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Colonnades at The Signet Library

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In Edinburgh within the heart of the Signet Library lies the Colonnades, an elegant tea salon. Colonnades is located in an exquisitely calm location just a few paces away from the hustle and bustle of The Royal Mile. It's the perfect place to relax and enjoy some of the very best food and drink in Edinburgh provided by award winning hospitality providers, Heritage Portfolio. We specialise in the finest afternoon teas, lunches, champagnes, teas, coffees and cocktails.
PRICE RANGE
US$32 - US$45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch
CUISINES
British, Scottish
FEATURES
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A surprise birthday gift from my daughter. What a wonderful treat. We had afternoon tea and I have never been offered so much food before. Beautifully presented savoury selection followed by a similar quantity of delicate and varied attractive sweet items. I have to admit...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Frances J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Attended a friend's wedding, amazing place everything very professionally done, food and service first class brilliant day

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dorothy M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I am a member of the signet library so use it from time to time for both business and pleasure. For those that aren’t members it is like going back in time and you won’t regret a visit. Every time I go I marvel at...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Kep2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely setting for a special celebration over afternoon tea, or even just a catch-up with friends. The tables are nicely spaced out so you aren't crammed in (refreshing in comparison to other places), are always beautifully set and the food is delicious. You start with...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Hoody22
traveller5987, Manager at Colonnades at The Signet Library, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Hoody22 Thank you for your review on your recent visit to Colonnades. We are delighted to read that you had a wonderful afternoon with us. Your comments about the food, staff and overall ambiance of the place is truly appreciated. I have shared your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a highlight for us and our visit to Edinburgh! The service was impeccable, food delicious, portions perfect, atmosphere delightful and we spent the entire afternoon there. So perfect!More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank KDM2013
traveller5987, Manager at Colonnades at The Signet Library, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear KDM2013 Thank you for your review on your recent visit to Colonnades. We are delighted to read that you had a wonderful afternoon with us. Your comments about the service, food and atmosphere is much appreciated. We thank you once again and look forward...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A voucher given us and what a treat there was in store for us! Done several afternoon teas in many prestigious places ... but this was just sheer temptation. The imagination and effort that had gone into both the 3 tiered stands was excellent. Our...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank anne0620162016
traveller5987, Manager at Colonnades at The Signet Library, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear anne0620162016 Thank you for your review on your recent visit to Colonnades. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed our afternoon tea. Your comments about the food on offer, ambiance and hospitality provided by my colleagues is truly appreciated. We thank you once...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A change of venue for this year's Christmas afternoon tea. Absolutely thrilled to have chosen the Signet Library. Excellent service and exquisite food. Coeliac menu was excellent. We arrived at 4pm, not sure when the last orders are taken, but there was no rush for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank culbert2016
traveller5987, Manager at Colonnades at The Signet Library, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear culbert2016 Thank you for sharing your experience on your recent visit to Colonnades. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed our Christmas afternoon tea. Your comments about the service, food and ambiance is truly appreciated. We thank you once again and look forward...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a good experience and our group of four enjoyed it. Service was a bit ragged and disorganised and clearly some training would not go amiss. The food was nice and the setting outstanding and memorable. I was a bit annoyed at the end...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Donald M
traveller5987, Manager at Colonnades at The Signet Library, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Donald M Thank you for your review on your recent visit to Colonnades. We are pleased to read that you had a good experience whilst enjoying the food and setting. Its disappointing to read that the service provided did not live up to your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our third visit and the Signet just keeps on amazing us. The setting in the old lawyers library with rows of books and manuscripts takes you effortlessly back 100 years. Our table had a view across the High Street towards Fife with the shining lights...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank jim_islander
traveller5987, Manager at Colonnades at The Signet Library, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear jim_islander Thank you for your review on your recent afternoon tea visit at Colonnades. We are delighted to read that your third visit with us was an amazing experience. We are equally delighted to read that you were impressed with the hospitality provided by...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quite simply best afternoon tea I’ve ever sampled Beautiful setting and top notch quality service Vast selection of teas to try and the food was amazing with some really interesting ideas

Date of visit: December 2018
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Corey T
12 November 2018|
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Response from traveller5987 | Property representative |
You can add Champagne or Cava at an additional cost with the afternoon tea. Hope that helps Glenn
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181jillb12
5 July 2018|
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Response from traveller5987 | Property representative |
Afternoon tea is priced at £34 per person and is served all year around. Glenn
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nikkip07
19 June 2018|
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Nikkip07, We do not offer a kids afternoon tea, however kids are welcome to share with the adults or amongst themselves. We can also offer a plate of sandwiches for an additional cost. Hope that helps Kind regards, Glenn
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