Afternoon Tea @ Prestonfield

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Afternoon Tea
Afternoon tea is a luxurious Prestonfield tradition and a memorable occasion, whether served by the side of a roaring log fire or, in summer, in the rose-filled gardens or the whimsical gothic tea house.
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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LindaC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely time sitting outside with peacocks and friends in the sunshine

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Super beautiful estate with lots of sitting rooms for guests to enjoy their dining experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipElleTee
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Just as fabulous as always!

JP
vipJordanP
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice environment plus great food.

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Dimitrova
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best scones in town! And their clotted cream is phenomenal

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AudreyM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That’s a perfect afternoon tea!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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.

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CClan
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Another lovely afternoon tea at Prestonfield. All excellent as expected

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SarahH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic afternoon- the staff made a special effort with my daughter who had the best time

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vipElleTee
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As ever, great service, ambience and time with my Mum xx

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Im a tourist for afternoon. Very good environment and service! But inconvenient for traffic.

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vipLinda
San Antonio
18 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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Janet
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2017
Overall3food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipElleTee
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Easter treat!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Amelia
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2016
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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

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wanderingdiner
Edinburgh
49 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

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LeoWong
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2015
Overall4food2service5ambience5

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.
good luck
leo wong

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wanderingdiner
Edinburgh
49 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2015
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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NRTdinners
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2015
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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.

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RHWL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2014
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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ladieswholunch
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2014
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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 .

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vipCFPTERPS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2014
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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.

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daydreamer
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2014
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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.

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