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Clarinda's Tea Room


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, British, Scottish
Seating, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for a quick cup of tea. It was 10 minutes before closing which they did inform us when we entered. We sat and had a quick cup of tea. I had a delicious scone and the hubs had a...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank livikb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sweetest, quirkiest café ever! No plate, cup or saucer fit together yet its perfect. The buffé is filled with lovely sweets and the tea was great with a wide variety of choices

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank saxaren13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there to have a coffee and cake and to rest for a while! We like it very much because we felt like we went for coffee to our grandmas house with porcelain cups and home cakes🍰🧁☕️

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank HarisTak
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This lovely tearoom is on the way to the Scottish Parliament. Very busy when we called in for coffee and cakes, there was even a queue forming. Amazing selection of home baked cakes. My husband had Apple & Rhubarb pie, with ice cream, whilst I...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Lizzie0909
Reviewed April 12, 2019 via mobile

Really nice traditional tea room a little bit away from the main area of the city centre. Not expensive, but good food & cakes. Staff very friendly. So nice to come across this lovely little tea room.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 732SimonA732
Reviewed March 22, 2019

We had tea, fruit scones with cream and the lentil soup. What fun. Felt like a trip back in time when the young Queen would have stopped in for tea. Best scone we had while in Edinburgh.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

We ordered the cream tea set, a slice of carrot cake and 2 soup and sandwich sets. The soup was decent, the bread didn’t look homemade so don’t expect too much. The scone was alright but not stunning. We were informed that we didn’t get...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank sunnyday20
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Our rented flat is just over Clarinda’s tea room. We have now been for breakfast and lunch and will certainly be back before the week is over. Everything is absolutely delicious and the atmosphere is cosy and relaxed with an excellent but discreet service.

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank lalamaItaly
Reviewed January 20, 2019

Clarinda's is a very cozy tea house on the way to Arthur's Seat. I would recommend their scoones, they're just delicious! They close quite early, so beware of the time you get there. Prices are fair.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Daniel R
Reviewed January 15, 2019

This is a regular place for me to have an early lunch when I visit Edinburgh and this city is my favorite on earth! No cheap but very consistent with loads of atmosphere. Food is excellent and I really go for the scones and tea....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Brenda J
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Mir M
June 10, 2018|
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Response from centralpamom | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, I stopped in on a Friday early afternoon, and was easily able to get a seat.
Liana B
June 11, 2017|
Response from Dawn L |
The hours I found are 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., with breakfast from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
james w
June 10, 2017|
Response from nwoodo | Reviewed this property |
We were there today and expected afternoon tea. As far as I could tell they have tea, they have scones, but they do not have what in my mind is afternoon tea.... three tiered service with little sandwiches, scones, etc.
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