Afternoon Tea

The perfect Edinburgh Afternoon Tea

Look no further for your perfect Afternoon Tea venue in Edinburgh. Served in our 1886 Restaurant every day from 2pm-4.30pm (pre-booking highly recommended).

Welcoming residents and non-residents since the hotel opened its doors in 1886 our flagship 1886 Restaurant offers a stunning venue for Afternoon Tea. 1886 Restaurant is flooded with natural daylight and offers panoramic views of Braidburn Valley Park, Edinburgh City Centre and Forth beyond.

To make your Afternoon Tea reservations contact us on 0131 447 8888 or e-mail

The hotel and bar have been immortalised in the famous Jean Brodie novel and we imagine the windows described in an extract below are our very own within the Edinburgh Bar & Lounge!

Extract from Muriel Spark’s novel: ‘The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie’:

In that year after the war when Sandy sat with Miss Brodie in the window of the Braid Hills Hotel, and brought her eyes back from the hills to show she was listening, Miss Brodie said: “I renounced Teddy Lloyd. But I decided to enter into a love affair, it was the only cure. My love for Teddy was an obsession, he was the love of my prime. But in the autumn of nineteen-thirty-one I entered an affair with Gordon Lowther, he was a bachelor and it was more becoming. That is the truth and there is no more to say.