Rabbie was a connoisseur of the finer things in life and Amelie instilled in him a love for Afternoon Tea, enjoyed with cakes, pastries and bubbles of course. Back in Auld Reekie he kept up this tradition and fondly remembered Amelie, whiling away the afternoon with good food, good company and a tipple or two.
Scotland is well known as a nation of tea drinkers. But did you know that Afternoon Tea is an institution with rich historical roots in Britain, dating back through the centuries?
Legend has it that the Duchess of Bedford, lady-in-waiting to Queen Victoria was prone to feeling peckish and faint around mid afternoon. In an entirely relatable response, her servants would sneak her pots of tea and assorted breadstuffs.
This eventually evolved into a regular meeting of friends, after the Duchess began to invite those around her to partake. Tea would be shared, along with an assortment of beautiful cakes and sandwiches. Word of mouth quickly increased the popularity of the practice, and the rest, as they say, is history.
We believe wholeheartedly in that same great tradition, that afternoons were made for sharing scrumptious savouries and stunning sweets in the very best of company. Enjoy a selection of sandwiches, savouries, cakes and fresh baked scones, served with tea or artisan coffee. Or, for an extra indulgence, why not upgrade to a glass of fizz, or handcrafted gin cocktail, perfect to make the occasion that bit more special.
Our afternoon teas are served in our stunning caffé gallery where our knowledgeable baristas can talk you through the selection available and recommend a tea to your preference that will complement the menu perfectly. Ideal for an intimate catch up with friends or we can offer spaces for larger groups within our Bothy or Boudoir (subject to availability).