Blythswood Square Afternoon Tea Launch

Monday 15 Feb 2010

Blythswood Square Afternoon Tea Launch

Lorraine Kelly Launches Afternoon Tea at Blythswoood Square...

Traditional afternoon tea has returned to Blythswood Square in Glasgow with the arrival of The Salon within the city's newest five star hotel.

Lorraine Kelly is amongst the first to enjoy the delicious treats served at the luxury Blythswood Square which has stunning views across one of Glasgow city centre's last green spaces.

She said: "Afternoon tea is just so civilised. You can go along with your friends to celebrate a birthday or an engagement or have a mother and daughter day, but it doesn't need to be a special occasion, you could just feel like giving yourself a well deserved treat."

Creating the perfect afternoon tea menu is a real skill and Dan Hall, Executive Chef at Blythswood Square has created a simple but delectable afternoon tea menu. Small bite-sized sandwiches, home-made scones with jam and cakes which will make your mouth water are served on traditional cake stands together with a selection of leaf teas or freshly brewed coffees. For those who wish to spoil themselves even further, then a glass of champagne is a perfect accompaniment.

Blythswood Square opened its doors last November and has quickly established itself as one of the most popular venues in Glasgow for lunch, dinner, mouth watering cocktails and now afternoon tea.

Hans Rissmann, Managing Director of The Town House Collection and General Manager at Blythswood Square said: "We know that when Blythswood Square was the former Royal Scottish Automobile Club it developed a reputation for serving afternoon tea for everyone from business people to ladies taking a break from their shopping. We were very keen to continue that tradition in our own hotel and The Salon is the perfect place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Afternoon tea is gaining in popularity generally and has become something of a tradition within our Edinburgh hotels. We are now delighted to be able to invite the people of Glasgow to join us to share the tradition."

Blythswood Square has a number of Afternoon Tea options including a cream tea priced at £9.50 per person, a traditional afternoon tea, priced at £20.00 per person and champagne afternoon tea at £30.00 per person. If you are really looking to treat yourself you can choose to have afternoon tea accompanied by free flowing vintage rosé champagne for £75.00 per person!

By Natalie