Dining & Bars
Peacock Alley

Formerly the station concourse and ticket office, Peacock Alley represents the historic heart of The Caley and is imbued with the peerless style and sophistication of this famous former railway hotel. At once channeling the glamour and prestige of the old Caledonian and the Waldorf Astoria New York, Peacock Alley is the perfect spot to enjoy our iconic afternoon tea or indulge in a Scottish breakfast or elegant evening drinks.

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Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

The epitome of elegance and sophistication, Peacock Alley is the hub of the hotel’s social scene and the ultimate spot to enjoy a luxurious afternoon tea. Indulge in our executive chef’s selection of savoury finger sandwiches, a homemade selection of scones served with clotted cream and seasonal jam and many delicate pastries created by our talented pastry team. We are proud to offer over 40 fine loose leaf teas and herbal infusions from which to choose in order to personalise your own afternoon tea experience. Include a glass of champagne to make it extra special, or keep an eye out for our seasonal afternoon teas with a twist!



Art of Sabrage

The Caley joins the Confrérie du Sabre d’Or to celebrate the Art of Sabrage with a certified Sabrage Master performing live demonstrations before your eyes.

The technique of opening a bottle with a sabre became popular in France when Napoleon’s armies celebrated their victories. Legend has it that when Madame Clicquot entertained Napoleon's officers in her vineyard, they would open a bottle of Champagne with their sabre to impress the rich young widow.

The Art of Sabrage package is available from £75 per bottle of Champagne.
Advance bookings required (48h).

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Enjoy a bountiful breakfast, hand-crafted cocktails or delectable all-day dining in the glorious open space of Peacock Alley, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian’s dramatic lobby lounge.


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Opening Hours

Friday - Monday 08:30 – late
Tuesday - Thursday 08:30 - 20:00

Afternoon Tea served from 
12pm - 5pm Monday to Friday
12pm - 6pm Saturday and Sunday

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Afternoon Tea at Peacock Alley is the perfect gift for any occasion. Treat a loved one to a splendid afternoon tea in a beautiful setting with one of our gift vouchers.

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