The Tower Restaurant & Terrace

Spectacular views of Edinburgh’s Castle and city skyline feature on the menu of James Thomson’s stunning rooftop restaurant, perched above the landmark Museum of Scotland.

Opened on St Andrew’s Day 1998 to widespread critical acclaim, the Tower has gathered with a growing clutch of awards and now, at six years old, is already a much-loved Edinburgh institution with a worldwide following.

Sleek and elegant, the Tower is designed to impress and has become a must see for A-list celebrities and visitors to Scotland, as well as its fiercly loyal local clientelle. Located on the roof of Scotland’s finest 20th-century building, the Tower takes its name from the striking stone entrance tower of the sandstone-clad Museum of Scotland.

Independently owned and run by established Scottish restaurateur James Thomson -described by Time Out in 2004 as “Edinburgh’s star retaurateur” equally high standards of food, wine and service are in found here as at his renowned Witchery by the Castle and the other destinations in his growing collection of unique places.

Unique city and castle views together with superlative food, wine & exemplary service ensure Edinburgh’s first and finest rooftop restaurant has rapidly established itself as a major destination for visitors and locals alike. Vanessa Redgrave, Joanna Lumley, the Countess of Wessex, Jeremy Paxman, AA Gill, Iain Banks, J K Rowling, Catherine Zeta Jones, Sean Connery and Helena Bonham-Carter are among many for whom the Tower is a must!

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