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10 places to eat... afternoon tea

Finger sandwiches, clotted cream scones, éclairs and bon bons: tier-upon-tier of afternoon tea-lights!

There's more places in Edinburgh and Glasgow serving afternoon tea than Yelp can shake a flapjack at, so this week we're shouting three tiers for cake!

Royal Overseas League, Princes Street, Edinburgh

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Hidden from plain view on Princes Street, this private club is open to the public with pre-booking, and even has gluten-free options. Claire L treats herself to 'macarons, flapjacks and brownies' and especially adores the 'vanilla sparkles cupcake'!

The Tea Rooms, 151 Bath Street, Glasgow City Centre

Kathryn J says it's 'quirky and quaint' and 'the afternoon tea was delicious.' Served with salmon and oatcakes - 'a fab Scottish touch'. Prosecco or Moët are available to make your afternoon tea extra special!

The Caledonian Waldorf Hotel, Princes Street, Edinburgh

Carolann P sips on Pommery champagne, while enjoying this decadent afternoon tea, named Peacock Alley. With classics like battenburg cake, French éclairs, and egg and cress sandwiches, it's the perfect place to practice your ps and qs. Pinkies oot!

Cup Tea Lounge, 71 Renfield Street, Glasgow City Centre

With more than 40 teas to sample, you can take your time having afternoon tea here. Catriona G loved the 'freshly baked mini scones' which come with 'spiced cream' to give them that Christmassy feel!

Restaurant at The Bonham, 35 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh

For a 'truly scrumptious' event, Laura D makes it a lavish affair with the champagne afternoon tea at £25 per person. When everything is 'mini, fresh, and homemade' you can devour like a giant on the Gateau Opera and Lemon Tart.

The Hidden Lane Tearoom, 1103 Argyle Street, Glasgow West End

This charming tearoom, 'decked out with vintage crockery and décor', is where Lucy B finds her new favourite tea: 'I had the lemongrass and ginger; it was really flavoursome and refreshing'. With a range of delights, including vegan and gluten-free, this place is worth tracking down.

Anteaques, 17 Clerk Street, Edinburgh

Want scones with three types of jam in a quirky wee shop? Go back in time 'to a period where men wear waistcoats, the threepenny bicycle is still cutting edge, and tea is made properly,' like Elizabeth G. It's only open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays though, so you need to book!

Once Upon A Tart, 45 King Street, Glasgow G1 5PQ

'The selection of cakes is absolutely amazing' proclaims Lauren G. 'I have never seen as many yummy-looking cakes in all my life in the one place!' If you like cake and 'funky interiors' then this is the place for you.

Roseleaf, 23 Sandport Place, Leith, Edinburgh

This gastopub hosts Mad Hatters' Tea Parties, where Sara C paired 'an adorable cupcake with lemon, lavender and blueberry icing' with one of the cocktails served in a teapot. She 'felt super fancy sipping a Peachy Keen while wearing a hat fit for the races' that they provided.

Kimble's, Upper Mall, St Enoch Centre, Glasgow

Marj C says 'Kimbles is an utterly delightful place to get a spot of afternoon tea in the St Enoch Centre'.

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