If you are heading to Edinburgh’s Christmas Market, why not make a day – or evening – of it, and visit the beautifully decorated five-star Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh for a festive afternoon tea or seasonal dinner in the city?
Step through the twinkling lights of the lobby into a magical winter wonderland, with ice-coloured holiday decor and whimsical festive branch archways which all of the family will enjoy.
From December 1st to January 4th, indulge in festive cakes and pastries from the ‘Christmas at the Caledonian’ afternoon tea selection. For £65pp it includes a cocktail on arrival, to warm you with festive spirit. Take the children with you for £30 per child.
With turkey, stuffing and cranberry sandwiches, hot smoked salmon and pigs in blanket sausage rolls with bacon jam, this will tickle the tastebuds. Not to mention, ‘The Magic of the Forest’ nougat candy, ‘Snowy Wonderland’ salted caramel brownie with white chocolate and cocoa mousse and ‘Festive Glow’ meringue with sweet spices and cheesecake pop!
Christmas Day and festive celebrations
Award-winning chef Mark Greenaway’s delicious offering takes you right through the festive celebrations to Christmas day itself, as well as Hogmanay and a three-course New Year’s Day menu at Grazing by Mark Greenaway.
For £165pp, or £200 with matching wine, and £75 per child, who wouldn’t want to be pampered on Christmas Day with tasty snacks before starters, then soup before turkey or pan roasted halibut for mains, and Christmas pudding parfait or pavlova, followed by cheese and after-dinner coffee and mince pies.
Though before the big day, the restaurant – which is an ambassador for Scotland’s finest food and drink – is welcoming festive parties for three-course feasts at £65pp or £85 with half a bottle of wine and a cocktail on arrival, for parties of 12 guests and over.
Or if Dean Banks at The Pompadour is more your style as a modern, fine-dining restaurant which was recently named in Trip Advisor’s Top 10 Fine Dining Restaurants in the UK, then book a classic festive menu at £110pp which includes hand-dived scallops and aged belted Galloway beef.
Hogmanay is back!
The Hogmanay Ball is returning this year in the Castle Suite, with stunning views overlooking Edinburgh Castle.
A sumptuous six-course meal, dancing, live entertainment, piper and champagne toast at midnight will take your breath away. The experience, which is not to be missed, includes drink pairings which each of the courses for £375pp.
Get ready for the parties with a spa experience
To get yourself party-ready, why not treat yourself to one of two festive packages in the Waldorf Astoria Spa which include a full body massage, facial and afternoon tea at £195pp. Both are available from December 1st - January 4th.
Or the winter sleep package offers a 90-minute sleep ritual and ‘sleep sound’ kit by Ground Wellbeing at £245pp, to ensure you are well rested before the parties begin!
For the ultimate indulgence for your loved one, spa experience vouchers are available to purchase for the perfect Christmas gift.
Make a reservation
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian is located just a few minutes from the historic Edinburgh Castle and close to The Royal Mile.
Visit the website to find out more or make a reservation here, call 0131 222 8832 or email [email protected]