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Delicious afternoon tea at Colonnades - always made from 'scratch'
Cocktail afternoon tea at Colonnades
Edinburgh's Best Afternoon Tea - Colonnades at the Signet Library
Colonnades - beautiful tea salon on Edinburgh's Royal Mile
Afternoon Tea at Colonnades - perfect for special occasions

Edinburgh's Finest Afternoon Tea 

If you choose to enjoy afternoon tea you’ll discover the finest seasonal ingredients in our sandwiches, delectable savouries and decadent cakes served on our bespoke silver tea stands. Craig and Gary, our resident head chef and pastry chef have created a mini dish in each bite and they enjoy ensuring that we use the freshest and highest quality seasonal ingredients. 

Glenn D’Costa is our passionate and dedicated Maitre’D and along with his fantastic team they will ensure that you are looked after and that you feel at home. They’ll take you through the various treats on your stand and will help you choose from the extensive tea list. They’ll be able to recommend a tea that suits your preferences and will highlight our very own Signet Blend which is just delicious. Don’t worry though, we offer unlimited tea and coffee so why not try everything on the menu!

Browse our afternoon tea menu here. If you have dietary requirements, you will not feel left out. We look after our gluten free and vegetarian guests very well. Just let us know of your requirements when you book.

For group afternoon teas of over 6 guests, please call us on 0131 226 1064 or email us to book.  

Afternoon Tea Times

  • Monday- Friday 1pm to 5pm*
  • Sundays 11am to 5pm, closed on Saturdays (except 18th November and 2nd, 23rd and 30th December for Festive Afternoon Tea)  
  • £32 per person

Festive Afternoon Tea

We've taken some of your favourite festive savouries and sweets and given them our own twist to create a mouth-watering offer that we know will get everyone into the Christmas spirit. Take a couple of hours to get a way from the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping in Edinburgh and relax in the timelessly elegant surroundings of the Colonnades in the Lower Library.

See our festive afternoon tea menu here.  

Festive Afternoon Teas are available from 27th November - 29th December 2017. 


Buy an afternoon tea voucher - Colonnades at the Signet Library



*Please be advised that Colonnades will be closed on the 31st of October.

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