[Glasgow] Afternoon tea at Browns, George Square

We were down in George Square one afternoon early last week when we decided to try the afternoon tea at Browns Bar & Brasserie, located inside the beautiful, Victorian 130-year-old former General Post Office building.

Browns serves its aftenoon tea from 3pm onwards daily.

Cucumber & cream cheese, sandwich smoked salmon & cream cheese on whisky & thyme oatcake, and Coronation chicken sandwich

Brioche rolls: Lobster & prawn, egg & watercress

Victoria sponge, opera cake, chocolate macarons, elderflower & gin posset, carrot cake and salted caramel profiteroles

Scones with clotted cream & strawberry jam

Browns have been offering this afternoon tea for the past 45 years. I particularly liked the savoury finger sandwiches.

Browns Glasgow
1 George Square, Glasgow, G2 1DY
Tel: +441412217828
Opening hours: Mon-Thu, Sun 9am-11pm, Fri-Sat 9am-12 midnight


The set tea looked promising. With this for sure, no dinner afterwards.

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For sure, it was pretty substantial. But we actually went to the Ubiquitous Chip at the West End later that evening - trying the make the most of our short stay in Glasgow.

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Then I would have to skip breakfast the next day! LOL.

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I’m beginning to feel guilty now. My breakfast the next day:


what a beautiful afternoon tea!

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I like the idea of smoked salmon and cream cheese on oatcakes. That oatcake looks thicker than the ones I’m familiar with — what was the texture like?

Surprisingly, not “sandy” as I’d expected.