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“Simply excellent!”

Afternoon Tea at Greywalls Hotel
Ranked #5 of 12 Restaurants in Gullane
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

It would be easy to go totally overboard on the review and wax lyrical. However, let's keep this really simple...

Great venue
Great service from all staff
Great afternoon tea
Lovely setting

This is how it should be done. First class.

Thank Andrew E
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

I visited here with my mother after being given a voucher as a treat. Lovely place, the staff very attentive. We had the afternoon tea package and it certainly didn't disappoint. Lovely sandwiches with salmon, egg and beetroot fillings- we did ask for no meat.The scones were really nice and lovely jams served with them. I would have liked some butter for the fruit scone though. The assortment of cakes were amazing my favourite being the cinnamon and apple choux bun with caramel on the top. I also loved the artichoke mousse. The tea is very good too we opted for the Earl Grey. Thanks to Abigail and Hannah for the most lovely of treats.

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Thank Bee2review
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

We arrived and parked on the side of the driveway leading up to the main door of the hotel. Coats taken, we were shown through the hotel past a very comfortable lounge area to the small dining area. Only one other party already there. We had booked afternoon tea for four. The savoury selection - one each of three small sandwiches - beetroot, ham and salmon with a small dill type concoction on a spoon and a mini pastry. The sweet selection consisted of ginger cake, chocolate cake, macaroons, lemon mousse. The freshly baked plain and fruit scones were delicious with clotted cream and jam. For my taste, there should have been more savoury and less sweet items.

Service was slow to start with taking about 15 minutes after we arrived to ask what kind of tea or coffee we wanted. This improved as the afternoon went on, to slow down a little towards the end again when looking for our bill. We looked for the young waitress for some time to see her serving elsewhere outside the hotel.

What we saw of the hotel exudes a very calm atmosphere and the staff are very pleasant and accommodating. Had it not been raining, we may have asked to see around the gardens. Maybe next time.

As another post said, a little light background music would have added to the atmosphere in the dining area as it's basically just a conservatory albeit pleasant enough.

Overall, a very enjoyable afternoon.

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Thank Gemini16
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

Wonderful afternoon tea. Interesting selection of sandwiches. The tiny quiche was exquisite. Home made scones served warm and a generous selection of cakes and pastries. If that's not enough, the gardens at this Lutyen's designed residence, are simply outstanding. Feels as if you have been transported to another world. Perfectly delightful.

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Visited after being given a gift voucher, very comfortable, the staff are all excellent and the food fabulous!

Thank Brian S
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