We visited the Hilton Glasgow for afternoon tea at their dedicated Ti Tea Lounge- a quiet area just off of the main lobby and reception. We first had afternoon tea at the Hilton Glasgow back in April 2013 when the Ti Tea Lounge had just opened. Back then, the afternoon tea menu was much more exciting and varied- with options such as a Chocaholic afternoon tea with a chocolate fondue, and a Mad Hatter's afternoon tea with 'Drink Me' potions. Now, the menu has been greatly streamlined and simplified to be more classic in nature, so we had to pay a visit again to check it out.
There is definitely nothing quirky or unusual about the offerings at the Ti Lounge now; which is a shame. It is very much a traditional afternoon tea menu; but is of a high standard and a really affordable price of £15 per person.
The Duchess of Bedford option consists of tea or coffee with a selection of sandwiches (we had ham, beef, salmon and egg mayonaisse), cakes (we had coconut sponge, coffee & chocolate cake, vanilla cheesecake, carrot cake, raspberry tarts and passionfruit mousse cake) and miniature scones and pancakes with jam and clotted cream. Everything was delicious, fresh and baked to a high standard; but we would have expected at least two miniature scones each or one large scone each, as is served just about everywhere else. Scones are our favourite part of afternoon tea.
The staff were excellent, and explained what everything we had in-front of us was, and offered to top up our clotted cream, jam and teas. We had chosen one of the comfier side tables out of the way; but they ended up packing other diners into the tables right next to us despite the rest of the Ti Lounge being empty; so if you want some privacy, choose one of the centre tables.
Overall, it was a really enjoyable afternoon tea experience; but definitely not original, or one of the best we've had.
If you want to see the Ti Tea Lounge menus and opening times, visit www.hiltonglasgow.co.uk.