Afternoon Tea At Cup Glasgow //

 

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You know what I love? A good afternoon tea. Luckily I’ve managed to find a chap with a strong desire to sit down for tea & cakes around 3pm when the opportunity arises, so when a celebration or special event happens, Neil and I like to celebrate it with a nice afternoon tea. We’ve been lucky enough to go to some fabulous places to enjoy afternoon tea (The Balmoral in Edinburgh and The Dorchester in London being the stand-out trips!), and when we celebrated our three year anniversary last month, as well as celebrating his impending move to join me in Glasgow, we stuck with tradition and sought out a good spot in our new hometown for a sit and a scone.

 

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Still being a total newcomer to Glasgow I’d not been to Cup before, though I’ve passed their location on Byres Rd several times and peered in longingly. We went to the shop on Renfield Street, which has the most amazing interior, completely covered in tiles!

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The afternoon tea was lovely, they had a good spread of sandwiches (I’m veggie, and the choices for me were lovely too!) They even included a Tunnocks Tea Cake as a nice little nod to Scottish sweet tastes.

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It also came with fresh cookies and scones, warm from the oven, served with whipped cream and some lovely jam. They also offered an option to add a cocktail for £6, which we naturally took them up on! The staff were attentive but not over-keen to bother you. It was delightful, I can’t wait to go back!

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We decided to also visit The Lighthouse, which is a Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed building, originally commissioned for the Glasgow Herald newspaper. Now it’s a centre for art and design, with some interesting exhibitions and workspaces. Though we mostly went for the view!

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It was a lovely day, and just made me more excited to get to know this city better! What’s the best afternoon tea you’ve ever had? I think The Dorchester tops the charts for me. Mini ice creams for the win!

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