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The Dome is Festive!
The Dome is Festive!

29/10/2010

Putting on the style

 

Edinburgh's Christmas starts officially on November 25th but locals know better.  When the Herculean columns of The Dome on George Street are cater- pillared with their festive garlands, Christmas is truly here.

 

Step into the foyer and you are transported into a sparkly winter wonderland. The investment is huge but it works. If a visitor book existed it would be roll-call of the local and well-travelled, the young and more mature, the famous and the unknown. It's a very popular place.

 

Queues for the Club Room and The Grill Room are familiar and last year's reached epic proportions.  The Club Room with its mirrored and black American walnut walls, crystal chandeliers and candle-lit tables has an intimate, clubby  atmosphere as the name suggests whilst The Grill Room is spectacular. The light here bounces around the always- gleaming mirrors, surfaces and decorations lying as it does under the arched ceilings of the central dome itself.

 

The only problem is squeezing everyone in but this year's solution is ingenious. By the time this article is published Afternoon Tea will be being served in the elegant, first floor Georgian Tea Room and Bite was allowed a pre-press peek.

 

The large room overlooks George Street and has chandeliers, stately drapes and, of course plenty of festive ambience. White linen and 3 tiered vintage-style cake stands will be  de rigueur for the traditional, indulgent feast of finger sandwiches, cakes, scones, jam, cream and tea, coffee or champagne. Classic, favourite dishes such as The Dome Fish and Chips and The Dome Burger which are served in The Club Room and The Grill Room will also be available in the Georgian Tea Room as well as a full drinks menu.

 

Afternoon Teas are fashionable and traditional and this bodes well for this new, festive addition to The Dome. A truly scrumptious place to treat yourself and take the weight off your tootsies after all that Christmas shopping!

 

The Dome is Festive from November 1st

 

The Grill Room - Open for 7 days from 11am until Late

The Club Room - Open 7 days  from 9am until Late

The Georgian Tea Room is open from 10am everyday until late afternoon/early evening during November and December.

 

For further information about the Festive Season at The Dome, please telephone 0131 624 8634, Monday-Friday between 9am and 5pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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