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Win Tea for Two with Girls Afternoon Tea

Our winner for Tea for Two at the Colonnades is Yvonne from Angelfins stationery. We look forward to welcoming her to the Colonnades soon!

We’re immensely proud of our new tea salon, the Colonnades at the Signet Library – the perfect place for afternoon tea opening on 1st June.  The location is superb, in the heart of Edinburgh just off the Royal Mile. Parts of the building date back to the 16th Century and the first coffee house opened in Edinburgh in 1683 was located just outside. You can glimpse into the Parliament Hall which is used by Writers to the Signet and the Faculty of Advocates as you are welcomed into the salon. The Signet Library was completed in 1821 in time for the first visit by the King George.

The Colonnades has been beautifully restored after a £250,000 project undertaken by award winning hospitality providers, Heritage Portfolio. Lined with columns and surrounded by an ornate gallery, the former Lower Library has been transformed into and warm and welcoming salon.

Amidst Georgian grandeur, our Tea Sommelier will help you choose the perfect beverage to accompany our fabulous afternoon tea including our special WS blend, served in bespoke silverware by our friendly, exquisitely trained staff.  We’ll be showcasing prime, seasonal Scottish products. Our pastry chef has dreamt up a delicious tea featuring sweet and savoury delicacies for an indulgent afternoon.

How to win

Tempted? We have teamed up with Girls Afternoon Tea to give you the chance to experience the new tea salon during June for yourself. You can win a sumptuous afternoon tea for two served with champagne, of course! Simply visit Girls Afternoon Tea and answer a simple question for the chance to win. The competition closes on 29th May.Visit their website and enter the competition now!

Wherever you are located in Britain, you’ll find the very best places to get together with friends at Girls Afternoon Tea .



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