WHAT AFTERNOONS WERE MADE FOR
The story goes that Afternoon Tea became popular around 1841, when Anna Maria Russell, 7th Duchess of Bedford requested that tea and cakes be served in the late afternoon to tide her over until her evening meal. As time passed the Duchess would invite friends to tea, creating the sociable event that we now know and love.
The Blythswood Cream Tea £9.50
Freshly baked plain or apple and sultana scones served with preserves and Devonshire clotted cream and a selection of teas or freshly brewed coffees.
Below is the traditional afternoon tea menu served in the Salon at Blythswood Square in Glasgow between 12pm and 5pm daily.
Priced £22 per person. Add a glass of Moët and Chandon Champagne for £10.50 per person.
The Duchess of Bedford Afternoon Tea
Baked vanilla cheesecake
Mini chocolate and caramel eclairs
Raspberry and pink peppercorn macaroons
Lemon drizzle cake
Freshly baked plain and sultana scones with preserves
Emmental cheese with pesto and tomato on foccacia
Egg and cress on brown bread
Roast beef and horseradish on white
Honey roast ham and grain mustard on ciabatta
Smoked salmon and cream cheese on mini oatcake
Tea Tox Afternoon Tea
Detox salad - broccoli, cauliflower, cous cous, golden raisins, sunflower seeds and lemon oil
Vegetable crudities with hummus and guacamole
Apple and cucumber jelly
Sugar-free carrot cake
Raspberry sorbet, fruit skewers and berries. Served with honey and yoghurt dips
Blasad Albannach (Tasty Scotland)
An assortment of open sandwiches with poached salmon, smoked venison and Angus beef
Raspberry cranachan with shortbread
Dundee and Madeira Cake
Selected Scottish fine cheeses with oatcakes, quince jelly and grapes
To make a reservation please contact a member of our team:
T: 0141 248 8888
All menu prices are inclusive of VAT at the prevailing rate.
To the best of our knowledge our dishes do not contain GM foods. Optional Service Charge of 10% is applicable to tables of six or more. Please advise your waiter of any dietary requirements.