We’ve all heard about Afternoon Tea, but what about Morning Tea? Often referred to as elevenses, Morning Tea is not as common, although I know of at least two now in Edinburgh so it looks like it’s making a comeback.
I pretty much eat like a Hobbit. Each day consists of breakfast, second breakfast, elevenses, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner, supper, midnight snack – so morning tea appeals to me, it’s yet another meal I can squeeze into the day, and it sounds so official that I feel obliged to participate.
I won’t lie, I didn’t have high expectations heading into Radisson Blu with my daughter, they are a hotel and I was half expecting the leftovers from the breakfast buffet. Incidentally I shared my concerns with my twelve year old daughter and she really couldn’t see an issue with a scavenged morning tea made up of hot filled rolls and pastries.
I was pleased to discover it was MUCH more than that!
It took a while for it to arrive, which gave myself and the daughter the opportunity for a catch up. When it did arrive it was a FEAST for the eyes!
Yes, there were hot bacon rolls and croissants, but there were also the tastiest little granola pots, mini avo and toast (if you’d have served me just a plate of these I think I’d have been happy). There were mini danish pastries, scones, cakes, and even pancakes with maple syrup. Basically anything you might order for breakfast or brunch was included – except Eggs Benedict – I’d love to see them attempt a mini version of that, but that’s probably asking too much!
Erin was particularly complimentary about the croissants which she kept mentioning, and I got to have both avo on toast as it’s not her thing.
There were so many elements we didn’t even come close to finishing so we ended up taking TWO boxes home with us.
If you’re looking for something a little different then I’d definitely recommend the Morning Tea, it would be ideal for a catch up with friends or perhaps a business meeting – although I’m not sure how much work would be getting done!