?Invented in the 1800s by the seventh Duchess of Bedford to stop her hunger pangs between lunch and dinner, afternoon tea has become quite the thing to do for a leisurely couple of hours in Edinburgh, and one of the nicest ways to spend time with friends, colleagues or loved ones.

    The Edinburgh Residence was made for afternoon tea. Built during the Victorian era as a series of town houses in the Edinburgh's West End, it has seen many a polite tea party in its time.

    We've kept this ambience alive, to enable you to enjoy some delicious afternoon sweets and savouries in peaceful, elegant surroundings with your favourite people (but without the stiff collars and corsets). You can also now take tea outside in leafy Rothesay Terrace Gardens, if it's a sunny day.

    The menu is served between 1pm and 5pm.
    Priced £16.95 per person.
    Served on a traditional three tier silver cake stand, our Afternoon Tea includes a selection of freshly made, crust-less sandwiches served on soft white or whole meal bread, including:
    Poached Scottish Salmon with dill mayonnaise
    Free Range Egg Mayonnaise with watercress
    Smoked Ham & homemade Chutney

    Selection of scones:
    A selection of homemade scones served with Tiptree jams and clotted cream.

    Homemade sweets:
    A selection of homemade cream cakes and tray bakes.
    All served with your choice of tea and freshly brewed coffee.
    All served with your choice of tea and freshly brewed coffee.

    Why not spoil yourself and upgrade to Champagne Afternoon Tea for £25.95 per person.

    Gluten free Afternoon Tea also available (advance notice required).

    To make a booking please contact a member of our team:

    T: 0131 226 3380

    Email Us for details