Peacock Alley at the Waldorf Astoria

Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2AB

Waldorf Astoria

Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2AB

Enjoying a superb location in the heart of Edinburgh, The Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh is situated at the west end of Princes Street with stunning views up to the imposing castle that dominates the city. Following a £24 million restoration, The Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh is once again set to secure its reputation as the finest hotel in Scotland.

The Festive Afternoon Tea is available from 1st December and includes a Festive Hendricks Gin Cocktail on arrival.


With its origins as a railway hotel, The Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh first began its reputation as avenue for the rich and famous and locals alike in 1903. With a guest list reading like a who’s who of the silver screen, the original hotel played host to Hollywood stars from Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy and Elizabeth Taylor, to Bing Crosby and Sir Sean Connery.

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It's easy to book a table online using our booking widget below. Book the lunch session for afternoon tea and specify 'Afternoon Tea' in the special requests box. You'll receive instant email confirmation of your booking.


Information about your visit

Tea Times
Monday12.00pm - 5.00pm
Tuesday12.00pm - 5.00pm
Wednesday12.00pm - 5.00pm
Thursday12.00pm - 5.00pm
Friday12.00pm - 5.00pm
Saturday12.00pm - 6.00pm
Sunday12.00pm - 6.00pm
Menus & Pricing

Afternoon tea prices start from £50.00 per person.

Afternoon Tea

Available until 30th November 2021

Finger Sandwiches

Balvenie smoked salmon, caviar, herb crème fraiche, blini
Caramelised apple, feta and rocket wrap
Pickled and pureed Romanesco cauliflower and Bonnet cheese quiche
Ham, tomato and mustard mayonnaise
Prawn marie rose brioche bun
Smoked duck, cherry gel, roasted hazelnut on fruit and nut loaf

Freshly Baked Scones

Selection of Plain and Quince & Walnut Scones
Served with Fruits of the Forest Jam and Clotted Cream


Wee Bramble
Blackberry baked cheesecake on a charcoal base
Roasted plums and cinnamon crumble set custard
Maggie Pear
Pear compote, ginger and chocolate pépite
Gooey caramel, hazelnut praline financier
Lass O Gowrie
Chocolate whipped ganache, toffee apple
Apricot, pistachio and lemon thyme bakewell tart

Your choice of our fine loose leaf tea or speciality coffee

£50 per person

Please note that menus are subject to change. All prices and offers are subject to change by the venue unless stated on your booking confirmation.

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