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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

We enjoyed an excellent afternoon tea

Debra Freeberg 11 January 2017
from Edinburgh

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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 85 reviews)
88% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (68)
  • luxury (23)
  • lunch (8)
  • romantic (8)
  • value (8)
  • business (7)
  • dinner (6)
  • child friendly (4)
  • breakfast (3)
  • entertainment (3)
  • trendy (3)
  • views (3)
  • al fresco (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • private dining (1)
  • ((((( 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.

  • ((((( 11 January 2017 by Debra Freeberg from Edinburgh

    We enjoyed an excellent afternoon tea

  • ((((( 10 January 2017 by Natalie Williams from Liverpool

    I previously spent New Years Eve in the Caledonian Hotel. It is a beautiful hotel with the most amazing, friendly, helpful staff who made our stay more enjoyable.

    My sister and her 2 friends were visiting Edinburgh for the first time (sisters birthday) on a day trip. I surprised them booking high tea at The Caledonian. I stated in my booking that it was mys sisters birthday. The staff provided a cake with a candle and the ladies said they had a fantastic time and the staff couldn't do enough to make sure they had an amazing experience. The food was top class and overall they said they each had a wonderful time. Thank you so much for making their day so enjoyable and memorable. X

  • ((((* 7 January 2017 by Roddy Macpherson from Edinburgh


  • ((((( 4 January 2017 by Judith Bell from Edinburgh

    There was an excellent selection of teas. The selection of savouries and sweets was delightful. Staff were very attentive and it was a lovely treat. A Little bit on the pricey side overall, but equal to other hotels of the same standing. Background music .

  • ((((( 2 January 2017 by Stephen Shepherd-scott from Leeds

    We went for Afternoon Tea, it was lovely very relaxed, nothing was to much trouble, we stayed 3 hours instead of the 2 hours as the table was not needed, we would definitely go again.

  • ((((( 30 December 2016 by Marion Graham from Edinburgh

    Everything was wonderful. Seating area, staff, food and service were outstanding. Very good value for money.

  • (((** 29 December 2016 by Jean Anderson from Edinburgh

    Afternoon tea was excellent in terms of menu offering. Service was slow though the waiting staff were pleasant and helpful.

  • ((((( 25 December 2016 by Linda from edinburgh

    Fabulous Christmas afternoon tea. Excellent service in beautiful surroundings.

  • ((((( 24 December 2016 by Debbie Fletcher from Edinburgh

    Afternoon tea was delicious with a good variety of unusual little savoury and sweet treats. Lovely ambience and friendly staff.

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