Rooftop Bars in Edinburgh

Whether you're planning your next girls night out, are looking for a picture-perfect venue to host an upcoming celebration or want to get romantic with a date night in the city, our guide to all things sky-high in the Scottish capital is here to help. From intimate cocktail dens to swanky restaurants, these are the rooftop bars in Edinburgh that you need to check out. Cameras at the ready.

Last updated on 28th April 2021




Ascend the elevator at Chaophraya and you'll be greeted by gob-smacking views and luxe contemporary interiors. Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, this swanky Thai restaurant lets its spectacular Edinburgh rooftop setting do the talking.

Cold Town House

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A wonderland of live entertainment, tasty cocktails and stone-baked pizzas, Cold Town House sure knows a thing or two about weekend antics. The real showstopper here though? The pretty rooftop terrace, which comes complete with stunning views, comfy sofas and toasty electric heaters.

This gorgeous Calton Hill spot is screaming out to host your next big celebratory meal. Whether you're looking for the perfect post-graduation spot, or somewhere for a romantic date night, The Lookout By Gardener's Cottage is one of the best rooftop restaurants in Edinburgh. Expect seasonal Scottish produce and sweeping views right out to the coast.

Located atop Harvey Nichols department store, this light and airy Edinburgh rooftop restaurant offers brasserie-style dining worthy of any special occasion. Grab a window seat and prepare to tuck into a modern European-inspired feast whilst catching a glimpse of the looming castle, River Forth and the historic George Street.

Found in the very centre of Edinburgh, just off Princes Street, Cask smugglers offers a selection of handcrafted tipples inspired by Scotland's booze smuggling past. And in the warmer months? The bar expands, with the addition of a gorgeous rooftop terrace, complete with umbrellas for shade and an impressive list of summertime spritzes.