Afternoon tea. Two words, four syllables and a whole world of promise.
Take today’s Big Deal on afternoon tea in the gorgeous Peacock Alley and explore a world of speciality teas, inventive sandwiches, splendid scones and innovative pastries.
Peacock Alley is part of the five star Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian.
Affectionately known as The Caley to generations of Edinburgh residents, this landmark hotel, a former railway hotel, looks better than ever and today’s Big Deal is a fantastic way to see the new improvements.
New York style
Formerly the station concourse, Peacock Alley is the historic heart of the Caley and reflects the timeless sophistication of this much loved hotel.
Modelled on the Waldorf Astoria New York but also recalling the old Caley, Peacock Alley is a chic spot for a memorable afternoon tea.
Luxurious afternoon tea
Available from noon to 5pm, Sunday to Friday, today’s offer on afternoon tea has four variations. Options one and two are for one or two people to have afternoon tea in Peacock Alley.
Options three and four are for one or two people to have afternoon tea with a glass of chilled Champagne.
The exact sandwiches, scones and pastries may vary depending on availability and the pastry chef’s latest creative ideas. However, your afternoon tea will look much like this:
Celeriac, onion cheddar & hazelnut tart
Char grilled vegetables, rocket & houmous wrap
Coronation chicken brioche roll
Smoked salmon, cucumber & dill crème fraîche
Freshly baked scones
Selection of plain, lemon & poppy seed, raspberry & vanilla scones. Served with preserve & clotted cream
Coconut cupcake with pineapple curd
Chocolate and banana cake
Coffee and caramelised walnut macaroon
Lime meringue pie
Amarena cherry cheesecake
Apple, sultana and pecan slice
Teas from around the world
Naturally, a perfect pot of tea is included in the offer and Peacock Alley has a wonderful selection of teas and infusions from around the globe.
From the house Caledonian Royal Scottish blend to light Ceylon via the classic smoky flavour of Lapsang Souchong, your waiter will be happy to help you select your favourite tea.
Peacock Alley has a very commendable combined rating of 4.4/5 on 5pm. This is what a recent guest had to say:
‘Birthday treat. We had a superb afternoon tea. Table in front of harpist but music and noise just a soft hum. Attentive waiters and waitresses, and huge selection of sandwiches, desserts and fancy cakes to choose from. We were able to take a couple of boxes home. Waiter service was excellent, polite and attentive but not obtrusive.’ Rating 4.8/5
The Caley is woven into the fabric of Edinburgh and today’s Big Deal with Peacock Alley is an excellent opportunity to sample its delights.
This offer would make a fantastic gift for friends or family or simply buy a couple and treat a gal pal to an elegant afternoon tea.