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

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.

We are sorry to announce that we will be closed on Monday 24th & Wednesday 26th February 2020 due to private events.

We will be open for afternoon tea on Saturdays 7th & 14th March, 4th & 18th April, 9th,23rd & 30th May 2020 from 11am - 5pm.



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