The Signet Library

Chicken Caesar croquettes, shallot ash, pancetta, quail egg, parmesan gel

Delicious Lunches

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Colonnades at the Signet Library, Edinburgh

Exquisite Location

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Enjoy a Classic Cocktail

Enjoy a Classic Cocktail

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Edinburgh's finest afternoon tea

Edinburgh's Finest Afternoon Tea

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Colonnades will be closed from 18th March until the end of May so we will not be taking reservations for during this time. We are still able to take bookings for any other time and will keep you updated as to any other potential closures. Do note that you are able to buy vouchers by clicking here.

We will continue to review the situation and update you accordingly with any further changes.

Stay safe and we hope to welcome you again soon!

 

Located in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town on the Royal Mile, Colonnades at the Signet Library is the perfect place for ‘Edinburgh’s finest afternoon tea’, a sumptuous lunch and delicious cocktails and fizz. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, graduation or ‘just because’, there aren’t enough reasons to visit us!

This exquisitely calm building is just a few paces away from the hustle and bustle of the High Street and Colonnades is set within the beautiful surroundings of the Lower Library which has been meticulously restored to its former glory. Tall fluted Corinthian columns line the salon surrounded by the gallery’s ornate balustrades in neo-classical style. There are not many other opportunities to spend time in the spectacular buildings that line the Capital’s Royal Mile but here at the Colonnades not only are you able to step foot into this 19th Century building, but you are also invited to enjoy some of the finest food and drink in Scotland too. 

The Signet Library is proud to work exclusively with the award-winning caterers Heritage Portfolio. They have been granted a Royal Warrant of Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen for their catering services and they bring the passion, excitement, and most importantly wonderful food that this award commands to our guests here at Colonnades.

We will be open for afternoon tea on Saturdays 4th & 18th April, 9th, 23rd & 30th May 2020 from 11am - 5pm.

We will be closed on Friday 22 May 2020 due to a private event

 

Afternoon Tea

  • Sunday to Friday, 11am - 5pm
  • £40 per person
  • New menu available now

Lunch

  • Wednesday to Friday, 11am - 1.30pm
  • £24.00 for two courses 
  • £30.00 for three courses
  • New menu available now 

Gift Vouchers

A gift voucher is a fabulous present at any time of year. Choose from afternoon tea with champagne or fizz or traditional afternoon tea. Vouchers are valid up to a year depending on the one you choose.

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