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Located in the historic heart of The Caledonian Edinburgh, The Lounge is the perfect setting for an unforgettable afternoon tea, light lunch or elegant evening cocktails in Edinburgh’s city centre. Our gifted pastry chefs create a seasonal afternoon tea menu that can only be matched by the finest teas this world has to offer, while our experienced team of bartenders craft a selection of true classics and signature Caledonian cocktails, using only the finest spirits and freshest ingredients. Unwind in the historic surrounds of The Lounge, reminiscing over the heritage and charm of Scotland’s capital city.
PRICE RANGE
C$26 - C$87
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
British, Scottish
FEATURES
Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice place with the nicest hostess and staff. Drinks were delicious! My little 4 year old was running around (after ice cream) and they were keeping him busy while I was chasing after him. Kim went out of her way to provide exceptional service and...was genuinely kind. All the staff were great. Love this placeMore

Date of visit: June 2024
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Matthew Swan, General Manager at The Lounge At The Caledonian, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Andrew, We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your time with us and that we made a positive impact on your visit at The Caledonian Hotel. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, and emphasising on the quality of the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had Siena as our server. She was fantastic! She had great recommendations, she was pleasant to converse with, and was attentive with our needs and questions. I also found them to be very accommodating to food allergies and intolerance. The chef was accommodating without...question for an intolerance. I thoroughly loved this experience with my mother, I'll never forget it!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Nitin Khosla, General Manager at The Lounge At The Caledonian, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Ami, We are delighted to know that we were able to successfully accommodate your allergies and intolerance and that we were able to make you feel at ease and accommodated. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, and emphasising on the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent. Roslyn and Maly were fantastic. Food and service exceeded expectations. Really enjoyed wayching the Sabrage.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Nitin Khosla, General Manager at The Lounge At The Caledonian, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Michael, We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your time with us and that we were able to introduce you to The Art of Sabrage. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, and emphasising on the quality of the service...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the highlights on our recent trip to Scotland . First Peacock Alley is located within the historic Waldorf-Astoria ( Edinburgh) . The setting is classic and beautiful . The service was top notch from the moment we walked in . Brianna(...hope I got that right) was our server. Attentive and informative for our experience. The tea and selection of pastries , sandwiches, etc. was over the top great . Thank you!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Nitin Khosla, General Manager at The Lounge At The Caledonian, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear JC2813, We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your time with us and that we made a positive impact on your visit at The Caledonian Hotel. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, and emphasising on the quality of the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you from the moment I walk- in the door until I leave, this place treats me like a gold!! I have never been in a place where I've felt so welcome by so many people; from reception, to the people you walk by into...the dining room, the waitress awesome! 💯 A go back againMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Nitin Khosla, General Manager at The Lounge At The Caledonian, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Vinky, We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your time with us and that we successfully accommodated to your dietary requirements. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, and emphasising on the quality of the service provided. We will be...More

Reviewed May 11, 2024

I booked an afternoon tea for my mum's birthday and we couldn't have been more looked after. Everyone was attentive and pleasant, wishing her happy birthday on arrival. We all had a wonderful time. All the cakes & sandwiches were delicious.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Nitin Khosla, General Manager at The Lounge At The Caledonian, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Zuzana, We are delighted to know that you enjoyed the Afternoon Tea selection and that it was successfully accommodated to your dietary requirements. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, and emphasising on the quality of the service provided. We will...More

Reviewed May 11, 2024 via mobile

Best afternoon tea in Edinburgh it is both visually stunning and tasty and we had great service from melondie definitely worth the moneyMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Nitin Khosla, General Manager at The Lounge At The Caledonian, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Zara, We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your afternoon tea and that we made a positive impact on your time at The Caledonian Hotel. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, and emphasising on the quality of the service...More

Reviewed May 5, 2024

Harriett was a fab server. We had a great afternoon tea with our group of adults and teens! Delicious and wonderful Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Nitin Khosla, General Manager at The Lounge At The Caledonian, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2024

Dear Stay, We are delighted to know that you enjoyed the Afternoon Tea selection and that it was successfully accommodated to your dietary requirements. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, and emphasizing on the quality of the service provided. We will...More

