The Signet Library

Colonnades at the Signet Library, Edinburgh

Exquisite Location

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Enjoy a Classic Cocktail

Enjoy a Classic Cocktail

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Chicken Caesar croquettes, shallot ash, pancetta, quail egg, parmesan gel

Delicious Lunches

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Edinburgh's finest afternoon tea

Edinburgh's Finest Afternoon Tea

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Due to covid-19 Colonnades is temporarily closed. We shall reopen when it is safe to do so and we're looking forward to welcoming you back and we will let you know when the diary will be open for future bookings.

You are able to buy vouchers by clicking here and we are delighted to advise that we have extended the validity of any current and future vouchers by 6 months after the expiry date from 18 March 2020.  All vouchers purchased after 18 March 2020 will have an 18month validity.

We will continue to review the situation and update you accordingly with any further changes.

Stay safe and we hope to welcome you again soon!

 

Located in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town on the Royal Mile, Colonnades at the Signet Library is the perfect place for ‘Edinburgh’s finest afternoon tea’, a sumptuous lunch and delicious cocktails and fizz. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, graduation or ‘just because’, there aren’t enough reasons to visit us!

This exquisitely calm building is just a few paces away from the hustle and bustle of the High Street and Colonnades is set within the beautiful surroundings of the Lower Library which has been meticulously restored to its former glory. Tall fluted Corinthian columns line the salon surrounded by the gallery’s ornate balustrades in neo-classical style. There are not many other opportunities to spend time in the spectacular buildings that line the Capital’s Royal Mile but here at the Colonnades not only are you able to step foot into this 19th Century building, but you are also invited to enjoy some of the finest food and drink in Scotland too. 

The Signet Library is proud to work exclusively with the award-winning caterers Heritage Portfolio. They have been granted a Royal Warrant of Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen for their catering services and they bring the passion, excitement, and most importantly wonderful food that this award commands to our guests here at Colonnades.

 

Afternoon Tea

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

Lunch

  • Wednesday to Friday, 11am - 1.30pm
  • £24.00 for two courses 
  • £30.00 for three courses
  • New menu available now 

Gift Vouchers

A gift voucher is a fabulous present at any time of year. Choose from afternoon tea with champagne or fizz or traditional afternoon tea. With the current closure of Colonnades please note that we have extended the validity of any current and future vouchers by 6 months after the (usually 12 month) validity from 18 March 2020.

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