The Tower Restaurant

Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF
Scottish, Fish & Seafood, Afternoon Tea

Top offer

Afternoon tea

This offer is available from July 18, 2018 until June 30, 2019, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Offer excludes service and includes VAT. Not available in conjunction with other offers.


Main course: £20
Food spend: £45

Opening hours

Sunday to Thursday: 10:00 - 22:00
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 - 22:30.

Restaurant description

In an elevated position above the Museum of Scotland, the critically acclaimed Tower Restaurant has magnificent views of Edinburgh Castle and the striking city skyline. This beautiful rooftop restaurant is sleek and sophisticated, with an impressive local clientele and A-list celebrity diners.

Tower Restaurant in Edinburgh has a reputation for creating exceptional gourmet food. The Tower has inspired superb reviews and recommendations in the Good Food Guide and Taste of Scotland.

With a striking and unique exterior, Tower Edinburgh is an opulent place to dine, specialising in contemporary Scottish cuisine. The Tower menu features signature dishes like the Tower venison Wellington, along with Loch Duart salmon with shellfish broth or fresh Argyll oysters.

Tower's signature relaxed style of simple Scottish cuisine is enhanced by the finest seasonal produce including local seafood, seasonal game and impeccably sourced Angus beef. The Tower wine list features exceptional options, with over 180 bins.

Customer reviews for The Tower Restaurant
(based on 290 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • trendy (34)
  • entertainment (19)
  • child friendly (15)
  • business (61)
  • al fresco (19)
  • large parties (31)
  • private dining (34)
  • afternoon tea (74)
  • romantic (156)
  • lunch (83)
  • breakfast (8)
  • views (128)
  • luxury (123)
  • dinner (156)
  • value (20)
  • By Don E from Edinburgh
    15 September 2018

    Did not have the nice view we expected. Otherwise great service and good food.

  • By John W from Edinburgh
    10 September 2018

    Great location. Excellent service.

  • By Phil M from Edinburgh
    15 August 2018

    Great food & service but overall a bit pricey. My starter was King prawn, avocado & chilli on brown toast - great meal but not spicy enough, there were chilies but couldn’t taste them. Main course of shellfish bouillabaisse was excellent.

  • By Artemio B from Piacenza
    14 August 2018

    beautiful and good food

  • By Margaret E from Marlow
    5 August 2018

    Our annual visit during the fri he did not disappoint. Food of the usual high standard but prices have risen , best view in Edinburgh though!

  • By Francisco S from Edinburgh
    20 July 2018

    Excellent service great food wonderful views

  • By Paul B from London
    6 July 2018

    Excellent afternoon tea with great views

  • By Robert D D from fort lauderdale
    1 July 2018

    i ordered the prawn and avocado toast which was fantastic. the lirac rhone wine truly did kick the pants off any of the comparable bordeaux wines, as indicated on themenu. the chateaubriand was scrumptious, but i was mistaken in reading the price was 38£ the waiter said that was true, but later it turned out it was really 88£! still it was a great meal, and i gave the leftover arer center meat to a dog, who never ate so well in its life! if the chef had burnt the steak i would have asked they burn him at the stake! finally this was a sunny sunset time and it was a bit too sunny and the view was kind of outglared.

  • By John H from Edinburgh
    20 May 2018

    The service was first class, lunch menu was a little limited but cooked and presented beautifully. We’ve dined many times before and it is generally first class with a wide and varied a la carte menu to choose from, this was the first lunch we’d had. My only 2 niggles were: I ordered treacle and rhubarb sponge and custard for dessert, the sponge was wonderful as was the rhubarb but the custard was chilled, not what your looking for with a hot sponge pudding, however the custard tasted superb. My second is that they automatically add a £1 subscription to a charity, now I’m all for giving funds to good causes and I do, every month I donate substantial (for me) amounts to two charities that particularly chime with me. My feeling is that I’d rather give a good amount to a few that a little to many, but my point is that they presume to do it and it irks me.

  • By Sandy T from Edinburgh
    28 March 2018

    Great service, delicious food and that wonderful iconic view of the Edinburgh skyline - great treat.

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The Tower Restaurant
Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF