Well, Edinburgh certainly has no shortage of amazing places for Afternoon Tea – from the award winning Bollinger Afternoon tea at the Balmoral, the gothic luxury of an afternoon spent at Prestonfield House, One Square’s excellent and regular changing special teas, to the chocolate afternoon tea at the Waldorf Astoria, we are pretty spoiled here.

Now a new festive afternoon tea has appeared at The Scotsman Hotel’s North Bridge Brasserie. So time to get your gladrags on and head into town!

When you’re all shopped out, there is nothing better than heading for a spot of afternoon tea. At the North Bridge Brasserie you can enjoy festive finger foods and seasonal sweet treats crafted by Executive Head Chef Paul Hart, accompanied by rich roasted coffee or traditional tea. The new White Christmas Afternoon Tea menu combines traditional treats including marzipan stollen and homemade Christmas pies with a contemporary snowman cake pop and coconut snowballs, scones, and both sweet and savoury varieties will be served alongside a sandwich selection including smoked salmon with cream cheese roulade on rye bread.

White Christmas Afternoon Tea Menu

Brioche Roll with Truffled Egg Mayonnaise, Finger Roll with Smoked Chicken and Avocado, Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Roulade on Rye Bread, Parma Ham and Pesto Palmier,  Mull Cheddar and Bacon Scone with Seaweed Butter.

Freshly Baked Fruit Scone with Butter, Clotted Cream and Strawberry Jam, Selection of Homemade Cakes: Coconut Snowballs, Snowman Cake Pop, Homemade Christmas Pies, Gingerbread Cup Cakes, Fruit and Marzipan Stollen. A Serving of Freshly Brewed, Rich Roasted Coffee or Traditional Tea

Afternoon tea is available throughout December*, and starts at £23.95 per person. Enjoy your afternoon tea with mulled wine for £29.95 per person, and with champagne for £34.95

To book: scotsman-northbridge@thescotsmanhotel.co.uk or call 0131 622 2900.

*Not bookable on the 25th or 26th December or the 1st January