Palm Court at The Balmoral

The Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh Ltd, 1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ

Main Course £12
Food Spend £27
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday: 08:00 - 20:00

As usual, a fabulous experience with excellent choice of food and superb service from attentive staff.

Mackenzie 28 June 2014
From Edinburgh

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Offering timeless elegance, Palm Court at The Balmoral features a stunning glass dome and Venetian chandelier. Vintage champagnes are served alongside premium afternoon teas, all to the sound of live harp music which provides the perfect setting.

Soak up the ambience and indulge in a spot of afternoon tea at Palm Court at The Balmoral. With over 20 loose-leaf teas on offer, including the signature Royal Scottish Balmoral blend, the award-winning afternoon tea is served on a 3-tier cake stand. Freshly cut sandwiches, pastries and shortbread fresh from the in-house bakery make for an irresistible experience: a British tradition not to be missed.

The menu at Palm Court at the Balmoral also serves up a great selection of hearty sandwiches, including roast Blairgowrie beef with Arran grain mustard, and honey roast Scottish ham, served with olives and chutney. Palm Court at The Balmoral in Edinburgh is the perfect venue for a spot of relaxed dining with a sophisticated edge.

Refined yet approachable, Palm Court at The Balmoral offers a taste of classic luxury, just a 1-minute walk from Edinburgh Rail Station.

Customer Reviews for Palm Court at The Balmoral


(based on 11 reviews)

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  • luxury (7)
  • romantic (6)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • business (4)
  • large parties (4)
  • child friendly (3)
  • views (2)
  • lunch (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • trendy (1)
28 June 2014 by Mackenzie from Edinburgh
As usual, a fabulous experience with excellent choice of food and superb service from attentive staff.
30 October 2013 by Brian Scott from Edinburgh
Everything about the experience was out of this world. No complaints about anything. Staff were exceedingly courteous and helpful. Definitely a '' to do'' thing.
4 October 2013 by Harjot Bhatti from Birmingham
Not enough selection of breads nor were they described.
Would have been nice to have been offered more sandwiches rather than just taking the platter away.
Scones were rock hard and dry and not warm – were they even freshly made on site?
Was also kept waiting for warm tea/water a long time.
Nice touch with the birthday strawberry; some waitresses weren’t helpful and had poor demeanour
Overall, not good value for the money spent, in terms of service and quality of food.
29 May 2013 by Christine from Newcastle upon Tyne
Afternoon tea at Palm Court was one of the best experiences I have had, staff were extremely polite and couldn't do enough for us, the food was delicious and we were amazed how much you actually got. An amazing experience overall.
4 February 2013 by FriendlyFoodie from Edinburgh
My husband and I enjoyed a luxurious afternoon tea here on Sunday 3 Feb. I had been about a year ago with a friend and our experience was average but they've clearly made significant strides to improve. The food was lovely. Afternoon tea tends to mean way too much food but it was just right and there was a cakes trolley as well, just in case we were feeling particularly greedy. Our server was warm, welcoming, knowledgeable and attentive. Even though we have been fortunate enough to be able to experience most of Edinburgh's finest restaurants, it still felt like a special event. Highly recommend it!
8 September 2012 by Scottishmike1 from Wishaw
Service was excellent and the food Devine mmmmm
21 August 2012 by Nickil from Glasgow
We enjoyed a wonderful afternoon tea, served by friendly, courteous and efficient staff in an amazing venue. A harpist played beautifully on the balcony and it all made our anniversary that much more special.
10 July 2012 by Betty from Glasgow
Afternoon tea as it should be!
28 December 2011 by Ian from Gullane
Afternoon tea was booked for 1430 and was nicely and promptly served by very efficient and pleasant staff, one small glitch was when we ordered a tea top up which was served as we were leaving.
16 January 2011 by None from Outside Edinburgh
Absolutely perfect.

Palm Court at The Balmoral

The Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh Ltd, 1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ

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