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Colonnades at the Signet Library

The Signet Library, West Parliament Square, Edinburgh, EH1 1RF

((((( Afternoon Tea
Opening hours
Sunday to Friday: 11:00 - 19:00

Very enjoyable experience in a beautiful setting with good organisation, and very capable and personable staff.

Derek Edmunds 24 November 2016
from East Lothian

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Housed within the historic Signet Library, Colonnades serves a fine selection of afternoon teas in an elegant setting. Away from the bustle of the Edinburgh's Royal Mile, the venue is a quiet retreat where guests can enjoy a light lunch or a drink.

The Colonnades tea salon is located at the Lower Library and the interior is decked out with tall fluted Corinthian columns and neo-classical balustrades in the gallery. A list of classic and champagne cocktails, wines, beer and spirits are also offered.

Set in the heart of Edinburgh, Colonnades at the Signet Library is a 9-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station. Popular attractions like Edinburgh Castle and Scottish National Gallery are an 8-minute walk away.

Colonnades at the Signet Library

The Signet Library, West Parliament Square, Edinburgh, EH1 1RF

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Customer reviews for Colonnades at the Signet Library

4.8 ((((( (based on 142 reviews)
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  • afternoon tea (112)
  • lunch (88)
  • luxury (70)
  • romantic (57)
  • value (36)
  • private dining (29)
  • business (24)
  • dinner (21)
  • large parties (13)
  • trendy (11)
  • views (10)
  • child friendly (4)
  • breakfast (3)
  • entertainment (3)
  • ((((( 6 December 2016 by Catriona Jones from Edinburgh

    A really lovely afternoon tea, best I think I've ever had. Amazing selection of food that is brought out in courses so you can pace yourself easier! The building itself is beautiful and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Perfect birthday treat!

  • ((((( 24 November 2016 by Derek Edmunds from East Lothian

    Very enjoyable experience in a beautiful setting with good organisation, and very capable and personable staff.

  • ((((( 15 November 2016 by Samantha Barton from Edinburgh

    This was an exceptionally enjoyable experience. We booked the afternoon tea option but at lunchtime and there was ample food and unlimited tea and coffee. The service was impeccable and the food was of a very high quality. We couldn't fault the experience.

  • ((((( 8 November 2016 by Jane O sullivan from Ireland

    Excellant, the food selection was great and staff were nice.

  • ((((( 1 November 2016 by Grattan Lockley from Edinburgh

    Have been to my fair share of afternoon teas, mostly in London, but this is the best we have had so far. Wonderful setting, attentive staff and great food and drink...Definitely recommended if this is your sort of thing!

  • ((((( 30 October 2016 by Sean Fisher from Edinburgh

    It was a really good meal and the Signet Library is worth a visit on its own

  • ((((* 12 October 2016 by Ruth Miller from Edinburgh

    Everything was perfect

  • ((((( 4 October 2016 by Karen Eakin from Edinburgh

    Fabulous experience. Very friendly professional service. Food was amazing you were made to feel special.

  • ((((( 1 October 2016 by Keith from Tranent

    We loved it a perfect afternoon.

  • ((((( 28 September 2016 by Sophie D from Ottawa

    What a great experience! The decor is fabulous, and the tea was really delicious! So much food we skipped dinner!

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