Afternoon Tea: Corinthian, Glasgow

The Corinthian on Ingram Street in Glasgow's stylish Merchant City is the premier nightspot, boasting bars, a nightclub, a restaurant and a casino. During the day, it becomes a stunning venue for drinks, light lunches and afternoon tea.

Large windows let daylight flood into the main bar to enhance the beautiful architecture of this once bank. It has a sophisticated atmosphere, and is the perfect place to enjoy their delicious afternoon tea with a friend. At only £15 per person, it is very reasonable and is one of the more affordable in the city.

Along with your choice of tea or coffee, comes cucumber infused water and a three-tier cake stand full of treats. 

On the top tier, miniature scones are served with fresh whipped cream and a quality jam. We liked that the scones were plain rather than fruit as they suit everyone, and two each was just the right amount.

On the middle tier were the cakes. These were well presented and equally as enjoyable as the scones. Blancmange was a strange and un-welcome choice; but the Victoria sponge and lemon meringue swan with raspberry cream were winners.

The sandwiches on the bottom tier were fresh and comprised of beef salad, ham salad, tuna mayonnaise and cottage cheese. This was a good mix that would satisfy all tastes. The beef and ham were without mayonnaise, which was wonderful for the plain sandwich lovers we are.

It looks a lot smaller than most afternoon tea selections, especially in the cake department; but it was just the right amount to be full and satisfied but not left feeling sick and uncomfortable (which is the state we usually leave afternoon tea sessions in).

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