Afternoon Tea is an elegant way to celebrate something special. Perfect for a Mother’s Day, Valentine’s, Hen Party or Birthday treat. Afternoon Teas usually include a choice of tea, sandwiches, scones, cakes and sweets, often with the option of a glass of Champagne. There are so many venues to choose from, but here are Edinburgh Tourist’s favourites. (Prices as of January 2018).
1 Princes St, Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ
The Balmoral is one of Edinburgh’s finest hotels located at number 1 Princes Street. They serve an award-winning Afternoon Tea in the beautiful Palm Court. And, there’s even a harpist to provide the background music! From £40 per person.
Signet Library, Parliament Square, Edinburgh, EH1 1RF
At the heart of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, Colonnades is an Afternoon Tea Room at the exquisite Signet Library. They boast ‘a mini dish in each bite’ and use the freshest seasonal ingredients. From £32 per person.
1 Festival Square, Edinburgh, EH3 9SR
One Square is a modern bar and restaurant with large picture windows providing views across Festival Square. They offer a vintage themed Afternoon Tea. From £32 per person.
14 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PF
The Dome is a spectacular Afternoon Tea venue on George Street. Their sumptuous menu is served in a traditional Georgian Tea Room with panelled walls and crystal chandeliers. From £18.50 per person.
The Shore EH6 6RA & St John’s Road EH12 7XD, Edinburgh
These quirky family-run tea shops in two locations offer a special homemade Afternoon Tea menu. It includes a selection of their signature cakes and traybakes. From £17 per person.