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Clarinda's Tea Room

69 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BS, Scotland
+44 131 557 1888
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (122 reviews)
“cake” (42 reviews)
“bakewell tart” (9 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
69 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BS, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Called in for a bacon bun and a cup of tea mid morning. Place was busy but it didn't matter. Hubby was eyeing up the vast selection of fresh homemade cakes! Tasty bacon, lovely cup of tea and all served and presented beautifully. This place...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clarinda's Tea Room is a nicely decorated cafe located on the east end of the Royal Mile near the Parliament Building and Holyrood Abbey. They serve soups and sandwiches for lunch, and display a selection of cakes and other baked treats that pair well with...More

Thank Regina B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a nice cream tea at Clarinda's! The scones were delicious and we enjoyed the house blend of tea. It was a bit stuffy and didn't feel very cozy, but it was an enjoyable afternoon snack.

Thank Steven T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Based on the reviews, my friend and I were really looking forward to Clarinda's. Unfortunately, my experience for breakfast wasn't that great. Our server was efficient, but gave me the impression she'd just as soon we not have come in. I get having bad days,...More

Thank Dawn L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tea room is small with not a lot of tables, sign on entering says that they recommend sharing tables which we did with a young Italian gentleman who was over to check out Edinburgh Uni. I remembered the lovely scones from my visit many years...More

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

This was my first time to a tea room and really enjoyed it. The scone was wonderful and the tea was great. My husband is not a tea drinker and just had a coffee. It too bad it isn't a larger place as I would...More

Thank BeeRee67
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Enjoyed the late breakfast. Only sorry that I couldn't try more of their baked goods. The display looked wonderful.

Thank sailkate
Reviewed 30 October 2017

There are not many tea shops available at this end of the Royal Mile especially on a Sunday so the pressure is on the few places that are open. This is quite a small tea room so parties of 4 or more may struggle to...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Popped in here on a Sunday afternoon for late lunch. There as a bit of a wait to get a table but it was worth waiting for. It's a lovely old-fashioned tea room complete with chintzy wallpaper, china plates on the wall and lace table...More

Thank smilgaki
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This place was hopping, it was friendly service. I was disappointed that as a teahouse the tea offerings were anemic.

Thank The_Hailes
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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Liana B
11 June 2017|
Response from Dawn L |
The hours I found are 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., with breakfast from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
james w
10 June 2017|
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Response from Elin A | Reviewed this property |
Cream tea and scones £3,8. A lot of different pastries to choose from.
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 557 1888
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