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Café at the Palace

Relax in the Café at the Palace after your visit to the Palace of Holyroodhouse or The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh.

In the historic setting of the Mews Courtyard, the Café at the Palace offers simple home-made dishes made from fresh, locally sourced produce. You can choose from a selection of soups, jacket potatoes and a range of delicious salads, sandwiches, speciality breads and home-baked cakes. The Café was recently awarded ‘Taste Our Best’ accreditation by VisitScotland and is also dog-friendly.

A takeaway service is also available.  

Opening times for the Café are the same as the Palace, with the exception of Monday, 8 January 2024 when the Café will be closed.

Afternoon tea at the Palace

Afternoon tea in the Café at the Palace

Afternoon tea in the Café at the Palace ©

Afternoon tea must be pre-booked and slots are available between the following times: 

  • 12:00-16:00 (April - October)
  • 12:00-15:00 (November - March)

Enjoy a delicious range of home-made cakes, pastries and sandwiches, served with your choice of loose-leaf tea. 

  • Afternoon tea - £25 per person
  • Champagne afternoon tea - £35 per person
  • Gin cocktail afternoon tea - from £35 per person

Gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan afternoon teas are available on request, and children can enjoy a special children's version of the afternoon tea. 


You might find it useful to review the detailed access guide on the AccessAble website: Café at the Palace access guide.


Get in touch

Café service, indoor and outdoor, is on a first-come first-serve basis but afternoon teas must be pre-booked. Please contact us on +44 (0)131 652 3685.