I like my afternoon tea precisely on schedule. With my bubbly, I require nothing less. If you didn’t get the reference, I’m talking Mr Banks in Mary Poppins vibes. The original Mary Poppins that is. The Register Club at The Edinburgh Club gives me “Mary Poppins enjoying supper by the stars with Frank Sinatra” vibes. The Register Club is glamour, it’s precise, and my god is it tasty?!
Mad Hatters Champagne Party
Rising like Poppins and her brolly up to the fourth floor of the charming Edinburgh Grand, I felt like I was stepping back in time to some swing and hip 20’s speakeasy. It felt exclusive, it felt Rosemary Clooney “Mambo Italiano” glamorous. It felt cheeky and slightly liberal. We’d eaten nothing all day but protein and grapes and we required sustenance. Champagne sustenance. Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve sustenance. Frankly frightful, so it was.
Following our champagne arrived our cupsa’ tea. You know? The classy part of our experience. The part that everybody knows is necessary whilst side-eyeing the champagne. The tea options were endless. The options in general were endless. Cocktails were also endless but that’s a whole other story.
The delicacies were gorgeous. Warm scones with clotted cream and Scottish jam (only the best), hand-crafted macarons on a variety of sweet, sumptuous flavours, savoury pastries, baby prawn Marie rolls and an array of tasty treats.
The Register Club
Amongst its afternoon tea and champagne, the grand reopening of The Register Club features a brand new menu, alongside what it’s renowned for; a whopper of a cocktail menu. We sampled a few, in the name of research, of course.
If you fancy booking your own speakeasy afternoon tea, prices are £28 per person for an afternoon tea and £38 per person for a champagne afternoon tea. I’d recommend champagne. But then I always recommend champagne.