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Cold town House - Rooftop Terrace
Food is served daily from 12pm-8pm Sunday to Thursday and 12pm-9pm Friday and Saturday.
Please note that we can only accept a maximum party size of 6, from a maximum of 2 separate households.
Following the Scottish Government advice, wearing of a face covering upon arrival and when moving around the venue is mandatory.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Loved the rooftop terrace. Staff were amazing. Cocktails were good. Would be great for an afternoon or night out with friends
Really happy to hear you enjoyed your time Sharon! Thank you very much for leaving the perfect review! Team CTH
Beautiful place, highly recommend. Our waiter was great
Thanks for leaving the review Gintare
Absolutely fantastic experience. Service was attentive, efficient and very friendly. The only down side was the pizza that we had was a big soggy in the middle. Apart from this, drinks and food were delicious. We will be back and will be bringing our friends and family. I even got a birthday prosecco!! Thank you
The covid procedures were thorough. Service was 1st class. Food was really good & puddings were yummy. Surroundings & food & drink presentation were Instagram worthy lol Family had a great time. The staff are amazing also
Booked a table on the roof terrace to have a few drinks with view of the castle but turned up and was told the terrace was closed due to rain during the day even though it was not raining during our booking. Was instead offered a table inside as it was not busy which we took but didn’t stay for long as the main reason for booking here was for the outdoor terrace
What an unexpected little gem the rooftop terrace is. Extremely safe & well laid out under current restrictions. The views, menu choice and the quirky little cable cars give it a unique feel. The Tuktuk style "bar" and "takeaway" box style food just add to the overall vibe. Would definitely return however booking a must!
Food came out super quick! Cocktails were fab! Great value!
We booked the rooftop so was gutted when it was closed due to the weather but that’s Scotland for you.
How unlucky you were Jennifer as Sunday was a beauty! Fingers crossed for your next visit the sun has its hat on! Really happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. See you again Team CT
Covid safe, tasty beer and really helpful staff!!!
Thanks for the epic review GavM! See you again Team CT
It was perfect
The rooftop terrace is a must visit for any beer lover. Stunning views, and a good selection of beer, although not as many craft beers as downstairs, the setting more than makes up for it.
Loved our visit to the rooftop terrace, such a cool place! Food was soooo good and craft beer towers were such a good idea. Staff lovely, definitely be returning soon!
For a sunny day in Edinburgh, the rooftop terrace is hard to top
Amazing place. Great food and yummy drinks. Amazing view
Had a great day
first time visit
Staff very friendly
Every member of staff wished us happy 30th anniversary
Also recieved 2 glasses of bubbly on house
Had a great seat too
Felt like covid did not exist
Will definitely be going back when next in Edinburgh
Excellent service, great food and drinks. Lovely atmosphere, exactly how I was hoping spending my birthday. We were at the terrace in one of the "gondolas"(although a bit uncomfortable and cold), we had a great time with fantastic views to the castle. Staff were super friendly, helpful and organised. We'll definitely be back to enjoy the other levels at Cold Town House.
Huge thanks for the perfect review Nadia! Inside is just as spectacular with a micro brewery on the 1st floor and a firepit on the ground floor. You are welcome to try these for food and drinks anytime! See you soon Jamie Deputy Manager
The food was amazing! Highly recommend visiting here. Luckily we got the gondola which was really fun. Overall a great experience
Thanks you Brooke for writing us such a fantastic review! Hope to see you back, over the winter we will be selling hot drinks on the terrace to keep you warm Many Thanks Jamie Deputy Manager
Its a nice place just nothing special may go back but right now not on top of my list
Really enjoyed our visit and staff were superb in accommodating us as we arrived early. Will definitely be back
Hi Ail12. So glad to hear you enjoyed you time with us. See you soon for more beer & pizza :) Thanks from Team CT.
The location wa a great and we loved our seat, but the food wasn’t as good as I’d hoped! I am gluten free and the food wasn’t the best (I had a pizza)
Hi Ellie Thanks for taking time to review us. Sorry to hear the gluten free base did not hit the mark with you. We are currently adding new menu items each week and i'm sure you will find something that you will love very soon. Thanks Jamie
Nice cocktails and drinks
Thanks for the the great review! Team CT
Gorgeous views of the castle, great food and cocktails!
