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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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Average
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

Everything was very good!!! I loved it!

Nancy Martínez 28 February 2018
from Dublin

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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.

Awarded a Visit Scotland Taste our Best accreditation, menus use only the very finest of Scottish ingredients and produce. 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

4.7 (((() (based on 61 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (59)
  • lunch (16)
  • value (10)
  • child friendly (8)
  • breakfast (6)
  • al fresco (5)
  • romantic (5)
  • luxury (4)
  • views (4)
  • entertainment (3)
  • private dining (2)
  • large parties (1)
  • trendy (1)
  • ((((( 13 May 2018 by Sharon Reading from Edinburgh, Scotland

    Was a lovely experience! Everything was delicious--I wish I had some Royal Star tea right now! And the service was flawless!

  • ((((( 28 February 2018 by Nancy Martínez from Dublin

    Everything was very good!!! I loved it!

  • ((((( 23 February 2018 by Lilian Karl from Konstanz

    The place looked super nice and we just loved how they arrenged already everything at our table with fancy plates and flowers, which we booked for teatime. We could choose our tes by smelling different ones and every step was explained to us: how long the tea should stand, what we have on our tray and what we should eat first. We felt really special and maybe a bit royal as well. We skipped lunch for teatime, which was a good choice because there was a lot of food. We really loved the sandwiches and scones, the cakes have been a Little to sweet for us but as we are Germans we in General don't like to eat too sweet. Overall it was a great experience worth every Pound, which we would recommend to everyone visting Edinburgh.

  • ((((( 30 August 2017 by Siobhan Welsh from Fallbrook, CA

    Sophia was an excellent server and gave us gracious, friendly attention. The outdoor seating was perfect, and the selection of teas, sandwiches and pastries exceeded our expectations. We even ordered a gluten-free selection for one member of our party and she loved the selection she was offered. For the price, the experience was a good value for the cost. The only enhancement might have been to be offered a top-off of our champagne, rather than just one glass.

  • ((((( 29 August 2017 by Charlene Morgan from Knoxville, TN, USA

    We had an amazing visit! It was the first stop during our short visit to Edinburgh and it set a wonderful tone for the entire visit. We had afternoon tea and the food was excellent, but it was our server Jane (MacLardy) who really made the visit exceptional. She made us feel like visiting royalty and all in the friendliest way. We would definitely do it again.

  • ((((( 29 August 2017 by Sophie Zoeller from Edinburgh

    This was a very enjoyable afternoon tea. Sofia was excellent and very attentive. The carrot cake was absolutely amazing, and the scones were great as well. The selection of teas was great and clearly of a high quality. The service was impeccable and the atmosphere in the Café was great. Having been to a few Afternoon Teas in various locations, I would definitely say this was one of the best.

  • ((((* 13 August 2017 by Fiona Chan from Hong Kong

    The staff was very friendly and patient despite being very busy.

  • ((((( 11 August 2017 by Ian from Linlithgow

    Excellent afternoon tea. Nicely presented. Excellent service. Good food, and relaxed atmosphere.

  • ((((( 5 August 2017 by Donald Robertson from PENICUIK

    Everything was absolutely fabulous

  • ((((* 1 August 2017 by Lauren Renfro from Edinburgh

    The tea options were splendid and had something for everyone in my group. The vegetarian platter was a wonderful addition. Much of my party particularly enjoyed the sponge cakes and scones, but all of the food was absolutely delicious. It did take a little while for the food to come to the table, but other than that there were no issues with the service

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