Food & Drink

An afternoon tea with all the right koalafications

Get otter here! Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh The Caledonian have teamed up with Edinburgh Zoo for a delectable-looking afternoon tea

If you like your cakes both cutesie and delicious, this could be your afternoon tea dream.  From 26th April until 30th June, Peacock Alley lounge at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh will be the venue for the Edinburgh Zoo Afternoon Tea.

Designed and handmade by the hotel’s talented pastry chefs, the new afternoon tea features Chilean flamingos made of strawberry milkshake choux buns, mint chocolate chip petit gateau Queensland koalas, giant pandas made of triple chocolate delice, miniature giraffes in the form of watermelon ganache filled macarons and adorable king penguins made of deconstructed banoffee pie.

Accompanied by a selection of savoury treats, the afternoon tea also includes Scottish roast beef, onion marmalade and truffle mayonnaise on sliced baguette, smoked salmon and dill crème fraîche sandwich, sun-dried tomato and ricotta quiche, freshly baked plain and sultana scones and an array of loose leaf teas to choose from.

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh will donate £5 per afternoon tea to the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, the wildlife conservation charity which leads Edinburgh Zoo, to support their work safeguarding threatened species in Scotland and around the world.

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh’s Edinburgh Zoo Afternoon Tea is priced at £40 per person and available as classic, vegan and free from gluten. Peacock Alley Lounge will be open for bookings from 26th April from Monday to Friday 12-5pm. Waldorf Astoria Afternoon Tea at Home is priced at £70 for two people and available Wednesday to Sunday 12-2pm for delivery and collection

To book your table, email or call 0131 222 8824