We had the most wonderful time at the Balmoral. We booked well in advance for afternoon tea at 3pm, Upon arrival we were whisked through to a reserved table and the special treatment began.
We started with a gazpacho amuse bouche, followed by a selection of savouries, a selection of sweets including the scones (there were plain scones as well, as someone who is allergic to most dried fruits I am unable to have the fruit ones so this made my day), then there was a trolley wheeled around with a selection of chocolates and nougat and then finally we received two miniature strawberry ice cream cones. Added to this was champagne and coffees and we went home with two mini tins of house blend tea in a commemorative tin. I didn't eat half of what was brought out but my husband took one for the team and ate everything.
The atmosphere was great and a wedding party were clapped through Palm court as we ate.
The staff are faultless and so professional.
It's not the cheapest afternoon tea but it is definitely one of the best in my opinion.
With champagne it was £82 for both of us and I highly recommend it.
One for the ladies....if you need to use the ladies room the sinks are just beautiful all decorated with roses.
Very clean, great staff, great food.....loved it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- You will find The Balmoral at Edinburgh's most prestigious address, No. 1 Princes Street, where the Old Town stops and the New Town begins. Our hotel's majestic clock defines the city's skyline and since the day we opened in 1902 it has run three minutes fast to ensure you will never miss your train. The Balmoral is a grand railway hotel where our porters can still be organised to whisk guests from the station hall to the reception desk, and our kilted doormen will guide you into the hotel. Experience Number One our Michelin-starred restaurant, indulge in afternoon tea at Palm Court or drinks in the signature whisky bar, Scotch. A comprehensive range of treatments will help you unwind in the award-wining Balmoral Spa. The 188 opulent suites and stylish rooms have magnificent views of the city or the hotel's internal courtyard. The hotel's ten banqueting suites all enjoy natural daylight and stunning views of Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street or the historic Old Town and can accommodate a wide range of events. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh
- Balmoral Edinburgh Hotel
- The Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland