Last weekend, I took my friend, Freya, for afternoon tea at the Ravelston House Hotel in Musselburgh, just outside Edinburgh, as a *very* belated Christmas present.
When we arrived, we were show to our table in a lovely little restaurant and each offered a glass of prosecco (we could of had tea or coffee but it would have been very impolite to decline prosecco.)
The hotel seemed like a very popular spot for afternoon tea as a fair few tables around us had little cake stands full of scones and sandwiches which is what I was expecting. However, our afternoon tea was a bit different.
We were both given a menu to choose a sandwich topping from. I went for garlic and chili prawns whilst Freya decided on the artichoke, sundried tomato and feta cheese option. The snadwiches were certainy not your average sandwich, they were chibattas with the top scooped out and filled with our toppings. We both agreed that the sandwiches were delicious and looked great too.
|My prawn number|
|Freya's vegetarian option|
Following the sandwiches we were offered a little platter of cakes with a fairy cake, a mini victoria sponge slice and a piece of shortbread each.The cakes were lovely and light although the victoria sponge needed a little more jam in my opinion! The shortbread was amazing and definitely my favourite piece of the platter which is odd considering how much I love cake!
The restaurant itself was lovely and cosy with rustic wood tables and chairs and rough stone walls. It was also relatively busy which gave the whole place a nice atmosphere.
We both really enjoyed our afternoon although there was a distinct lack of scones considering it was supposed to be an afternoon tea. The sandwiches definitely stole the spotlight and I'd make a trip back to the Ravelston Hotel for another!
Have you ever been for an afternoon tea?
Lots of love,