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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

Best afternoon tea we ever had.

Michael 31 May 2019
from Löhne

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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 205 reviews)
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  • afternoon tea (167)
  • lunch (108)
  • luxury (91)
  • romantic (69)
  • value (42)
  • private dining (38)
  • business (26)
  • dinner (25)
  • large parties (14)
  • views (14)
  • trendy (12)
  • child friendly (8)
  • entertainment (5)
  • breakfast (4)
  • ((((* 25 August 2019 by Nabila from Edinburgh

    Best cream tea in the city I’ve been to all of the top places !

  • ((((( 25 August 2019 by Amy from Edinburgh

    Food was delicately prepared and delicious. It was beautiful to eat and to look at.

  • ((((( 24 August 2019 by Louise from Walton-on-Thames

    Fantastic food, refined sophisticated setting but not imposing so feel very relaxed. Service impeccable and overall a wonderful experience. Favourite nibble was the delightful little savoury tart and the refreshing elderflower sorbet that rounded off the meal was delicious.

  • ((((( 8 August 2019 by Darren from Edinburgh

    A great experience at the Signet Library. Great ambience and the staff were very friendly and attentive.

  • ((((( 7 August 2019 by Alanda from Perth Western Australia

    This was a wonderful experience to start our holiday. Very welcoming staff and wonderful service. The food was delicious. I love the way the savories were served first and then the desserts. Endless pots of wonderful tea.

  • ((((( 17 July 2019 by Carole from Edinburgh

    My husband and I celebrated our 32nd wedding anniversary in your restaurant. The surroundings are very beautiful and we had a table in one of the alcoves. The waiting staff were very attentive and our food was excellent. We had three courses and I thought it was very good value.

  • ((((( 31 May 2019 by Michael from Löhne

    Best afternoon tea we ever had.

  • ((((( 16 May 2019 by Marie from Nälden

    Fantastic

  • ((((( 29 April 2019 by Margaret from Edinburgh

    It was really lovely. The staff were excellent and gave a nice description of all delicacies!. The setting was a treat and the silver service greatly appreciated. I would definitely recommend as it was the best we have had.

  • ((((( 5 March 2019 by Poonnapa from Edinburgh

    One of the best afternoon tea we’ve ever had!

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