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Palace of Holyroodhouse

Café at the Palace

Set in the historic Mews Courtyard, the Café at the Palace offers a menu suitable for every occasion. Choose from a selection of home-made soups and fresh salads, that celebrate the best of the season and use locally sourced ingredients within 100 miles of the Palace of Holyroodhouse. 

If you’re looking to relax over a longer lunch, opt for our sharing boards, paired perfectly with a glass of wine or a seasonal flavoured water, created using fresh herbs from the gardens. Our Deli Counter is beaming with colourful salads, seasonal produce and delicious flavours, all grown locally, along with toasted ciabatta sandwiches including the Chipotle Chicken, Italian Deli and New Yorker. 

The Café at the Palace caters for all dietary requirements and children have plenty of options to enjoy, from a delicious set meal offer to a Children's Afternoon Tea, priced at £10. 

The Café was recently awarded ‘Taste Our Best’ accreditation by VisitScotland and is also dog-friendly.

Opening times for the Café are the same as the Palace, with the exception of 16 - 25 May 2024 when the Palace is closed but the Café remains open.

Afternoon Tea at the Palace

Afternoon Tea at the Palace showcases a variety of delicious savouries, sandwiches and elegant sweets and cakes, served with your choice of loose-leaf tea or coffee, and paired with a glass of Sparkling Wine. 

Afternoon Tea must be pre-booked. Gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan afternoon teas are available on request. 

Afternoon Tea is available at the following times: 

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

Prices for Afternoon Tea are:

  • Traditional afternoon tea - £30 per person
  • Afternoon tea with sparkling wine - £35 per person
  • Children's afternoon tea - £10 per person

You can contact us on +44 (0)131 652 3685


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

The income from your ticket contributes directly to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity. The aims of The Royal Collection Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational activities.