Cold Town House - Brewhouse Bar & Grassmarket Garden

4.2
267 reviews
£25 and under
Pizzeria
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 267 People Are Saying
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EmilyK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Disappointing meal at Cold Town House. Had booked as have previously been & loved it. Service was so slow - took approx an hour to order food. They ran out of beer I ordered - without asking brought over half pint then still tried to charge for full pint. I wouldn't bother going again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I've visited before and really enjoyed my experience, but unfortunately this occasion was very disappointing. When our food arrived my pizza was missing, so we were informed by the server that they'd update us on it's status. They didn't and despite chasing on a couple of occasions my partner had entirely finished his meal before mine arrived. We did get an apology but weren't offered any discount on the bill until we insisted. Very disappointing and won't be returning any time soon

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Rhona
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Sit inside, outside seating service was dead slow.

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Samantha
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Visited on our first day in Edinburgh after being recommended by a friend. Previously booked the Brew House however managed to get sat up on the terrace after food which is an absolute must when coming to Cold Town House(I believe this made our visit as it was a lovely roof top) so thank you to management for accommodating us!

The food was a little disappointing, as we were so hungry we had to make do but we could tell it wasn’t fresh. We had the Halloumi Fries and Chicken Wings - definitely a 2/10 as Fries seemed like they were frozen McCains served with what I think was just mashed up cherry tomatos? And the wings… well they were teeny things and lacked flavour/sauce.

Despite the food issue which we raised when paying the bill, I could not fault the terrace roof top bar. Very colourful and bright, aesthetically pleasing… great if you love an instagram vibe. Drinks were well priced. They do a Prossecco and Pizza bar which is right up my street however it’s shut most days in the week so would have LOVED to go in there as actually the pizza looked great when we saw a couple eating one on the terrace. I love Pizza too!!!

Will 100% visit again for a drink on the Terrace.

LB
LauraB
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Drinks and atmosphere was good, but service was very slow. We were told it was table service but had to get up to grab someone to take our order twice.

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Kate
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to grab a bite to eat and drinks were very nice! Would also recommend on football nights great tv’s to watch

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good pizza, reasonable service, quite loud!

FT
FrankT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. Explained the beers - good pizza and fries too.

JD
JoyceD
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place for lunch and drinks. Service is a always brilliant here too

LM
LindaM
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food ,but didn't like it being served in a box .

GF
GaelF
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Great service.
Delicious cocktails.
Nice table.
Lovely ambience.

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Ciara
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and attentive staff with a lovely atmosphere.

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Unknown
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Expected more was disappointed. Food was expensive for just a small portion.

Table was broken and loads of drunk people disrupting the vibe.

GM
GreigM
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to meet up with mates. Good beer and nice staff.

JC
JohnC
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

We didn’t eat just had drinks. The cold town lager in the big 4 or 6 pints table top dispensers are great. We were inside as roof terrace and outside area were fully booked. Recommended.

CS
ColinS
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was fine. The service not so good. Had to ask for dessert menu only to informed the Kitchen was closed. Would not return

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YksinoyM
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Waitress didn’t know about prices, doesn’t offered us deals for cocktails, not too much variety of food

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IsobelC
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm welcome on arrival & taken straight to our table. Quick, friendly service. Menu not extensive but the quality of the food was excellent & very well presented. Will be back & would definitely recommend to others.

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RichardM
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We called numerous times to try and bring our booking forward 30 mins but the phone was never answered and even though we left two messages over 2 days we did not get a call back.

We turned up early and the reception we got from the man on the door was complete disinterest, we ended up re-arranging some stalls so we could sit in the bar area before our table was free, he didn't bother to help at all.

then when we were in a different man got involved and was very helpful and accommodating to make sure we could order, eat and get out in time for the show we were going to see. don't know why they had the other guy anywhere near front of house!

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GillianS
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to meet friends in lovely location of Grassmarket.Food and service great !

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ElizabethS
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible friendly staff, great food, great value.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful view of the castle!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We only went for drinks. Seated outside on the street which was pleasant but staff appeared harassed and distracted from customer service by constantly listening and talking to staff in their head sets

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AdamM
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Service was appalling, two waiters serving the outdoor area. Totally clueless, ponderous and lacking awareness.
Twice waited 20 minutes for our round to arrive at the table but not because it wasn’t ready, rather the waiter hadn’t been inside to see if it was ready.

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Mryjyprdnt
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Great food! Awesome service! We loved the Haggis pizza! - definitely the best pizza we've had!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great beer and nice food

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Summer
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food took ages and pizzas were cold spent a lot of money aswell when the quality wasn’t high standards like said, my boyfriend 21st so we expected something for it when we go desert and we requested and didn’t a lovely place but not worth the hype for it

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SusannahP
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pizzas here are delicious. My boyfriend was very happy with the beers - he is a craft beer fanatic and loved this place so much when we last visited Edinburgh that he wanted to come back. I’d also like to highlight that the service was great: really friendly staff. Thank you Cold Town!!

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helen
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

very good. would definitely return. very nice seat next to fire

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WILLL
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Had a buffalo chicken burger but it definitely was not buffalo sauce. Tasted like mayonnaise with a bit of spice.
Burger itself had no lettuce also.
It was all eaten because we were starving...but not impressed.

LG
LindaG
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Had a lovely afternoon sitting in beer garden enjoying a few cocktails for my birthday treat in Edinburgh. service was vgd+staff very friendly +helpful will definitely return🙂

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent pizza, good efficient and friendly service too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Building was beautiful inside and out. A must do for anybody visiting Edinburgh as it does not disappoint. The food was to die for me and my partner both had a burger and both were of value. Waitress was so polite and very attentive throughout our meal aswell.

RG
RichardG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding, everyone (party of 5) loved everything. Service was also brilliant, very attentive and quick to supply drinks etc.
The whole look and vibe of the place is great too.

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richard
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, fab range of drinks / food.
Nice atmosphere with funky decor.
Recommended

KP
KineshaP
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were phenomenal, we were absolutely satisfied with our visit

VH
vipValH
London
125 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tried this restaurant based on its "top rated" reviews & were not disappointed. The views of the castle from its garden/terrace are amazing! The food was a nice combination of burger & pizza offering. We particularly liked our sourdough pizzas, spicy chicken wings & halloumi fries. Would definitely return!

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Leoni
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, drinks were amazing as well, will defo be back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good all round service in cold town house- great place to meet up for a post lockdown catch up

CY
CatrionaY
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fab pizzas with skinny crust and tasty toppings Burgers were great too

FAQs

Cold Town House - Brewhouse Bar & Grassmarket Garden is rated 4.2 stars by 267 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.