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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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25 February 2018
Everything was very good!!! I loved it!
21 February 2018
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.
26 August 2017
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.
26 August 2017
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.
20 August 2017
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.
9 August 2017
Excellent afternoon tea. Nicely presented. Excellent service. Good food, and relaxed atmosphere.
3 August 2017
Everything was absolutely fabulous
29 July 2017
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
26 July 2017
Excellent afternoon tea
18 July 2017
The staff was very friendly and patient despite being very busy.
Afternoon tea with Gin Cocktail £30 pp
Afternoon tea & champagne £30 per person
Afternoon tea £21 per person