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The Tea Rooms at Edinburgh Castle

Castlehill | Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh EH1 2NG, Scotland
+44 131 225 9746
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  • Very good31%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Castlehill | Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh EH1 2NG, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited recently with my Husband on a trip to Edinburgh Castle. This place was very peaceful compared with the rest of the Castle!! Perfect for a rest and a delicious cup of tea, loose leaf with strainer in China pot!many varieties of tea and milks....More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely afternoon tea, we shared this between two of us with the most delicious home made chips as a side dish and it was an adequate and inexpensive dining experience that I would highly recommend.

Thank John W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We both indulged in the afternoon tea after our tour of the castle Total cost for the afternoon tea for two was 44 GBP. If you are only going to do one afternoon tea, the castle is the place. A bit more expensive than other...More

Thank G5831FHrobertl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The resturant is lovely with an al la cart menu for sandwiches, meals, pastries, or high tea. I highly recommend the High Tea. The various selections albeit small were so numerous, I took some home with me. The food was excellent.

Thank PK209
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tables between the buildings are much more interesting and hyggelige than the tearoom. The cakes are really good - I had the victoria sponge with strawberry. Had one another place that was way sweater than this. This was so good.

Thank tlq4700
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just happened to be standing outside the door to the Tea Room when we noticed it and were ready for lunch. Imagine our surprise when there was no line. We had wonderful sandwiches and potato wedges as well as a yummy scone with hot tea....More

Thank Scook112301
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After being told it would be a fifteen minute wait - which was actually more like 40 - we were surprised to see that at least half the tables were empty. The waiting room was full, but for some reason they chose to serve minimal...More

Thank PopandAlf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to stop for brunch around 11am and had a wonderful meal. Service was very good and my eggs benedict was delicious. We had teas all around, which were nicely prepared. A great option for food within the Castle grounds.

Thank AmaAriane
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

superb Afternoon tea at the castle - generous portions in a wonderful room with vintage china - superb

Thank jane-Thurs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ducked in here when it began to rain and get cooler. I had a scotch whiskey and my wife an americano coffee with a lemon based dessert of some kind - all very good.

Thank dawgrf
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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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 10 - USD 31
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castlehill | Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh EH1 2NG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 9746
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