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Café at the Palace

Champagne Afternoon Tea in the Café at the Palace

Champagne Afternoon Tea in the 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, hot main courses and a range of delicious salads, sandwiches, speciality breads and home-baked cakes.

Afternoon Tea at the Palace

Afternoon Tea is served daily between:

  • 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 £21.00 per person
  • Champagne Afternoon Tea £30.00 per person
  • Gin Cocktail Afternoon Tea from £30.00 per person


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Gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan afternoon teas are available on request.  Great care is taken in providing for all guests - even the little ones aren’t forgotten about with a special children’s afternoon tea. The Café at the Palace was awarded a Highly Commended certificate at the Afternoon Tea Awards in 2018 and 2019 in recognition of its high quality afternoon tea service. 

Get in touch

Parties of five people or more are advised to pre-book. Please contact us on +44 (0)131 652 3685.

Afternoon tea gift vouchers are also available. They can be purchased in the Café or by calling +44 (0)131 652 3685.