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Afternoon Tea at Palace Hotel & Spa

4.0
4
8 Reviews
£25 and under
British

Enjoy your lovely Afternoon Tea in Inverness with the best view overlooking Inverness Castle and the River Ness in the elegant lounge or sophisticated Brasserie! Book in advance to treat yourself and your friends to some great conversation and a chance to catch up over Afternoon Tea at the Inverness Palace. The tradition started in early 1800’s with the Duchess of Bedford having that “sinking feeling” in the afternoon as it was normal for only 2 meals a day. The Duchess started the tradition of a pot of tea and a light bites which she later went on to invite friends too attend at Woburn Abbey. The concept of “afternoon tea” took off an became part of high society!

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Afternoon Tea

  • Hours of Operation

    Afternoon Tea
    Daily 14:00–16:00

  • Phone number

    01463 223243

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

Menu

£16.95 PP. Selection of Sandwiches on daily baked bread

1st Course

  • Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Tartlet

    • Honey Roast Ham & Wholegrain Mustard on White Bread

      • Egg Mayonnaise & Cress on Brown Bread

        • Hummus & Red Pepper Wrap

          • Chicken & Basil Mayonnaise on Brown Bread

            2nd Course

            • Cream Scone

              • Millionaires Shortbread

                • Carrot & Pistachio Nut Cake

                  • Chocolate Brownie

                    • Lemon Drizzle Cake

                      • Freshly Brewed Pot of Tea or Coffee

                        Last updated: 26 October 2021

                        What 8 people are saying

                        Overall ratings and reviews

                        Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                        4.0
                        4 based on all time ratings
                        • 3.5Food
                        • 4.1Service
                        • 4.1Ambience
                        • 3.6Value

                        NoiseModerate

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                        1. MM

                          MaryM

                          1 review

                          3.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 20 December 2021

                          overall3food2service5ambience5

                          Lovely staff and place but the cakes, which should be the highlight of an afternoon tea, were very poor quality - very disappointing.

                        2. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Inverness

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 6 November 2021

                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                          Lovely afternoon and the staff where amazing. X

                        3. GP

                          GillianP

                          1 review

                          2.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 23 October 2021

                          overall2food1service1ambience3

                          The Afternoon Tea was booked for a friend’s 60th birthday. One lady coming along had her train delayed and we asked if we could delay the food until she arrived (which was around an hour). When she had arrived, we had a wait before we caught the attention of someone to ask if we could have our food. When it did arrive, the waiting member of staff did not explain what was in the sandwiches, pastries, wraps or what kind of cake was on the stand. We also had to ask for the bottle of prosecco which was ordered as part of the Afternoon Tea option we chose. At no point did anyone come and clear the table for at least an hour after we had finished eating and eventually, we managed to catch the attention of staff to ask if they could clear the table. When we wanted to order more drinks, again it was impossible to catch the attention of the waiting staff. All of us were very disappointed with the food and the service.

                        4. H

                          Hannah

                          1 review

                          3.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 2 October 2021

                          overall3food3service3ambience2

                          Food good, table far too small to fit trays to serve 4 people, serving plates far too small, sitting areas very very cold at main entry door,we had to keep our jackets on, staff friendly

                        5. JH

                          JayneH

                          1 review

                          3.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 27 September 2021

                          overall3food3service4ambience2

                          Beautiful view but no atmosphere in the hotel and it was cold inside. Food was ok - looked better than it tasted. We only stayed an hour. Wouldn’t go again.

                        6. MS

                          MaryS

                          Glasgow

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 19 February 2020

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          The food, the surroundings,the service and the servers were all fantastic. We enjoyed it so much.

                        7. L

                          Lewis

                          Inverness

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 18 January 2020

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Excellent selection and plenty of food would definitely reconnend

                        8. n

                          nickz

                          Inverness

                          3 reviews

                          4.0

                          3 reviews

                          Dined on 21 December 2019

                          overall4food5service5ambience5

                          Beautiful inside. The sitting area was so cosy and welcoming. The sandwiches and cakes were fabulous. Only negatives would be the price of drinks. We planned to stay a while and have drinks but it was too expensive. And although the seated area was beautiful and cosy the tables are too close and we felt our conversations were not private

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                        Afternoon Tea at Palace Hotel & Spa is rated 4 stars by 8 OpenTable diners.

                        Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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                        Google Map for Afternoon Tea at Palace Hotel & Spa

                        Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa 8 Ness Walk Inverness, Highland IV3 5NG

                        • Area

                          Inverness

                        • Hours of Operation

                          Afternoon Tea
                          Daily 14:00–16:00

                        • Cuisines

                          British, Afternoon Tea

                        • Dining style

                          Casual Dining

                        • Dress Code

                          Casual Dress

                        • Parking Details

                          Hotel Parking

                        • Payment Options

                          AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                        • Additional

                          Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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