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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

All excellent

George Pratt 19 April 2017
from Livingston

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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 160 reviews)
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  • afternoon tea (126)
  • lunch (97)
  • luxury (75)
  • romantic (60)
  • value (38)
  • private dining (31)
  • business (24)
  • dinner (23)
  • large parties (14)
  • trendy (11)
  • views (10)
  • child friendly (5)
  • entertainment (4)
  • breakfast (3)
  • ((((* 19 April 2017 by Priya Thakur from London

    It was lovely!

  • ((((( 19 April 2017 by George Pratt from Livingston

    All excellent

  • ((((( 17 April 2017 by Kristin Selboskar from Edinburgh

    Fantastic experience! Fantastic food! Will definitely recommend this to others.

  • ((((( 10 April 2017 by Debbie Fletcher from Edinburgh

    The food was beautifully presented and delicious with lots of different flavours. The service was excellent and great atmosphere. Lovely experience I'd be happy to repeat.

  • (((** 4 April 2017 by Morna Mcclure from Edinburgh

    Enjoyed the wonderful ambiance. The sandwiches and savouries were delicious as were the cakes and scones and beautifully served. The tea however was disappointing. We all chose the Signet Blend. It was very weak and the teapot didn't keep it warm. We did have it replenished but found it still not a good cup of tea. I came home and brewed a pot using a Tetley tea bag. It was much mor enjoyable

  • ((((( 30 March 2017 by Edward Blair from Edinburgh

    We had a great meal (high tea) in a terrific location. Located in the city centre, the Signet Library reeks of history. The meal offers a selection of delicacies to suit all tastes from French cooking to English sandwiches. Served up as 4 courses and accompanied by unlimited tea and/or coffee by well trained staff, this was a lovely way to celebrate a birthday.

  • ((((( 29 March 2017 by Naiqi Jing from Edinburgh

    It's a good chance to understand the afternoon tea. You can enjoy it with gental music. Overall, It has the good foods and lovely service

  • ((((( 23 March 2017 by Kim Turner from Edinburgh

    It was lovely

  • ((((( 18 March 2017 by Isobel from Edinburgh

    Lovely venue. Super food and very attentive and friendly staff. Good to have space and lack of background noise apart from very pleasant subdued music. Conducive to conversation between friends.

  • ((((( 15 March 2017 by Margaret Mortimer from Edinburgh

    A lovely, peaceful setting; courteous and helpful staff; excellent food and wine; what's not to love ... will be back.

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