The Tower Restaurant - EdinburghChambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF

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 clientèle.

Located on the roof of Scotland's finest 20th-century building, the Tower takes its name from the striking stone entrance tower of the National Museum of Scotland. With the best views in the city together with superlative food, an award-winning wine list and exemplary service ensure Edinburgh's first and finest rooftop restaurant has rapidly established itself as a major destination for visitors and locals alike. Kate Winslet, Joanna Lumley, the Countess of Wessex, AA Gill, Ricky Gervais, J K Rowling, Catherine Zeta Jones, Sean Connery and Helena Bonham-Carter are among many for whom the Tower is a must!

Afternoon tea at the Tower is available daily from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. In summer it is a magical experience on the Tower's rooftop terrace with its spectacular views of Edinburgh Castle and the historic Old Town below.

  1. Times:

    Afternoon Tea is served 2pm to 6pm every day

  2. Booking:

    Booking is essential

  3. Nearest railway station:

    Edinburgh Train Station

  4. Approach:

    The Tower Restaurant

  5. Where to sit:

    The Tower Restaurant and terrace

  6. Dress code:

    Smart casual

  7. Children:

    Children of all ages welcome

  8. Music:

    No live music

  9. Credit cards:

    All major credit cards accepted

  10. Gardens:


  11. Outdoor Seating:

    Roof terrace

  12. Disabled access:


  13. Dogs:

    Guide dogs only

  14. Gluten free:


  15. Vegan:


  16. Nut free:


  17. Award Winner:


  18. Halal:


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  • Afternoon Tea
    2pm to 6pm
    Every Day

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