Exterior view of the Tea Rooms in Crown Square

The Tea Rooms

Nestled at the top of the castle in Crown Square, The Tea Rooms is a stylish and elegant place to enjoy snacks and meals or indulge in a traditional afternoon tea.

Friends enjoying afternoon tea in the Tea Rooms

Afternoon Tea Experience

Indulge yourself or treat a loved one to an afternoon tea package, which includes admission to the castle.

Castle admission and afternoon tea must be pre-booked during the purchase process.

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Interior of the front area of the Tea Rooms with a couple choosing cakes from a cake table

Food and Drink

Take afternoon tea in The Tea Rooms in Crown Square. A royal setting suits this great British tradition said to be the idea of a duchess. Each guest is given an individual cake stand laden with sweet and savoury delights.

Soups, salads and other light dishes are also on the menu at The Tea Rooms. Sample some of Scotland’s famously high quality produce – from smoked salmon to Scottish cheeses.

A good range of whiskies is available, plus craft beers and lagers, wines and spirits.

Good to know

The Tea Rooms in Crown Square are serving light lunches and cakes. Afternoon Tea is also available. 
Light Lunch and Afternoon Tea menu

All special dietary needs can be catered for with advance notice – call us on +44 (0)131 210 0338.

High chairs and baby changing facilities are available.

For operational reasons, The Tea Rooms opening times may occasionally differ to those advertised. 

Proof of ID may be asked for in our cafés and shops

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Opening times

The Tea Rooms

1 April to 31 March: 
Daily, 10.30am to 4pm

Revised hours during the Tattoo 

5 to 27 August 2022: 
Monday to Friday, 10.30am to 3pm
Saturday, 10.30am to last entry at 1pm (and also Friday 26 August)