Afternoon Tea at The Carmelite Hotel Aberdeen

Tuesday, October 11

Back in August I bought vouchers for Afternoon Tea at The Carmelite Hotel on groupon. I wanted to do something nice for my flatmate's birthday while still being on a tight budget. Roll forward about a month and we finally found the time to visit on a rainy, autumnal Wednesday afternoon.

This is a different sort of post for me but I want to share more of my adventures in Aberdeen, local businesses and my passion for eating out. It will take a bit of practise to get right - I took all the photos on my phone because I wouldn't have been confident with my camera - but please let me know your feedback.

Included with our vouchers was a pot of tea each, a plate of tasty sandwiches, a scone each and delicious cakes too. The sandwiches were basic but tasty with an egg mayonnaise roll, tuna mayonnaise wrap and ham and pickle sandwiches. My flatmate is a fussy eater so I got most of these - not that I needed more food.

For me the highlight was the scones which were beautifully baked with thick cream and jam. Not normally a huge scone fan but these ones were just right and the perfect size too. The cakes were little but this was a relief after we'd already had plenty food. I couldn't fault any of them, the carrot cake was moist and the chocolate cake was rich and chocolaty. 

The dining room in the The Carmelite Hotel is lovely with huge windows that let in plenty of light, big comfy booths to sit in and jenga to play at every table. It is a bit of a shame it was so quiet on a weekday because I can imagine it would have a lovely atmosphere when busy. 

I've been wanting to go to The Carmelite since the Jazz festival when I saw everyone having Afternoon Tea in March. The Afternoon Tea itself was a bargain - the voucher only cost me £10 on groupon so it was more than worth it. 

Without the voucher it is still only £20 for two people making it the perfect affordable girls day out treat. They have lots of Afternoon Tea options so I'm sure I will be back!

Where should I try for Afternoon Tea in Aberdeen next? Do you enjoy this style of post?

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