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Peacock Alley Edinburgh

4.6
4.6
98 Reviews
£41 and over
Afternoon Tea
Located in the heart of the hotel, the stylish sophistication of the new Peacock Alley will re-connect to all the glamour and traditions of the original Waldorf & Astoria Hotels in New York. The classic place to be, from morning to night. A comfortable lounge for residents to treat as their own, for breakfast, light lunch or afternoon tea. A discreet, professional welcome for informal business meetings; “the place to see and be seen” at cocktail hour; a convivial, attentive “club” in which to wind down at the end of the evening.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Afternoon Tea, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    0131 222 8832

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Ryan Macfarlane

  • Neighborhood

    Edinburgh

  • Parking details

    The hotel car park is accessible off Rutland Street, at the rear of the hotel. Valet parking is also available for our guests.

  • Public transit

    The hotel is ideally located at the west end of Princes Street, only five minutes in a taxi from either Waverley or Haymarket train stations.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Traditional Afternoon Tea

    £55.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Our Afternoon Tea at the iconic Peacock Alley. Located in the heart of the hotel, the stylish sophistication of the new Peacock Alley will re-connect to all the glamour and traditions of the original Waldorf & Astoria Hotels in New York. The classic place to be, from morning to night. A comfortable lounge for residents to treat as their own, for breakfast, light lunch or afternoon tea. Please be advised that we require 24 hours notice for all bookings and to accommodate all allergies and dietary requirements. We cannot guarantee that your reservation will be confirmed if it is made after this period.

What 98 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. c

    crispus

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    The venue is outstanding without being over the top. Easily top 3 in Edinburgh. Ambience is quiet enough and the further away you are seated from the bar area, the better. Food is mediocre at best and inconsistent. My soup was a blanched glop with no seasoning, salt or pepper. I had to request these seperately. In contrast, the cashew cheese dish was nice but way too salty!! Service is a hit and miss depending on who waits in you. The man who took our orders reminded me of Stephen Fry's Jeeves and he was efficient overall but it was a strain to catch his sibilant whispers and wonder at his unexpected forays in and out of an invisible boundary. The other guy with slicked back hair and mustache who brought us our tea addressed my date as "my love". While this is acceptable in informal settings and a classic British endearment used in context, here at a 5 star establishment, it was inappropriate. On an earlier visit, this gent addressed me as "my man". It is for these exceptions, I'll hesitate to bring any date to this wonderful place.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish was outstanding, the attention to detail and the knowledge of staff was really exceptional. It was a birthday treat for the 3 of us and was a day to remember, I truly will remember this special day. From the sandwiches to the scones and cakes were out of this world. The gluten free was the best I have ever tasted. Not to mention the selection of teas, all different flavours, really wonderful. Thank you so much Peacock Alley for such a memorable day.
  3. KW

    KatieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing experience, Staff were so attentive, nothing was to much trouble. Food was exceptional, yes it is a little pricey but the whole experience was well worth it.
  4. SM

    StevenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Vegan afternoon tea. Wonderfully presented and explained. Staff could not be more helpful and pleasant. They don’t rush you out of the door either, happily let you sit and chat and soak up the wonderful atmosphere, in a stunning venue.
  5. h

    hsr11

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    I’m only giving less stars for food because we just had the free crisps and nuts they gave out rather than anything else. The service was impeccable- staff were friendly and helpful - taking photos when we asked and making sure we were okay and had enough drinks etc. it’s nice going somewhere with good customer service, especially on NYE. Prices of drinks (alcohol) is expensive but that’s what you get for the Astoria I suppose and it was nice for a special occasion. Ambience music was jazz which wasn’t intrusive - they have a piano and would have been good to have had someone play that. Decoration of the peacock alley was really nice, not too extravagant but enough to make a good first impression. Would recommend for a special occasion. Taxi rank right outside too.
  6. CG

