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“Don't go in the late afternoon”

Clarinda's Tea Room
Ranked #4 of 81 Dessert in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout
Neighborhood: Old Town
Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Apparently all of the baked goods (cakes, scones, etc) are left sitting out, uncovered, on a side table all day. If you go in the afternoon, your baked item will be dry and stale. Also, many of their menu items are sold out and you don't have as many choices. Their portion sizes are not very good either: for example, the tuna sandwich has a little tuna in the center, so it's mostly bread.

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

We went to carlinda's tea room on our first morning in Edinburgh and both had the Scottish breakfast. It was delicious! Setting is really nice and staff friendly.

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

We saw the place by coincidence while my husband and i were having a walk in the neighbourhood. It's a small place but you feel as if you are a part of a story.
The lovely warm cosy atmosphere was filling the place. The idea of showing the dessert in a homely way was adorable,all look home made and lovely to the eyes. The tea pots and cups were beautiful. Young kind staff trying to keep all comfortable.
The place gives a lovely memorable experience about the famous English tea . We had a lovely tea break.

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank aidaa474
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Reviewed June 23, 2016

What I expected in a tea room. We had arrived from an overnight flight and were walking the mile. It was the perfect thing for a misty cool afternoon. I thought the prices were perfect for sandwiches, soup and cake..of course tea for 2. The young women servers were attentive, and nice. Again, what you would expect in a tea room, nice warm and cozy.

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed June 13, 2016

We have visited here before, today however if felt tired and in need of a good clean up with a coat of fresh paint. The three young waiting staff could not have cared less, they were just doing what was absolutely necessary.....and it showed. This is a good value for money coffee shop in an excellent location. However it trades on a quaint look which is now past its sell by date.

Date of visit: June 2016
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