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Palm Court at The Balmoral

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

(((() British
Main course: £12
Food spend: £27
Opening hours
Monday - Sunday: 08:00 - 20:00

Absolutely excellent in every way

Beth Mcnicol 01 April 2016
from Edinburgh

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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

Contact +44 1315562414

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Customer reviews for Palm Court at The Balmoral

4.6 (((() (based on 33 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (26)
  • luxury (18)
  • romantic (8)
  • large parties (6)
  • business (5)
  • child friendly (4)
  • lunch (3)
  • dinner (2)
  • views (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • private dining (1)
  • trendy (1)
  • ((((* by from Aberdeen

    A fantastic Afternoon Tea from start to finish.

  • ((((( by from Wigan

    Fabulous! Birthday treat for my 18 year old daughter. Lovely venue, absolutely brilliant staff and food. Can't recommend it highly enough!!

  • ((((( by from Edinburgh

    Absolutely excellent in every way

  • ((((( by from Graz

    It was really eventful

  • ((((( by from Edinburgh

    It was such a treat having afternoon tea at The Balmoral. The food was delicious, the harpist played the whole time which added to the relaxing atmosphere and the whole experience was delightful! ??

  • ((((( by from Middlesbrough

    Just a really good experience from start to finish. Amazing service and the afternoon tea was delicious. There wasn't a single course that we didn't thoroughly enjoy.

  • ((((* by from Dublin

    Myself and my mother dined at the Palm Court for Afternoon Tea and overall the experience was very good. The atmosphere was lovely and the service provided was of top quality. The setting of the Palm Court was really relaxed and we felt really well looked after and by no means rushed. The afternoon tea consisted of about 4 elements, an amuse bouche, tea/coffee (unlimited), savouries, scones and cakes & a sweet trolley to finish. I would rate the presentation of the food as excellent and the quality of the food as good. I have definitely had some nicer food at an afternoon tea for a less expensive price. The savoury elements were lovely but some of the cakes were a little dry. Anything that you could not finish was packaged up nicely and given to you upon leaving along with a tin of Balmoral Tea Leaves which was a nice touch. Overall I would recommend the Balmoral for afternoon tea. Although I was not blown away by the food, it was nice but the experience and ambiance at the Balmoral makes it well worth the visit.

  • ((((( by from Falkirk

    Our dining experience was great. The waiter who took care of us was lovely and knowledgeable as was all the staff. Had a marvellous afternoon tea and will definitely be back.

  • ((((* by from Aberdeen

    We LOVE the hightea. LOVE the place, LOVE the service, and only 1 thing, there is a screaming toddlers really annoyed the quiet ambience. Should banned children under 5 year old.

  • ((((( by from Kilmarnock

    Lovely room, so relaxing and the harpist playing in the background just adds to the ambience of the experience. Fabulous

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