What is it? A sumptuous oasis in Edinburgh’s Old Town.
Why go? Housed within the Signet Library – home of the Society of Writers to Her Majesty’s Signet, a prestigious legal association – the open-to-the-public Colonnades proclaims it serves ‘Edinburgh’s finest afternoon tea’ amid serene and elegant surroundings. The silver stands feature sandwiches made with seasonal ingredients, as well as a selection of cakes and amuse-bouches, while the extensive tea list is topped by the Colonnades’ own Signet Blend.
£40pp. Thu to Sun, 11am–4.30pm. The Signet Library West Parliament Square, EH1 1RF.