afternoon tea

FEATURE – Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle It’s on our doorstep, many of us pass it every day at least once. But how many Edinburgh residents have actually visited the castle? It’s an extremely busy place in the peak summer months, but the winter months provide a great opportunity to explore this iconic landmark when there are fewer tourists in […]


REVIEW – Tealicious Edinburgh


Tealicious Edinburgh – an afternoon tea to remember As soon as we heard the words ‘secret location’ and ‘cake’, we knew we just had to get a ticket to the latest addition to Edinburgh’s pop-up dining scene – Tealicious Edinburgh. Run by a trio of ladies – Katey Lee, Michelle Holden and Sarah Bell – […]

FEATURE – Edinburgh cake trail and reviews

Like cake?  Then Edinburgh is the place for you *updated July 2012* Edinburgh is home to many wonderful cafes and cake shops and we love sampling them so that we can advise you the best places to enjoy a sweet treat. The following suggestions are in no particular order of preference, but have been grouped together […]

REVIEW – Afternoon tea at IKEA

This review has not been rated in terms of stars as normal as I’ve only visited it once. I found myself slightly out of town earlier on this week as I took my friend sofa shopping (the joys).  Feeling peckish at 5pm, the new cafe at IKEA caught my eye, as did the afternoon tea for two […]

EVENT – Charity Cocktail Afternoon Tea – 27th June

 Cocktails and cakes The Caledonian Hotel is the venue for a charity Cocktail Afternoon Tea to raise money for It’s Good 2 Give  Sunday 27th June 2010.  The charity is run by an amazing Edinburgh lady, Lynne McNicoll who has previously been our Spotlight feature for her fantastic fundraising efforts to date.  The event takes place between […]

REVIEW – Afternoon tea at The Hub, Royal Mile


The Hub is a magnificent building that sits at the top of the Royal Mile. Converted from its previous use as a church by the Edinburgh International Festival, it was opened to the public in 1999. Today I visited the Cafe Hub for a birthday afternoon tea for my friend and was seriously impressed.  It is open […]

EVENT – Champagne Afternoon Tea the Caledonian, 21 February

Champagne Afternoon Tea the Caledonian Hotel, Princes Street – 21st February 2010 Lynne McNicoll is an Edinburgh born and bred fundraiser – who raises money for teenage cancer charities. In conjunction with the Caledonian Hotel , Lynne is hosting a very special afternoon tea with a glass of champagne (or Bottlegreen juice if you are […]