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Peacock Alley at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 2AB, Scotland
+44 131 222 8800
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 2AB, Scotland
Neighbourhood: West End
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Reviewed yesterday

This is my second visit to Peacock Alley and there were 6 of us having a girly afternoon tea including my 6 year old niece. The adults were having champagne and lovely waiter allowed my niece to have her juice in the same champagne flutes...More

Thank Nicola C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea, with a wonderful champagne cocktail in the beautiful surroundings of Peacock Alley. Sandwiches, scones, cakes and pastries were very tasty and with unlimited tea and friendly, attentive staff, it was just a lovely afternoon. The icing on the cake was...More

Thank mlt156
Reviewed 3 days ago

On a recommendation we met friends here for an evening cocktail before dinner. The place is fantastic,relaxed,and oozes comfort and style. Our cocktails were very tasty and we enjoyed the atmosphere, the art, and of course the old station clock. Will be back soon.

Thank yunshou57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, lovely staff and lovely pianist and harpist. Great selection of teas and the selection of cakes, sandwiches, scones, pastries and cocktails was great (in spite of my nut allergy which they couldnt have been nicer about). The food was beautifully presented and interesting....More

Thank Jo8084
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here for afternoon tea and was not disappointed. It is not cheap. $45 per person. The sandwiches were ok - which I think is mostly my general feeling about tea sandwiches. They are awfully expensive for a slice of wheat bread, some cream...More

Thank Judeobscur58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for a relaxing afternoon tea and/or a few cocktails with friends. Very good service and made to feel at home. Go on, treat yourselves!!!!

Thank Robin S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Okay it was opulant but I hadn't seen my chum for a while and we are the ladies that lunch/afternoon tea! It is a beautiful venue - Peacock Alley in the Waldforf Astoria or for locals the 'Cally'. We shared the bottle of champagne over...More

Thank edinburgheateries
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and daughters went for afternoon tea, advised the server that since a couple of them had given up sweets for lent could they take cakes element home with them, server said of course no problem. Charged £35 each plus 10% service charge then...More

1  Thank CrapeDiem60
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say about this fabulous experience From the easy and fast booking on line Had arranged to meet friends for a catch up the service was excellent with out being intrusive,friendly and efficient The food selection was agin excellent and tasty We sat...More

Thank 165kennethy
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Excellent venue for meeting friends. We had a good time with good service and drinks served with olives nuts etc. The staff made us feel very welcome and contributed to a good atmosphere. The History was interesting as it was the original railway station.Drinks and...More

Thank Mike D
West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in
industrial Britain had their most desirable
neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes.
Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest
citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind
grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel
crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and
sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along
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is there a dress code for afternoon tea or for the brasserie in the evening? thanks
13 June 2016|
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Response from Jay S | Reviewed this property |
We dressed club casual in the evening and it seemed spot-on. It's a great bar.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$46
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
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08:00 - 00:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 2AB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 222 8800
  • E-mail
Inspired by the grand social promenade that connected the original Waldorf and Astoria hotels, Peacock Alley transpires grace and sophistication.
It is the epicentre of The Waldorf Astoria social scene for afternoon tea, pre reception cocktails or an elegant night cap to put an end to a perfect day.
Our gifted pastry chefs create a seasonal afternoon tea menu that can only be matched by the finest teas this world has to offer while our experienced team craft classic and exclusive Waldorf Astoria cocktails, using only the finest liquors and freshest ingredients.

Here is to be found the essence of the unique and unforgettable Waldorf Astoria experience.

Peacock Alley - "A Place To See And Be Seen".