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Forsyth's Tea Room

81 High Street | Chalmers Close, Edinburgh EH1 1SR, Scotland
+44 131 557 5150
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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09:00 - 18:00All hours
Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
81 High Street | Chalmers Close, Edinburgh EH1 1SR, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I remember when tearooms were all like this. It made me feel nostalgic, and I left with a warm fuzzy feeling. The tea was served in a proper china cup, and the sugar bowls had quaint crocheted doilies keeping them free from flies and debris....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely horrible. Scones we're out of a plastic package and heated in the microwave! The cream that accompanied the scone was whip cream out of the can. The jam was from a larger bottle and tasted like fast food quality. The ham sandwich was dismal...More

Thank Timmy P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A charming tea room, classic stylish and headed by a adorable Lady. Nice apple pie and tea. I loved it

Thank Sandoval-lage
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We happened on this place as it was right on the Close between our hotel and the Royal Mile. The woman owner is just lovely as is her friend helper. They are proud of their 20+ years in business and rightfully so! We went there...More

Thank Dianespence
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This quaint little tea Room is worth a visit. Everything is home made by the lady owner, who herself is so welcoming and would definately entice you to visit again and again

Thank ElaineMoloney
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Forsyth's tearoom is an amazing and cosy teamroom close to the Royal Mile. Best place for having an afternoon tea after a city tour. Don't miss is it!

Thank s0nja1987
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Like visiting your favourite granny, either it's for tea and biscuits or a full-fledged meal. Great atmosphere, and a lovely hostess. We were taken well care of, with great food and coffee, and much value for the money. Well worth a visit – I know...More

Thank Hans H
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We had tea and a nice piece of cake here this week. It is a very traditional tea room, presided over by a lovely women who knits. The lemon drizzle cake was very nice.

Thank Craig S
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I just happened upon this place because it was right next to my hotel. It felt like walking into a grandmother's home and then she cooked breakfast for you. The lady who ran the place was the sweetest person I've met in all of my...More

Thank AshleyW6
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Very cute place. My friend and I had tea and apple cake. The cake had a bit of a soggy bottom, but was still quite nice. We chatted with the lady for a while and she was so lovely! It's like going to your grandma's...More

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 High Street | Chalmers Close, Edinburgh EH1 1SR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 557 5150
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