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Palm Court at The Balmoral

) #41 of 1,856 Restaurants in Edinburgh ₹₹₹₹ British, , Gluten Free Options
1 Princes Street | The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ, Scotland
+44 131 556 2414
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (151 reviews)
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Open Now
08:00 - 19:00All hours
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British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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1 Princes Street | The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful, comfortable and enjoyable time my mother and I had here for Afternoon Tea. We were treated like Royalty. The staff couldn't do enough for you, they were so kind, friendly and attentive. I'm gluten free and they catered for me so well....More

Thank flyingrocket
BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Palm Court at The Balmoral, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear flyingrocket Thank you very much for your review and recommendation. It was a pleasure to welcome you and your mum to Palm Court and my colleagues and I are delighted to read that you had a memorable Afternoon Tea experience. Your generous feedback regarding...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

By far the most recommended place in Edinburgh for afternoon tea (they don't call it "High Tea" as the English do... Superior service, wonderful sandwiches and desserts. The girls had tea which they liked. The boys had very nice decaf coffee. The wait staff was...More

Thank Donald D
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stayed in a junior suite at the hotel and were invited to have breakfast at Palm Court in a private dining setting. The selection of fresh fruits, juice and yogurt/smoothies are excellent and their made to order dishes are equally delicious. All items are...More

2  Thank Tim C
BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Palm Court at The Balmoral, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Tim C Thank you very much for your review and recommendation. It was a pleasure to welcome you to Palm Court for breakfast and my colleagues and I are delighted to read that you had a memorable experience. Your generous feedback regarding the quality...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not quite as good as hoped but pleasant enough. Was allowed in and given a table then told not sure whether or not we could be served. A bit bizarre. Was ok in the end. Nice harpist playing. Rose champagne was lovely. Sandwiches scones etc...More

Thank David L
BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Palm Court at The Balmoral, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear David L It is always disappointing to learn that a guest has left feeling less than completely satisfied and I am truly sorry and disappointed to read that your experience at Palm Court fell short of your expectations. I will certainly be sharing your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, we planned this ta quite in advance. We got dressed up a bit, and had a spot with a great view of the Palm Court, with the harpist in a room at the top, and enjoyed a completely delightful, delicious champagne afternoon tea. Champagne...More

1  Thank ninska_10
BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Palm Court at The Balmoral, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear ninska_10 Thank you very much for choosing to enjoy Champagne Afternoon Tea at The Balmoral. It was a pleasure to welcome you and I am thrilled to read that you were impressed with your whole experience. We appreciate your comments and I will take...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must for a proper evening tea experience in Edinburg.Reservations needed in advance.Strongly recomenetd

Thank IoaMS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The palm room is an elegant place to have high tea. Many choices of tea and the food is wonderful. Service is great and just the perfect place to relax and visit. The butterscotch latte was especially good as well. My husband & I lost...More

1  Thank Christine N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very busy for afternoon tea , the cakes were delicious and the shortbread the best ever tasted.So much so they gave us some to take homeMore

Thank cavaniedson12
BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Palm Court at The Balmoral, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Cavaniedson12 Thank you very much for taking the time to review and recommend Palm Court. We appreciate your kind comments regarding the quality of the food within our Afternoon Tea offering. I have shared your lovely feedback with our entire team. We sincerely hope...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a rainy day this is an escape into a refined restful environment. Music is playing. Everyone talks in hushed tones. The room is beautiful. Service empeckable. We were there for two slow paced hours. The champagne with tea is a must and worth the...More

Thank foodie1945
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ambience and surroundings were wonderful. Harpist added to this. Food was excellent only slight niggle were the hard scones I think they were overcooked rather than stale, hence the four out of five review. Otherwise a really pleasant afternoon tea for a special treat. Would...More

Thank daisydog364
BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Palm Court at The Balmoral, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Daisydog364 It was a pleasure to welcome you to Palm Court to celebrate your birthday! We appreciate you taking the time to share your generous feedback and recommendation regarding your celebratory Afternoon Tea experience. We also appreciate your kind comments regarding the quality of...More

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mkjane
Going as a family of 4 - is it cheaper to buy a bottle of champagne rather than pay the difference on a standard afternoon tea ?
11 June 2017|
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Response from JanKo52 | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend to buy a bottle separately. Enjoy!
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jillian99
Is there a children's afternoon tea price?
7 March 2017|
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Response from BalmoralEdinburgh | Property representative |
Dear jillian99 Thank you for your question. We do have a 'Kids Afternoon Tea' £20. Please do not hesitate to contact us on the number below if you require any further information. Kind Regards The Balmoral +44 (0) 131... More
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tosh2014
Hi there it will be my husband birthday this month I have booked a two day trip to Edinburgh with our 5 years old daughter...I have read all the great reviews re you high teas and wondered if it would be okay to book for two adults and one child? regards tracy
13 November 2016|
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Response from BalmoralEdinburgh | Property representative |
Dear Tracy Thank you for your question. It would be a pleasure to welcome you and your family to Palm Court. Advanced booking for Afternoon Tea is highly recommended. Please feel free to call the hotel on the number below... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 19:00
Monday
08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 19:00
Thursday
08:00 - 19:00
Friday
08:00 - 20:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Princes Street | The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ, Scotland (Formerly The Bollinger Bar at Palm Court)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Princes Street and Gardens
  • Neighbourhood: Princes Street and Gardens
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 2414
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at The Balmoral Hotel
Description
Palm Court is an Edinburgh institution that's as glittering as its glass dome and Venetian chandelier. Sip vintage champagne or sample our award-winning Afternoon Tea with a wide selection of loose leaf teas, coffee, classic and contemporary sandwiches and savouries, pastries and sweet treats. A harpist provides the perfect accompaniment. Palm Court Opening Times: Monday to Thursday 8am to 7pm Friday 8am to 8pm Saturday 8am to 9pm Sunday 9am to 7pm Afternoon Tea: £35 Champagne Afternoon Tea: £51.50
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