The Bollinger Bar at Palm Court

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

(4.6)
International
Average
Main Course £15
Food Spend £33

Everything about the experience was out of this world. No complaints about anything. Staff were exceedingly courteous and helpful. Definitely a '' to do'' thing.

Brian Scott 30 October 2013
From Edinburgh

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More about The Bollinger Bar at Palm Court

The Bollinger Bar at Palm Court is Scotland’s only Bollinger bar, offering timeless elegance. Vintage champagnes and single malt whiskies sit alongside oysters and premium afternoon teas, all to the sound of live harp and piano music.

A selection of the finer things in life is offered on The Bollinger Bar at Palm Court menu. The celebrated Bollinger Champagne vintages are served with pride, and can be coupled with fresh oysters for a decadent treat. A selection of the finest single malt whiskies sit alongside an innovative cocktail range, featuring established classics and signature specials.

With over 20 loose-leaf teas on offer, the Balmoral Afternoon Tea at The Bollinger Bar at Palm Court Edinburgh is a tradition not to be missed. Freshly cut sandwiches, pastries and shortbread fresh from the in-house bakery make for an irresistible experience.

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

Customer Reviews for The Bollinger Bar at Palm Court

4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

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  • luxury (7)
  • romantic (6)
  • large parties (4)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • business (4)
  • child friendly (3)
  • views (2)
  • lunch (2)
  • entertainment (1)
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(5)
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.
(2)
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.
(5)
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.
(5)
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!
(5)
8 September 2012 by Scottishmike1 from Wishaw
Service was excellent and the food Devine mmmmm
(5)
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.
(5)
10 July 2012 by Betty from Glasgow
Afternoon tea as it should be!
(4)
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.
(5)
16 January 2011 by None from Outside Edinburgh
Absolutely perfect.
(5)
16 December 2010 by The Snow Queen from Edinburgh
Stepping into the tranquil yet busy Bollinger Bar
at 3.30p.m. for afternoon tea was like stepping into an oasis of calm. Leaving behind the shopping frenzy on Princes Street the professional staff worked their own Christmas magic!

The food was well presented and delicious, with as many refills of tea and coffee as we wanted without extra charge. Will definitely return.

The Bollinger Bar at Palm Court

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

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