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Edinburgh Zoo Afternoon Tea at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh

16/04/2021 in Edinburgh Zoo

From 26 April until 30 June, to celebrate one of Edinburgh’s most loved attractions, you can enjoy a fun-filled afternoon tea, suitable for all ages, in the iconic Peacock Alley lounge of Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh.

Creatively designed and beautifully handmade by the hotel’s talented pastry chefs, the Edinburgh Zoo Afternoon Tea features graceful, Chilean flamingos made of strawberry milkshake choux buns, the cutest Queensland koalas made of mint chocolate chip petit gateau, giant pandas made of triple chocolate delice, miniature giraffes made 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 fraiche sandwich, sun-dried tomato and ricotta quiche, followed by a freshly baked plain & 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 great work to safeguard threatened species in Scotland and around the world. If this cause is close to your heart, there will also be an option to gift an additional £5 which will provide a £10 donation to the zoo. Whether your donation feeds a giant panda in Edinburgh or protects a chimpanzee in Uganda, it will be used immediately to care for the animals you love.

David Field, Royal Zoological Society of Scotland CEO, said, “While we are delighted Edinburgh Zoo is open to visitors from across Scotland again, our visitor numbers remain limited for everyone’s safety, so it is really exciting to have a brand new way to help people connect to nature.

“Seeing some of our amazing animals recreated as delicious treats is incredible and it is fantastic to see our world-famous giant pandas and penguins featuring alongside new additions like the giraffes we hope will be arriving soon.

“After a very challenging year, we are so grateful for support of Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh which will help our charity continue to protect species at risk of extinction across the globe.”

Dale MacPhee, General Manager of Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian, said, “As one of the city’s most loved attractions, Edinburgh Zoo has a special place in all our hearts. Our Pastry Chefs got a lot of joy out of creating each of these pastries so that our guests can enjoy them while also supporting the wonderful work of the zoo.”

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. Or find out more about Waldorf Astoria Afternoon Tea at Home, visit:

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