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Tower Restaurant

Views of Edinburgh Castle and the spectacular skyline of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile and Old Town feature on the menu at James Thomson’s rooftop Tower Restaurant above Edinburgh’s National Museum of Scotland. This is rooftop dining at its most spectacular – with brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner available every day.

Fresh, locally sourced and impeccably cooked food, from an inventive menu, deft service and inspirational wines in a chic and glamorous rooftop setting are Tower trademarks and it has become a favourite for visiting celebrities such as J K Rowling, Kate Winslet, HRH The Princess Royal, Ricky Gervais and the entire All Blacks team to name a few.

High above the Dickensian rooftops of Edinburgh’s magical and atmospheric Old Town, dinner at the Tower is an experience to savour. Enjoy a menu showcasing some of Scotland’s very best produce enhanced by some rather accomplished cooking. Highlights include Isle of Mull lobster thermidor, rib-eye steak from award-winning East Lothian butcher, John Gilmour with chips and bearnaise, haggis from Dingwall with pineapple salsa or how about whole seabass with samphire and charred cucumber. We also serve some of the most delicious vegetarian dishes in town such as shallot and chive mousse or watrecress and beetroot risotto.

Pre-dinner cocktails can be enjoyed on our rooftop terrace which boasts the most spectacular views of Edinburgh Castle, or choose from our award-winning wine list and sit back and enjoy a gastronomic feast to remember and let our friendly team look after you.

Choose from our a la carte menu or our fantastic value 3 course set menu for £36. Or if you’re looking for a light meal to start your evening off in style then choose our delicious 2 course pre-theatre menu, served every day between 5 – 6.30pm for only £19.95.

Or how about Afternoon Tea – just £20pp – served daily from 2.30 – 5.30pm. Enjoy a 3 tier cake stand filled to the brim with fresh homemade treats. Add a glass of our delicious Billecart-Salmon Champagne for just £7. Or book the best Brunch in Edinburgh – our Hair of the Dog Bloody Mary will get you fighting fit and our eggs Benedict is the perfect way to start your day!

The Tower’s exceptional rooftop setting and unrivalled Castle views make a memorable choice for private or corporate dinners and entertaining and it is the ideal exclusive-use venue seating up to 90 guests for dinner, or 150 for a reception. The Tower’s team can also provide some of the most accomplished banqueting food and service in the city for guests who choose to use the Museum’s impressive circular private dining venues; the Bute Room and Board Room.

The Tower is open all day, every day from 10am until 11pm (last reservation). Reservations are recommended for dinner.

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Set Menus & Afternoon Tea

Choose from our a la carte menu or our fantastic value 3 course set menu for £36. Or if you’re looking for a light meal to start your evening off in style then choose our delicious 2 course pre-theatre menu, served every day between 5 – 6.30pm for only £19.95. Or how about Afternoon Tea – just £20pp – served daily from 2.30 – 5.30pm. Enjoy a 3 tier cake stand filled to the brim with fresh homemade treats. Add a glass of our delicious Billecart-Salmon Champagne for just £7.

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