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15 places in Scotland for afternoon tea takeaway and home delivery

Here we take a look at some of the best sweet treats to enjoy at home thanks to afternoon tea delivery and collection services.

Published: August 5, 2020
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During lockdown, many bakeries offered an afternoon tea takeaway or delivery service, which have carried on after restrictions eased. Here are some of the best to enjoy in the comfort of home.

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

The Waldorf in Edinburgh is offering locals a five start afternoon tea to be enjoyed at home.

The hotel's Peacock Alley is where guests can usually tuck into the traditional treat, but now the pastry chefs have created a Champagne afternoon tea for collection or delivery within Edinburgh - and it's wizarding themed.

Delivery is to postcodes EH1-17 and the wizard themed treats can be washed down with a bottle of Laurent Perrier Champagne.

Find out more and book here.

Almondine

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This Aberdeen coffee shop has an afternoon tea delivery service for those living within 17 miles of the city centre.

Customers can tuck in to picture perfect patisserie miniatures, scones with clotted cream and jams and finger sandwiches, all for £21 per person.

Deliveries are Wednesday-Saturday between 9am-3pm.

More info and booking can be found on their website, here.

Damiani Fine Dining

Sabrina Damiani is a private chef and caterer, who would normally be found cooking for the Italian consulate, but now she’s offering Edinburgh residents deliveries of her fine dining dishes.

As well as savoury items, Sabrina offers Italian themed afternoon tea boxes, for delivery in Edinburgh.

The afternoon tea boxes  include treats such as cannoli and tirimisu.

Delivery is £5 Edinburgh customers (within 5 miles from EH12), and there's vegetarian, gluten and dairy free options.

Find out more here.

Cup tearoom

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This popular Glasgow tea room has an afternoon tea delivery or takeaway service, available to book online.

Orders places on or before Wednesday will be sent out for that weekend and the tea consists of a savoury selection, mini plain and fruit scones, jam and cream, a selection of sweet treats and a choice of Ambr Hand blended tea.

For those looking for something a bit stronger, there's also champagne, cocktail and gin afternoon tea upgrades available.

Prices start at £20, with more information here.

Mimi's Bakehouse

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This family run bakery has four outlets in Edinburgh and is known in the city for its tasty, home baked cakes.

The team are offering an afternoon tea for two at home, for delivery in Edinburgh (postcodes EH1-EH22) or collection from Mimi's Corstorphine or Leith.

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Afternoon tea is £30 for two and includes two scones, six traybakes, mini cupcakes, sausages rolls, sandwiches and eteaket teabags.

A spokesperson at Mimi's said: "The Mimi's Bakehouse Afternoon Tea is a delectable selection of our award-winning traybakes and miniature cupcakes, served alongside our freshly baked scones with homemade jam and clotted cream and our delicious finger sandwiches and miniature sausage rolls.

"Paired perfectly with your choice from our eight different flavours of Eteaket Tea it is an experience that is not to be missed. The Afternoon Tea is £18 per person or it can be paired with a cocktail for £24 or a glass of champagne for £27.

"We are also doing takeaway Afternoon Tea for Two for £30 that can be collected in-store or delivered to EH1-EH22 postcodes in Edinburgh."

There is also a classic cream tea option for £21 for two, and the treats can be ordered online here.

Artisan Larder

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Artisan Larder was created thanks to demand for customers looking to buy products usually available in Edinburgh's Ostara Cafe.

Grocery collection or contactless delivery is available as well as store cupboard essentials - and there's an afternoon tea for two to order online for those looking for an authentic Ostara experience at home.

The tea, priced at £20, includes freshly baked Ostara scones with clotted cream and Scottish jam, carrot cake, dark chocolate brownie and filled savoury rolls, to be served with loose leaf Pekoe breakfast tea for two.

A bottle of organic prosecco can be added to make your at-home tea extra special.

For more information and to order, please visit their website.

G5 Deli

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This deli in Glasgow's south side has rave reviews on Facebook for its afternoon tea service.

Afternoon tea is available for takeaway or collection from £18 and includes freshly made sandwiches, savoury bites and sweet treats such as Victoria sponge, scones and mini fruit tarts.

Payment can be made over the phone when ordering or via bank transfer to keep contact to a minimum.

More information can be found on their Facebook page.

Eteaket

Edinburgh loose leaf tea specialists launched an afternoon tea at home service in late 2020.

