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Atea - Afternoon Tea @ Prestonfield, Edinburgh,
Atea - Afternoon Tea @ Prestonfield, Edinburgh,
Afternoon Tea @ Prestonfield, Edinburgh,
Afternoon Tea @ Prestonfield, Edinburgh,
Afternoon Tea @ Prestonfield, Edinburgh,

Afternoon Tea @ Prestonfield

4.7
4.7
40 Reviews
£41 and over
Afternoon Tea
Afternoon tea is a luxurious Prestonfield tradition and a memorable occasion, whether served by the side of a roaring log fire or, in summer, in the rose-filled gardens or the whimsical gothic tea house.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–6:45 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • Phone number
    0131 225 7800
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual

What 40 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

40 Reviews
  1. Tigger

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the welcome outside before we even entered the hotel to when we left it was a magical experience. The service was outstanding, unobtrusive yet observant. Noting was too much trouble. The food was delicious. We were celebrating my daughter’s birthday and the meal finished with a plate of complimentary handmade chocolates on a Happy Birthday plate. Leftovers were beautifully boxed to take home. A traditional experience made extra special by staff and ambience. We will definitely be back

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best experience in the best place!!!! We took our time to enjoy it and loved every second of it!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE!! Thank You!!

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  3. JillB

    Argyll

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely time at the afternoon tea experience all season themed snd lots to eat! Will be back.

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  4. NataliaN

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Luxury place, very friendly hosts, quick service, our table was ready before our reserved time, delicious food. Worth visiting 100%.

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  5. Kiri

    Tokyo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I would like to comment how pleased I was with the service provided by the staff!

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  6. SheaH

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    This was the most disappointing tea experience we had in the UK. I wanted our last afternoon to be special and really do it up with a fancy afternoon tea experience to round out our vacation. After pouring over reviews and photos I settled on Prestonfield. We reached the rather remote location and were fairly quickly ushered upstairs to a lavishly, if not garishly, decorated room filled with sofas and tea tables. It was very dark and overstuffed with furniture. Being August, I had assumed we would be seated outside because of all the pictures I had seen online, but the weather was a bit iffy that day, so inside we were. There was a family slouched around one of the sofa sections as we entered which was not the upscale atmosphere I was looking for based on the price and location. We were seated in a corner with a loveseat and armchairs and 2 low tables. Our server was very attentive and explained everything in detail (except that the portions were massive) and we all ordered - One tea each which turned out to be way too much food. The food itself was lackluster, but there was plenty of it. There were actual buckets of scones. I had the champagne add-on for 15 pounds which was just a scant pour. We were also treated to another large family being seated right next to us with kids running around and playing videos on speakerphone. In short it was NOT the experience I had hoped a 50 pound tea would provide. If you decide to try it based on the glowing reviews here and on TripAdvisor, just be sure to determine where you will be seated (all the "views" are downstairs with the windows and light and there are actual tables to sit at). It did not look a thing like the pictures online. And don't order more than one tea per person. You will be bagging up dry scones to go. Honestly - I wouldn't bother.

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  7. ANNIES

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is an experience we will not forget. Thank you ! The service, food and incredible building and furnishings are outstanding! Keep it going

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  8. Zeta

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience, the place is amazing, quite and beautiful, the afternoon tea is definitely worth the 50£. I would recommend it to everyone visiting Edinburgh!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    大変美味しくいただきました。 ただ量が多かったので残った分は持ち帰りました。 サンドイッチも上品な味で、 スコーンについてきたクロテッドクリームもジャムも美味しかったです。

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the only place I would have afternoon tea! Beautiful, picturesque views, great food, a lot of food for one person, I even took some with me. Beautiful music that was so relaxing. I will visit again.

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  11. Kiki

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful view and kind service,It was my best experience in the UK

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  12. JessicaMac

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stunning venue, couldn't ask for better for a special occasion.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambience is what you're paying for here. The service was very good, tea excellent, and food was great (if not anything truly spectacular). But, if you are tourist, looking for what you imagine afternoon tea to be--this is it! A bit expensive, but given the surroundings, that's no surprise. Go here for a special occasion or the experience--but there are certainly cheaper options with tea and food as good or better...then, as I started, you're not paying for the tea here.

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  14. LindaC

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely time sitting outside with peacocks and friends in the sunshine

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super beautiful estate with lots of sitting rooms for guests to enjoy their dining experience

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  16. PawelR

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Afternoon tea was perfect. Tea and food was matched by a great service. Social distancing measures were in place but it did not take anything away from the overall experience

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  17. ElleTee

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Just as fabulous as always!

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  18. SantJordi

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food at Prestonfield’s is always great. The tea service is pretty awesome. From antique teapots to a lounge that feels like you’re in an old manor. Definitely a worthwhile escape from hustle of Edinburgh

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice environment plus great food.

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  20. Dimitrova

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Best scones in town! And their clotted cream is phenomenal

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  21. AudreyM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Started badly as there was no record of our booking despite me having an email confirmation from Opentable. Apparently there are problems with this booking option!!! The afternoon tea however was lovely and very enjoyable.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    That’s a perfect afternoon tea!!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, the Prestonfield’s atmosphere and ambience carries there experience. However the service on this occasion was notably slow. To their credit the staff were very apologetic and offered us free drinks by way of apology.

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  24. CClan

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Another lovely afternoon tea at Prestonfield. All excellent as expected

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  25. SarahH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic afternoon- the staff made a special effort with my daughter who had the best time

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  26. ElleTee

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As ever, great service, ambience and time with my Mum xx

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were at Prestonfield House as a 45th Wedding Anniversary gift from our family, also celebrating my daughter and son in laws 3rd Wedding Anniversary.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Im a tourist for afternoon. Very good environment and service! But inconvenient for traffic.

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  29. Linda

    San Antonio

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my second experience to enjoy afternoon tea at Prestonfield. It was splendid! We sat in the yellow room, the same room the Queen Mum used to sit in and enjoy her g + t. I had my cousin with me and it was a nice dainty time for the ladies. They spoil you with their many offerings, but outstanding above all were the cream puffs, strawberry tarts, and the scones with clotted cream! I tried a sandwich and a bite of the haggis rolls (kind of a savory bon bon), it was actually very tasty, but I digress. I came for the sweet treats, tea and a champagne cocktail to finish it off. If I ever return to Edinburgh, I will definitely come back to Prestonfield.

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  30. Janet

    London

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Website on open table stated £25 for afternoon tea. I was charged £30 each. I was charged £22 for each bottle of non alcoholic rose wine this non alcoholic wine sells in Sainsburys for £2:75 a bottle Very disappointed in this mark up. However, lovely setting and we enjoyed our afternoon tea.

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  31. ElleTee

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Easter treat!!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came for dinner and returned for afternoon tea. Was delighted on both occasions and will be making a return visit. The food and service were excellent.

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  33. Amelia

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The cakes and sandwiches could be more delicate which will make it more valuable. Because the toast of the sandwiches we ate that day was not really fresh

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  34. wanderingdiner

    Edinburgh

    50 reviews

    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Prestonfield House is an excellent venue in a tranquil setting. Went for afternoon tea to celebrate friend's retirement and wasn't disappointed. The room was exquisite, however, the table was not ideal but they had thought to provide side trays for stability of plates/glasses etc. Never been disappointed at this venue.

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  35. wanderingdiner

    Edinburgh

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Prestonfield House is a place for sheer indulgence and luxury. This is the second visit for afternoon tea and yet again, it didn't disappoint. The staff are very attentive without being intrusive and you are given time to enjoy your sumptuous surroundings. Definitely worth recommending and revisiting.

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  36. NRTdinners

    Yorkshire

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic location and lovely ambience in front of roaring fire. January afternoon tea offer includes a free glass of champagne which was a bonus. Service excellent (head concierge great at providing some history on the hotel and its contents). If they could improve the sandwiches to support the £20pp price, definitely would be 5 star.

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  37. RHWL

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An elegant and classic house for a fine dinner. Its afternoon tea is nice and sizable (didn't try this time, but have had it before). Service was superb.

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  38. ladieswholunch

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent overall however we felt the bread was rather dry and not we would have enjoyed it more with a little more filling . Would have preferred more sandwich to cakes however in saying that the scones were delicious .

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  39. CFPTERPS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Afternoon tea at Prestonfield House could not have been any better. We sat on the deck overlooking the grounds with birds singing on a sunny day. The setting and tea service was great.

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  40. daydreamer

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the first time we visited Prestonfield House and we were impressed by the gothic atmosphere of the place. We had our afternoon tea in an old room with impressive heavy furniture and old tapestries on the walls. The afternoon tea was really good with a good selection of sandwiches, scones and sweets. I would definitely recommend the afternoon tea experience and will look to come back in the future.

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Afternoon Tea @ Prestonfield is rated 4.7 stars by 40 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Afternoon Tea @ Prestonfield

Prestonfield House Hotel, Priestfield House, Edinburgh, EH16 5UT

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Newington
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–6:45 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
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