Heads up! We’re working hard to be accurate – but these are unusual times, so please always check before heading out.
The regal promenade that is the Royal Mile certainly brings out sophistication in any visitor… so it’s no surprise a refined afternoon tea is something Edinburgh knows how to do rather well.
Dozens of tip-top venues, some posh and others less so, now subscribe to this typically British phenomenon – a post-lunch, pre-dinner ‘meal’ revolving around dainty cakes and sandwiches served on silver platters – and that’s why we thought we better let you in on our favourites. From highfalutin hotel experiences to more down-to-earth offerings at some of the city’s best cafés, this is where to head for the best afternoon tea in Edinburgh. Salad for dinner, anyone?
RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best restaurants in Edinburgh