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Palm Court at The Balmoral

The Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh Ltd, 1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ

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Average
Main course: £12
Food spend: £35
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 08:00 - 19:00
Friday & Saturday: 09:00 - 20:00
Sunday: 09:00 - 19:00.

Lovely venue and very attentive staff
My mum and I were made to feel really special as it was a Mother's Day treat for the both of us
The food was lovely and we were always asked if we would like more tea never feeling rushed we will certainly visit again !

Susan Johnstone 26 March 2017
from Bathgate

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Offering timeless elegance, Palm Court at The Balmoral features a stunning glass dome and Venetian chandelier. Vintage champagnes are served alongside premium afternoon teas, all to the sound of live harp music which provides the perfect setting.

Soak up the ambience and indulge in a spot of afternoon tea at Palm Court at The Balmoral. With over 20 loose-leaf teas on offer, including the signature Royal Scottish Balmoral blend, the award-winning afternoon tea is served on a 3-tier cake stand. Freshly cut sandwiches, pastries and shortbread fresh from the in-house bakery make for an irresistible experience: a British tradition not to be missed.

The menu at Palm Court at the Balmoral also serves up a great selection of hearty sandwiches, including roast Blairgowrie beef with Arran grain mustard, and honey roast Scottish ham, served with olives and chutney. Palm Court at The Balmoral in Edinburgh is the perfect venue for a spot of relaxed dining with a sophisticated edge.

Refined yet approachable, Palm Court at The Balmoral offers a taste of classic luxury, just a 1-minute walk from Edinburgh Rail Station.

Palm Court at The Balmoral

The Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh Ltd, 1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ

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Customer reviews for Palm Court at The Balmoral

4.7 (((() (based on 84 reviews)
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  • afternoon tea (74)
  • luxury (33)
  • romantic (14)
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  • child friendly (4)
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  • ((((( 23 April 2017 by Lesley Allan from Edinburgh

    Treated my friend or her 50th bday. Both have a gluten intolerance but the varied food we received did not disappoint. Well worth the money and Palm Court itself was beautiful. Definatly recommend.

  • ((((( 5 April 2017 by Margaret Sneddon from Polmont

    This was a Christmas gift from our daughter and family.As it was our 47th wedding anniversary, we came yesterday and enjoyed a real treat. We enjoyed the afternoon tea , the service excellent, very friendly staff and an impressive room. the small gifts to take home were a thoughtful itouch.We also took three cakes which we shall have at lunchtime today. We will definitely be back!!! Thank you .

  • ((((( 26 March 2017 by Susan Johnstone from Bathgate

    Lovely venue and very attentive staff
    My mum and I were made to feel really special as it was a Mother's Day treat for the both of us
    The food was lovely and we were always asked if we would like more tea never feeling rushed we will certainly visit again !

  • ((((( 23 February 2017 by Linda Sneddon from Edinburgh

    Afternoon tea is an absolute delight here - the surroundings are amazing and the ambiance just right. Food is delicious with an excellent choice of teas. The harpist is just the "icing on the cake". There is no better "afternoon tea" location for me??

  • ((((* 11 February 2017 by Peter from Merseyside

    While staying at the Balmoral we decided to have afternoon tea at Palm Court. The food was delicious, staff friendly and immaculately attired and the ambience was superb. However the experience was marred by the overwhelming number of guests who chose to wear denim jeans, tee shirts and trainers, despite the 'smart casual' dress code required. In order to maintain standards, and to compete with the many excellent establishments now offering quality afternoon tea, the Balmoral should insist upon adherence to dress code, out of respect for the beautiful surroundings and the hotel's illustrious history.

  • ((((( 28 January 2017 by Colin Beveridge from Kirkcaldy

    Perfect afternoon tea. Hard to criticise aspect.

  • ((((( 18 January 2017 by Patricia Deas from Edinburgh

    The Palm Court at the Balmoral afternoon tea was excellent ,the venue is beautifully fournished and has such a relaxing atmosphere

  • ((((( 18 January 2017 by Joy Adams from Kinross

    We had a fabulous afternoon tea at the Palm Court, Balmoral Hotel. The food was delicious. The surroundings and ambience was just perfect. The staff were friendly, attentive and helpful. Overall an excellent experience and we would certainly go back to the Balmoral again

  • ((((( 5 January 2017 by Gillian Ross from Kinross

    A lovely quiet sandwich lunch in a delightful venue. Waiters excellent, attentive and warm. Sandwiches served on large plate with salad and vegetable crisps. Tasty and filling. No need for scone or pastry as tea was served with delicious shortbread. A real haven away from the hubbub of Edinburgh.

  • (((** 2 January 2017 by Kathryn Carbone from Edinburgh

    I think the Balmoral is getting tired. Have had afternoon tea here many times and liked it and yet this time has fallen flat. In order, tea was fine, amuse bouche creamy parsnip soup underseasoned and overly sweet tho nice texture, savory tray of sandwiches standard fare though the coronation chicken was tasty. Scones teeny but perfect with clotted cream and strawberry jam. Sweets definitely the low point with pistachio choux emitting a horrid green custard, crunchy and stale and tasting faintly of peanut butter, the raspberry muffin dry. The tasty chocolate converted caramel pastry was a high end version of millionaires shortbread (gold leaf not necessary). Small gifts at the end fun. No usual cake cart to end either. Harpist excellent. Probably have had my last tea here.

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