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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3 course lunch or dinner for only £35

James Thomson is celebrating 35 years since opening the doors to his first restaurant with this amazing 3 course set menu for £35.

James has asked the Head Chef's at all his restaurants to come up with inspiring menus that reflect the style of each place.

Tower Head Chef, Jose Dalto brings you dishes packed with Scottish ingredients, full of flavour and colour to do justice to the exceptional atmosphere and location of the restaurant in Scotland's National Museum.

Expect a Scottish game terrine with beetroot carpaccio, chargrilled and marinated squid, confit duck leg, sustainably sourced cod or how about some Isle of Mull cheddar with quince jelly.


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

Reservations 0131 225 3003

Tower Restaurant
National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street