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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

good afternoon tea

Heinz 07 April 2017
from Munich

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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

4.3 (((() (based on 94 reviews)
87% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (75)
  • luxury (27)
  • romantic (9)
  • value (9)
  • lunch (8)
  • business (7)
  • dinner (6)
  • child friendly (4)
  • breakfast (3)
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  • ((((( 7 April 2017 by Heinz from Munich

    good afternoon tea

  • ((((* 1 April 2017 by Tracey from Edinburgh

    The concierge showed us to the door of a beautiful room set for afternoon tea. Unfortunately we were left standing un noticed for 15 mins by which time we were fed up being ignored by the staff and had to say something! I had also left a note on their website when booking the reservation that it was a special birthday occasion! The rest of our hour and a half there was perfect. Beautiful food, including sandwiches ( very fresh filings with beautiful light bread) pastries and scones with plenty of tea to drink. The service was very good too. We concluded that we could have sacrificed two choices of sweet options for more savoury options.

  • (((** 30 March 2017 by Margaret Rodger from Edinburgh

    Champagne Afternoon Tea booked online as Birthday treat. Found the Service was very disjointed.........not sure if serving staff were from abroad was as if everything they said was learned 'by rote' and spoken very quietly much so it was difficult to make out what they were actually saying!!!! We were asked if we wanted champagne with our tea or separately.......we asked for them to arrive together. Expected the food to arrive at the same time but waited .......10 minutes, No food??????? So I complained that our tea was getting cold ....when were the sandwiches coming.???? They duly arrived but were a disappointment..........very little filling and bread not fresh.........we complained and were brought a fresh plate. They were very fresh
    All in all not the experience we expected from "THE CALEY"!!!!!!!!! Certainly would NOT recommend to anyone.

  • ((((( 1 March 2017 by Jean J. from Perth

    Excellent all round, lovely setting, lovely afternoon tea, very attentive staff, good atmosphere.

  • ((((( 28 February 2017 by Linda Anderson from Edinburgh

    We all thoroughly enjoyed our champagne afternoon tea. The food and the staff were excellent. Great value. Will definitely be back.

  • ((*** 23 February 2017 by Sheena Murray from Kirkcaldy


  • ((((( 12 February 2017 by Aimi Nolan from Bristol

    Took my mum and dad here a present for Christmas , it was absolutely brilliant ??, excellent variety of tea , as fabulous food will be going again.

  • ((((( 3 February 2017 by David Raynor from Cramlington

    Absolutely first class, attentive staff, wonderful ambience.

  • ((((( 22 January 2017 by Denise Wilson from Blackburn

    Excellent. All the staff were very attentive and made our experience one that will definitely make us return.

    Many thanks absolutely

  • ((((( 15 January 2017 by Wendy from Edinburgh

    Lovely environment, excellent staff, wide choice of teas. Couldn't eat it all and no one batted an eyelid when I skied for a doggy bag.

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