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Colonnades at the Signet Library

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

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  • 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

We had an amazing day. The staff were very good at explaining what everything was and were very welcoming. The food was amazing and very unique. We tried a few teas we wouldn’t have usually tried. The building itself was amazing too.
Would definitely recommend

Paul 15 December 2018
from Rugby

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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

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  • afternoon tea (156)
  • lunch (106)
  • luxury (89)
  • romantic (68)
  • value (41)
  • private dining (35)
  • business (25)
  • dinner (25)
  • large parties (14)
  • views (13)
  • trendy (11)
  • child friendly (6)
  • entertainment (5)
  • breakfast (4)
  • ((((( 15 December 2018 by Paul from Rugby

    We had an amazing day. The staff were very good at explaining what everything was and were very welcoming. The food was amazing and very unique. We tried a few teas we wouldn’t have usually tried. The building itself was amazing too.
    Would definitely recommend

  • ((((( 14 December 2018 by Shirlie from Edinburgh

    Fabulous

  • ((((( 27 November 2018 by Margret from Iceland

    Best Afternoon tea I have had. All the dishes were excellent. I will dine here next time I visit Edinburgh.

  • ((((* 10 October 2018 by Sylvia from Edinburgh

    Very impressed by layout of restaurant food and service

  • ((((( 19 July 2018 by Wendy from Edinburgh

    The venue is exceptional, as was the food and the servers, especially Nacho!

  • ((((( 29 June 2018 by Fiona from Glasgow

    Excellent afternoon tea. Service superb being attentive without pushy. Food prepared to s high calibre

  • ((((* 13 May 2018 by Anne from East Linton

    Very enjoyable meal beautifully presented

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

    Lovely afternoon tea in a beautiful location.

  • ((((( 8 April 2018 by Richard 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 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!

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