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The Café at the Palace, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Canongate, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8DX

(((() Afternoon Tea
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Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

Lovely champagne tea -- excellent service

Barbara Cushing 19 June 2017
from Edinburgh

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In a striking setting at the end of the famous Royal Mile in Edinburgh, The Café at the Palace of Holyroodhouse is one of the ultimate afternoon tea destinations. Its outdoor terrace in the historic Mews Courtyard gives diners views over Arthur's Seat, and the tea is even served in specially commissioned chinaware.

Every part of the Café at the Palace of Holyroodhouse afternoon tea menu has been carefully crafted to make it a traditional treat. Delicate finger sandwiches are packed with classic fillings, such as smoked salmon and cucumber, while the selection of freshly baked cakes and pastries include Victoria sponge, cream-filled eclairs, and the staple of warm scones with a variety of jams and Devonshire clotted cream.

A great selection of Tea Palace loose leaf teas are served at The Café at the Palace of Holyroodhouse Edinburgh, and diners can also order a range of premium champagnes.

Boasting a stunning location and contemporary terrace, The Café at the Palace of Holyroodhouse is 15 minutes' walk from Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station.

The Café at the Palace, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Canongate, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8DX

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Customer reviews for The Café at the Palace, Palace of Holyroodhouse

4.6 (((() (based on 47 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (45)
  • lunch (14)
  • value (6)
  • child friendly (5)
  • breakfast (4)
  • romantic (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • luxury (3)
  • views (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • private dining (1)
  • trendy (1)
  • ((((( 24 June 2017 by Cindy Houston from Edinburgh

    We arrived early and they graciously got us seated. It was pouring rain. So we were very happy. The tea was lovely and the food was great. I have been trying to get the recipe for the plain scones we had there and also the clotted cream. Is there any way you would send the recipes to me? Thank you very much. We loved it so much we went back for lunch another day.

  • ((((( 19 June 2017 by Barbara Cushing from Edinburgh

    Lovely champagne tea -- excellent service

  • ((((( 16 June 2017 by liz johnston from glasgow

    i truly enjoyed the afternoon tea.the table was all set with lovely tea dishes.THe girl who served us ,Sophia was so nice.One of the best teas we have had and really pretty surroundings ,

  • ((((( 13 June 2017 by susanne Pagel from Germany

    Service perfekt. Champagne tea delicious. We enjoyed it very much

  • ((((* 11 June 2017 by Ashlea Woods from Dunfermline

    Really nice introduction to the teas. The food was delicious, but as we were there for our lunch it seemed like not enough of the sandwiches for two. Would have preferred two plates of savoury instead of sweet. Patricia was lovely.

  • ((((( 10 June 2017 by Christine Ingles from Edinburgh

    Excellent day, staff were excellent and the food was lovely. Had such a nice day and was such a lovely gift to be given.

  • ((((* 9 June 2017 by Katherine Mulholland from Texas, USA

    We came for Afternoon Tea. My sister and I enjoyed it very much. We especially liked the sandwiches and the carrot cake. The staff was friendly and attentive. We loved the assortment of teas to select. The only disappointment was the physical location of the area where tea was served. Our expectation was that it would be in a special room with a lovely view of the gardens or the like; instead, it was just in an open, public eating area with zero charm or views.

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Sally Hook from Columbia

    Very nice tea. The waitress was especially knowledgeable about the kinds of tea offered.

  • ((((* 2 May 2017 by Sonja Poblotzki from Berlin

    Great experience ... had afternoon tea here. Excellent service, nice choice of food. Would love to return for another cup of tea ...

  • ((((( 14 April 2017 by Frances from Midlands

    Sofia was our excellent hostess, she looked after us very well and we thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon tea, thank you. A nice selection of tasty treats and refreshing high quality tea, beautifully presented.

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