Edinburgh Afternoon Teas Every Mother Deserves this Mother’s Day

Edinburgh Afternoon Teas Every Mother Deserves this Mother’s Day

Every mother deserves a bit of time out. And there’s no better opportunity to help her to relax than Mother’s Day. Getting the woman that brought you into the world a meaningful gift is lovely, of course, but why stop there when you could treat that special lady to a fantastic day out enjoying the culinary delights on offer in Edinburgh. If you’re on the hunt for a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day this year – it’s on Sunday 26th March, if you didn’t already know – now’s the time to get a classy afternoon tea booked in.

Here are some of the best afternoon teas in Edinburgh for Mothers Day that money can buy:


Prestonfield House

Known for its 5-star luxury, Prestonfield House is one of Edinburgh’s most sophisticated and stylish destinations for dining and hospitality in Scotland, making it an extra special choice for Mother’s Day. Based just 10 minutes away from Edinburgh city centre, Prestonfield offers a tranquil and private escape from the hustle and bustle of the capital and its afternoon tea is to die for.

Prestonfield serves up a delicious array of leaf teas, including their own unique blend, alongside cakes, savouries, scones and sandwiches from 2pm until 7pm in surroundings of your choice. Choose to dine in Prestonfield House’s Rhubarb Room, Tapestry Room, Leather Room or Yellow Room for £25. Champagne Afternoon Tea is also available for £35.

See what’s on offer for yourself here.


Colonnades at the Signet Library

An iconic building on the Royal Mile, the Signet Library isn’t just a popular venue for weddings, conferences, events and private dining experiences. It is also home to one of the city’s favourite afternoon tea experiences. Claiming to utilise only the finest seasonal ingredients in their sandwiches, cakes and savouries, these works of art all come to your table on a silver platter in the Lower Library.

If anything, Colonnades knows how to put the “tea” in afternoon tea, with a list of drinks options that are easily as long as your arm. If you can’t decide between the diverse and varied options, opting for their very own Signet Blend is a great place to start. As unlimited tea and coffee are included in the price, you can take all the time you like to work your way through the menu.

See what’s on offer for yourself here.


The Dome

This Georgian tea room not only has a place in history – The Dome was originally the Old Physicians Hall and was designed by James Craig – its afternoon teas are also hot property. Creating a memorable and luxurious experience for your mum this Mother’s Day is easy at The Dome thanks to a fine variety of finger sandwiches, sweet pastries, scones and loose leaf teas in this most opulent setting. Served from 11am until 5pm, booking is certainly advised for this popular George Street venue – particularly if it’s a Mother’s Day treat.

See what’s on offer for yourself here.


The Palace of Holyroodhouse

Be a royal for the day with an afternoon tea at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and treat your mum like the Queen she is! A must-see on every Edinburgh tourist’s list, the Palace is a truly stunning location for a Mother’s Day celebration. Served from 12pm until 3.30pm, the Holyrood Palace team deliver a range of homemade delights for your delectation in historic surroundings.

The mews courtyard is a picturesque place to sip tea or crown-adorned cappuccinos as you gaze out at Arthur’s Seat in the distance. You can even upgrade to Champagne Afternoon Tea to accompany your pastries, sandwiches and more.

See what’s on offer for yourself here.


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