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Forsyth's Tea Room

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81 High Street | Chalmers Close, Edinburgh EH1 1SR, Scotland
0131-557 5150
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very authentic & cosy

Come here to meet the sweetest lady! Super cosy and friendly prices. I had an organic carrot cake wich was great and my wife had a organic lemon meringue pie, both were delicious. They serve breakfast all day and also different hot rolls, cakes, salads, soups, toasted tea-cakes and cream tea and so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Come here to meet the sweetest lady! Super cosy and friendly prices. I had an organic carrot cake wich was great and my wife had a organic lemon meringue pie, both were delicious. They serve breakfast all day and also different hot rolls, cakes, salads, soups, toasted tea-cakes and cream tea and so on and so on. I'll definately come... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We found the tea rooms, by chance, cutting through the alleyway, back to the Royal Mile. What a great find. Christina made us very welcome, she is a charming lady. My wife had a baked potato with tuna, sweet corn & salad. I had the all day breakfast - delicious. Two bacon, 2 eggs, lorn sausage, beans tomato, 2 rounds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Breakfast here was amazing , we had a full breakfast , the food was amazing and was £8 or there abouts. Tea was given to us in bone china and the tea rooms themselves are small and cosy , filled with the quirky items and I do believe she also sells crochet works and tea towels and souvenirs.You might miss... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We had a lovely time. Christina was one of the nicest people I met while on our tour. She served our group of about eight with patience. She later sent some special wine to our group. If I go back to Edinburgh, That is the first place I will go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I visited Forsyth's Team Room twice during my week long trip to Scotland. The first visit was for afternoon tea. The decor takes you back in time and offers a very welcoming feel. Christina, the owner also made us feel extremely welcome. Friends and I sampled each others' desserts and they were all good. I had chosen the coffee walnut... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

You've got to check this place out. It's cute and cozy. And Christina is a very sweet lady. The chocolate cake is TO DIE FOR!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

It was just round the corner from where we stayed so we had to try this one out. The lady was ever so charming and polite. The cakes and pasties were yummy! It is a nice little place to start your mornings!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I absolutely loved this place and the owner Christina! Went with a group for tea and it was delicious. The place is very quaint, felt like I was going to my Grandma's place. Christina is so sweet!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

If you like homemade cakes and tea in old china come here. Great experience, loved it would come again. Highly recommend the key lime pie!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My wife and I visited this tea room on the High St and it was like going back in time. you have to go in a "close" and down some stairs to go to the most delightful little tea room in Edinburgh. The owner is a wonderful lady with a rich history and she made us feel as if we... More 

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Address: 81 High Street | Chalmers Close, Edinburgh EH1 1SR, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131-557 5150
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town

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  • Address: 81 High Street | Chalmers Close, Edinburgh EH1 1SR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 0131-557 5150

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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