Afternoon tea is such a lovely thing to do. I love the entirely civilised nature of eating crustless sandwiches and devouring one-too-many cakes over endless pots of tea and glasses of fizz.
Last Saturday, I was invited to sample afternoon tea at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh. Never one to turn down the chance to spend the afternoon in this most British of ways, my friend and I indulged in a truly impressive afternoon tea.
Served in the Snug of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery’s café, we were very impressed not just by the selection presented to us, but by the quality of the food we ate. The sandwich platter included sandwiches filled with parma ham, which is a far cry from the run of the mill ham option. There was also mini goat’s cheese and caramelised onion tarts and espresso cups filled with broccoli and Stilton soup. It was a great start to the afternoon.
We then moved onto the cake tower, and wow what a cake tower it was. There was so much on offer, from lemon possets and pink macarons to millionaire’s shortbread, empire biscuits, brownies and freshly baked scones, served with cream and a homemade winter fruit compote.
I would thoroughly recommend afternoon tea at the portrait gallery. The Snug is quiet and cosy, the staff are friendly and attentive and the food was utterly delicious. I can’t wait to go back!
Disclosure: I was invited to review afternoon tea at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. All thoughts and opinions are my own.0 likes