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Thought to have been invented by the 7th Duchess of Bedford as a means to counteract the “sinking feeling” which she experienced in late afternoon, this glorious tradition has since become a much loved staple of British socialising.

Today, we invite you to join us at the Grand Cafe to enjoy our very own revival and interpretation of Afternoon Tea- handmade with love and care, it is truly a joy to behold, and one we are happy to share with you. Fully handcrafted by our in house Pastry Chef, our selection includes hand cut finger sandwiches, savoury bites, miniature desserts, and truly scrumptious home made scones and jam.

afternoon tea

Enjoy a selection of sweet and savoury treats in one of Edinburgh’s most handsome venues. For the ultimate Afternoon Tea experience, enjoy our live pianist every Saturday from 2 - 5.30pm. Booking 24 hours in advance required, or call us to check same day availability.

£24.95 per person

Served with a selection of classic & fruit teas or coffee

£29.95 per person

Served with a Prosecco

£34.95 per person

Served with a glass of Moet & Chandon Vintage

Available 12 - 5.30pm

Afternoon Tea Menu


A unique twist on Afternoon Tea, something long considered the preserve of ladies. Club 43 at the Grand Cafe is all about the gentlemen. Offering up four drams of whisky representing four of the five whisky producing regions of Scotland and complimented with a meaty menu of tasty bites. Booking 48 hours in advance required.

£39.95 per person

Club 43 Menu


For guests under 12 years | £9.95 each

Kids Afternoon Tea

Booking in advance is essential, call us on 0131 622 2999 to book.

Book A Table

We are currently closed on Mondays & Tuesdays, however our Hotel Bar ‘The Hide’ is open for bookings. Click here to book.


Our Afternoon Teas are all available to purchase as gift experiences. Perfect for sweet toothed family and friends, they really are something special.

Ask us for more information on how to purchase.