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Cocktail afternoon tea at Colonnades
Delicious afternoon tea at Colonnades - always made from 'scratch'
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 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!

See our latest 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. 

We are glad to announce that Colonnades will be open for afternoon tea on Saturday 30th November,  Saturday 7th December and Saturday 4th January 2020 from 11am-5pm. 

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

Festive Afternoon Tea

  • Sunday – Friday 11am to 5pm
  • We are sorry to anounce we will be closed on 25th - 26th December 2019 and 1st - 2nd January 2020.
  • Festive afternoon tea will be available from 1st December.
  • £40 per person.
  • View our delicious festive afternoon tea menu here

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

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