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Forsyth's Tea Room

81 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR, Scotland (Cowgate)
0131-557 5150
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Ranked #681 of 1,900 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Cuisines: Tea Room
Neighborhood: Cowgate
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I think the main reason you go to this tea room is for the experience. From the moment you walk through the door, it's like stepping back in time. I was greeted by the owner Christina with her purple locks. She started the Tea Room 19 years ago, and she still absolutely loves it. She's a wonderful cheerful lovely person... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Tucked off Edinburgh's Royal Mile and opposite the Museum of Childhood is Forsyth's Tearoom managed and run by Christina Forsyth, a brilliant ambassador for Edinburgh. Not a fast food outlet in any shape or form; Christina enjoys a chat and the food is made to order not just re-heated but nice quality in a great central location. Enjoy!

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Dallas, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Stumbled across this little place along the Royal Mile. Lovely tea. Great pies and the bacon sandwiches were awesome. Very friendly caring owner

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Decorated with Scottish souvenirs this little tea room is off high st in Edinburgh . Menu is baked potatoes , soup , rolls etc .. 2 rolls and two cream teas came to almost £19 . Nothing out of the ordinary for the food - the scones were served warm but the cream was frothy and mixed in with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

My husband and I popped in for some tea and a scone for breakfast. This place was lovely. The owner is very sweet, the tea and scone were both delicious. I wish it weren't our last day in the city so we could come back.

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Turku, Finland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I went to this tea room this summer. I loved the atmosphere and the lady was sweet, but it was rather expensive and she grabbed my scone with bare hands and put it in the microwave. Plus the cream wasn't "real", it came from a bottle. The scone was pretty average.

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Hamble, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

What a lovely little tea room, hidden just off the Royal Mile and up the steps from the Jurys Inn. We arrived just at opening time for brekkie and were greeted by Christine, the owner. She was just getting set-up for the day and quickly got our order going. We wished we could have tasted one of each of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

I was visiting Edinburgh with a friend, and we were looking for a tea room to sit down for a while before my friend had to board her train. We found this tea room purely by chance, but I daresay it was one of the most pleasant places I have ever been in the whole of Edinburgh. The owner, Christine,... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I am rating Forsyth's as 5 stars as it is one of the most entertaining places I have ever visited. On entering, your eyes are treated to a veritable feast of tea house kitsch. It is the only establishment I know of that places doyleys over the sugar bowls, on the walls - in fact, every available space is adorned... More 

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Purmerend, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

During our stay in Edinburgh we had tea at the lovely Forsyth's Tea Room. Tucked away in the Chalmers Close off the Royal Mile. Whilst enjoying our tea and shortbread cookie we chatted away with the purple haired lady owner. A charming place for a tea break!

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Additional Information about Forsyth's Tea Room

Address: 81 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131-557 5150
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Cowgate
Cuisine: Tea Room

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