In a striking setting at the end of the famous Royal Mile in Edinburgh, The Café at the Palace 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 served in specially commissioned chinaware.
The Café at The Palace are dedicated to using only the very finest of local ingredients and produce, as demonstrated by their Visit Scotland Taste our Best accreditation. By sourcing all of their ingredients locally you can be assured that only the freshest and tastiest of Scottish delights go into creating their award-winning afternoon teas.
A wide selection of Tea Palace loose leaf teas are served and you can indulge in a crisp glass of Pannier Brut champagne or refreshing Edinburgh Gin cocktail. Fully gluten free, dairy free and vegan afternoon teas are available. Great care is taken in providing for all guests, even the little ones aren’t forgotten about with a special Children’s afternoon tea.
The Cafe at the Palace was awarded a Highly Commended certificate at the Afternoon Tea Awards 2018 in recognition of its high quality Afternoon Tea service. Boasting a stunning location and contemporary terrace, The Café is 15 minutes' walk from Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station.
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7 September 2020
We were welcomed by Margarita ( think that was her name ) and taken to our table - she asked us if we had any dietary requirements- ordered Afternoon Tea for us -brought us a glass of water whilst we were waiting- she explained to us about the different teas- the Afternoon tea was absolutely beautiful - savouries were varied and delicious - cakes and scones ‘ out of this world’ scrumptious - we were offered more tea- we felt very relaxed and unhurried . All in all a wonderful experience - excellent food in peaceful surroundings.
6 December 2019
Excellent quality food and attentive waitress
17 July 2019
We found the experience very good. Food and service excellent. Only drawback was they allowed tourists with there sandwiches etc to sit at tables adjacent to ours. They should have a divider to stop tourists from overflowing into the afternoon tea area.
1 June 2019
Had afternoon tea there very enjoyable our waitress was very pleasant and informative. We will return again.
28 May 2019
The tea was wonderful. Every bite was tasty & presented well. Our server, Kirsty, was fantastic. It was the perfect end to our tour of the palace.
13 October 2018
3 October 2018
i loved it, the waitress made it as well
25 September 2018
It was excellent. Beautifully prepared and beautifully served. Highly recommended.
13 August 2018
The afternoon tea was a perfect end to our short stay in Edinburgh. We made a specific request beforehand and this was adhered to making it a very pleasant and relaxing experience. The food was beautifully presented and very fresh. We were looked after by Leva who was the perfect hostess very friendly and attentive - nothing was too much trouble. Laura too needs special mention who we believe was responsible for our special request - the food was delicious.
10 May 2018
Was a lovely experience! Everything was delicious--I wish I had some Royal Star tea right now! And the service was flawless!