Back at the end of February, we went to Culloden House Hotel for afternoon tea as part of a girly day ahead of my sister having her baby. We had been to see Laura Sim at The Gallery for pedicures beforehand so were feeling all relaxed & ready for food.
I’m not doing a lengthy review on our afternoon tea at Culloden House Hotel but couldn’t not do a quick post with some photos as it is my favourite place in the Highlands for it.
Hats off to their patisserie chef – what a talented individual. They always present us with the freshest, tastiest dainty treats that look so pretty.
We started with the traditional sandwiches (no crusts here!), which were a selection of roast beef, ham & egg if my memory serves me correctly. This was swiftly followed by a scone that is served with jam and cream. The homemade cream-filled meringues were delicious and set us up nicely for the work of art that was a chocolate caramel slice. It was delicious.
By that point we were onto the gluttony stage but the top layer was still to be tackled and we weren’t leaving without a fight. Tea was refilled & toilet trips taken – you could easily get lost in the wonder of the venue with its grand decor when returning. It is a beautiful place to visit & they encourage you to walk round the gardens when the weather is nice. They have even shown us some rooms before so don’t hesitate to ask.
Back to the matter in hand, their little flapjack style nibbles are tremendous & have the perfect gooey but still holding together balance. Finally, a raspberry mousse was sweet yet tangy and the perfect finish.
If you are doing the tourist trail, you’ll find the hotel near to Culloden Battlefield & Clava on the east of Inverness. It also can be reached by bus or ten minutes in a taxi. Afternoon tea must always be booked ahead so that they can make the delicious cakes.
I sound like I’m doing advertising for them but I can assure you that I’m not affiliated with the company or have received anything for this! I want the place to do well because I’d be very sad if it was no longer there to visit & because it’s often overlooked due to being further out of the centre.
Not long before my pre-baby afternoon tea will be due and I’ll be enjoying every minute of the peace and relaxing while I can.