Afternoon tea at No 11 Brunswick Street

It was the most glorious day in Edinburgh today, not just because the rain stopped and the sun came out, but because there were sandwiches to be eaten, cake to be devoured and Prosecco to be drunk. That’s right, I’m talking about afternoon tea.

The afternoon tea scene has exploded in the UK in the past couple of years. Across the land, people are rallying up their friends and spending afternoons sipping tea and Prosecco whilst working their way through three tiers of treats. And today at Number 11 Brunswick Street, my friends and I did exactly that.

On arrival we were each given a glass of Prosecco and brought some freshly-baked bread and hummus. It was delicious. More bread was to follow by the way of a selection of sandwiches, including flavours such as brie and cranberry and ham and mustard. They were tasty and plentiful.

There was a huge selection of sweet treats on our cake stands. Scones came with cream and jam, profiteroles were stuffed full of cream and topped with oozing chocolate and the carrot cake was moist and nicely spiced.

We really enjoyed our afternoon tea at Number 11 Brunswick Street and would thoroughly recommend it if you’re in the city and looking to over indulge in cakes and sandwiches. After today’s debauchery, I’ll definitely need a few days of green smoothie goodness to get me back on track!


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  • http://the.pyreflies.org Jessica

    Sounds like a wonderful time! I have never been to tea… Or gone to tea… Not sure how I say it lol

    • chiara

      I’m sure you would love afternoon tea, Jessica. Tea, sandwiches, cake and prosecco, it’s a pretty perfect way to spend an afternoon :-)

  • http://www.fromthedeskofj.blogspot.com Jenny

    Like Jessica, I’ve never been to tea/gone to tea either :/ It looks fun and delicious though! I should put it on my list of things to try :)


    • chiara

      I think you’d really like it Jenny, it’s great fun x

  • http://mirandasnotebook.com/ Miranda | Miranda’s Notebook

    I’ve been having a very sugar-filled weekend too! Need a few green smoothies myself now, but in the meantime I’ll admire your lovely afternoon tea pictures. It looks delicious!

    • chiara

      Thanks Miranda! I always find sugar-filled weekends are the best ones :-)

  • http://www.rhymeandribbons.com Amanda @ Rhyme & Ribbons

    You can never go wrong with a great afternoon tea! xx

    • chiara

      You’re right Amanda, afternoon tea is always a good idea x

  • http://www.writingmonique.com Monique | WritingMonique

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time! All the food looks delicious!

    • chiara

      Thanks Monique!

  • http://mathildejulie.blogspot.com Mathilde

    The food looks delicious – great job with the pictures! I love having a cup of tea in the afternoon after coming home from school, especially now that the weather is only getting colder!

    Hugs from Denmark x

  • http://acrossthehogsback.wordpress.com/ Gianni W.

    So if the photos weren’t enough to make me salivate, the words you’ve used to describe the eatables (oozing, moist) are more than enough. I’ll definitely be trying this spot for afternoon tea!

  • http://www.underbluelights.blogspot.co.uk Kate

    Looks delicious! I love Afternoon tea. x

  • http://www.somethingshavehappened.blogspot.com Siobhan

    That looks SO good!