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The renowned Balmoral is a luxury hotel in the true sense of the word, with its majestic clock tower and spectacular situation this very stylish Scottish five-star property sits in the very heart of historic Edinburgh. Located on Princes Street which is one of Europe's most beautiful thoroughfares and also Edinburgh's main shopping areas and next to Waverley Station, The Balmoral is close to the leading luxury department stores, chic boutiques and within striking distance of many Edinburgh attractions including the Castle and the University.
Edinburgh's most famous, stylish and delicious Afternoon Tea at is served in The Palm Court and in The Drawing Room at The Balmoral.
With its sparkling Venetian chandelier, its palm trees and stunning burgundy and white china, The Balmoral's Palm Court sets an elegant theme for afternoon tea. Up on the balcony, a harpist plays gentle traditional music to soothe and calm while waiters and waitresses in neat black and white deliver pots of tea and tiered cake stands to the table.
The Balmoral Afternoon Tea offers all the traditional tea-time treats including a tasty, and, always, interesting selection of sandwiches including fresh salmon, cucumber and creme fraiche on brown malted bread; honey roast ham on oatmeal bread; egg mayonnaise, chive and piquollo pepper; and Scottish beef, red onion marmalade on malted brown bread to name but a few.
Follow these savouries with your choice from a variety of delicious home made fruit scones, heather honey scones, and mini chocolate scones all accompanied by Cornish clotted cream and a selection of preserves. Traditional Balmoral shortbread and an enticing selection of tea pastries from The Balmoral Bakery such as Dundee cake, classic sponge cake and chocolate tiffin will then be offered.
This Afternoon Tea treat will be served with your choice from a wide range of carefully selected loose leaf teas such as Royal Scottish Balmoral Blend, Famous Edinburgh, Earl Grey, Assam, Darjeeling, Ceylon, Lapsang Souchon, and China Keemun. Also available are a fine selection of popular Green Teas, Gunpowder, Japanese Cherry and Jasmine.
The very fashionable, finest and rare Silver Needle and Formosa Toppest Oolong Teas are now offered and available for a small supplement.
The Balmoral Tea can also be enjoyed with a delicious glass of Special Cuvee or Brut Rose.
Awarded The Tea Guild's Award of Excellence 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2013
Opening Days and Hours:
Tea is served every day in The Palm Court and The Drawing Room from: 2.30pm - 5.30pm
Reservations are recommended for this hugely popular Afternoon Tea!
1 Princes Street