Edinburgh’s Finest Afternoon Tea


Feeling Hungry? How about trying Edinburgh’s finest afternoon tea?

Within the heart of the historic Signet Library in Edinburgh lies Colonnades, an elegant tea salon newly launched by award-winning café group and hospitality providers, Heritage Portfolio.

Located in an exquisitely calm location just a few paces away from the hustle and bustle of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, 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. Now you can enjoy drinks, a light lunch, and the finest afternoon tea in Edinburgh, amidst this most awe-inspiring of settings.

There’s a real sense of occasion when you take Afternoon Tea at Colonnades, from the moment the immaculately presented staff and maitre’d welcome you to your table, beautifully set with silver and linen, to guiding you through our selection of teas including our bespoke Signet Blend.

You’ll discover the finest seasonal ingredients in the tasty sandwiches, delectable savories and decadent cakes created by their resident pastry chef all presented on an elaborate silver tiered stand. Enjoy an enticing range of champagnes, cocktails, and soft drinks to add to your enjoyment. It’s how Afternoon Tea should be. And we think it’s the Best Afternoon Tea in Edinburgh!

We actually have a voucher for this luxury afternoon tea for two worth £60 GBP (including a glass sparkling Cava each) available in our Travel Auction. Your experience will take place at Colonnades in the Signet Library in Edinburgh’s Old Town – the epitome of prestigious, Georgian elegance currently rated No. 1 Restaurant in Edinburgh on TripAdvisor.

To book your afternoon tea from Noon (it’s never too early for Afternoon Tea), Monday to Friday, and selected weekend dates in August, either online in advance or by telephoning +44 (0)131 226 1064. We think it’s a tea that merits traveling to Edinburgh for!

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