Dads Birthday Afternoon Tea at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel (Edinburgh) : Review

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh
Princes Street
Edinburgh, EH1 2AB

V: 5th September 2020

Wanted to post this a while ago, but had a few priority things to post so finally here it is.

The past week I have had bad news followed by more bad news, and this same week it was my dads birthday….just all bad timing.

We booked this ages ago, as the last time we were here we loved it and thought my dad would like it to….and we couldn’t wait to go back.

The afternoon tea was served in “Peacock Alley” which has a great atmosphere for Afternoon Tea, catchups or even private meetings.


To save me typing it up, here is the pic

How good does this sound? just reading it made my mouth water.

The Afternoon Tea

As you saw from the above photo, it sounded amazing! and we all couldnt wait till it came out.

As you can see the presentation was really good.

The food from start to finish was perfect! it was the perfect amount and everything was very very tasty.

The best part which I really love is they gave clotted cream with the scones, this is the only way scones jam and cream should be served……top marks here!!!!

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : 5
  • Overall : 5

Visit Overall :

Another amazing visit, and my dad really enjoyed it.

I cant fault this in anyway, everything was fresh tasty and the whole time spent there was so relaxing.

The staff were very helpful, friendly and attentive.

If you havent tried here for Afternoon Tea, you have to check it out as I promise you that you wont be disappointed.

Review Scores ā€“

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 5
  • Overall : 5

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Afternoon Tea at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel (Edinburgh) : Review

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian
Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 2AB

T : +44 (0)131 222 8888

Visit Date : Friday 25th November 2016

I had a day off work so I decided to take a trip to Edinburgh to see the shops, and the Christmas Market and see what sales were on.

I visited the Waldorf Astoria Hotel on my last visit to Edinburgh, and really enjoyed it so I thought I would do the same again this time and it would make a nice start to the day trip.

You can read about my last visit here : VIEW

On entering this time I noticed that they had decorated for Christmas, and they had decorations all over. This was very nice to see, and put me in a very festive mood.

The room that the Afternoon Tea and snacks are in is called the Peacock Alley Lobby Lounge, this is where I was last time and felt very relaxed.

As you can see by the photos it’s a very nice looking area, I didn’t take lots of photos as there were other people about so if you want to see more check the website.

Here is the full details of the Afternoon Tea :

THE WALDORF ASTORIA AFTERNOON TEA Available daily from 12pm to 5pm


  • Egg and cress
  • Smoked salmon and dill creĢ€me fraiche
  • Honey roast ham and mustard mayonnaise Connage highland crowdie and cucumber
  • Crab mayonnaise, avocado and lime in a brioche bun Pancetta and hazelnut tart

Freshly Baked Scones

  • Selection of plain and sultana
  • Served with homemade preserve & clotted cream


  • Red velvet cupcake
  • Orange and pimms curd meringue tart
  • White chocolate and raspberry macaroon Edinburgh fog
  • Popcorn and vanilla choux bun Caramel apple mousse & macadamia Breton

Ā£32 per person

I had put some money aside the past few months to treat myself to this, as yes it’s a little costly but I wanted to see what it was like.

On arrival you are presented with the three tier stand, and told that once you have eaten the bottom two places the rest will follow.

Presentation wise this is very nice, and similar to others I have had in the past….so now it was time to start eating.

Everything I tasted on the bottom two tiers was very nice, very fresh and very tasty. Once they were finished we waited a little, and then the other two plates arrived. The scones were very warm so I am guessing freshly made, and the cakes looked very nice.


Nothing beats proper cream on a scone and jam, this for me is always a winner as a lot of places use cheap cream or whipped spray cream which never works or tastes as nice.

Overall for me this was a really good Afternoon Tea, the cost of this is similar to some hotels in Glasgow but you never get this amount probably only half this. Everything about this was perfect and next visit I would have again.

This is now in my top three afternoon tea places, followed by the Glasgow Corinthian and then La Bonne Auberge.

This is a solid 10 out of 10 for me, excellent value for money due to the amount you get.

If you put some money aside and like Afternoon Tea’s do check here out, the atmosphere etc you will love.

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