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Afternoon Tea at the Old Course Hotel

The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, Old Station Road, St Andrews, KY16 9SP

((()* Afternoon Tea
Opening hours
Monday - Sunday : 14:00 - 16:00

Beautiful afternoon tea. Best sausage rolls we have ever tasted! Lovely cream of tomato soup to start with. Even provided a doggy bag for all the cakes we couldn't eat.
Only negative was the room was quite dark and would have preferred a table with a view over the Old Course.

Carol Read 21 November 2016
from Saint Andrews

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Overlooking the world-famous golf course, afternoon tea at the Old Course Hotel offers both classic dining and a classic location. Served in the Conservatory on weekdays and the Sands Grill Restaurant on weekends, stunning surrounds are guaranteed.

The afternoon tea menu pairs exotic teas with timeless treats. Joining a selection of finger sandwiches are homemade scones, lemon pancakes served with strawberry and pink champagne preserve and clotted cream, and a choice of cakes and pastries hand crafted by the pastry chef. Extra indulgence can be added in the form of Laurent Perrier Champagne or classic cocktails.

From the impressive tea menu, discover specialities from around the world. Try classic Earl Grey, or the more exotic flavours of Japanese Sencha, Ceylon Rose or rooibos from South Africa.

The Old Course Hotel Golf Resort and Spa offers some of the most luxurious afternoon tea in St Andrews. A few steps from the course, the coast and the town centre are a short walk away.

Afternoon Tea at the Old Course Hotel

The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, Old Station Road, St Andrews, KY16 9SP

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Customer reviews for Afternoon Tea at the Old Course Hotel

3.6 ((()* (based on 14 reviews)
71% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (10)
  • luxury (3)
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  • business (2)
  • child friendly (2)
  • lunch (2)
  • romantic (2)
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  • dinner (1)
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  • ((((* 21 November 2016 by Carol Read from Saint Andrews

    Beautiful afternoon tea. Best sausage rolls we have ever tasted! Lovely cream of tomato soup to start with. Even provided a doggy bag for all the cakes we couldn't eat.
    Only negative was the room was quite dark and would have preferred a table with a view over the Old Course.

  • ((((* 2 October 2016 by Rhoda Latto from St andrews

    It was my friends birthday and I wanted to treat her so l booked afternoon tea and very good it was staff was very attentive and kind , food was delightful we enjoyed it very much.

  • (((** 20 September 2016 by Ryan Williams from Arbroath

    It was nice however needs more savoury, far to many cakes. Also you are paying for the location rather than the afternoon tea. Glad I've done it but probably wouldn't go back.

  • ((*** 17 August 2016 by Elaine Speirs from Arbroath

    Not impressed with the service. Was in for ten minutes before anyone came to ask for our drinks order then a further fifteen minutes before our food arrived. Been to similar hotels before and it didn't compare. Table was situated just outside door to kitchen, table was unstable so kept shaking. Apart from an apology when we were eventually served there was no explanation given to the delay

  • (((** 26 May 2016 by Kirsty Berchtenbreiter from St Andrews

    I have had afternoon tea here twice. On both occasions I requested no seafood. On both occasions I received seafood sandwiches. Twice our sandwiches had to be returned yesterday and on the third occasion they still came back with Salmon sandwiches. It does taint the experience somewhat - otherwise very delicious.

  • ((((* 10 November 2015 by Yvonne Little from Saint Andrews

    Thoroughly enjoyed our pink champagne afternoon tea. It was a surprise for my daughter and daughter-in-law.

  • ((*** 3 November 2015 by MH from Edinburgh

    I was very disappointed. I had been for afternoon tea a few years ago in November and it was absolutely great.
    Previously it was served in the conservatory, the tea was (I think) from Tea Forte but regardless was served with lovely pyramid teabags and the choice was great.
    The selection of sandwiches, scones and cakes made it feel very special and the service and Harpsichord playing were great.

    Saturday was a surprise to celebrate a 50th birthday.
    We had to chase up the tea for the tea journey.
    Staff were ok but spent too much time chatting.
    The food was well below what I'd have expected and the choice of tea poor.
    The setting was awful, in an alcove, at a table that was far too big for 4 with no windows and only a view of the gossiping staff.
    I won't come back.

  • ((*** 3 November 2015 by Amy Logan from Dundee

    Food was satisfactory, the service was poor. Had to ask several times for jam and drinks. Wouldn't recommend

  • ((((( 12 July 2015 by Maxine Lynch from Dundee

    Lovely afternoin tea in beautiful setting ,service excellent and food very good quality

  • ((((( 10 July 2015 by Marion Watters from St.Andrews

    We had the most relaxing afternoon in an amazing place. The whole experience was fabulous. The tea choices were great and the Sandwiches,cakes,scones and pancakes were all presented beautifully. Everything tasted Amazing and very fresh. We would definitely go here again and recommend it to everyone.

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