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Tower Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
Perched above the sandstone-clad landmark Museum of Scotland, spectacular views of Edinburgh's Castle and city skyline feature on the menu of James Thomson's stunning rooftop restaurant. Sleek and stylish, the Tower is designed to impress and has become a must-see for A-list celebrities and visitors to Scotland, as well as its loyal local clientele. The Tower's extensive menu always features the best available seasonal ingredients, with Argyll oysters, local seafood, seasonal game, Angus beef and lamb impeccably sourced and simply prepared in the Tower's signature relaxed and unfussy style. The restaurant's reputation for creating outstanding gourmet food inspired a rash of complimentary reviews
US$19 - US$58
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner in the restaurant. Views are great. . Staff were very professional, polite and helpful. Food was excellent and would definitely visit again when in Edinburgh.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Gordongallie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An extremely good lunchtime menu in a contemporary setting. Haggis was exceptional along with the venison. Service was of a very high standard.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank tonyh960
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I came here for dinner for our anniversary and it was a great experience. The wait staff were very attentive and polite and the interior of the restaurant was lovely. My boyfriend has an unusual allergy and the staff were extremely helpful...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank aliceparle93
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the Tower Restaurant for an afternoon tea for six people. We chose this place first for the view of the city and because it was advertised as a place to go in groups. When we arrived we were seated at a table where...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank James O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finding something XMAS eve is always a challenge but this restaurant provided the perfect mix of great food, and celebratory surroundings. While the atmosphere was upbeat, the restaurant beautiful, I found the service lagging with confusion about who took drink orders, who was managing the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Mannonmom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When I arrived I was warmly greeted by the manager, and from then on the experience just got better! The terrace has a great view to have a drink on, the food exquisite, a very extensive wine list and the staff were attentive and friendly....More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank pascallovell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn’t get into the The Witchery, as they don’t have wheelchair access. The lady on the door recommended The Tower and said it had great views and good availability today as she’d ‘checked’. Booked online, arrived and found we were seated with a view of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Preeko
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was ok but not exceptional.Terrible behavior of the group of staff,loudly making comments abut customers apperance(womens)It will be good if manager can explain them they are not in go-go club.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Iwona D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant should be excellent. It has a great location with a fabulous view of the castle, the food is good, if not spectacular, but the whole experience is ruined by the very slow service, and on the day we were there, the most condescending,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank philbrunnen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here for my birthday meal after reading up on reviews and seeing that this was a sister restaurant of The Whitchery. The setting is really nice and if you get a table next to the window, you can view Edinburgh castle which is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Response from Graeme K | Reviewed this property |
I would say smart casual
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