Celiac.com 12/30/2019 - Anyone familiar with life in the UK knows that they take their tea seriously. Tea in the UK is more than just a beverage. Afternoon tea is an event, replete with cookies, cakes, sandwiches and other baked delights. As such, traditional afternoon tea in the UK is not a gluten-free affair.
That has now changed a bit, with the move by Edinburgh's Tower Restaurant, the eatery on top of the National Museum of Scotland, to offer a fully gluten-free afternoon tea.
Gluten-free eaters used to paying a premium over standard prices will rejoice in the news that the gluten-free afternoon tea is the same price as the regular version - £27.50, or £37.50, including a glass of champagne.
Diners receive an array of gluten-free sandwiches, like ham and cheese, egg mayo, cress and cucumber, and dill butter, as well as savory pastries. The spread also includes gluten-free scones, clotted cream, and jam, along with fresh gluten-free cakes and desserts.
For cocktail drinkers, the restaurant offers "G and Tea cocktails" (silver tip infused gin grenadine, cranberry juice and grapefruit juice), or "Rosy Lee Martinis" (silver-tip tea-infused Tanqueray Martini Rosso, rose syrup and lemon) to pair with your food. The afternoon tea is served between 2pm and 6pm each day.
Anyone who plans to be in the Edinburgh area during those times can book email reservations at tower-restaurant.com
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