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British Romantic

Colonnades at the Signet Library

9.7/10
1088
West Parliament Square, EH1 1RF Edinburgh
British
Average price £60

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Festive Afternoon tea

£65 per guest
Available from 29 Nov to 31 Dec

Festive Afternoon tea with Greno Rose*

£100 per guest
Available from 29 Nov to 31 Dec

Restaurant menu

Chef Aung Tun
Savouries & Sandwiches
Afternoon tea £65
This preset menu includes: Amuse bouche - savouries + Sweets & scones ( served with your choice of tea and coffee)

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Colonnades at the Signet Library, Edinburgh
Colonnades at the Signet Library, Edinburgh
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Reviews

9.7/10
Excellent1088 reviews
9.7/10

Food

9.8/10

Service

9.7/10

Ambience

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What diners said about this restaurant:

Good value for money
Very short waiting time
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  • Dana A.1 review

    24 September 2023

    10/10

    It was great. A more modern culinary take. The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

  • Molly G.1 review

    13 September 2023

    10/10

    This was a cannot-miss kind of experience! Every bite of food (and there is SO MUCH food) was artfully presented and delicious. We loved the ambiance of the space. My husband is not a tea drinker but enjoyed the Irn Bru “tea.” I really appreciated having a gluten-free option - and most of my food was the same or very similar to the regular choices. Loved it all!

  • Julie H.1 review

    31 August 2023

    9/10

    A very special spoil. Food was creative and appealing to both the eyes and stomach. Second time I've been there on my travels and will definitely be back. Thank you

  • Rebecca A.1 review

    27 August 2023

    10/10

    Fantastic!!! Whether you a a tea lover or not, the Signet is such a wonderful place. They did a fantastic job catering to food allergies and were incredibly friendly. I would highly recommend!

  • Nina R.1 review

    5 August 2023

    10/10

    This was one of our best experiences in Scotland. They did not just “accommodate” our need for gluten-free food, they offered a fully gluten-free tea service that was just as impressive as the regular menu.

  • Kelsi K.1 review

    23 July 2023

    10/10

    An excellent experience! The atmosphere is beautiful and the staff are very welcoming and friendly. The food was so pretty and had very interesting combinations and designs, it really made me want to eat and savour everything. Well worth the price, highly recommend this if you’re in Edinburgh!

  • Jennifer G.1 review

    23 July 2023

    10/10

    We all thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Signet Library -afternoon tea was an experience and the variety of food very good

  • Jennifer R.1 review

    22 July 2023

    10/10

    Excellent food, excellent service, lovely ambience. Gluten free option very good.

  • Alison C.1 review

    22 July 2023

    10/10

    Lovely calm and peaceful atmosphere beautifully presented food and amazing flavours. Service was impeccable.

  • Dainel L.1 review

    22 July 2023

    6/10

    The ambience and service were great. The savory part of the afternoon tea was disappointing and not fresh.

  • Rebekah B.1 review

    22 July 2023

    10/10

    The staff were so welcoming and friendly. The food was outstanding and the whole afternoon tea experience was amazing.

  • Jackie H.1 review

    21 July 2023

    10/10

    This was a gift for my niece’s 18th birthday. The Signet is a stunning venue, classic , calm and peaceful. The food was amazing and the creativity and presentation second to none. The service was impeccable, friendly as well as knowledgeable. We all thoroughly enjoyed the food. Just wonderful! Thank you.

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  • Sonya D.1 review

    20 July 2023

    9/10

    The staff were amazing. They even contacted me in advance to inquire after food allergies/preferences. Their service was attentive, and they answered any questions we had, even about the library surrounding us. The selection of food items was creative and lovely. We were offered a wide variety of savory and sweet items, which more than filled my appetite. And the atmosphere was everything this bibliophile could hoped for. If I had one critique, is would be the scones. They were a touch too dry for my liking. My overall experience, though, was highly enjoyable. It is now a must for every trip to Edinburgh.

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  • Emma H.1 review

    20 July 2023

    10/10

    The afternoon tea was beautiful as were the surroundings. Staff were attentive and accommodating.

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  • Kathryn M.1 review

    19 July 2023

    10/10

    Everything was fabulous! Wait staff was attentive, quality of food was amazing. Would definitely recommend.

  • Paula A.2 reviews

    15 July 2023

    10/10

    This place knocks Gleneagles out of the park every time, best afternoon tea I've had in Scotland, excellent ????

  • Isabel J.1 review

    15 July 2023

    10/10

    This is a regular on our treat list

  • Debbie R.1 review

    15 July 2023

    10/10

    Absolutely the last word in Afternoon Tea! Beautiful venue and ambiance, impeccable, discreet service and phenomonal, inventive food. Highly, highly recommend

  • PULKIT G.1 review

    14 July 2023

    10/10

    Excellent food and service and place

  • Sarah R.1 review

    14 July 2023

    9.5/10

    I ate here for afternoon tea by myself and everything was fantastic. All of the

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Opening time

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 04:30 PM

Closing time

January 1, 2024 - January 31, 2024

How to get to the restaurant

West Parliament Square, EH1 1RF, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Public transport

Waverley Train Station

Additional information

St Giles Street or Chambers Street

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