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Colonnades at The Signet Library

West Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, Scotland
+44 131 226 1064
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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££££
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West Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, Scotland
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Reviewed today via mobile

Tea for two.... I recommend it highly. A bit tricky to find as they are not allowed to advertise the location. We used our phones, and it was s help. Finally we asked a gentleman at a kiosk nearby and he pointed the way. It...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Truffie
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Me and my Daughter loved the afternoon tea it was very good quality and fresh will will be back again

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Savannah H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my family enjoyed amazing food and service. Atmosphere is really nice and we are going to come back! Thanks

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Karla V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was treated to Afternon tea here yesterday. The setting was perfect and we had a very relaxing afternoon enjoying different blends of tea, together with wonderful savouries, scones and cakes. I don’t eat cream, so there was a special cake stand for me with...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank carojohn139
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What can i say!? This is the only place i would every have afternoon tea again! The tea's were amazing, the food was amazing, the service was amazing, the venue was amazing! Just do it! You will not regret!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank pedrolepony
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked this place to celebrate my birthday with my husband last week, and I did not regret it. The place was beautiful and stunning. I was in awe as soon as I walked in. We were sat at the main hall and I could...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank mrshhs
Glenn D, Manager at Colonnades at The Signet Library, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear mrshhs Thank you for your review on your recent visit to Colonnades. Firstly we are delighted to read that you chose us to celebrate your birthday. Your comments about the food on offer, the ambiance and service provided by my team is truly appreciated....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great venue for a special occasion. Afternoon tea from a bygone age, with silver teapot and heavy cutlery that makes you feel like royalty. Go hungry as the amount of food is impressive and quite quirky with some interesting flavours. Lovely ambience. You need...More

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank Jennifer E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely restaurant to visit for a special lunch. We have been several times both for lunch and afternoon tea. Food is exquisite, staff are very pleasant, friendly most of all professional. First ClassMore

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Cestosh
traveller5987, Manager at Colonnades at The Signet Library, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Cestosh Thank you for your review on your visit to Colonnades. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed our lunch. Your comments about the food and hospitality provided by my colleagues is truly appreciated. We thank you once again and look forward to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favourite afternoon tea experiences, offering a good selection of leaf teas and cocktail menu. Afternoon Tea starts off with an amuse bouche before the savoury items are presented, including a delicious panna cotta and macaron. The sweet items were equally impressive. A...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank JuniGreenTraveller
traveller5987, Manager at Colonnades at The Signet Library, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear JuniGreenTraveller 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, tea, cocktail and setting is truly appreciated. I have shared your comments with the kitchen team...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It occurred to me that I had not reviews the Signet Library which is well worth a visit not only for the catering; the inside of the building is beautiful. I am not a great Afternoon Tea fan, I much prefer a Lunch menu. However,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank EdinburghBabe
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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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Response from traveller5987 | Property representative |
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$32 - US$45
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
Monday
11:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 17:00
Thursday
11:00 - 17:00
Friday
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 226 1064
  • E-mail
Description
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.
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