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The Spence launches a limited-time afternoon tea and Edinburgh food experience

Updated: Jan 4



The Spence

The Spence, Gleneagles Townhouse's renowned restaurant in Edinburgh, is set to launch an afternoon tea experience on 8th January which will run for a limited time only, until 30th April. The delightful Edinburgh food will be exclusively served in The Spence's elegant dining room Monday - Friday from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm.


The menu at the restaurant Edinburgh, overseen by Head Pastry Chef Renato Blinder, has been curated to showcase variations of The Spence’s most beloved savory dishes, past and present, alongside expertly crafted sweet treats using only the finest Scottish produce.


Complement your afternoon tea with Champagne or loose leaf teas

The menu features a Wild mushroom cappuccino with cheese straw; a Spiced pumpkin tart; and a West Coast crab crumpet with crème fraiche. Sweet options include a bitter chocolate and apricot gateau; Bailey's choux bun; and Lemon and meringue tart. Served with Townhouse plain and fruit scones, Cornish clotted cream Glen & Co strawberry, and Champagne jam. Diners have the option to begin the Edinburgh food experience with a glass of Veuve Clique followed by a selection of loose-leaf teas and coffee.


Guests are welcome to continue to the afternoon sipping on drinks from The Spence’s ample drink and cocktail menus created by Bar Manager, Stef Anderson. The Spence, a renowned restaurant in Edinburgh, offers a wide selection of delicious Edinburgh food and drink. Winter favourites include a Townhouse Bellini, blending orange blossom with vanilla, blood orange, and Crémant D’Alsace, or a Rusty Nail, made up of Johnnie Walker Black Label, X by Glenmorangie, Drambuie, Sweetdram Escubac and orange bitters.


The Spence, an exquisite restaurant in Edinburgh, is situated in the heart of the city's old banking hall. It perfectly combines timeless charm and contemporary style, honoring the building's heritage and listed status. With its glass dome ceilings, impressive central bar, and original architecture, this restaurant provides a truly exceptional setting for indulging in a leisurely afternoon. Conde Nast recently recognized The Spence as one of Scotland's most beautiful restaurants, further solidifying its reputation. Experience the allure of the Edinburgh food scene at The Spence, a true gem among restaurants in Edinburgh.


Afternoon tea is priced at £50 per person or £65 per person with Champagne.


It will be served Wednesday -Friday from 8th – 31st January, then Monday – Friday from 1st February – 30th April from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available. Unfortunately, they cannot cater to vegan or lactose intolerances.


Bookings can be made here now for bookings from 8th January onwards.



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