Signet Library, Parliament Square
0131 226 1064
If you’re looking to indulge in a lavish afternoon tea the oldfashioned way, this is the place to go. The wonderfully stylish Colonnades, behind St Giles, offers a refuge from the hustle and bustle of the High Street. Its afternoon tea is a luxurious affair: flanked by grand bookcases, you will enjoy seasonal sandwiches and freshly made patisseries – and a glass of bubbly if you’re up for it.