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Colonnades at the Signet Library

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

((((( Afternoon Tea
  • Colonnades at the Signet Library - Edinburgh
  • Colonnades at the Signet Library - Edinburgh
  • Colonnades at the Signet Library - Edinburgh
  • Colonnades at the Signet Library - Edinburgh
  • Colonnades at the Signet Library - Edinburgh
  • Colonnades at the Signet Library - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
Opening hours
Sunday to Friday: 11:00 - 17:00

Lovely afternoon tea in a beautiful location.

Margaret Cubitt 12 May 2018
from North Berwick

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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

4.9 ((((( (based on 187 reviews)
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  • afternoon tea (150)
  • lunch (104)
  • luxury (86)
  • romantic (66)
  • value (41)
  • private dining (33)
  • business (25)
  • dinner (24)
  • large parties (14)
  • views (13)
  • trendy (11)
  • child friendly (6)
  • entertainment (5)
  • breakfast (4)
  • ((((* 13 May 2018 by Anne Duncan from East Linton

    Very enjoyable meal beautifully presented

  • ((((( 12 May 2018 by Margaret Cubitt from North Berwick

    Lovely afternoon tea in a beautiful location.

  • ((((( 8 April 2018 by Richard Nettleingham from London

    We took afternoon tea at The Colonnades for our daughter’s birthday. She’s a massive book fan, so taking afternoon tea in a library was a dream come true for her! The tea was divine, served from a silver service, and both selections of savoury and sweet foods were delectable and beautifully presented. The dining staff were very accommodating and friendly too. I would highly recommend a dining experience here.

  • ((((( 6 February 2018 by Hazel Lightbody from Edinburgh

    From the ‘amuse bouche’ starter to the mango sorbet finale the Colonnades afternoon tea was an unforgettable experience. Everything was deliciously dainty and flavoursome. Staff went the extra mile to ensure that we had the maximum enjoyment and all the contents of the savoury and sweets on offer were explained. The black pudding pastry roll was a definite favourite with my husband!

  • ((((( 6 February 2018 by Jacqueline Stewart from Edinburgh

    Very classy restaurant with outstanding service from Hannah. A fabulous way to celebrate my husband’s special birthday. Champagne & afternoon tea were sublime!

  • ((((( 30 January 2018 by Nicolas Mouren from Edinburgh

    very nice place, and probably the best afternoon tea in the capital

  • ((((( 16 January 2018 by Nina House from Fife

    A great experience, afternoon tea was a real taste sensation. Final dish of raspberry sorbet was so tasty. All staff were very professional and friendly.

  • ((((( 15 January 2018 by Isger Vico from Edinburgh

    Great, loved afternoon tea.

  • ((((( 1 January 2018 by Nancy Mckenzie from Edinburgh

    I took my sister as a Christmas Gift and it was magnificent in every way .

  • ((((( 21 December 2017 by Gail Whyte from Edinburgh

    Lovely lunch with great service.

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