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After months in lockdown we all deserve a treat, and what better way is there to indulge after restrictions are lifted than sitting down to a sophisticated afternoon tea? The regal promenade that is Edinburgh’s Royal Mile certainly brings out sophistication in any visitor… so it’s no surprise that dainty cakes and sandwiches served on silver platters is something the city knows how to do rather well.
Dozens of tip-top venues, some posh and others less so, now subscribe to this typically British phenomenon – and it’s not long until they’ll be able to open again. Under the Scottish government’s roadmap out of lockdown, a return to Level 3 restrictions has been earmarked for April 21, meaning hospitality venues can open until 6pm. Level 2 restrictions, letting hospitality venues serve food and drink until 8pm indoors and 10.30pm outdoors, should be possible by mid-May.
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