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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 - 17:00

Amazing environment and incredible savories. Would recommend to friends and family.

Yen-chun Fu 14 February 2017
from Glasgow

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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

Contact +44 1312261064

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Customer reviews for Colonnades at the Signet Library

4.8 ((((( (based on 149 reviews)
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  • afternoon tea (118)
  • lunch (92)
  • luxury (72)
  • romantic (58)
  • value (37)
  • private dining (30)
  • business (24)
  • dinner (21)
  • large parties (13)
  • trendy (11)
  • views (10)
  • child friendly (4)
  • breakfast (3)
  • entertainment (3)
  • ((((( 25 February 2017 by Helen Mcgeachie from Armadale

    It was the first time my friends and I had dined at the Signet Library. The setting is lovely and quite unusual as it is actually a working library. We had a three course lunch which was delicious. The food was presented beautifully and the service was great. We would definitely go back and we are planning to return for an afternoon tea, which looked lovely.

  • ((((( 14 February 2017 by Yen-chun Fu from Glasgow

    Amazing environment and incredible savories. Would recommend to friends and family.

  • ((((* 14 January 2017 by Florence Whittaker from Peebles

    Everything excellent

  • ((((( 8 January 2017 by Morag Campbell from Edinburgh

    The service and food was excellent but I hadn't realised that my friend was dairy free as I hadn't given 24 hour notice there was only one option for her so she had to watch me eat 2 courses on my own! The room was beautiful and we had a lovely catch up with no pressure to move on

  • ((((* 21 December 2016 by Lynne Maxwell from Perth

    Great service, food&atmosphere.

  • ((((( 20 December 2016 by Ian Macdonald from Edinburgh

    Excellent afternoon tea.
    By far the best I have tried in the city.

  • ((((( 14 December 2016 by Frances Allan from Edinburgh

    A fantastic experience. We took our mother for afternoon tea as part of her Christmas. She was over whelmed with the attention the staff gave us. Will definitely return.

  • ((((( 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.

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