Monday, 11 March 2019

Afternoon Tea at Grand Central Champagne Bar

Hey guys, if you read my last post you will have read that my hubby and I went out for Afternoon Tea, I originally wanted to take him to Cranachan in Princes Square in Glasgow as we go to NY Grill right beside it a lot and it looks fab, however they don't take bookings on Saturday's and due to it being for his birthday, we didn't want to risk it.
My friend then recommended the Champagne bar in the Grand Central Hotel and as we wanted to drink also, it sounded like a fab idea.
We had no trouble booking and everything was looking good!

We then arrived and were seated promptly which was nice, asked if we had any dietary requirements and brought our champagne over right away. 
Then 25 minutes after finishing our drinks and waiting, we tried to find someone to catch so we could enquire about the hold up and get more drinks. No-one was to be seen. 

35 minutes later our Afternoon Tea arrived.

It had your usual afternoon tea fair, finger sandwiches, scones and cakes.
The scones were warm which was a lovely touch. 
We ordered more drinks when our tea arrived and again we waited about 20 minutes for them.

This was so disappointing you guys I can't even describe, for such a nice place everything seemed chaotic. It was slightly busy however everyone who came in had a reservation (we were sat at the door) and I feel like if you are aware of how busy you are going to be then have the right amount of staff  one - I get things happen but there were two staff in a busy booked restaurant. 
We only had two drinks in over an hour and we could have spent a lot of time and money here. I wouldn't recommend coming here I'm afraid as so many places in Glasgow do Afternoon Tea now and it is better a lot of places.

Food - 4/5 - the cakes weren't fab but the warm scones were great. Usual chicken, ham etc sandwiches
Staff - 2/5 - Trying to catch someone when they hear you and still walk past doesn't sit well I'm afraid!
Decor - 4/5 - a little dated but lovely.
Value - 3/5 - For £30pp you could definitely get better for a better price within walking distance but there was a good amount of items.

I honestly am really disappointed I didn't enjoy it here and wish we'd got on better! But I think most people agree that if you are treating your partner to a birthday celebration - hanging around for an age isn't what you  are after!

Where is your favourite place to go for afternoon tea if you like it?
Let us know!
G x

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