Real Mary King's Close Bookings

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 rich and creamy tea or coffee.

Book today from only £19pp, or upgrade and enjoy a glass of Prosecco for only £4.50pp extra.

Simply call our reservations team on 0131 225 0672 to book. Please note, we require 24 hours advance notice for scrummy afternoon tea bookings.


The Real Mary King's Close
2 Warriston's Close
High Street
Edinburgh EH1 1PG 0131 225 0672
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