Back in the Eighties and Nineties, this landmark hotel on the North Bridge often played host to bands performing at the nearby Playhouse.
Rock and punk legends such as The Stranglers and Alice Cooper were among the visitors.
Unfortunately, history has not recorded whether or not Mr Cooper, AKA the Godfather of Shock Rock, ever took afternoon tea during a stay.
Make your own sweet music with today’s Big Deal on afternoon tea with an Edinburgh Gin ‘n’ tonic in the Nineteen Hundred Bar and Lounge at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton.
Valid from the 7th of January to the 31st of March 2018, this offer would make a wonderful gift.
Available from noon to 5pm, seven days a week, this offer is for two or four people to have afternoon tea with an Edinburgh Gin ‘n’ tonic for each guest.
At afternoon tea, guests will be served dainty sandwiches such as salmon and cucumber; ham and sweet chilli; chicken and tomato chutney and egg mayonnaise with pumpkin seeds – all served on a mixture of brown and white bread.
The fruit and plain scones are served with clotted cream and strawberry jam while the cake selection will include a mini Victoria sponge, lemon tart, chocolate brownie and a carrot cake with a walnut topping.
Multi-million pound refurbishment
Centrally located just off the Royal Mile, the hotel recently benefited from a multi-million pound make-over and it looks very stylish.
In particular, the Nineteen Hundred Bar and Lounge with its striking marble bar is a sophisticated place for an afternoon treat.
Taken from longer reviews, these TripAdvisor comments are typical:
‘Was treated to afternoon tea… Sandwiches were varied very tasty and def freshly made. The scones with cream and jam were yummy and the cake selection terrific… our waiter was very attentive helpful and friendly but not intrusive. Would highly recommend.’
‘Treated my daughter, friend and mother to afternoon tea… service was outstanding. Fast, friendly staff who really went out their way to be helpful. Food was amazing great selection… had a lovely afternoon tea. Happy atmosphere, not rushed in the slightest. Very relaxed with attentive staff… Would definitely recommend & am considering booking again.’
‘Lovely afternoon tea. Great service, beautiful surroundings and a lovely afternoon tea in a very relaxing atmosphere. Highly recommend if you are looking for a relaxing afternoon treat in central Edinburgh. Well worth a visit.’
Make a day of it
We have already suggested that this offer would make a sweet gift.
It would also be ideal as part of a day out in Edinburgh. Hilton Edinburgh Carlton is on North Bridge. Convenient for city centre shops such as Harvey Nicks and within easy walking distance of popular attractions such as the Castle and the National Museum of Scotland.
Make a day of it with today’s Big Deal on afternoon tea with an Edinburgh Gin ‘n’ tonic from the Nineteen Hundred Bar and Lounge at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton.