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

Please note that Colonnades is temporarily closed. Our diary is also closed but we hope to open it again soon for dates towards the end of the summer.  You are still 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 look forward to welcoming you again soon!

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 Aung, our resident head chef and sous 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!

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. We need a minimum of 24 hours notice for most dietaries.

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

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

Please note there is a 10% service charge for parties of 8 and above.


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