AFTERNOON TEA | Brewhemia Edinburgh



Rabbie was a connoisseur of the finer things in life and Amelie instilled in him a love for Afternoon Tea, enjoyed with cakes, pastries and bubbles of course. Back in Auld Reekie he kept up this tradition and fondly remembered Amelie, whiling away the afternoon with good food, good company and a tipple or two.

Scotland is well known as a nation of tea drinkers. But did you know that Afternoon Tea is an institution with rich historical roots in Britain, dating back through the centuries? 

Legend has it that the Duchess of Bedford, lady-in-waiting to Queen Victoria was prone to feeling peckish and faint around mid afternoon. In an entirely relatable response, her servants would sneak her pots of tea and assorted breadstuffs. 

This eventually evolved into a regular meeting of friends, after the Duchess began to invite those around her to partake. Tea would be shared, along with an assortment of beautiful cakes and sandwiches. Word of mouth quickly increased the popularity of the practice, and the rest, as they say, is history.

We believe wholeheartedly in that same great tradition, that afternoons were made for sharing scrumptious savouries and stunning sweets in the very best of company. Enjoy a selection of sandwiches, savouries, cakes and fresh baked scones, served with tea or artisan coffee. Or, for an extra indulgence, why not upgrade to a glass of fizz, or handcrafted gin cocktail, perfect to make the occasion that bit more special. 

Our afternoon teas are served in our stunning caffé gallery where our knowledgeable baristas can talk you through the selection available and recommend a tea to your preference that will complement the menu perfectly. Ideal for an intimate catch up with friends or we can offer spaces for larger groups within our Bothy or Boudoir (subject to availability).


Our afternoon teas are offered daily at 12pm, 2pm or 4pm.

Each sitting in 90 minutes. Please let us know if you have any allergies or dietary requirements prior to booking.


There’s always time for Tea and there’s always room for cake. The perfect blend to spend your afternoon with friends. So what do you get?

  • Scottish crab with homemade mayonnaise on crispy lettuce with radish and fennel
  • Haggis, neeps and tatties with peppercorn and whisky sauce
  • Piggy black sausage roll slices with mustard mayo
  • Clava Brie with homemade chutney and watercress on farmhouse bread
  • Plain and Loch Arthur cheddar buttermilk scones with clotted cream and Scottish preserve
  • Raspberry and white chocolate shortbread
  • Tablet and salted caramel cheesecake
  • Chocolate and Glayva honey oat truffle
  • Chocolate Strawberries


Minimum of 2 guests per booking and maximum of 20 guests.

Afternoon tea (with tea or coffee) £18pp

Afternoon tea with glass of Prosecco £24pp

Afternoon tea with a Gin Cocktail £26pp

Afternoon tea with a bottle of Prosecco (to share between two) £32.50pp


To book please contact the events team directly either at or call on 0131 226 9560

Advanced booking required by 5pm of the day prior to the visit


Purchase as a gift and we will send out a voucher and card to the recipient for a prepaid afternoon tea.

Handling charge £3.00 includes recorded delivery

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    1A Market Street, Edinburgh


    0131 226 9560


    1. Age policy| Excluding guests that are visiting as part of a dining party Brewhemia operates an over 21 policy. Challenge 25 is in operation. All guests under 21 are allowed in the venue until 10pm.

    2. Dress Code | Brewhemians are a dapper bunch, we request that all guests dress appropriately and not for getting the messages. If it’s on Geordie Shore you won’t get through the door. No fancy dress and no football colours, no sportswear or workwear please. We don’t allow decorations either, including balloons, banners etc.

    3. Bookings will be held for 15 minutes, after this time all tables/areas will be re-opened for other customers. Any areas left unattended for longer than 15 minutes will not be held.

    4. Due to our layout you may be seated across multiple tables and we reserve the right to re-allocate bookings within the venue.

    5. Please note we are a live entertainment venue and therefore there will likely be loud, live music on during your visit, including immersive and interactive performers.

    6. Right of admission | We reserve the right to refuse admission or service at any time. Please drink responsibly and behave appropriately.

    7. Holding Tables reservations of 5 or under are allocated a 2 hour dining window, 6 or more two and a half hours, 9 or more operate a three hour allocation.