Scotland's first and finest rooftop restaurant

Fine food and views too…..

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

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Winter is here and heralds the welcome of comforting, delicious and warming dishes to our menu, you can expect treats like; Ragstone goats cheese pannacotta with beet chutney, carrot and ginger soup, Perthshire pheasant with spiced red cabbage to name a few.  There's no better time to sample what Scotland's bountiful larder has to offer than right now.  Book for lunch or dinner 7 days a week, 12noon until 11pm (last reservation).

Lunch or dinner at Edinburgh's first and finest rooftop restaurant doesn't have to be a sober affair, our talented mixologists have designed some wonderful Autumnal cocktails for you to sample and of course there's our 200 bin wine list waiting for you to exlplore.


A magical setting high above the crooked rooftops of Edinburgh's Old Town, Jose Dalto's acclaimed menu, an award-winning wine list and our expert team on hand to look after your every need will ensure a very special Christmas celebration.  Check out our festive brochure here.



If you have any specific booking enquiries
please get in touch:

Reservations 0131 225 3003

Tower Restaurant
National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street