Cold Town House - Brewhouse Bar & Grassmarket Garden

4.4
79 reviews
£25 and under
Pizzeria

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WELCOME TO COLD TOWN HOUSE BREWHOUSE &GRASSMARKET GARDEN

There’s always a party brewing here. Drink the freshest Cold Town Beer in town from the 6 x 500L and 2 x 1000L tanks that stand proud behind our bar and cosy by the central fire pit while you enjoy your pint. Dance, drink, laugh, eat, make awesome memories, then snap a selfie at the photo pod to take them home with you!

Or dine al fresco in our Grassmarket Garden. Submerge yourself in the unique atmosphere of the Grassmarket all whilst taking in the scenic views of Old Town Edinburgh.

When booking, you will see the option of Standard, High-top or Outdoor. Standard and High-tops are inside our Brewhouse, outside is our Grassmarket Garden. When these options are unavailable we have no available tables

Our Brewhouse will be open to 10.30pm and Grassmarket Garden will be open until 9pm.

Please go to Cold Town House- Rooftop Terrace and Pizza & Prosecco Floor to book these areas.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 79 People Are Saying
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LindaS
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Miserable day but can’t help the weather. As soon as we arrived we were made very welcome. Had a lid to sit in staff were very attentive and liked after us well. The meal we had was lovely pizza was great wine was lovely. Will definitely be back

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Calum
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, beer and food. Very diligent with following Covid safety guidelines as well. Would always recommend as a great spot in the centre of Edinburgh!

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LouiseD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first day back in the cold town house. Booked for outdoor seating for food and drinks. Food was amazing and arrived really quickly, staff were all very friendly too. Only one thing i would recommend was a wee cushion on the metal seats🥶😂.

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Jamieb
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Great food,great service however I reckon if you guys had heat lamps outside it would've been perfect as it was freezing during the day. Definitely will be back as we had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was a good afternoon

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RobertJ
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very well organised and good service. Got a little cold sitting under the umbrellas whilst we could see the sun in the street! However, would recommend a visit to this pub and to try out the different beers on offer.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We always choose to sit upstairs where the tables are with the gas log burning fires and every single time there is ‘no gas’ even though it’s 0 degrees! But they had gas when Nicola Sturgeon showed her face! Other than that service was brilliant, we will return!

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MonikaS
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and customer service, highly recommended

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AmyM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fab service and delicious food! Really informal and chilled out atmosphere.

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Responded on 11 October 2020

Thanks for the great scores Amy :)

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Chrisal
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Probably too busy for Covid era. Table was not clean on arrival but good distancing and sanitisers at the entrance. Service was good, kind and professional waiters. The menu is simple but with enough variety. Good beer. Slightly over price overall.

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Ajax
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

doing amazing during strange times such as these!

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SusanMc
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit here and it's fast becoming a favourite.

Bar snacks, beers and a few cocktails before lunch. Can't wait to be back and try the pizzas and cocktail tree with some girlfriends.

Cold Town House - Brewhouse Bar & Grassmarket Garden
Responded on 11 October 2020

Thanks for the excelent review SusanMc. Our cocktail tree's have been a huge hit since we launched them, when you book in again give us a message and we can have it waiting for you on arrival :) See you soon hopefully! Thanks Team CT

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Enjoyed our meal at Cold Town. It wasn’t outstanding but good. Would definitely go again - hopefully not in the rain and can enjoy the outside terrace

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GemmaT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Delicious food and very friendly staff. Could have been a bit more on top of checking drinks but we had a lovely evening regardless and felt very safe.

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ColinB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food washed down with excellent beers ...
service was impeccable.
Will definitely be making another booking in the near future
10/10

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McJo
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Disappointing. I had booked the Pizza and Presecco restaurant for my daughters birthday. Upon arrival we were told the restaurant was closing up and we were given a table in the bar, beside the cold open exit to the toilet. The bar itself is nice enough, but had I only been offered that at the time of booking a week in advance I wouldn’t have booked it. There was also no reference to the birthday celebration despite having selected it on the booking, a big difference to the restaurant the night before, who brought out a special dessert and really made an effort. Overall an underwhelming experience. Nice pub that’s all.

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SonnyFerg
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A very enjoyable early evening out. Tasty food (pizza) and refreshing beers (NEIPA) in a welcoming, relaxed and safe environment. Very good service too. Thank you!

Cold Town House - Brewhouse Bar & Grassmarket Garden
Responded on 27 September 2020

Thanks for the fantastic review Sonny. Really glad you felt welcome and safe in the current climate as we've put so much work into making sure guest and staff safety is adhered to. You have good beer taste as NEIPA is the staff favourite too! See you again Jamie Deputy Manager

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DavidG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Well managed interior with screens between seating. Staff good making sure details taken. Cold House Lager was very nice too!

Cold Town House - Brewhouse Bar & Grassmarket Garden
Responded on 27 September 2020

Many thanks for taking some time to write us such a good review David! Did you know our Lager is brewed on-site in our Microbrewery on the 1st floor? We've just created a Pornstar Martini Ale! Give it a try next time its glorious! Thanks again Jamie Deputy Manager

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michaelm
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OutTanding!! Service was great, the food was incredible. The place is dead cool. I can’t fault anything!!

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Responded on 25 September 2020

Wow thank you michael for the perfect review! I'm glad someone thought i was cool despite the dad jokes! Hope to see you back again soon Many Thanks Jamie Deputy Manager

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Pazza
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Was expecting to be on the next level up. Table for 6 wasn't arranged in a way to accomdate our family, I had to rearrange. Asked twice about availability on roof terrace as had family up from Bristol, was informed it would be checked but didn't get a response. Service took a while between courses. This was my second visit, cannot fault first but felt a bit disappointed this time. Sorry, i know we are in the middle of covid but this was my first time dining out since March. Felt very safe and praise you all for the restrictions that are in place.