Reviewed May 4, 2024

My family and I dined at Peacock Alley today. Had the ‘Once Upon a Time’ tea experience and it was wonderful. Melanie our host was first class. Attentive, knowledgeable and made our afternoon relaxed and special. My son uses a wheelchair and accessibility and facilities...were excellent. Thank You MelanieMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Nitin Khosla, General Manager at The Lounge At The Caledonian, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2024

Dear Michelle, We are delighted to know that you enjoyed the Afternoon Tea selection and that it was successfully accommodated to your dietary requirements. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, and emphasizing on the quality of the service provided. We will...More

Reviewed May 4, 2024

Visited for afternoon tea and was a beautiful day out. We were served by Melony and her service was absolutely outstanding. Melony went above and beyond to look after us and the service was quick and impeccable, with regular opportunity to try more tea! My...brother is in a wheelchair and her understanding without us having to explain anything allowed us to simply relax and enjoy the experience together as a family. Melony is an excellent example of the luxury experience at the Waldorf and truly made our day all the more magical. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for afternoon tea in the capital!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Nitin Khosla, General Manager at The Lounge At The Caledonian, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2024

Dear jarygaard, We are delighted to know that you enjoyed the Afternoon Tea selection and that it was successfully accommodated to your dietary requirements. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, and emphasizing on the quality of the service provided. We will...More

Reviewed April 25, 2024

After 3 days on a bus tour checked into the hotel then into Peacock for a light dinner. I really wanted a salad but they only had a side salad I mentioned this to our server Jen who said she would check with the chef...and see what could be done. Whatever she said she did it and I received a very nice salad along with a couple of other things we ordered. Thank You Jen The next day I had scheduled their afternoon tea. All I will say is it was delicious and the dessert portions were presented in a very unique and pleasing manner. Highly recommend Peacock alley.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Nitin Khosla, General Manager at The Lounge At The Caledonian, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2024

Dear HansnPam, Thank you for choosing to stay at Waldorf Astoria during your visit to Edinburgh. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the food and beverages at Peacock Alley, as well as the Afternoon Tea selection. Likewise, it is pleasing to know that...More

Reviewed April 22, 2024

Thank you so much for Daniel, Meghan and Damian for the amazing service tonight our drinks were amazing and they could not have not have been more polite!!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Nitin Khosla, General Manager at The Lounge At The Caledonian, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2024

Dear Cannat, Thank you for choosing to join Peacock Alley for celebration drinks. We are delighted to know the experience, quality of beverages and the service provided made a memorable night for you. We will be sharing your feedback with Daniel, Damian and Megan. Please...More

Reviewed April 22, 2024

came in for dissertation celebrations and was treated amazingly by Daniel, Damian and meghan. Will be back again soon!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Nitin Khosla, General Manager at The Lounge At The Caledonian, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2024

Dear hanforbes, Thank you for choosing to join Peacock Alley for your graduation celebration. We are delighted to know the experience, quality of beverages and the service provided made a memorable night for you. We will be sharing your feedback with Daniel, Damian and Megan....More

Reviewed April 22, 2024 via mobile

Amazing service by Daniel, Damian and Megan . Fab night enjoyed our celebration drinks for finishing University. Staff were so attentiveMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Nitin Khosla, General Manager at The Lounge At The Caledonian, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2024

Dear Evemuir, Thank you for choosing to join Peacock Alley for celebration drinks. We are delighted to know the experience, quality of beverages and the service provided made a memorable night for you. We will be sharing your feedback with Daniel, Damian and Megan. Please...More

Reviewed April 22, 2024

Amazing service. Lukadz and Adia were exceptional. The restaurant provided gluten-free options of everything served on the menu. Will definitely return!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Nitin Khosla, General Manager at The Lounge At The Caledonian, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2024

Dear jarygaard, We are delighted to know that you enjoyed the Afternoon Tea selection and that it was successfully accommodated to your dietary requirements. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, and emphasizing on the quality of the service provided. We will...More

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I think it stops around 4 or 4:30 but you can stay later as long as you order it by then. I'm not associated with the place though - just a customer!
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Peacock Alley At The Caledonian is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5