Afternoon Tea

Tea is a British favourite, but it’s not always been that way. Fresh tea leaves were only introduced in the mid-17thcentury. In 1840, the practice of afternoon tea was created by the seventh Duchess of Bedford. To avoid a rumbling tummy before dinner, the Duchess would be served tea, bread, butter and a selection of cakes. It soon became fashionable, and is still enjoyed to this day as an afternoon treat.

Sit back, and relax in the elegant surrounds of the Mary King’s Close Coffee House for an indulgent afternoon tea with a difference.

What’s included?

  • A selection of dainty finger sandwiches.
  • Crumbly scones with clotted cream, and Scottish jam.
  • A variety of delicious cakes.
  • A pot of Brodies tea or coffee.

From £19 per person

To book, simply call our reservations team on 0131 225 0672 or send us an email on Please note, we require 24 hours advance notice for our afternoon tea bookings.

Mary King’s Afternoon Tea

  • Upgrade and enjoy a glass of wine or a bottle of craft beer – £24 per person

Mary Queen of Scots Afternoon Tea

  • Upgrade and feel like royalty with a gin & tonic from our local gin suppliers or a sparkling glass of Prosecco – £27 per person

The Real Mary King’s Close
2 Warriston’s Close
High Street
Edinburgh EH1 1PG

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