Acanthus at the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh , EH8 8AU

Take a break from exploring Edinburgh and enjoy a sumptuous Afternoon Tea in the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel. Indulge in a selection of delicious treats at this AA Rosette award winning venue.

Afternoon Tea is served in the Acanthus restaurant, which is a stylish restaurant overlooking Arthur's Seat that provides a relaxing environment in which diners can enjoy their meal.

They serve an Edinburgh Afternoon Tea in tribute to Scotland's historical capital. This includes quintessential items of the British ritual such as finger sandwiches, scones and pastries, served on traditional three tiered stands. If you are feeling extra indulgent then you can upgrade to include a glass of Champagne or to their Gin Afternoon Tea, which includes a refreshing teapot full of Hendrick's gin and tonic.

The Acanthus Restaurant at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel is situated in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town, opposite Scottish Parliament near Holyrood Park.

  1. Times:

    Afternoon Tea is served 1pm to 5pm every day

  2. Booking:

    Booking is essential

  3. Nearest railway station:

    Waverley Railway Station

  4. Approach:

    Reception at Acanthus Restaurant

  5. Where to sit:

    Acanthus Restaurant

  6. Dress code:

    No dress code

  7. Children:

    Children of all ages welcome

  8. Music:

    No live music

  9. Credit cards:

    All major credit cards accepted

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  13. Dogs:

    Guide dogs only and venue need prior warning

  14. Gluten free:


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  16. Nut free:


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  • Afternoon Tea
    1pm to 5pm
    Monday - Sunday

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