Friday, 6 March 2015

Afternoon Tea for Two

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. 


It took us about 20 minutes to get from Musselburgh station to the hotel but the wintery sunshine and lovely views made the walk very pleasant!


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,

Heather x

12 comments:

  1. Aww that looks so cute!
    xx Hannah
    http://wrappedinmauve.blogspot.com

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  2. This looks lovely! I do love going out for afternoon tea and this is so stunning by the beach! x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Afternoon tea is one of my favourite occasions!

      Heather x

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  3. Looks like you had a lovely afternoon! You take really great pictures and your blog is very lovely! I had afternoon tea once, two large warm scones, cream and jam, and a pot of tea. It sounds lovely, and it was but after eating both the scones, I don't think I can eat another one any time soon!
    Emily
    http://dreamuphappiness.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Aw thanks Emily! That sounds delicious, an afternoon tea really isn't an afternoon tea without scones and if they're warm, all the better!!

      Heather x

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  4. This is the most perfect setting for such a lovely afternoon tea Heather. I LOVE afternoon tea - all those little sandwiches and mini treats, what's not to love! I'd definitely miss scones though so I completely share your sentiment there!

    Carly xx

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    1. It was gorgeous! Afternoon teas are on of my favourite treats but the lack of scones certainly was a bit of a disappointment!

      Heather x

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  5. Lovely photos, Heather! The sandwiches look pretty good! :)

    THOUGHTS IN TIFFANY BLUE

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    1. Thank you! They tasted as good as they look!

      Heather x

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  6. Sounds like a lovely afternoon tea! Those sandwiches look amazing. I'd definitely miss the scones though!

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

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    1. It was super and they were but yes, scones were required!

      Heather x

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