    CaroleG

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an end of year treat for myself and my best friend The food was delicious, the cakes and savouries were works of art. I have taken a star off for value, due to the cost. If it hadn’t been Christmas, I wouldn’t have paid this amount.
  7. C

    Chigi

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The food and drinks were great, but it would have helped quite a bit to get a more detailed overview of the tea or when drinks would arrive. We didn’t know how long the different teas should be brewed for and initially forgot to use the tea strainer. Also we were left wondering what happened to our drinks since the description when we booked said we would be greeted with a cocktail, but it didn’t arrive until the very end. Overall, a decent experience, but not quite the attention to detail I would have expected from the Waldorf.
  8. CW

    CristinaW

    San Francisco

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful Christmas tea with a lovely assortment of sandwiches and sweets. Mine was pescatarian specific and just wonderful! Highly recommended.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place & stunning
  10. HP

    HattieP

    Greensboro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I booked an afternoon tea here the day after our wedding, and we couldn't be more pleased with our experience. Our server Allie was wonderful and helped to make our first outing as a married couple so special. The ambiance was incredible, and the food was spectacular. We look forward to visiting again when we return to Edinburgh.
  11. HR

    HRS2022

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful setting and excellent food! Scones freshly baked lovely and warm
  12. GI

    GregorI

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent festive afternoon tea in Peacock Alley. Ably and professionally served by Iona who is very competent, knowledgeable and kind in all she did to ensure we had the best experience.
  13. V

    Vicky

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff, food and service was amazing. Iona served myself and my mum & was so accommodating and personal, it made all the difference
  14. M

    Misshtc

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The lady host that’s from the Philippines was very friendly and welcoming. The room was beautifully decorated. I really enjoyed the complimentary festive cocktail, such a nice touch. The savoury part of the afternoon tea was delicious, I enjoyed this the most. The sweet part, I didn’t enjoy so much. Although the food was very pretty to look at, there wasn’t much to eat in a sense. All of it was just chocolate and inside it was mousse. I wanted more texture, like cake, sponge etc. I don’t think it is value for money. £65 for it plus a 12.5% discretionary serv charge, making it £73 per person is far too expensive for a tiny pieces of food. The service wasn’t outstanding either, our waitress service looks like she doesn’t want to be there.
  15. JO

    JohnO

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon tea.Staff excellent and very attentive.Was there for my 75th birthday nice touch from yourselves plate decorated with happy birthday written on plate.Lovely touch.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing afternoon tea! It was expensive but for the service and the quality of food it was worth while. The sandwiches were delicious, we loved the sausage rolls with bacon jam! And the choice of cakes was incredible. We had to box them Up and take them home! Highly recommend for a special occasion.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Iona was fab, such lovely service, food fantastic!
  18. LA

    LaurenA

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Iona was absolutely fabulous she made our trip even more special
  19. M

    Margav

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a lovely afternoon tea with very nice company in a great atmosfeer
  20. HB

    HilaryB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food1service4ambience4
    Lovely spot for comfy drinks with friends. Certainly very festive in the run up to Christmas helping create a special ambience
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a beautiful and friendly restaurant. The did looked and tasted amazing. I enjoyed the vegetarian afternoon tea.
  22. PW

    PeterW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful friendly service. Beautiful sandwiches. Nothing too heavy. Can usually eat everything if lunch is omitted in advance. Expensive, but worth it.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second choice for a scheduled afternoon tea during our visit to Edinburg but I am so very glad this is where we ended up. The room was beautiful in itself but add Christmas decor and the space was beyond enchanting. Our server was incredibly warm and attentive, chatting with us and giving us local insight with eagerness. The food presentation was stunning and perfectly displayed. Our portions were plentiful, flavors unique and everything was delicious. Savory selection was brought out first, followed by the beautiful tray of sweets and scones with clotted cream and jam. They offered an extensive list of teas, some very unique and a cocktail was included in the price as well. I can’t say enough about this wonderful experience!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience was outstanding. From the moment we walked in we were treated like royalty, Nicola and Vanessa could not have been more helpful or attentive. Will be recommending Peacock Alley to everyone and we will definitely be back.
  25. JB

