- Main course: £20
- Food spend: £45
- Opening hours
- Sunday to Thursday: 10:00 - 22:00 Friday & Saturday: 10:00 - 22:30.
Excellent afternoon tea with great views
09 July 2018
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.
The Tower Restaurant
Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF
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Customer reviews for The Tower Restaurant
((((( 9 July 2018 by Paul from London
Excellent afternoon tea with great views
((((* 3 July 2018 by Robert from fort lauderdale
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.
((((* 22 May 2018 by John from Edinburgh
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.
((((( 2 April 2018 by Sandy from Edinburgh
Great service, delicious food and that wonderful iconic view of the Edinburgh skyline - great treat.
((((( 21 March 2018 by Dawn from East Lothian
I booked afternoon tea at The Tower as a Mother's Day gift for my Mum. I actually amended the booking at very short notice to include my Dad and not only was that seamless to my elderly parents but we were given a lovely table with a perfect view of Edinburgh Castle. My parents were delighted, in particular my Dad who was born and brought up in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle.
The afternoon tea was lovely, not only was it visually appealing but it tasted great. Everything was very fresh and the scones in particular were delicious. Service was excellent, attentive without being over the top. My Dad even had a wee visit round some of the museum exhibits then came back and joined us for more tea. There were so many cakes that we couldn't manage them all but they were boxed up to take home.
The most important thing for me was that my parents had a lovely time so I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to anyone who wants to treat a loved one or friend.
(**** 19 March 2018 by Julia from Germany
Although the Tower Restaurant has a beautiful interior and a nice view, we were rather disappointed!
The food is totally overpriced for its quality.
Sorry to say that it was one of the worst experiences dining in Edinburgh!
((((* 10 March 2018 by Liz from Boston
We treated ourselves as part of 50th celebrations to afternoon tea. It was good if not a little pricey for what we received. Personally would rather have had more savoury elements.
((((( 15 February 2018 by Geraldine from Edinburgh
Good food and good service.
((((( 14 February 2018 by Ian from Kelso
Food superb. Service great. Place a joy.
((((( 4 February 2018 by Gerard from Edinburgh
Great location with views over Edinburgh and the Castle. Terrific staff. Food excellent.
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