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The Tower Restaurant

National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF

Edinburgh's first and finest rooftop restaurant, the Tower Restaurant  has become a must for celebrities, visitors to the city and its fearsomely loyal locals all of whom love the chic and luxurious interior, exceptional food and deft service that are the Tower's trademarks. Spectacular views of Edinburgh's castle and city skyline feature on the menu of this unmissable rooftop Tower restaurant above the landmark Museum of Scotland. Created by James Thomson, owner of the historic Witchery by the Castle nearby, the Tower is sleek and contemporary, but sports typical Thomson touches of romance and a great sense of occasion. From the velvet banquettes, suede chairs and indulgent velvet hangings to the mosaic bar and sexy aluminium chairs the Tower reeks of an elegance and glamour which mark it out as a contemporary restaurant.

Edinburgh's first and finest rooftop restaurant, the Tower Restaurant has become a must for celebrities, visitors to the city and its fearsomely loyal locals all of whom love the chic and luxurious interior, exceptional food and deft service that are the Tower's trademarks. Spectacular views of Edinburgh's castle and city skyline feature on the menu of this unmissable rooftop Tower restaurant above the landmark Museum of Scotland.

Created by James Thomson, owner of the historic Witchery by the Castle nearby, the Tower is sleek and contemporary, but sports typical Thomson touches of romance and a great sense of occasion. From the velvet banquettes, suede chairs and indulgent velvet hangings to the mosaic bar and sexy aluminium chairs the Tower reeks of an elegance and glamour which mark it out as a contemporary restaurant.

A wide-ranging and flexible menu covers all of the bases, from seafood to game and the signature Aberdeen Angus steak. Alongside the famed hand-picked natural rock oysters and steaks, dishes might include Arbroath smokie croquette with quail egg, spiced rice and puy lentil, or Jerusalem artichoke open lasagne.

The Tower is a member of The Scotch Beef Club, and uses only fully traceable, guaranteed Scottish beef, hung for at least 21 days. An alternative to the à la carte menus comes in the form of a three course lunch or dinner for £30, a £15.95 two-course light lunch menu, and the pre-theatre suppers at the same price, available daily to make the Tower a very accessible treat. They've also added afternoon tea at £15.95 or Champagne afternoon tea at £24.95 to the repertoire. Nobody should be able to say they were priced out of this landmark in Edinburgh restaurant life.

An inspirational wine list of 180 or so wines has won virtually every award going - including holding a coveted Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. The list is accessibly grouped by price and covers all of the main varieties and styles with wines from 12 countries and a selection of 16 available by the glass.

With its dramatic seating on the terrace and the best views in the city, the Tower is rooftop dining at its most spectacular.

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Gourmet, Scottish, Seafood

: 12:00 - 23:00 (last reservation)

0131 225 3003

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National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF [Map]

£30.00    £44.00

£15.95 (2 courses), £22.95 (2 courses + glass of billecart-salmon champagne), 12 - 6.30 pm, £30 (3 courses)

£15.95 (2 courses), £22.95 (2 courses + glass of billecart-salmon champagne), pre 6.30 pm, £30 (3 courses)

(Avg Price is the average cost per person for two courses, coffee, half a bottle of house wine and tip/service)

REVIEWS OF The Tower Restaurant

Anne Morton (20 April 2011)

The food was beautiful - highlight was rhubarb tarte tatin which was worth the extra ten minutes wait. The staff were lovely, helpful and attentive. They made us feel special. The house champagne was fabulous. Beautiful dining experience.

Ian & Margaret (25 September 2010)

Good location with good views of the castle! The staff are very attentive and friendly. The food - very good and for the main course we had Ribeye steak, I have to say this is the best I have had! For a special occasion or a treat, I would recommend the Tower Restaurant as you will not be disappointed.

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