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Clarinda's Tea Room

69 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BS, Scotland
+44 131 557 1888
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
69 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BS, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Clarinda's is a lovely tea room, the atmosphere is very homey and the decor is beautiful. We had (obviously) tea, scones & cakes and they were all tasty.

Thank Ioana_Te
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great lunchtime menu to choose from lovely homemade good ploughmans lunch was great - would recommend that hope to visit again great clean toilets aswell - sign of getting older with that one !!!

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I stopped by this tearoom for lunch on out way to visiting the Palace. It couldn't have been more of a perfect stop during a rainy day in Edinburgh. We had soups, sandwiches and a few pastries. Left feeling warm, full and...More

Thank Pradeep M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely China, pretty decor, very comfy. Selection of drinks, snacks and sandwiches, helpful staff. Reasonably priced.

Thank Beccib21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I popped in here for a cup of tea and a scone on my way down the Royal Mile. It's a good spot, the tea and scone were both good and I managed to get a window seat and to watch the world go by...More

Thank tanky
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in here to avoid a rain shower. We had a two cream teas. They were good but the scones I thought we a little on the small side. It would also have been nice if the waitress had given us napkins to wipe our...More

Thank Mrssoapy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Prettily decorated, constantly busy, quaint, charming and hospitable small space. Maybe get be difficult f you're a larger group though. Fancy china plates of various designs decorate the walls as well as the tables. There is a picture of a young Queen Elizabeth visiting Clarindas...More

Thank TnAgo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located on the Royal Mile. I had mushroom soup and oatcakes which were very good. The sweets cart looked amazing but I just didn't have room for dessert. It is a cozy place to rest your weary feet.

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic afternoon tea in the lovliest little romantic tea room. Great tea. Wonderful scones and cakes and really friendly and cozy atmosphere! A must visit while in Edinburgh!

Thank Elin A
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Walking to Scottish Parliment for a tour and popped in. Saturday morning only one spare table, serving breakfast and cakes and scones were displayed on a table. Nice moist light scone and a good coffee. Friendly service and a very quaint old fashioned place. Well...More

Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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james w
How much for afternoon tea?
10 June 2017|
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Response from Elin A | Reviewed this property |
Cream tea and scones £3,8. A lot of different pastries to choose from.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Cash Only, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 557 1888
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