14 George Street
Edinburgh EH2 2PF
Visit Date : Friday 21st April 2017
I have only ever been in The Dome once, and it was to walk in to the hall at Christmas time and look at the decorations.
Today I was going for Afternoon tea. There were two types of Afternoon Tea one at £16.50 per person and one more expensive with some Champagne…..today I just wanted the normal one.
The last time I was in Edinburgh I had Afternoon Tea at The Waldorf Hotel so it would be interesting to compare the two.
On entering you see an amazing hall area, as you can see from the above photos its very nicely decorated inside (the photos don’t do it justice).
The last time I was here I thought the Afternoon Tea was served on this floor, which going by what I could see what very posh modern and really nice. We were told the Afternoon Tea is served upstairs, so we headed upstairs.
The afternoon tea is served in the Georgian Tea Room, which is a very traditional looking room. Its very nicely decorated, but downstairs looks a lot nicer and modern so it really depends what your after when having Afternoon Tea.
The stand came out and it looked nice, but my first thought was there wasn’t a lot of sandwiches and second the size of the scones. Everywhere I have had afternoon tea these two factors are always the main talking point, as normally you don’t mind the amount of cakes if you have a good amount of sandwiches and the scones are a good size.
For me there could have been more sandwiches, and the scones too small. Don’t get me wrong it was nice enough, but value for money not that good as I have had more for less or for similar cost elsewhere.
Atmosphere was nice and relaxing, and the service today was very good.
Portion Size : 3.5
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 4
Overall today was an ok day, a little disappointed with the portion sizes of the Afternoon Tea as I had high expectations as I had only heard good things about The Dome.
I am not sure if I would go back here for Afternoon Tea when I visit Edinburgh. I still think the Waldorf Astoria Hotel even though a little more costly was 100% better value for money
- Child Friendly : Yes (only if they are well behaved)
- Cash/Credit Card : Both
- Service : 4
- The portion sizes & taste : 4
- Atmosphere : 5
- Value for money : 3.5
- Overall : 3.5