REVIEW || Almondine Afternoon tea, Aberdeen

It’s no secret that I LOVE a good afternoon tea experience and afternoon tea at Almondine in Aberdeen is one I wanted to have for a long time! I love the warm scones, the cream, the cakes, the endless cups of Earl Grey tea, all consumed slowly in between long discussions about everything and anything. My friend Chloe gifted me an afternoon tea at Almondine in Aberdeen for my birthday (she’s the best, I know!), and since Almondine is one of my favourite places to linger, I thought I could review it and also do a quick vlog of the day (See below).

Review Almondine Aberdeen afternoon tea


Review: Almondine afternoon tea, Aberdeen


Review Almondine Aberdeen afternoon tea

Almondine is a family business-as a matter of fact it is run by two sisters, the one providing customer services on the front of the shop and the other one being the sous chef in the kitchen. It is located on Thistle Street, one of the most beautiful streets of Aberdeen and it instantly transfers you to Paris once you step inside! Afternoon tea at Almondine is a serious business and something very difficult to have during weekends as they are fully booked usually up to 3 months in advance!    Review Almondine Aberdeen afternoon

Review Almondine Aberdeen afternoon tea

We ordered our drinks-a pot of Earl Grey tea and a cappuccino, that came with chocolate flakes on top that melted and made the coffee taste even better! Everything was served in white and light blue China tea set and the cutlery and pots were silver. Needless to say, it felt like we were in the 19th century!   Review Almondine Aberdeen afternoon

Review Almondine Aberdeen afternoon tea

Review Almondine Aberdeen afternoon tea

Review Almondine Aberdeen afternoon tea

The afternoon tea cake stand was filled with finger sized sandwiches, plum and cinnamon flavoured cakes and fresh scones. The miniature patisseries were delicious, glossy and so fresh I couldn’t move them off the tray without having them broken!

We started with sips of tea and bites of scone with clotted cream & strawberry jam, followed by the raspberry macaroons that were MOUTH-WATERING!!!! Review Almondine Aberdeen afternoon

Slowly, we progressed to the second tier of the stand and tasted the warm plums and Greek yogurt mini pot, topped with cinnamon flavoured almonds. It was the most tasty dessert I had in a long time. The cinnamon flavour with the sweetness of the plus was an explosion in my mouth and momentarily it made me feel like it was Christmas…

Review Almondine Aberdeen afternoon tea

An hour later and we felt like another round of hot drinks was needed so we ordered some hot chocolate and cappuccino. Almondine does the best hot chocolate in Aberdeen! It comes in a silver, old fashion pot and it is made out of real pieces of chocolate melted in hot milk.

Everything was Brilliant and I am definitely looking forward to returning back soon! Review Almondine Aberdeen afternoon tea

Here’s a short video of the day-Review Almondine Aberdeen afternoon tea:: Review Almondine Aberdeen afternoon tea

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11 Comments
  • Grace Sawford
    September 18, 2018

    I love me some hot chocolates!! Almondine sounds like a lovely place to relax. LOVE these photographs. I mean, look at those delicious foods! x
    have a wonderful day!

    • Anastasia
      September 19, 2018

      Thank you Grace! They do the BEST hot chocolate and we had a great experience so looking forward to return back 🙂
      x

  • Catherine
    September 19, 2018

    I LOVE Almondine! It’s a bit pricey for my pocket but I always treat my daughter to a hot chocolate as a treat when we get her grades.
    Lovely post, love your photography and really enjoyed your video!

    • Anastasia
      September 19, 2018

      One hot chocolate pot every now and then is the best treat ever!
      x

  • Fiona
    September 19, 2018

    Almondine is one of my favourite places in Aberdeen and I have wondered what afternoon tea would be like. It looks so beautiful and delicious, definitely putting their afternoon tea on my to do list!

    • Anastasia
      September 19, 2018

      I love a good afternoon tea and I must say there are not many places in Aberdeen that offer a great afternoon tea experience! Glad Almondine is offering it! Really good experience x

  • Katherine
    September 21, 2018

    We moved in Aberdeen last year and since then I’ve been trying to get to know the city a bit more, never heard of Almondine cafe before so thank you for your post. I am definitely booking an afternoon tea soon!

    Kat

    • Anastasia
      September 21, 2018

      That’s great to know, thank you! I am always on the hunt of the best places in Aberdeen and share them with my readers. Welcome to Aberdeen!

  • Joanne
    September 24, 2018

    Shame they treated you as they did…

    • Anastasia
      September 24, 2018

      Unfortunately not everyone understands digital marketing!

  • Florentina
    September 27, 2018

    Wow, the photos are really awesome, I’m hungry now again and I have eaten 2 hours ago…
    Regards,
    Flo