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AFTERNOON TEA: FAIRMONT ST ANDREWS

We all know I love an Afternoon Tea. Over Summer, my mum and I had a couple of nights away and we took this as the perfect opportunity to enjoy Afternoon Tea at a venue a little bit further afield than Aberdeen.

The Fairmont St Andrews is a luxurious 5-star golf and spa resort hotel. This had been on our list for a while and as soon as we drove up to the resort, it was obvious we’d made a great decision. Everything about the hotel was incredible. The exterior and interior was gorgeous, the staff were lovely and I just got such a good vibe from the place.

Afternoon Tea is served in The Atrium Lounge. We walked down the stairs into the lounge and were seated at a stunningly dressed table. There were a few different types of tables in the lounge: some were low with sofas; some were accompanied by booth-type seats; and some were just standard. I was very pleased to be seated at a normal table, as much as the sofas looked appealing, indulging in that much food and being chilled out on a sofa would definitely have resulted in me falling asleep!

There were two options for afternoon tea but we opted for the Savoy Afternoon Tea Experience at £25pp because it had more sweet treats which is what we always go for. We got a selection of finger sandwiches, plain and fruit scones with clotted cream, lemon curd and strawberry preserve, a selection of pastries and a slice of cake.

My mum and I take full advantage of afternoon tea so when asked which pastries we wanted, I am not ashamed to say, we took one of each, each! A raspberry tart, apricot macaroon, rhubarb dome, strawberry and passion fruit éclair, and a chocolate finger patisserie. These were all incredible but the strawberry and passion fruit éclair in particular was delicious. It was so light, fruity and refreshing.

The staff were super friendly and attentive and the unlimited Engish Breakfast tea we chose was going down a treat. We spent about 3-4 hours just indulging, chatting and soaking up the atmosphere. When we were ready to leave we were asked whether we wanted chocolate cake or Victoria sponge to take home and both chose Victoria sponge that we devoured that evening, again no shame.

Everything about this afternoon tea was just wonderful. The setting, the staff, the selection on offer and I was obsessed with the china. It was Royal Albert and if it wasn’t for the price tag I’d definitely have a vast collection of Royal Albert items already, they’re gorgeous!

I have told so many people about this afternoon tea and would recommend it to absolutely anyone! There is the option to add a glass of champagne for an extra £11pp but as we had the car and had bubbles chilling in our hotel room, we didn’t bother.

Have you been here before? If not, I hope my post has convinced you to give The Fairmont a visit!

-Shona x

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