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Palm Court at The Balmoral

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

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

Quantity and variety of food provided as afternoon tea was excellent and served by courteous and efficient staff.

James Ross 16 July 2016
from Portobello

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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

4.7 (((() (based on 49 reviews)
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  • afternoon tea (41)
  • luxury (23)
  • romantic (9)
  • large parties (6)
  • business (5)
  • lunch (5)
  • child friendly (4)
  • dinner (2)
  • private dining (2)
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  • ((((* by from Geniva, Italy

    We really enjoyed afternoon tea. I think a first part like sandwiches were too much in order to finish everything.

  • ((((( by from Portobello

    Quantity and variety of food provided as afternoon tea was excellent and served by courteous and efficient staff.

  • ((((( by from Edinburgh

    It was a wonderful afternoon tea and would highly recommend it to everyone. Lovely surroundings, great service and delicious food.

  • ((((( by from Edinburgh

    Simply AMAZING!

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  • ((((( by from Ossett

    We had a wonderful afternoon tea at The Balmoral. The staff were attentive and appropriately friendly. Each separate part of the experience was explained to us. We have been fortunate enough to have afternoon tea with you before and hope to join you again when we are next in Edinburgh.

  • ((((( by from Bingley

    What an experience .Fabulous We have wanted to see inside this hotel for years but have never been able to afford it ,however doing it this way was an opportunity to soak up the atmosphere .The afternoon tea booking was so straightforward .I did initially think I'd booked direct but I would book this way again via this app .We were sent the details via e mails which I kept stored on my I phone but we didn't need to reproduce them as we were in the bookings ....I did sweat thinking they wouldn't have us down .We even received a message advising that our booking was in 15 minutes so as to prompt us and not be late .It was part of a 30 year wedding anniversary gift to my husband as its time we create more memories than collect stuff and it delivered from the lovely and well chosen staff to the quality of the food .We knew the cost before we got there but it's difficult to know when offered choice whether things were extra and at 70 pounds for the two of us it was a considered booking but the staff advised without being asked and without making you feel out of your depth .They even decorated the top plate with happy anniversary for us as at booking you are prompted to add details like that.We were wished the best by the staff for the occasion .I felt so special .Surroundings beautiful, lovely atmosphere .Will treasure the experience forever .

  • ((((( by from Edinburgh

    Beautiful setting at the Palm Court Balmoral hotel. The service was courteous and attentive and the afternoon was lovely. Overall a very good experience

  • ((((( by from Dundee

    Easily the best afternoon tea in Scotland. They are able to cater to dietary restrictions. The dining room was beautiful there was a live harp music enhancing the ambience. The sandwiches and desserts were wonderful. Recommend it to anyone coming to Scotland

  • ((((( by from Edinburgh

    A wonderful experience! I have always dreamed about afternoon tea at the Balmoral and we really enjoyed it. The Palm Court was exquisit and so was the atmosphere. The tea, food and cakes were delicate and tasteful and presented very nicely.

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