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The Sherlock Holmes Tearoom

25 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AP, Scotland
+44 131 625 0700
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good18%
  • Average18%
  • Poor27%
  • Terrible0%
7 Jan 2017
“Prosecco Afternoon Tea”
27 Nov 2016
“Nice people but dry old cake ”
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
British, Deli
25 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AP, Scotland
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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Fabulous afternoon with beautiful freash sandwiches, yummy scones and cakes with plenty of Tea or Coffee finished off with a lovely glass off Prosecco. Warm friendly welcoming staff. Would highly recommend this lovely Tea Room. Will definitely be back. A wee gem

Thank Agowling
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Visited today . But disappointed with cakes were dry & nothing like what you see. Had afternoon tea but when I have scones would.like to have cream with my scones & as the cakes were dry would have like cream with them. People were nice...More

1  Thank george d
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We went for afternoon tea yesterday at this quaint tea room whilst we had a stall at the art and craft fayre in the beautiful building. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. I love the antique touch of Tea plates. There was a good...More

Thank Melanie c
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Although I had a voucher for myself and a friend, we would happily pay the full rate the next time we visit as we were delighted with the service and the fare offered. Loved the fact that we each had our own teapots - the...More

Thank Anita H
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Went for afternoon tea. Was anxious about it due to reviews. Place was lovely beautiful afternoon tea. Great value for money Don't know what other people got but I would definitely recommend the place and I'll be back

Thank magspatty
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Sherlock Holmes Tea room is centrally located and very pleasant to walk into. The table was nicely set with china tea cups and plates and fresh flowers. The staff were very friendly and helpful. BUT - the actual afternoon tea itself was nothing more than...More

1  Thank Susan M
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We were looked after by Robert and his wife and daughter the service was friendly. We were here with a voucher if we had paid the full price I would be asking for some money back.The sandwiches were fresh,the scones were flat not like the...More

1  Thank PLAYHOUSE068
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We had a voucher for afternoon tea, which was good value - I'm not sure I'd pay full price for this, but everything else on the menu seems good value. The sandwiches were delicious, as were the warm scones & the cakes were lovely too....More

Thank Shazham40
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I echo the previous review. It's an old fashioned tearoom to match the theme. A couple of sandwiches, an OK scone and a few bite sized cakes. Everything was pleasant but not going to set the world on fire

Thank kittyivan
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Bought a deal on line for afternoon tea. Set inside a spiritualist church the tea room is clean but the decor is just a lot of reference to Sherlock Holmes on the walls. A glass of fizz along with the pot of tea. The stand...More

Thank nocera1
West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in
industrial Britain had their most desirable
neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes.
Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest
citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind
grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel
crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and
sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along
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Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 625 0700
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The Sherlock Holmes Tearoom is located in a beautiful Victorian building, the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, at the heart of Edinburgh West End. Our tearoom offers a wide range of delicious teas and coffees as well as homemade British and Polish cakes and patisseries, homemade fresh soup and bread with butter, scones with jam and butter as well as the traditional Afternoon Tea.
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