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Peacock Alley

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2AB +44 1313000325

((((* Afternoon Tea
Main course: £34
Food spend: £34
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 08:00 - 00:00

Very good service. Lovely reaxing surroundings.

Kate 02 October 2016

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A luxury breakfast and afternoon tea lounge, Peacock Alley evokes the glamour and finesse of the original Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City. The epitome of chic, guests can enjoy tempting mixes at the ‘cocktail hour’.

Offering one of Edinburgh’s finest afternoon teas, the Peacock Alley menu offers goods made fresh by gifted pastry chefs, and champagne teas offer extra-special indulgence. Fresh fingers sandwiches, miniature dainties and fine teas are served, as well as a selection exclusively for children.

Housed within a majestic conversion of the old train station concourse and ticket office, sample exquisitely crafted indulgences surrounded by towering sandstone walls, hefty pillars, and plush furnishings. Using only the finest spirits and freshest ingredients, the experienced team craft classic and exclusive Waldorf Astoria cocktails.

An iconic retreat in one of Edinburgh’s finest hotels, Peacock Alley offers luxury dining from morning until late. The cosmopolitan buzz of Princes Street sits just 2 minutes’ walk from Peacock Alley restaurant.

Peacock Alley

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2AB

Contact +44 1312228945
Reservations +44 1313000325

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Customer reviews for Peacock Alley

4.2 ((((* (based on 65 reviews)
84% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (50)
  • luxury (18)
  • business (6)
  • lunch (6)
  • romantic (6)
  • value (6)
  • dinner (4)
  • child friendly (3)
  • trendy (3)
  • breakfast (2)
  • entertainment (2)
  • views (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • private dining (1)
  • (**** by from Edinburgh

    We had booked for afternoon tea. However the food took half an hour to arrive to the table. Then, after two requests for hot water and lemon to go with my Earl Gray tea we each were served glasses of water with a slice of lemon in them. The scones were due to arrive once we had eaten the sandwiches but in the end we ate everything and still had to wait for the scones. My gluten free scones were dreadful. I complained when I was paying the bill and, after consultation with the manager, they waived the service charge _ which I was not really inclined to pay anyway.

    On the plus side, it was good that they had made an effort to produce a child's afternoon tea and a gluten-free one.

    Nevertheless this was a very disappointing experience.

  • ((((* by from Cupar

    Had afternoon tea here, service was efficient and tea was great the cakes and scones were not as nice as on previous visits

  • ((((( by from GLASGOW

    Very good service. Lovely reaxing surroundings.

  • ((((* by from Hong Kong

    The high tea set had a good variety of savoury and sweet pastries. The scones were quite nice. Staff were friendly and accommodating.

  • ((((( by from Scottish Bordes

    We were celebrating my friend's 80th birthday and found your Afternoon Tea experience excellent. All the staff were very attentive.

  • ((*** by from Edinburgh

    Afternoon Tea at the Caledonian Hotel in Edinburgh.

    Ignored by the three doormen as we entered. We actually had to walk round them! Where was the warm Scottish welcome?
    (Would have reported this to the front desk but a large bus tour arrived and were checking in.)

    Tea itself disappointing overall. Waiting staff not there when we arrived in this large room and this left us uncertain on where to go.

    Roast beef sandwich really just fat and there were no wraps or smoked salmon. Some pastries too creamy and also tasteless. The hit was the peanut butter brownie which was very good. In general, much less spectacular than was indicated on the website.

    Had Afternoon Tea at other Waldorf Hotels and experience is much better. Also nearby in the Sheraton, the Balmoral and at Gleneagles so we have some experience to offer.

    We knew there was a discretionary 10% but in fact had no choice about this when the bill came. Also they failed to recognise that we had booked on the 25% discount offer.

  • ((((* by from Midlothian

    We had afternoon tea which was great. There was so much food and we couldn't manage everything so were thankful for the doggy bag! I felt the brownies were a bit too heavy. From a personal stand I would have preferred more of a balance of sweet and savoury. It was good to get as much tea as you wanted and to try different ones.overall, lovely with very attentive staff.

  • (((** by from Falkirk

    More imagination for vegetarians, chicken on a sandwich requires an option of dressings and salad accompaniment, far to many rich cakes based on chocolate, scones were A1 and well presented choice of tea's, service, ambulance, setting, attention to the customer's all superbe, but let down by the cakes and sandwiches as above.

  • ((((( by from Edinburgh

    Wonderful food and lovely service. Will be back!

  • ((((* by from Edinburgh

    Enjoyable but enjoyed it better on the previous visit. Asked if we had vouchers. Why can the price not be the same for everyone! !

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