Enjoy our Elves’ Festive Afternoon Tea at Apex Grassmarket Hotel

Christmas is the perfect time for get-togethers, whether it’s catching up with friends or enjoying some quality family time.

There are so many Edinburgh Christmas events going on that it’s hard to know where to begin your search for merriment. Fortunately, Apex offers a helping hand with its assurance of great service matched by high quality experiences in an enchanting Christmas setting.

Throughout the year, Apex’s afternoon tea options are always a special way to celebrate those catch-ups, but at Apex Grassmarket Hotel, it’s a true festive delight come the colder, darker months with warming treats served up next to roaring fires.

We invite you to cosy up with our specially gift-wrapped, limited edition Elves’ Festive Afternoon Tea every Sunday before Christmas in the impressive Heights dining space which enjoys stunning picture postcard views of Edinburgh Castle.

Better still, this festive feast is indulgently delicious, ensuring your senses tingle all the way.

Exclusive experience

The exclusive experience offers an assortment of festive sandwiches, desserts and a Christmas cocktail or hot chocolate – the perfect drink to warm you up after a day at the Christmas markets or a day of gift buying.

It’s also just £20 per person, so why not treat yourself and unwind in style?


One of the most iconic settings

Located in the heart of the historic Old Town, Apex Grassmarket Hotel is an ideal respite from the shopping bustle, and perfect for bringing in the season of goodwill with friends, family, or colleagues.

Enjoying high quality Christmas cuisine in one of the world’s most iconic settings is made easy thanks to the helpful staff at Apex Grassmarket Hotel who are dedicated to making your gathering as enjoyable and relaxing as possible.

Edinburgh castle

The Elves’ Festive Afternoon Tea is available every Sunday in the run up to Christmas between 1pm and 6pm in Heights.

Whether you’re local, visiting for the first time, or returning to your favourite Scottish city, our Christmas afternoon tea is one festive activity you won’t want to miss.

To book your own date with indulgence, please call 0800 049 8302 or email