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The Signet Library

Edinburgh's finest afternoon tea

Edinburgh's Finest Afternoon Tea

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Delicious Lunches

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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Colonnades at the Signet Library

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, delicious cocktails and fizz or simply to enjoy a coffee and cake in beautiful surroundings. 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, you are 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.

Opening times

Sunday to Friday 11am to 7pm. (Closed Saturdays). 
Lunch is served Monday to Friday 11am to 1.30pm 
Afternoon Tea is served Monday to Friday 1pm to 7pm and 11am to 7pm on Sundays, with last booking for afternoon tea at 5pm. Colonnades will be open for afternoon tea on Saturday 10th June 2017 from 11am – 5pm. 

Please note, between 31 July – 31 August, we'll be open from Monday – Saturday 11am – 8pm (Sunday 11am – 5pm.) We will be serving afternoon tea between 11am – 5pm every day and dinner from Monday to Saturday between 6pm – 8pm (available from 2nd  - 26th August).

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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. Find out more about vouchers

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