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Taking time out for Afternoon Tea is always an indulgent pleasure and one of the finer enjoyments in life. The Scotsman Hotels Front Page Bar and Lounge is Edinburgh’s best kept secret, located within the heart of the Hotel.

Afternoon tea Scotsman Hotel

At The Scotsman Hotel, we believe this sociable British tradition should not be missed, it’s a perfect opportunity to take time out and relax in stylish surroundings with the perfect combination of sweet and savoury.

Afternoon tea Scotsman Hotel

Afternoon Tea at The Scotsman Hotel is served daily from 12pm to 4.30pm.

Afternoon tea Scotsman Hotel

AFTERNOON TEA
Indulge in a selection of freshly prepared sandwiches before treating yourself to warm scones with Clotted Cream, Butter and a Selection of fine Scottish Jams & Preserves. Finish with Chef’s Sweet Platter, freshly baked cakes, pastries and Petit Fours.
All served with a spectacular range of freshly brewed classic and fruit teas.
£19.95, per person

Afternoon tea Scotsman Hotel

CREAM TEA
A selection of warm scones served with Clotted Cream, Butter and a Selection of fine Scottish Jams & Preserves.
All served with a spectacular range of freshly brewed classic and fruit teas.
£9.95, per person

THE HISTORY OF THE AFTERNOON TEA

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Anna Russell, Duchess of Bedford in the 1830s is credited with first making Afternoon Tea in a formal social occasion. Finding herself peckish in the gap between luncheon and dinner, the Duchess began inviting her friends to enjoy tea and a light refreshment at her home of Woburn Abbey. When she returned to London she continued the tradition and it then became a fashionable ritual among the upper classes.

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During the 1880’s upper class and society women would change into long gowns, gloves and hats for their afternoon tea and would usually be served in the drawing room between four and five o’clock.

Take time out and join us at The Scotsman Hotel for a luxurious Afternoon Tea. It’s a perfect way to revive after hectic days shopping or to have a gossip with friends.

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