Thank you very much for the great review Nicola. Glad you enjoyed the view, there's nothing better than sitting back with a daiquiri (or 5!) and staring at the castle on a sunny day. Thanks again Jamie Deputy Manager
Wonderful staff, great lcation, superb beer. Excellent COVID precautions
Thanks for the the amazing review Andrew, really happy to hear you felt save with our precautions in place. Thanks Jamie
Booked in advance which helped us get a good spot for the couple of hours we had booked. Loved views of the castle. Service and food was great, can’t be faulted very each one was friendly and approachable. Shall visit again when we come back.
Thanks for the review Gary! Really happy to hear you liked the staff so much, what's not to love about working right under a castle right!? See you on your next visit Jamie Deputy Manager
Food was lovely but very unimpressed with the service. After been shown to a small hub table my partner and I had been advised when a proper table opens up we could move there instead for more room. My partner is a big guy and struggled to get comfortable in one of these and we had to move food onto the seats as the table was so small. Customers that arrived on the off chance of getting a table got taken to one which had opened up and we had been forgotten about, although we had booked weeks in advance. Twice I had to go up to get a member of staff to take our orders as we never had anyone come over to us. This was somewhere we were really looking forward to visiting whilst visiting Edinburgh after hearing good things but we left quite disappointed.
Thanks for taking time out to review us Sinead. Sorry to hear that our service missed the mark when you visited. As i'm sure you've read and heard from other people our staff are extremely welcoming and really make sure each visit is special. The seats in the gondola's are assigned when booking depending on what is free at that time, you should have been moved out at the first available table that wasn't booked which i apologise for. We hope you can give us another try. Many Thanks Jamie
The rooftop terrace is great for those who wish to have somewhere safe to eat in the fresh air. The only downside was that the menu was a little limited.
Thanks for the great review Susan. We are always adding items to the menu's weekly that im sure you will love! Thanks Team CTH.
Amazing setting and castle views. Food really good too. Only let down was poor and slow service.
An amazing place to visit , from the
Time you enter and go through the trace and track to leaving , Service was excellent .
Food was excellent and the the waiting staff , nothing was too much bother. Only wish I could give it more than 5 stars, so much so I’m booked again for the end of the month.
First time out in 6 months and it was a very pleasant experience with excellent food!
Clean and well organised
The food we had was delicious and the staff were friendly and pleasant.
The food was cold, served in boxes which when paying the same full price isn’t ideal. Booked a table but seated in a very awkward gondola. No view of the castle as shown in pictures. No outdoor heating put on until very cold. Left for long periods of time before asking if we wanted drinks or to order. Overall poor service food & atmosphere. Will not be eating here again.
Really good Covid-19 safety set up. We didnt actually order food. The place is set up great in general with food and drinks available on the roof terrace. At least 3 types of gluten free beers offered. Great location and setting. Great staff. Been 3 times and will continue to return. Thank you Cold Town House.
Great views and atmosphere. Very well looked after, the staff even let us move tables when it started to rain which didn't spoil the experience at all. Will definitely return and would recommend to anyone wanting to sample Edinburgh hospitality.
Sat for an hour and a half and only managed to get 3 drinks. Rooftop is lovely but very much understaffed. My mate sat without a drink for 25 minutes at a time.
Good surrounds. All staff were very helpful. However, attention to customers in terms of drinks orders and cleaning the table was a little bit slow.
Food was excellent and value for more money. Even without the 50% off it would have been good value for money.
I would definitely be back.
First visit despite wanting to try it out since it opened. It was very windy but we stuck with it as it was a cracking experience with a great view. Want to sit in the cable cars next time.
Nice food. Shame it had to come in takeaway boxes. Quite a windy day so was pretty cold up there.
Food was lovely however my order was partly wrong. I ordered the garlic truffle chips but out came regular chips. Other than that the food was lovely only 1h 45min which could have done with a little longer but decent day.
All fine, the staff were helpful, but quite disappointed with themenu - very ordinary unless you wanted pizza
First time getting a booking on the Terrace and now we know why.
Staff were so friendly, bar snacks were quick, fresh and tasty. Good selection of beers (and other drinks if you fancied).
After our 2 hour slot we were offered a space in the main bar for another drink which was great. Will definitely be back.
Cold town House - Rooftop Terrace is rated 4.6 stars by 148 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.