We have just had a nice Afternoon Tea here with an Itison voucher. We were warmly greeted on arrival and shown seats in the Brasserie and swiftly served a glass of bubbly quickly followed by our cake stand of goodies.
We have sampled quite a few afternoon teas recently and although this wasn't the best the selection of finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with clotted cream and jam and the array of small cakes was enticing.
We were particularly pleased that the cakes were in pairs so there was no squabbling about who would have what! Especially since there was a delicious mini macaron each filled with tangy fresh orange filling.
We chose to have a pot of coffee and this is the one thing that let the occasion down a bit for us as it was extremely weak. We did ask for a second pot of good strong coffee and this was brought for us and was so much nicer.
All in it was a pleasant visit after a wee trawl round some of Edinburgh's great shops. Would do it again but not sure if I'd be willing to pay the full whack of £50 for two.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in a desirable location on North Bridge, The 4 star Scotsman Hotel is nestled between the hustle and bustle of the New Town and the historical Old Town, the hotel is perfectly located to explore Edinburgh. Just off the famous Royal Mile, Waverley Train Station and Princess Street are within 2 minutes’ walk from the hotel. Tourist attractions, entertainment venues, restaurants, bars and shopping are all conveniently near-by, making The Scotsman Hotel the ideal base to explore the our great city. Many of the original features and layout remain intact from the former national newspaper of Scotland printing house, bringing historical character to this luxury boutique hotel. The Marble staircase, now the centre of the hotel, retains its imposing stained glass window and glows magnificently by candle light each evening. Within the heart of the historic and iconic building is our comfortable bar and lounge area which serves a wide variety of drinks to suit all tastes, a luxurious afternoon tea and a great range of bar snacks. A high quality Scottish breakfast with superb service is served daily in our dedicated breakfast restaurant. With discounted parking at local secure car park, complimentary Wi-Fi and all the little extras you would expect from a 4 star boutique hotel, we look forward to welcoming you soon to The Scotsman Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
- Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh