17 Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9JH
  • Telephone 0131 667 8466
  • Seasonal times Festival: extended hours and days
  • Food served Fri–Sun 11am–7pm. Closed Mon–Thu.
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Birra Moretti

A treasure of a spot for tea lovers; part tea house, part antique shop, serving and selling 80 fine teas in charming surroundings.

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Anteaques has that rare quality: once discovered, it’s never forgotten. Part antique shop, part tea room, you sit at tables clothed in white linen surrounded by gorgeous antiques and curios. There are 80 loose leaf teas on offer in this enchanting establishment, served in large glass teapots with proper china tea cups and saucers, and delicate silver spoons. Scones are baked across the road at the Wee Boulangerie and are served with clotted cream and jams from the south of France - try the divinely floral violet or rose petal varieties. You can indulge in truffles from the Chocolate Tree or French confectionary in the form of crystallised rose, violet, or lavender petals. With only four tables it is advisable to book in advance; you don’t want to be turned away from an experience this good.

  • High point: Enjoying fine tea surrounded by beautiful things
  • Low point: Restricted opening hours and no toilet on site
  • Notable dish: Tea!
  • Private dining: Up to 8 covers
  • Provides: Wheelchair access
  • Capacity: 14
  • Largest group: 8
  • Open since: 2008

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