Cold Town House - Brewhouse Bar & Grassmarket Garden
Responded on 23 September 2020

Hi Pazza Thanks for letting us know you felt safe with our measures in place. We take the current times extremely serious and its great you noticed. I'm glad you really enjoyed your first visit here but would like to apologise we missed the mark on your second. We would love to welcome you back for a third visit in the near future. Thanks again Jamie

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Hann
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time, the food & drinks were lovely and the staff were really friendly and helpful.

Cold Town House - Brewhouse Bar & Grassmarket Garden
Responded on 23 September 2020

Thanks for leaving us such a lovely review Hann. Hope to see you back again to try the epic beers from our microbrewery! Team CTH!

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KeyaS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

I booked cold town house for pizza and prosecco as a celebrations of a new job. I work for the NHS so this was my first outing in a long time. We came into the place and had a warm reception however that's where the service stopped. We were refused a bottle of prosecco as it was deemed myself and my friend were 'too drunk'. I do not have a problem with not being served alcohol if an opinion has been formed. However, what I do disagree with is the manner in which this was communicated to us. The service and staff attitude was terrible. Even down the directions for the toilets which was almost shouted at me. I will not return, which is a shame because your pizzas were amazing.

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AnthonyM
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Been a few times prior to lockdown, but disappointed this time. Please cater for those who don't or can't scan please.

Cold Town House - Brewhouse Bar & Grassmarket Garden
Responded on 25 September 2020

Hi Anthony Thanks for coming back again after your previous visits, how were they? I'm really sorry to hear that you left disappointed as we love our guests to sit back, relax and be well looked after here. Hope you give us another try soon, we have menus available for guests who cannot scan QR codes. Many Thanks Jamie Deputy Manager

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JackM
Essex
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing pizza, drinks and atmosphere. The roof top terrace had a stunning view of the castle and a really good vibe. We had a fantastic night here and would definitely go back if I am ever back in Edinburgh. Highly recommend!

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OliviaM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Food was lovely but service was shocking, the girl serving us was mardy, rude, unhelpful and clearly she didnt want to be there. The atmosphere was uninviting and cold, we wouldn't come back which is disappointing because the food was amazing.

Cold Town House - Brewhouse Bar & Grassmarket Garden
Responded on 25 September 2020

Hi Olivia Firstly thank you for visiting us and leaving us a review. I am really sorry to hear you felt unwelcome as you can see from our reviews our staff are extremely warm, friendly and full of bad jokes to keep you entertained all night! I would love for you to give us another try soon and i guarantee you will be wowed. Many thanks Jamie Deputy Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time, everyone was pleasant and provided great service. Explained social distancing and kept to the rules. My second visit in the past 9 days. My experiences have been excellent on both occasions and I look forward to many more visits in future.

Cold Town House - Brewhouse Bar & Grassmarket Garden
Responded on 25 September 2020

Thanks for the great review and thank you so much for coming back over and over! See you soon for more pizza and beer! Team CT

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ArthurB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really good time there. Excellent range of beers and good food.

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Aslan1
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Staff weren’t particularly attentive. We were sat by the bar where glass bottles were being thrown in the bin and making a huge smashing sound. Food was good and well priced and the venue is very cute.

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EllieB
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this pub. Everyone enjoyed and will definitely be back next time over in Edinburgh. Nice atmosphere and felt safe.

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Bruce
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely service. Temperature check on door and swiftly told to head to our table, staff were very attentive and clearly explained prodceduers. Food and drinks were delicious, had a great time. Can’t wait to go back.

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HeatherA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Helpful staff, food was absolutely gorgeous! Good vegan options. Loads of novelty value to this place, well worth a visit. Lots of imagination and originality went into designing this restaurant. Definitely going back.

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Katie
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good bar. Not sure why the pizza and Prosecco bar shut at 10 when the bar below is open later.

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Flynnbo25
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place for drinks and food, we felt really safe in covid times and service was excellent.
The hanging kebabs were awesome as was the hanging dessert. I've never seen starter of sausages quite so generous & the meatballs scored another 10/10. The beer dispensers were genius! The roof garden was another level. We will definitely come back when we visit Edinburgh again!

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IslaF
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

4 of us had a table for drinks for a couple hours and decided to order some halloumi fries, and 2 lots of other types of fries and they all were plentiful and really tasty. Thought the decor was lovely and felt very comfortable and relaxed throughout. Will defo be back!

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AprilO
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, gorgeous building, had a lovely lunch here :)

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NigelF
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food friendly staff, Covid ambience but still an enjoyable experience

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David
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice place. Hadn’t been before. Covid protocols good. Food good. Nice beer and the beer tasting selection is a good intro to the beer brand. Attentive staff. Pretty good all round

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ConnorB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience2

Nice place, lovely srtting and great pizza. Loved the Beer tower. Only thing that possibly let it down was the relaxed service. Im all for a nice chilled evening but possibly too relaxed for me personally. Seen the waiter twice and lacked cutlery but couldnt catch them again to get some but was only chips so survived. Lovely lovely place, staff were nice just possibly need to be a bit more formal rather than pretending we were their friends

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RedW
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, felt like a safe environment to eat out, track and trace measures in place and temperature read on entry. Really great staff, we were well looked after

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JudithW
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was really lovely will return when in Edinburgh next

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Cold Town House - Brewhouse Bar & Grassmarket Garden is rated 4.4 stars by 79 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.