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The Tea Rooms at Edinburgh Castle

$$ - $$$British, , Cafe
Castlehill | Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh EH1 2NG, Scotland
+44 131 225 9746
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“scones” (19 reviews)
“cake” (12 reviews)
“soup” (11 reviews)
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British, Scottish, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Castlehill | Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh EH1 2NG, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited for tea & cake on a reasonably quiet Monday afternoon. The staff were very friendly. The service was slow. The room was cold. Our table looked as if it had been wiped down with a dirty cloth. The display of cakes looked very...More

Thank Teej656
Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed our tea and cake in pleasant surroundings and the staff were very friendly. However the service was very slow and we waited a long time for our simple order to be delivered.

Thank DJF100
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although the staff were friendly & the surroundings very agreeable the food here was atrocious! We ordered Afternoon Tea FOR TWO & were presented with an afternoon tea stand which was pitiful. 1 portion of everything & each item was too small to split in...More

Thank Christoff81
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The afternoon tea package with Castle entry was £30. The afternoon tea and service in The Tea Rooms was excellent with the room having a nice ambience. It does book out, so it’s advisable to book a table and/or afternoon tea beforehand

Thank Travel-future-ahoy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the afternoon tea with prosecco. It was amazing. The staff were wonderful, very welcoming and friendly. The restaurant was beautiful. Can't wait to go back again.

Thank amanda357
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to take a break in our tour of the castle grounds and get something to drink. We opted for the Tea Room and happy we did. The selection of pastries and accompanying teas made this a nice respite before we completed our tour.

Thank bjolds
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place exuded a calm ambience perfect for a teatime retreat. The service was satisfactory and the cream tea and scones were delicious. It is set inside Edinburgh Castle and is tastefully adorned. Do try!

Thank Rizby_2009
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While at the Castle, one is likely to get hungry. This has been anticipated, and can be answered handily, at the cafe. Great place to people-watch, as well.

Thank Sarahbelle7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we visited, none of the food on the menu was available, except for the cakes and soup. The seating was in a cramped and unsightly area and was extraordinary cold out there. There was one tiny little heater blowing, but it did very little...More

Thank Megan C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I had never been to tea before so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I got to choose the type of tea (or coffee) I wanted and the menu was fixed with our ticket. You can also go and not purchase a “high tea” and...More

Thank Tim L
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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Louise J
4 November 2017|
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Response from Dobby4 | Reviewed this property |
There were children there when we were in the Tea Rooms.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$31
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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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