tea in beautiful surroundings then this hits the spot perfectly. The staff were friendly and did a great job considering how stretched they were.
Afternoon Tea at The Scotsman is £19.95 (Prosecco costs extra).
Thank you to The Scotsman for inviting me to try out your lovely afternoon tea!