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Forsyth's Tea Room

81 High Street | Chalmers Close, Edinburgh EH1 1SR, Scotland
+44 131 557 5150
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
81 High Street | Chalmers Close, Edinburgh EH1 1SR, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this quaint tearoom so much we came back twice. The lady owner greeting us with a smile both times and asked us about our days. She cooked us a wonderful all day breakfast both days. She is clearly a lovely kind-hearted soul and...More

Thank Francesca G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Edinburgh with my wife and daughter, had hurried past this tea shop taking a short cut back to hotel in dreadful weather the previous day, but remembered it and decided to call for breakfast. Located in a small passageway linking High street to Jeffrey...More

Thank Johntacleveland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I called in to get outta the cold wind and had tea and coffee .... A friendly little lady behind the counter served us (possibly the owner) and total cost was £4.75 ..... A quaint little old nook worth a visit. 👍🏽

Thank David J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fancied a cup of tea with my two friends and we came across this little tea room. I was worried it would be a little greasy café, but I couldn't have been more shocked. It was like walking into my Nana's home. The lady who...More

Thank Anneka1988
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We came here for a quick brunch before exploring Edinburgh. I opted for a jacket potato with cheese and my partner chose a cream tea. The jacket potato was microwaved and had a few chunks of cheese stuffed in. The cream team was a pot...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

found this little place by accident but what a fab accident it was like stepping into your grandmas for tea .. not to be missed

Thank twinklet38
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful historical little gem. We found the lovely lady owner to be very approachable and warming. She is celebrating 23 years there. Great memories and experience. Enjoy!

Thank Angelina T
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Happened to walk down one of the many closes on the Royal Mile and found this hidden gem. A small tea room with lovely woman who was open on Boxing Day - a rarity. We had nice tea with scones and sandwiches. The scones and...More

Thank Stephanie W
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Found this place just by chance and it was a very welcome discovery compared with all the soulless places nearby. The inside is clean and wonderfully quirky and the owner is incredibly welcoming. Loved the crockery!!

Thank HarmonyDawn86
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The Lady/owner/cook was DELIGHTFUL .. wonderful to listen to her local Scottish brogue :D CUTE and quaint place down Chalmer's Close off High Street (The Royal Mile) near Evangelist John Knox's House .. (down the close away from the crowds). Wonderful decor .. good eats...More

Thank Pastor F
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 High Street | Chalmers Close, Edinburgh EH1 1SR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 557 5150
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