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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.
From £19 per person
To book, simply call our reservations team on 0131 225 0672 or send us an email on email@example.com. Please note, we require 24 hours advance notice for our afternoon tea bookings.
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