Afternoon Tea

The Balmoral Hotel

Afternoon Tea

The Balmoral Hotel

The Balmoral Hotel

The Balmoral, 1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ

Serene in style and sumptuous in substance, the award-winning Afternoon Tea at The Balmoral’s Palm Court is like no other. Fit for the royalty who have called Edinburgh home for centuries, the menu features a sumptuous selection of loose-leaf teas (pleasingly poured tableside), fresh pastries, dainty sandwiches and expertly crafted savouries, as well as a beguiling selection of Champagnes.

Take a seat under the green leaves of palm trees, gently bathed in the light that cascades down from the sparkling glass dome and the Venetian chandelier. Listen to the sounds of the harp, gently playing from the elegant gallery. Look around at the hand-painted de Gournay wallpaper, depicting the famed follies of Edinburgh in the verdant, sylvan landscape. It’s difficult to imagine a more decadent, indulgent treat.

Features & Amenities

Afternoon Tea Served

Monday to Sunday: 12.00pm to 5.00pm

Nearest Station

Edinburgh Waverley

Seating Areas

The Palm Court

Dress Code

Smart Casual (no sportswear or trainers)

Special Dietary Needs

Gluten, Vegetarian, Dairy, Vegan, Nuts, (24hr notice)

Child Friendly

Yes, children's Afternoon Tea available

Disabled Access

Yes, limited disabled access

Outdoor Area

Not available

Pet Friendly

Not Pet Friendly

Make a Day of it

Afternoon Tea Spa Day

Start your day in the comfort of our spa and enjoy a spa treatment – lasting up to 60 minutes – of your choice. In the afternoon, indulge with Afternoon Tea in the opulent surroundings of Palm Court. Advance booking is recommended for this package. Up to 60 minutes Available Monday to Friday, subject to availability. During the month of August, and during the Festive Afternoon Tea service in November and December there will be an additional supplement. Gift Vouchers are available at The Balmoral website


The Balmoral, 1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ

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