The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ

For over a century, The Balmoral has found a home at Edinburgh's most prestigious address, No. 1 Princes Street. A landmark Rocco Forte hotel set in the heart of Scotland's capital city, The Balmoral combines stunning views and warm hospitality with world-class facilities to create the perfect urban retreat.

Standing proud since 1902, the historic building's majestic clock tower still dominates the Edinburgh skyline. Its clock is set precisely three minutes fast, to ensure residents never miss their train. In fact, the only day the clock is set correctly is Hogmanay for the city's New Year celebrations. 

Palm Court, set in the heart of the hotel, is an Edinburgh institution that's as glittering as its glass dome and Venetian chandelier. The place to sample modern Afternoon Tea and a wide selection of loose leaf teas, coffee and pastries. Sip vintage champagne as a harpist provides the perfect accompaniment. 

Please note from 23rd November until 3rd January, only the Festive Afternoon Tea is available priced from £50 per person. See here for full details. 

  1. Times:

    Afternoon Tea is served 12pm to 4pm Monday - Sunday

  2. Booking:

    Booking is essential

  3. Nearest railway station:

    Waverley Station

  4. Approach:

    The Palm Court

  5. Where to sit:

    The Palm Court

  6. Dress code:

    Smart casual

  7. Children:

    Children of all ages welcome

  8. Music:

    Harpist plays between 2.30-5pm

  9. Credit cards:

    All major credit cards accepted

  10. Gardens:

    No

  11. Outdoor Seating:

    No

  12. Disabled access:

    Yes

  13. Dogs:

    Guide dogs only

  14. Gluten free:

    Available upon request

  15. Vegan:

    Available upon request

  16. Nut free:

    Available upon request

  17. Award Winner:

    -

  18. Halal:

    -

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  • Afternoon Tea
    12pm to 4pm
    Monday - Sunday
From£45.00

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