I was lucky enough to be treated to a Vintage Afternoon Tea to celebrate my friend's birthday. The tea took place at Trigony House Hotel
which is located just off the A76 between Dumfries and Thornhill.
We were seated in the lounge for 'pre-tea' drinks, where they had kindly lit the fire, as it was only about 11C today after all the lovely sunny weather we have had this week. We then moved to the dining room, which has french windows with a view of the garden. The table was set with vintage china, linen napkins in silver napkin rings and little vases of lilies.We opted for the full Vintage Tea at £7.50 per person, this included sandwiches, scones with butter, cream and jam and cakes, and as much tea as you could drink!
The sandwiches looked the part as they were small, crustless triangles with fillings of smoked salmon, cheese or ham. They were fresh and tasty, although I did feel that the fillings were a little uninspired and plain.
There were plenty of scones, enough for one plain and one fruit each person, they were warm, which was good, but a little bit heavy in the centre. That didn't stop me slathering on the cream and homemade jam. We had two types of cake, some very rich and sticky chocolate brownies and a lemon drizzle cake, again plenty for everyone.
It was a very good afternoon tea, good value for money (even though I wasn't paying!) and I really enjoyed it. However, from a review point of view, I think I would be prepared to pay a little more to have a few more interesting sandwich fillings, some light fluffly scones and perhaps a few perfectly decorated cupcakes or fondant fancies.
This is, of course, not part of The Food Bloggers Diet and I'll have to work hard over the week to make up for this indugence.