Sunday, 21 July 2013

mad hatters tea party

Earlier this week I treated my friend to afternoon tea to celebrate her birthday. There are plenty of nice places to go for afternoon tea in Glasgow, so I let my friend decide and she chose the Ti Lounge at Glasgows Hilton Hotel. Ti Lounge has a few different afternoon tea selections available, and we decided to try the Mad Hatters afternoon tea!

The afternoon tea was one of the nicest I've had. There was a good selection of sandwiches including, salmon, egg mayo and a delicious halloumi and roasted veg, followed by perfect miniature scones, some melt in your mouth shortbread and a whole host of other cakes and tarts - the slice of carrot cake was my favourite! Yum!

We both had a 'drink me' potion, which fit into the Mad Hatters theme and tasted of yummy bubblegum and strawberry. There were delicious Queen of Hearts strawberries dipped in choocolate and some lovely orange cupcakes with a surprise of orange jam inside. I was maybe expecting things to be a bit more whackier given the theme, but I couldn't complain about any of the food.

Ti Lounge is just beside the hotels reception, making it a great place to sit and people watch whilst enjoying lunch. We spent 3 and a half hours (which we were shocked at - it didn't seem that long at all!) having our afternoon tea, and not once did we feel rushed by staff. Infact, they were more than happy to fill our individual teapots as many times as we wanted and even brought a little briefcase full of 12 different loose leaf teas to our table for us sniff and sample!

The only criticisms I had were small things, mostly nit-picking. However, after leaving an instruction on the 'dietary requirements' area when I booked, and also reminding the waitress that I was vegetarian as we were seated we were still given mostly all meat or fish sandwiches. After explaining for the 3rd time, I had a plate of veggie friendly sandwiches in front of me 10 minutes later so it wasn't a big problem, but the lack of attention paid was a little disappointing.

That being said, I would definitely go back to the Ti Lounge, and I'm already dreaming of their Confessions of a Chocoholic afternoon tea complete with chocolate fondue and dunkable treats!

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17 comments

  1. I never think to do things like this for people's birthdays but I'm definitlely stealing your idea for next time - this looks gorgeous. I may have just click the chocoholic link too, GIMME.

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  2. This is such a nice idea ! Looks delicious

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  3. I'm an afternoon tea addict! This look delish.
    Sophie
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  4. This looks gorgeous! Shame they didn't pay attention to the dietary requirements though...would be terrible if someone was allergic to something! xo

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  5. Oh, I love a good afternoon tea and this looks divine! I went to a mad hatter's themed one at The Sanderson, London for my sister-in-law's hen do last year and it was amazing! Got some photos of it in this post - http://trinket-box.blogspot.co.uk/2012_04_01_archive.html
    Mmm I want tea and cake now :) xx

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  6. This all looks so yummy!
    The cock up with the meat would have really annoyed me though! x

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  7. This looks lovely, my sort of day. I have a voucher for afternoon tea I have to use by Aug. Hope I get time to fit it in xx

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  8. eep, looks like a lovely little occasion! those desserts, yum!

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  9. Oh, this all looks so lovely! These photos are making me very hungry, haha :) xxx

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  10. Oh wow this looks so lovely, I'd love to treat a friend to 'high tea' we have a Hilton in Cardiff so maybe they do something like this too. Fingers crossed
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    Nina from little nomad

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    1. The Hilton one is lovely but pettigrew tea rooms is my fave place to go in Cardiff x

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  11. wow this looks lovely! sounds/looks like a great place! :D xx

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  12. This looks yummy! I like how it's presented too.
    I went to a Charlie and the a chocolate factory themed afternoon tea in London last week, which I'm posting about soon!
    Mia
    Prettyxeclectic.blogspot.com
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  13. Oh i think I need to try this out, always looking for new places to try afternoon tea in glasgow though Cup is a favourite of mine x

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