    JenniferB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Waldorf has delivered an amazing experience once again! The afternoon tea was lovely - a good mix of savoury and sweet options. The staff were all so lovely, professional and efficient. Keep up the excellent work Waldorf.
  26. AM

    AbbieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Festive afternoon tea was outstanding . Service was faultless. A fabulous experience.
  27. e

    eunice

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food, and ambience! Look forward to returning. Perfect for celebratory and festive occasions.
  28. JA

    JoeA

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Servers were very nice but food took over an hour to come which was very unfortunate
  29. LP

    LPXX

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    really lovely food and excellent service. A real Christmas treat
  30. L

    Lgdtn

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Beautiful room. Lovely people. Poor service. Lovely people but long wait to get drinks at start and missed drinks. Two hours actually felt rushed at the end. We may have been unlucky. Vegetarian option was delicious. Make sure you tell in advance. Non veg had two fish sandwiches. With the exception of scones and nougat all deserts were very creamy which we hadn’t expected. No ‘cakes’. Overpriced for what it was in our opinions. We like an afternoon tea. This wasn’t as special as we’d hoped.
  31. SC

    SarahC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    The food and atmosphere was lovely, l have been a number of times before, but this time the service was dreadful. People who sat down after us were served before us and plates and cups were crowded on the table, items finished with should have been taken away, we had to get someone's attention if we needed anything rather than someone noticing and coming to us.
  32. M

    Meme

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely calm atmosphere. I didn’t want to leave because I was so relaxed. The staff couldn’t do more they were so friendly and very attentive. Vegan options were fabulous and tasty.
  33. CC

    CarolineC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    I have an allergy to chicken and they seemed to make an issue of this , in fact it became embarrassing
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service in a beautiful setting. Top quality food and selection of teas. Staff attentive and knowledgeable. Managers came around to chat and check in on us, all staff made this feel extra special. Siobhan served us and was wonderful, even offering to take a lovely family photo of us. We look forward to returning in the future.
  35. CM

    ChrisM

    Cancun

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful afternoon tea with lovely service. Enjoyed it immensely!
  36. MB

    MarionB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful afternoon tea in a relaxed setting with excellent, innovative food beautifully presented. The staff were welcoming and attentive, going above and beyond for a special occasion. A really enjoyable experience, highly recommend Peacock Alley.
  37. AS

    AmyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable afternoon tea. A really lovely variety of sweet and savoury treats and beautifully presented. Our Server (Nicola) was Friendly and Attentive. All in all would happily recommend for a special occasion.
  38. A

    Annie

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The ambience was warm and welcoming, helped by the lovely Christmas decorations and harpist playing music throughout our visit. Sandwiches and savouries were delicious and scones and cakes were presented in a colourful, visually stunning display with nods to Scotland'd heritage included in the delightful ways they were decorated. Something for every taste in a wide selection of cakes and pastries but too much to finish. Helpful, smiling staff stood by with little boxes to take home . A truly enjoyable experence
  39. J

    John

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Scottish themed afternoon tea was excellent. Each serving was explained by our server, Melony, and she advised on what teas would be best. Between my wife and I we had five different teas and nothing was too much trouble. It is not cheap, but it is value for money.
  40. AB

    AlanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic treat for a special occasion, great service, excellent food and a nostalgic setting. Lots of food and endless coffee/tea refills from attentive staff.

FAQs

Peacock Alley Edinburgh is rated 4.6 stars by 98 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Peacock Alley Edinburgh

Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2AB

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Edinburgh

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Afternoon Tea, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    The hotel car park is accessible off Rutland Street, at the rear of the hotel. Valet parking is also available for our guests.

  • Public transit

    The hotel is ideally located at the west end of Princes Street, only five minutes in a taxi from either Waverley or Haymarket train stations.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ryan Macfarlane

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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