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February… the month of love! And at Colonnades it’s not only about Valentine’s Day, this month we’re also celebrating the wonderful Scottish produce from our amazing local suppliers.

Introducing… our pink themed Love Afternoon Tea

pink themed Love Afternoon Tea - Colonnades at the Signet Library, Edinburgh

Love Afternoon Tea

Located just off the Capital’s historic Royal Mile, Colonnades is known as ‘Edinburgh’s finest afternoon tea’.  When you step through the doors you’ll see immediately why.  The handwoven carpets, mirrored tables and bespoke silverware all add to the feeling of opulence.  The difference with Colonnades is that it’s grandeur that screams to be enjoyed.  The staff put you at ease and make you feel as if you are the only people there.  You are encouraged to take your time, enjoy the company you are with, the unlimited tea on offer and, of course, your afternoon tea..!

You can start your experience with the newly launched Rose Smoked Tea  from The Wee Tea Company, grown in Scotland by The Wee Tea Plantation. Expect the deep, malty and biscuity flavours of the Black Tea, married with the sweet floral hint of rose to fill your pallet and be surprised by a delicate Scottish oak smoke. 

Rose Smoked Tea from the Wee Tea Company , served at Colonnades, Edinburgh

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Love Afternoon Tea - Colonnades at the Signet Library, Edinburgh

Following an amuse bouche, tickle your taste buds with the first tea stand of savoury delights which includes beetroot, goat’s cheese and sesame meringue, beef wellington pie, confit duck l’orange and more!

After you’ve enjoyed your savoury bites of heaven, you’ll be wowed with the dessert stand of pink themed delights. Red velvet & passion fruit cake, blueberry and violet éclair, rhubarb & custard tart and our signature ‘Love’ macaroon and Caramelia. See full menu here.

Love Afternoon Tea is available until 29 February, book by using the booking facility or call Colonnades team on 0131 226 1064.

Love Afternoon Tea at Colonnades, Edinburgh Love Afternoon Tea - Colonnades at the Signet Library, Edinburgh

Love Afternoon Tea - available in February at Colonnades within the Signet Library

Here are just some of the rave reviews we’ve been getting recently on TripAdvisor:

‘The quality of each item was exceptional and it was clear to see a lot of care had been put into making them.’

‘To say I was satisfied is an understatement. Such a lovely setting, a very big space within a library’

‘I've haven't had that many 'Teas' in my life, but I find it hard to imagine a far nicer 'Tea' experience anywhere. Described as 'Edinburgh's Finest Afternoon Tea', I feel it must be.’


A voucher for Edinburgh’s finest afternoon tea makes the perfect gift. Simply buy online @ or from the front desk at the Signet Library. 


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