Afternoon tea in the UK is almost like a tea related ritual. Enjoyed since early 1840s, afternoon tea evolved into a light meal before evening dinner and usually includes a selection of home-made pastries, sandwiches and scones with clotted cream and jam.
I am a huge fan of Afternoon tea and what better place to enjoy the nation’s favourite delights than at The Shore Fish & Grill House at the DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh – Queensferry Crossing whilst looking out at the stunning views of the new Queensferry Crossing & the Firth of Forth
The Shore Grill & Fish House is the latest destination venue from the creators of award-winning Twenty Princes Street & Juniper cocktail bar located in the busy Edinburgh city centre.
The open plan restaurant & bar with ceiling to floor windows is the perfect place for drinks, food, special celebrations or nights out with friends. Soak up scenic views of the iconic Queensferry Crossing from your table or just sit down, relax and watch the world goes by.
Afternoon Tea at The Shore is the perfect combination of sweet and savoury, served daily from 12pm to 4.00pm. Featuring an indulging collection of seasonal sandwiches including smoked salmon, honey roast ham vintage cheddar, accompanied by freshly baked scones with clotted cream and preserves. Finished with freshly baked cakes, pastries and Petit Fours
Complemented with a spectacular range of classic and fruit teas, it becomes even more luxurious when served with a glass of chilled champagne.
Selection of hand crafted selection sandwiches
Vintage cheddar, red onion jam, cos lettuce
Smoked salmon, cream cheese, chive and mizuna cress
Roast red pepper, avocado, goats cheese
Honey roast ham, Dijon mustard, tomato
Egg mayonnaise, cucumber, mustard cress
Freshly baked cakes, pastries and Petit Fours
Lemon drizzle cake
Red berry delice
Homemade tea loaf
The cakes and pastries looked amazing and had the flavours to match. Clearly, much thought has gone into each element of the Afternoon Tea.
Chef’s homemade scones with mixed berry jam and clotted cream
The Afternoon tea was served with a choice of Tea infusions, coffee, hot chocolate
Afternoon tea at the The Shore was a real treat. Light bites with simple flavours and top Scottish produce leaving plenty of room for the main event…
Top tip: Booking in advance is recommended due to the popularity
Price: Afternoon Tea £14.50 per person
Cream tea £6.50 per person