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Café at the Palace

Enjoy a range of hot drinks at the Café at the Palace

The Café at the Palace ©

The Café at the Palace is closed on Sunday, 3 October for scheduled maintenance.

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

Owing to government guidelines, a maximum of 6 people from 3 households can dine together indoors.  A takeaway service is also available.  

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.

Opening times for the Café are the same as the Palace. The Café at the Palace is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Afternoon tea at the Palace

Afternoon tea must be pre-booked and slots are available from 1 May at 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 - £21 per person
  • Champagne afternoon tea - £30 per person
  • Gin cocktail afternoon tea - from £30 per person
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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. 

The Café at the Palace was awarded a Highly Commended certificate at the Afternoon Tea Awards in 2018 and 2019. 

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.