The aftrnoon tea is for one or two, and available for delivery across Edinburgh.

Complete with your own cake stand, the afternoon tea includes: sandwiches of your choice (including veggie options), freshly baked scones of your choice with raspberry preserve and Cornish clotted cream, a selection of mini patisseries and three individually wrapped tea bags so you can embark on your own Tea Flight with Eteaket's Tea in Mind card.

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Find out more here.

Bad Tempered Baker

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This Leith cafe is offering an afternoon tea delivery service, which includes a cake box, four scones, whipped cream, a jar of jam and a bag of coffee for £30.

The cafe is back open for those wanting to pop in, and cake delivery is available for UK wide delivery.

To find out more, see the menu and order afternoon tea delivery please visit their website.

All You Can Tea Bakery

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This family owned Musselburgh bakery has an afternoon tea box available for home delivery, as well as a vegan option.

The afternoon tea for two is priced at £22 and includes sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam and a selection of cakes.

There's also an afternoon tea box for one, £9, which is an ideal lunchtime treat. The bakery is also selling boxes of scones, gin and tonic cupcakes, mixed brownies and cookie kits all for home delivery.

For more info, please click here.

Blossom Tree Cafe

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This Edinburgh cafe is offering afternoon tea delivery to Juniper Green, Currie and Balerno as well as socially distanced collection.

Gluten free options are available and, for a celebration, why not add a bottle of prosecco?

More information can be found on the cafe's Facebook page.

Norton House Hotel

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This Edinburgh hotel has recently launched afternoon tea and picnic hampers, to be enjoyed by guests in the grounds or at home.

The hotel's head chef Graeme Shaw has created a spread that caters for all requirements using locally-sourced, fresh seasonal produce.

Guests can choose an afternoon tea take away selection to enjoy at home or from the comfort of the hotel.

Inside each wicker basket, which comes complete with utensils, diners will find salmon and cream cheese, ham, tomato salad, cheese and pickle and egg mayonnaise sandwiches.

Sweet treats are plain and fruit scones accompanied with clotted cream and fruit jams and cakes such as blueberry sponge, double chocolate brownie, ginger and pumpkin slice, tiramisu slice and fresh strawberry tart.

For more information and to book, please visit their website.

BuonGusto

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This cafe has an afternoon tea delivery service that offers an Italian twist on the traditional cakes and sandwiches combo.

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Delivery is available for Edinburgh and the tea includes paninis, charcuterie, arancini and cannoli - and a gluten free option is also available.

The cafe is also offering delivery of pasta, bacon rolls, coffee, cakes and lasagna. More info can be found here.

The Stair Arms

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This Pathhead hotel came up with innovative new ways to ensure they were able to stay open, while adhering to the coronavirus regulations - resulting in an afternoon tea drive thru service.

The service, in which customers can phone and order a classic afternoon tea then drive in for collection, proved so popular that it is now a permanent feature of the hotel.

Customers can look forward to sweet treats such as caramel shortcake, tablet, truffles and mini Victoria sponge as well as savouries including sandwiches, wraps and sausage rolls.

For more information and to book, visit the hotel's website.

For Cake’s Sake

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This Dundee bakery launched what they described as the North East's first ever takeaway afternoon tea late last year, and is still offering the sweet treat to be enjoyed at home.

Each classic Afternoon Tea Box may include For Cake’s Sake’s secret recipe strawberry milkshake cake, raspberry and white chocolate cruffins, filled shorties and their handmade, chocolate truffles, as well as a selection of savouries.

For Cakes Sake founder and head baker, Caroline Brackin, said: “I love afternoon tea, but I don’t love stuffy hotels or hovering waiters, that’s why I invented the Afternoon Tea Box.

“With For Cake’s Sake’s afternoon teas, you get to set the mood, whether you like to enjoy your afternoon tea curled up in front of the fire, in the ‘break out room’ with your work chums, or watching Die Hard for the twelfth time, that’s up to you (we won’t judge you).

“Why not order an afternoon tea for a date night treat once the kids are in bed? Or to share with an elderly relative who finds it hard to get out and about? There’s even a Waggy Tea you can share with your dog!

“Wherever and however you decide to enjoy your afternoon tea, just make sure you leave room for our delicious macarons.”

The afternoon tea can be delivered in Dundee, postcodes DD1-DD5 or for collection.

Boxes start at £18 and include original afternoon tea, birthday, mystery and vegetarian. For more info and to book visit their website.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related.

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