Food & Drink

This is the summer of love

Staycations, champagne brunches and a new cocktail club? The Balmoral has our hearts aflutter over their series of summer experiences

We’re all aware Edinburgh is a stunner amongst cities, but we’re always keen for more opportunities to fall head over heels with the city. Fancy relaxing over a luxe champagne brunch or sipping on an afternoon tea extravaganza under an installation of blossom trees? The capital’s grand dame of hotels has you covered.

The Balmoral’s ‘Summer of love’ is aimed at alluring locals and visitors alike – if you fancy treating yourself to a romantic break or trip with friends after an extended time of no holidays, the ‘Time Away for Two’ two-night experience means you can receive a third night complimentary, be greeted with chilled Champagne on arrival to toast time together and enjoy full access to the spa.

There’s also a ‘Cultural Free Spirit Escape’ stay for anyone who fancies discovering more about the capital or just getting reacquainted with its heritage, which includes a private tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia followed by a walking tour exploring the city’s stunning medieval, Georgian and Victorian architecture.

A menu featuring sweet brioche french toast, caramelised banana and crème fraîche, crushed avocado on toasted sourdough and cider and smoked bacon Shetland mussels is the name of the brunch game at Brasserie Prince’s new weekly event from Saturday 22nd May. Our champagne flutes are ready.

If you love sampling new teas, Palm Court’s tea selection has been extended to offering a selection of 88 loose leaf varieties, alongside a new, seasonal Afternoon Tea menu created by the hotel’s team of pastry chefs.

Champagne brunch

And we’re super excited about this: the new Neighbourhood Cocktail Club at Bar Prince sounds like it could be the new Friday evening go-to, with the bar’s expert mixologists creating a new range of classics with a twist, from a Raspberry Bramble to a Scottish Bloody Mary.

If you just want to feel like you’re being transported to the Mediterranean for a moment, The Balmoral Spa has launched a new summer treatment called ‘Time in the Med’ where you will be set for relaxation with a two-hour bespoke treatment and a refreshing Sicilian lemonade in the comfort of Bar Prince afterwards.

To make a reservation or for further information on any of the above experiences please contact: or call 0131 556 2414.

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