Afternoon Tea @ Prestonfield
Ambience is what you're paying for here. The service was very good, tea excellent, and food was great (if not anything truly spectacular).
But, if you are tourist, looking for what you imagine afternoon tea to be--this is it!
A bit expensive, but given the surroundings, that's no surprise.
Go here for a special occasion or the experience--but there are certainly cheaper options with tea and food as good or better...then, as I started, you're not paying for the tea here.
Lovely time sitting outside with peacocks and friends in the sunshine
Super beautiful estate with lots of sitting rooms for guests to enjoy their dining experience
Afternoon tea was perfect. Tea and food was matched by a great service. Social distancing measures were in place but it did not take anything away from the overall experience
Just as fabulous as always!
The food at Prestonfield’s is always great. The tea service is pretty awesome. From antique teapots to a lounge that feels like you’re in an old manor. Definitely a worthwhile escape from hustle of Edinburgh
Very nice environment plus great food.
Best scones in town! And their clotted cream is phenomenal
Started badly as there was no record of our booking despite me having an email confirmation from Opentable. Apparently there are problems with this booking option!!! The afternoon tea however was lovely and very enjoyable.
That’s a perfect afternoon tea!!
As always, the Prestonfield’s atmosphere and ambience carries there experience. However the service on this occasion was notably slow. To their credit the staff were very apologetic and offered us free drinks by way of apology.
Another lovely afternoon tea at Prestonfield. All excellent as expected
Fantastic afternoon- the staff made a special effort with my daughter who had the best time
As ever, great service, ambience and time with my Mum xx
We were at Prestonfield House as a 45th Wedding Anniversary gift from our family, also celebrating my daughter and son in laws 3rd Wedding Anniversary.
Im a tourist for afternoon. Very good environment and service! But inconvenient for traffic.
This was my second experience to enjoy afternoon tea at Prestonfield. It was splendid! We sat in the yellow room, the same room the Queen Mum used to sit in and enjoy her g + t. I had my cousin with me and it was a nice dainty time for the ladies. They spoil you with their many offerings, but outstanding above all were the cream puffs, strawberry tarts, and the scones with clotted cream! I tried a sandwich and a bite of the haggis rolls (kind of a savory bon bon), it was actually very tasty, but I digress. I came for the sweet treats, tea and a champagne cocktail to finish it off. If I ever return to Edinburgh, I will definitely come back to Prestonfield.
Website on open table stated £25 for afternoon tea. I was charged £30 each.
I was charged £22 for each bottle of non alcoholic rose wine this non alcoholic wine sells in Sainsburys for £2:75 a bottle
Very disappointed in this mark up.
However, lovely setting and we enjoyed our afternoon tea.
Came for dinner and returned for afternoon tea. Was delighted on both occasions and will be making a return visit. The food and service were excellent.
The cakes and sandwiches could be more delicate which will make it more valuable.
Because the toast of the sandwiches we ate that day was not really fresh
Prestonfield House is an excellent venue in a tranquil setting. Went for afternoon tea to celebrate friend's retirement and wasn't disappointed. The room was exquisite, however, the table was not ideal but they had thought to provide side trays for stability of plates/glasses etc. Never been disappointed at this venue.
I heard that place since 4yrs ago when i still worked in edinburgh. but so many time for missed the chance to come. this time no disapointed with all our friends to enjoy that good environment and best service.
But the tea set is not very special and out of the value is true, btw i see another tables customer they are not finish at all foods as well.
i hope the restaurant food is not such like this. cause i will planning to visit your restaurant for dinner as well.
and hope u can improve you tea set quality be good for future.
Prestonfield House is a place for sheer indulgence and luxury. This is the second visit for afternoon tea and yet again, it didn't disappoint. The staff are very attentive without being intrusive and you are given time to enjoy your sumptuous surroundings. Definitely worth recommending and revisiting.
Fantastic location and lovely ambience in front of roaring fire. January afternoon tea offer includes a free glass of champagne which was a bonus. Service excellent (head concierge great at providing some history on the hotel and its contents). If they could improve the sandwiches to support the £20pp price, definitely would be 5 star.
An elegant and classic house for a fine dinner. Its afternoon tea is nice and sizable (didn't try this time, but have had it before). Service was superb.
Excellent overall however we felt the bread was rather dry and not we would have enjoyed it more with a little more filling . Would have preferred more sandwich to cakes however in saying that the scones were delicious .
Afternoon tea at Prestonfield House could not have been any better. We sat on the deck overlooking the grounds with birds singing on a sunny day. The setting and tea service was great.
This was the first time we visited Prestonfield House and we were impressed by the gothic atmosphere of the place. We had our afternoon tea in an old room with impressive heavy furniture and old tapestries on the walls. The afternoon tea was really good with a good selection of sandwiches, scones and sweets. I would definitely recommend the afternoon tea experience and will look to come back in the future.
Afternoon Tea @ Prestonfield is rated 4.5 stars by 29 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.