Food Review: Boë Gin afternoon tea at Baby Grand

Boe Gin baby Grand afternoon tea

Sandwiches, cakes and cocktails at the Grand

One of Glasgow’s hidden gems has a delicious afternoon tea offer just now with The Baby Grand isn’t on a road so if you’ve never used Charing Cross railway station or the Premier Inn next door you may never have come across it, but it has been a favourite with my family for more years than I can remember. I’ve been there for a cuppa with a roll at breakfast, lunches, girls nights out and date nights (what!? – Mr Foodie). One thing I hadn’t done though was afternoon tea.  So it was time to sort that out!

Boe Gin baby Grand afternoon tea

Catching some sun outside, we poured out the Boë Gin cocktail teapot.  Boë, in case you don’t know, are a Scottish company (part of VC2 brands – Black Wolf beer and Stivy’s ciders and liqueurs) but they don’t sound very Scottish right? Well, they take the name for their gin from Franz de la Boë, a Dutchman who is often considered the inventor of gin. They produce two gins and two liqueurs, and on this occasion we had a light and refreshing gin cocktail using their violet gin (41.5%), how did they know I love violet booze cocktails?! 😍👏

Boe Gin baby Grand afternoon tea The afternoon tea is available seven days a week, with sittings at 2pm and 4pm. At £19.00, for two people, what did we get..?

Boe Gin baby Grand afternoon tea Salmon gravadlax infused with Boë Superior Gin, cream cheese and cucumber sandwiches, prawn cocktail sandwiches, a G ‘n’ T cupcake, chocolate brownie and Boë Superior Gin mousse. 😍 If you still have space, there’s tea or coffee as well.

Boe Gin baby Grand afternoon tea

We were both impressed with the food on offer. The gin mousse being a favourite of mine.  Our bellies were full and we happily relaxed in the evening sun, watching the world go by.   This offer is only available through The usual price is £39.60 for two. 🍸


Baby Grand, 3 Elmbank Gardens, Glasgow G2 4NQ


telephone: 0141 248 4942


Right beside Charing Cross Railway Station or a 10-minute walk from Anderston on the low-level Central line.
Also handy for buses along Bath St and Sauchiehall St e.g. numbers 3, 4, 15, 17 and 77.
If bringing the car there’s a multi-storey carpark at Charing Cross train station, but why would you when there’s gin to be had!

Boe Gin baby Grand afternoon tea

Disclaimer: Fred’s hoomins were treated to a boozy afternoon tea on the house so that they could write the stuff above.

fred purr of honour

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I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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