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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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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“scones” (17 reviews)
“cake” (11 reviews)
“soup” (8 reviews)
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British, Scottish, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Castlehill | Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh EH1 2NG, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We arrived mid afternoon for a cuppa & were shown to a table. There were plenty of empty tables around. We ordered our drinks & sat back to relax. 25 minutes later, our drinks arrived. Hot chocolate??????? Tepid chocolate more like. Couldn't be bothered to...More

Thank Jane L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was visiting the castle last month with my partner, stopped at the tea rooms for a tea and a coffee and even thou we were not gonna eat we both ended up having a high tea, staff was friendly from the moment we arrived, they...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a break from the castle tour and it was really nice!!! The staff was really polite! I fell in love with the double chocolate cake!! It was a bit cold in the room but not so much to bother you! If you want...More

Thank nopins
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere. The staff is polite and helpful. It was only 1 couple in the whole place but we were initially asked to sit by the corridor entrance without a view. We could move elsewhere easily though.It has high ceiling and not warm. A pot...More

Thank maria y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought the place was vastly overpriced with a very limited menu. We arrived just after 3.00 to be told that there was no hot food, just soup and cake and scones. It seems that you cannot buy a sandwich without going for the £24...More

Thank Jeff1903
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food Beautiful surroundings Staff friendly and approachable and knowledgable about their menu Delicious cakes and hot chocolate Tasty homemade chips and loved the soup

Thank Janet O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sat down and enjoyed a beautiful Devonshire tea for two and thoroughly enjoyed it, the service and the area were very efficient and clean.

Thank ronerose3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a coupon from the local map for money the afternoon tea package. The food was very good, the service was good and the hot chocolate was probably the best we’ve ever had!

Thank Sunny_Donny_7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the afternoon tea service, great assortment of finger foods and the teas were perfect, we had morning tea and berry. We went at about 3 in the afternoon, we had a short wait for a table and received great service once seated. When...More

Thank TheFamilyFeliz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my second time in the Tea Rooms, and I was once again thrilled with the scones and tea. The tea was just a breakfast tea, but I am still thinking about my scone with butter and jam several months later. I may have...More

Thank Mrs_Kenobi
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 Cdestree | Reviewed this property |
We have older kids who enjoyed it very much and saw two tables with younger children. It works if your kids are well behaved.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$31
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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