6 Indulgent Afternoon Teas in Edinburgh

6 Indulgent Afternoon Teas in Edinburgh

Who can say no to tea and treats? Not us! Afternoon tea in Edinburgh goes above and beyond, with a huge range of venues offering a take on the classic. Our luxury hotel shares the best places to indulge with an afternoon tea in Edinburgh.


A super friendly and affordable spot with staff who are truly experts in loose leaf tea. Delight in the quirky, mismatched vintage china and relaxed atmosphere. Expect familiar favourites, as well as their own concoctions (tea cocktail anyone?). Their tasty treats are also available for a range of dietary requirements. It’s the perfect place for a catch up!

Colonnades at The Signet Library

The self-proclaimed finest afternoon tea in Edinburgh, and rightly so. This ornate, 19th-century building features neo-classical decor, with immaculate attention to detail. Your delicacies are served on bespoke silver tea stands, using the freshest seasonal ingredients. Indulge in their immense range of teas and coffees, which are unlimited during your visit.

Red Bus Bistro

The clue’s in the name: step on board for an afternoon tea tour on a vintage bus. One of Edinburgh’s most unique experiences, the 90 minute trip showcases the city’s best attractions. Tuck in to all your favourite sweet and savoury nibbles, with a choice of between tea and coffee or gin.

Mimis Bakehouse

A small but mighty Edinburgh chain, serving not only afternoon tea but also beforenoon tea! It’s their alternative to brunch. Loved by locals, their delicious traybakes are a must-try. While their classic afternoon tea is lovely, you can also splash out on gin or bubbly.

The Dome

One of Edinburgh’s most famous landmarks, the Georgian Tea Room within the Dome is majestic. The opulent surroundings surprisingly have a fair price tag, with options to add cava or champagne. Dainty finger sandwiches, scones and cakes are staples, with excellent vegan and gluten free options available.


A fusion of classic staples with Scottish flavours, this unique venue specialises in bitesized treats. Feel free to add prosecco or a gin cocktail to your booking! The real draw of this place, however, is the alternative Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea. They swap traditional finger food for scotch eggs, sausage rolls and beer. Great for someone who’s a little less conventional.

Whether you’re set to splurge or looking for something more down to earth, Edinburgh has an afternoon tea for everyone. Make the occasion even more special with a stay in our luxury hotel. Take a look at our gallery to find out more.

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