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“Portions seem to be getting smaller”

Harvey Nichols Forth Floor Restaurant
Ranked #217 of 2,460 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$23 - US$84
Cuisines: European, British, Scottish
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: New Town
Description: With the scenery of Edinburgh Castle and the Firth of Forth, the Forth Floor Restaurant at Harvey Nichols certainly has a sense of drama about it. The stylish elements of the decor, such as the circular lights which begin to glow red once the sky becomes darker, and the Scottish flavours found through the restaurant menu all inspire an adventurous dining experience with the finest quality food. Meanwhile, the brasserie makes for an enjoyable alternative, presenting a modern take on conventional European cuisine, and the extensive wine list includes over 350 different varieties of wines and champagnes. During the summer months, it is also possible to enjoy meals outside on the large terrace, overlooking all of Edinburgh.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Portions seem to be getting smaller”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Me and my partner have always come here regularily but the last few times we have had to send food back and have been so dissapointed. The food and quantitys used to be great and now that has changed - please go back to where you once were as i love being there.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Edinbgal
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ForthFloorTeam, Manager at Harvey Nichols Forth Floor Restaurant, responded to this review, 6 July 2014
Hello,

Thank you taking the time post a review. We would love to hear more from you regarding your recent visits which didn’t live up to previous occasions. If you have the time to send us a direct message we would greatly appreciate it. It’s only through feedback from our regular customers such as yourself that we can continue to improve what we offer here on the Forth Floor. We look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards

The Forth Floor Team
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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Excellent cocktails”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Went to Harvey Nichols at the weekend for cocktails. There was seven in our party. Service was slow but the bar was very busy. We enjoyed the cocktails even made one which wasn't on their menu. A lovely way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

  • Visited June 2014
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ForthFloorTeam, Manager at Harvey Nichols Forth Floor Restaurant, responded to this review, 6 July 2014
Hi Frances,

Thanks for your excellent review. Our lovely Bar Team are always up for a challenge and are happy to make any cocktail that we have the ingredients available for. Thank you for being so understanding in that when the bar is particularly busy some drinks, in particular cocktails, can take a little longer to serve; we hope this didn’t impact on your experience here and look forward to the next time you want to spend an afternoon with us.

Kind regards

The Forth Floor Team
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Aberdeenshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great food,service and ambience...so what's not to like!!!!”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

First visit to the brasserie and have to say the service was tip top. The menu choice was limited but all sounded very mouth watering. When our food came it was excellent. Topped with a great selection of cocktails and fantastic service we left extremely pleased and returned the next day for lunch. Location outside on the veranda is something you must aim for on a sunny Edinburgh day. A special thanks to the staff who looked after us so well. We left very happy punters.

  • Visited June 2014
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ForthFloorTeam, Manager at Harvey Nichols Forth Floor Restaurant, responded to this review, 6 July 2014
Hello,

Thanks for the fantastic review. We are very happy to hear that your first time was such a pleasurable experience that you came back for more the following day! We will pass your thanks on to the Brasserie Team who will be delighted. Hopefully we’ll see you again soon when the sun’s shining.

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The Forth Floor Team
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Equanimity
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“Food great, service not so much”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

I visited with a friend on an average Friday evening. The service was awful. Our starters of hot smoked salmon arrived before the cocktails we had ordered on arrival. We had to ask for our drinks several times, and even though we complained about having our starters too soon, they were not removed but simply allowed to go cold on the table in front of us. The cocktails, when they came, were AMAZING (although the server did have to be carefully guided through my martini order as she had never heard of Miller's gin or Noilly Prat - still, she was young and we all have to start somewhere so I forgive her on that count). My main course was gnocchi which was very acceptable if not exceptional. However, a very pleasing glass of Sauvignon Blanche cheered me up no end. I rounded my meal off with an Amoretto rather than have a dessert, so all in all this was more of a drinks outing with food than a meal with drinks. The drinks were exceptional, the meal less so, and frankly the service was poor.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Equanimity
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ForthFloorTeam, Manager at Harvey Nichols Forth Floor Restaurant, responded to this review, 6 July 2014
Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent visit to the Brasserie.

We’re delighted that you enjoyed your cocktails when they arrived but are very sorry that you had to wait longer for them than your starters. All of our drinks are made to order and on this occasion there was clearly a delay in getting them to you as quickly as we would have liked; this being the case however it should have been clearly communicated to you. As the starter that you both had is served cold your waitress perhaps didn’t appreciate the issue with the timing – at this stage we can only apologise for the misunderstanding and reassure you that we will reemphasise the importance of clear communication to the whole team.

Our Brasserie Manager, who served you for the remainder of your visit, was under the impression that you had enjoyed the rest of your evening; we do sincerely hope that this is the case and that you will consider returning to visit us again soon for more drinks with food.

Kind regards

The Forth Floor Team
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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“Excellent views and food”
Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

Popped up for lunch during a birthday trip to Edinburgh, the cocktails were to die for and they have an outdoor seating area with fantastic views out of Edinburgh.

I had a caesar salad which was lovely, with fresh anchovies (tinned anchovies are a no no) and my sister had chicken liver parfait which I wish I had ordered, it was delightful. To top it all off JK Rowling was sitting right behind us!!

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Thank Aberdeen1990
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ForthFloorTeam, Manager at Harvey Nichols Forth Floor Restaurant, responded to this review, 6 July 2014
Hi Kirsty,

Thanks very much for your excellent review and happy belated birthday from everyone here at the Forth Floor! If you enjoy a bit of people watching, or indeed celeb-spotting, then our newly revamped terrace is definitely the place to be this summer. We’ll hopefully see you again next time you’re in town.

Kind regards

The Forth Floor Team
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