Cold Town House - Brewhouse Bar & Grassmarket Garden

4.2
209 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 209 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.2
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4.2
ambience
4.1
value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dave
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were excellent very friendly. The food was also great and arrived quickly also. We will definitely come back based on our experience.

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HarriM
Devon
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The menu and website specified there was a gluten free pizza base option - a member of our group is coeliac so we booked here for that reason. However, when we turned up we were told there were no GF pizza bases. The only GF option was the vegan burger - disappointing.

The service staff were very friendly but it was slow and we struggled to place orders throughout our meal.

There were 2 Cold Town House beers but one was out of stock which was a shame.

Also, just to mention, the grazing dishes come at the same time as the mains and are very big so you may not need a main and a ‘grazer’ (go easy on the goujans).

The location was great - in Grassmarket so nice and central! Would recommend for a drink (fun 4 or 6 pint towers) but not food!

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Milks
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Felt very rushed as soon as we were in, rushed to order and didn’t finish the order because the server walked away. Seemed painful for servers to smile. They then added a 10% service charge and didn’t give the option to take it off which is very cheeky when the service was poor. Hate to sound like a Karen because ive worked in hospitality myself but it just seemed like they wanted you in and out.

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RhonaM
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Disappointing meal after hearing good things about this place. For a brewery, most of their beers/IPAs appeared to be out of stock and they even couldn’t provide bottled water - although tried to charge us for it at the end of the meal. The waitress did her best but didn’t seem overly bothered that most of the items we tried to order were unavailable. The pizzas were good but overall the availability of drinks and the lack of interest from the waitress was enough to let the place down.

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Jessen
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly staff, great prices and atmosphere for a Sunday evening

Would definitely recommend, thanks!

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Alice
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice staff and food was amazing! I would definitely recommend for good pizza and drinks!

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ShrutiL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a beer with a view!
Do try the chicken wings!

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Curry123
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Expensive and noisy , won’t use it again. I think it is just selling the location

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GC1981
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Food was lovely but service was very disappointing. We had to find someone to take our order and several times we were left waiting for a very long time ie. asking for water and waiting on ice cream. A male waiter in particular was very unfriendly.

CM
ChristineM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, great choice of beer and friendly staff.

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AlistairG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 4, great atmosphere and service was excellent. Made even better with the sun shining.

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ClaireG
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful beers and cocktails with amazing, friendly service

GW
GemmaW
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food in a great location. Would recommend!!!

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CherylL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow what a great night and got a great corner table. The staff are so friendly and helpful.

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Alan
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting, extremely fun and helpful staff, nice food. Loved it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience beer is outstanding

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NicolaS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place. Great atmosphere. Pizzas very tasty. Overall a fab place to visit in Edinburgh with the best backdrop views of the castle. Not to mention the cold town house lager that my son & husband loved!!

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ChristopherK
Angus
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice bar with good beer, very COVID safe. Friendly safe and clean toilets.

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LouiseS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great American feel diner situated in a quirky building. Great pizzas, burgers and cocktails

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NatalieK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food menu let’s it down as very limited, only pizza and burgers

KR
KeithR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cracking pizzas and superb beers …… what else does a man need!

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James
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Victoria front of house was outstanding! What a team member!

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Clinman
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance food not to badly priced.
Great cocktails 🍹

KM
KatM
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was delicious and the outside seating area was perfect on a hot day. They were let down by the lack of serving staff. Those that were there were attentive and polite, however, we had to call over after 20 minutes waiting to give our order as we had scheduled an hour and a half for lunch (everything we planned was pre-booked because of covid restrictions). That meant that we waited an hour for 3 pizzas. We had to rush the food and leave some which was a shame. However, would totally recommend for good food and atmosphere if you are looking to spend a relaxing afternoon there. More serving staff or ordering via an app would be more effective.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great staff

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Jsckt
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Our margarita cocktails where only 3/4 full?
Pizza base was soggy.
Halloumi fries were lovely.

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DavidS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Beautiful venue. Amazing location. Staff all very professional and helpful.
Food was nice.

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AngelaA
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We were a party of 6 and were looked after so well while in the garden and rooftop terrace, waiters were pleasant, helpful and fun. We were so lucky to get the table with the fire pit. Cocktails were great. I was disappointed with the menu and the food and didn’t expect it to come in cardboard boxes. Would definitely visit again but not for food.

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HeatherV
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pizza was fresh and came quickly. Good selection of craft beers.

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RachelO
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were incredible and everyone was so friendly - loved the drinks and the night overall was outstanding!! 10/10 would return

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LornaM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We had a good time at cold town house but not all of the beers were available so that was a bit disappointing. We were also told by 3 different people that our time on the table was running out which stressed us out and didn't make the experience great at the end. We knew when we had to leave and didn't need constant reminders.

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Emma
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Can’t comment on food as we didn’t have any. The drinks were good, good atmosphere and staff were polite.

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LouiseA
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab pizza great drinks lovely vibe! Will be back :)

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RebeccaW
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff were very friendly. Food was tastey and served at a reasonable time. Only downfall was it was only pizzas being served as they were down a chef but the pizzas were really tastey. I’d go back and recommend

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NatashaB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great cocktails, pizza and atmosphere. Will be back!

JS
JazzS
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really quick service and friendly staff. Would recommend!

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Gill
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall4food1service2ambience4

The service was very slow and we had to wait a long time

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kerryg
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Nice setting and ambience.
All they need to invest in is some outdoor umbrellas in case of rain!

GB
GaetanoB
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

such a nice place, been there before, as usual the service is great but the food is overpriced and is not nice at all

JP
JessicaP
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and beers on the menu. We were a group of four adults and a toddler. Waiting staff were very friendly and they had a high chair and food for little ones. There was a two hour time limit for our table and I felt safe thanks to covid measures.

FAQs

Cold Town House - Brewhouse Bar & Grassmarket Garden is rated 4.2 stars by 209 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.