Cold town House - Rooftop Terrace
Food is served from 12pm-9pm Wednesday- Sunday.
We are currently working within Scottish Government guidelines.
All Bookings must be confirmed with card details in order to secure the booking. Nothing is charged to the card by way of a deposit and the card details are stored using SSL encryption, the industry standard. By providing card details, you are deemed to acknowledge that a charge of £5 per person may be made to the card in the event that your party fails to arrive or if the booking is cancelled with less than 2 hours notice.
- 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
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Wrong food given to us, sour faced waitresses, misleading Instagram pictures.
Amazing place. You definitely have to visit if you are in Edinburgh. The self pour options is great. Will defo be back. Booking for the rooftop terrace recommended
We visited Sunday 20th June as my father and step mother from wales was visiting. We wanted to have food and beverages with a great view, having the castle above us was brilliant.
Our visit was perfect- quick service, lovely food and drinks.
(for a snack I’d recommend the sausage trio as it was really tasty).
The place was very clean & hygienic Even had a supply of sun lotion at a dispenser for our baldy heads.
Was also nice to have the roll out roof cover to keep the heat in from the heaters when it got a little chilly.
Hats off to All staff as they all did a great job, a big shout out to Meaghan, she was our main server and she was brilliant.
The venue is quirky and fun. Simple procedures in place for looking at the menu (needs updating as one drink requested was unavailable) track and trace etc. Food was average. Standard burger, quite salty, and pizza. Definitely more about the location than the food. Staff helpful, cheery and efficient.
We enjoyed the pizzas and the drinks selection was good.
The terrace was well laid out and the staff were good
Lovely setting. Enjoyable pizza & fries & decent beer. Service very slow to start - had to wait nearly 30mins for first drink to arrive, improved after that.
only went for drinks was a good atmosphere and good service
Lovely evening with very attentive and friendly staff
Spent an enjoyable evening in one of the cable car booths catching up with friends. Great vibe and wonderful food. Very impressed with the gluten free pizza - top marks!
Staff were not interested in many guests, bar those at the big tables. Service took forever and each time a drink was ordered someone else had to come back to chase it up as the first order never went through. Not a great experience. If you’re going to use beer coolers, clean them, they were incredibly unhygienic.
Really enjoyed the atmosphere, food and drinks. Will definitely be back
Very relaxed. Staff really friendly and delicious food/drink. The view was amazing too.
Really nice place, nice staff! The rooftop is as lovely.
Great service and lovely atmosphere. What a fantastic venue this is.
Lovely place for lunch with great views. Staff very attentive.
Great chicken burgers. Lovely slushie cocktail. Fantastic service.
Go to the cold town house rooftop terrace it is an awesome atmosphere food was delicious and staff were very helpful and friendly
Waited 10 mins to be seated. They had to create a table for us as they seemed to have overbooked. This was a dingy dark space in the corner. I asked to move and we managed to get moved into the sun. Girl who seemed to be manager on duty wasn’t very helpful and seemed to be a bit unorganised.
Lovely atmosphere, good choice of drinks and food is always amazing
Amazing little outdoor terrace great music, atmosphere and cocktails!
One of our favourite places - stunning location - food was also amazing - highly recommended
We had the perfect day for a rooftop lunch. Took my grannie out for her first outing and lunch. We were greeted with all the right covid rules etc which was important to her. The rooftop was stunning and minded me on being on holiday with the music etc. Service was great, drinks and food came fast. The only reason i gave 4 stars for something is cause my grannie specifically asked for her burger to be cooked right through (no red) and they didnt do this we were offered a replacement straight away. But in the end as the meals were so big anyway i just halved mine with her. They were still polite and took this off bill without even asking. I will be back as the drinks menu and cocktails i seen looks fabby!
Service could have been slightly faster but polite staff
Good atmosphere and nice drinks but overpriced for what it is and food wasn’t great.
Roof terrace was closed due to the weather but this wasn’t communicated to us until we were shown to our table inside. The service was fine, nothing special but nothing to complain about. Found the cocktail menu to be quite limited and the atmosphere inside wasn’t really to our style. We didn’t stay long before going elsewhere.
Cold pizza , no Parmesan on Parmesan and truffle fries , food was served in takeaway boxes
Loved having food outside on the roof terrace area. Food was great and good service too.
Great bar space with stunning views. Great helpful staff as well
The aesthetic was very beautiful with the decor. The volume was good, I could hear everyone around me, so there was no issues there. The staff were very nice and fun. I think it's a shame it's only open for 10pm because I would have stayed longer if that were a possibility. I did think it was a little expensive as well, but everywhere in Edinburgh is, so that's not really surprising. The food was good, perfectly edible but I thought my pizza was a bit too tomatoey, that's more down to personal taste rather than anything the chef did wrong. Overall, it was a very pleasant evening and I hope to return sometime soon.
The most beautiful settings for a beer garden. Had the best day 💖
They have a great set up on their roof terrace. Heaters, a canopy should it rain and friendly service. I would highly recommend.
Fantastic terrace, definitely worth a visit!! Food and booze is yummy too.
it was really good, good food but would recommend music if possible
Really good set up with tables well spaced and good facilities.
Such a lovely place. Amazing service ❤️❤️
Good but short time slot, would have preferred 2 1/2 hours
A great afternoon, excellent service. I will definitely return to cold town house.
We had an issue where 2 members of our party fallen ill with corona like symptoms. We tried to call the restaurant 3 times to let them know and no one answered. We showed up early to let Cold Town know and they told us that was completely fine and also said since we we’re early we could be seated before our reservation and then switch to the table we had booked once our reservation time came. We were really happy with this and agreed. About an hour in another staff member, short with long dark hair, approached us and we confirmed the story to her. What I didn’t know what that she was cancelling out reservation on Open Table and stating that we didn’t show up? About an hour later she very rudely told us that we had forfeited our reservation and had 5 minutes to leave. Let me reiterate, this was said extremely rudely as she said because we were 2 less people than planned, we were worth less to them. I have worked service and waiting jobs and completely understand where they are coming from. However I would NEVER say that to a customer. We also were a bit offended because we only sat early because it was offered to us after we came early since no one was answering the phone for two days in a row to explain the situation yet this staff member now redacted the offered service and made it seem like we were violating the terms and agreement set forth on their website, although we tried everything we could to contact them. The people behind us had been there much longer than we had as they had already had quite a few drinks and pizza on the table when we arrived and we’re still seated when told to leave, so it was obviously not an issue with the time allotted per table. Again, we have no issues with moving, with them not wanting to seat us because part of our party fell ill, with any of this. We have an issue with basically being chastised by the staff after we had already been sitting there ordering drinks as if we had betrayed them because of this.
This is a brilliant place to meet friends. The staff are really good, food is tasty and the big beer contraptions are really fun! It was raining so I can only imagine how amazing it is on sunny day.
Cold town House - Rooftop Terrace is rated 4.5 stars by 204 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.