Forth Floor Restaurant Edinburgh

4.8
180 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Modern European
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  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
With the scenery of Edinburgh Castle and the Firth of Forth, the Forth Floor Restaurant at Harvey Nichols certainly has a sense of drama about it. The stylish elements of the decor, such as the circular lights which begin to glow red once the sky becomes darker, and the Scottish flavours found through the restaurant menu all inspire an adventurous dining experience with the finest quality food. Meanwhile, the brasserie makes for an enjoyable alternative, presenting a modern take on conventional European cuisine, and the extensive wine list includes over 350 different varieties of wines and champagnes. During the summer months, it is also possible to enjoy meals outside on the large terrace, overlooking all of Edinburgh.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Modern European, Scottish
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Hours of Operation
Lunch - Tuesday to Saturday 12pm - 2:30pm

Dinner - Tuesday to Saturday 6pm - 10pm

Afternoon Tea is available Tuesday to Saturday 3pm to 4pm and Sunday and Monday 12pm to 4pm. Please visit www.harveynichols.com/restaurant/edinburgh-dining to book.
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Phone number
0131 524 8350
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

3 courses & a cocktail: £35

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 5 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 3 July 2018

Ends: 31 August 2018

Availability: Tue-Fri 12:00-14:30 18:00-21:30
Sat 18:00-18:30 21:00-21:30

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Tue - Wed 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Thu 6:00PM - 7:00PM

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180 reviews
4.8 out of 5 stars
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4.0Dined on 6 July 2018

Lovely location and a good set menu though 2 of my friends were full after 2 courses on the 3 course set menu and asked to substitute desert for a drink but this was not allowed, which was a bit disappointing as the value of the requests was the same in monetary terms. I would still go back but it seemed a minor request from our perspective.

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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

An excellent meal in a fantastic location thank you.

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5.0Dined on 21 April 2018

My friend and I arrived early and they managed to seat us on a table outside in the sunshine which was lovely. The service from the 2 young men was perfect and the food really good. We will definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on 16 March 2018

WEe went there for our wedding anniversary, for which it was well suited. The food was fine, the view over the city first rate and the servrice good and unhurried.

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5.0Dined on 28 December 2017

Delicious meal at HN Edinburgh. We always try to dine there when visiting, and it has never failed to excel with a excellent food and service.

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5.0Dined on 17 November 2017

Came here to celebrate a birthday. My friend and I were given a table next to the window overlooking St Andrew Square, with a fantastic view of the Christmas ice rink, George Street and the castle. This really made the occasion feel special.
Every member of staff was very welcoming, friendly and helpful, and this created a lovely relaxed atmosphere. It was also jazz night, and we thoroughly enjoyed the music. Overall, the ambience was excellent.
The food was, without exception, absolutely outstanding. We both had starters and a main course from the festive menu, then coffee and miniature mince pies. These arrived on a large plate with “Happy Birthday” written round the edge in chocolate - a very nice touch. Everything was beautifully presented and tasted really delicious. We agreed that it was the best food either of us had eaten in a long while.

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5.0Dined on 16 August 2017

Fab evening well looked sfter as always food was excellent i dnjoyed my gin cocktdil

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5.0Dined on 10 August 2017

I was at Harvey Nichols with my grand-daughter celebrating her 18th birthday so it was the perfect setting for this occasion...we had excellent attention and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves...the food we chose was delicious!

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5.0Dined on 11 July 2017

Table by window offered magnificent views of square and castle in distance. Staff very attentive and didn't rush us at all. Tasty and well presented food. Will definitely return if a special occasion.

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4.0Dined on 8 April 2017

Nice restaurant , great food and amazing view ; I would def come back anytime soon xx

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5.0Dined on 18 March 2017

Phenomenal service, the staff in the restaurant anticipated our needs and exceeded our high expectations. Food beautifully presented and cooked to perfection.

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4.0Dined on 8 February 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed a birthday lunch with my niece, the food was delicious - full of flavour and well presented , the service excellent and we enjoyed people-watching, interesting views too, Rona

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5.0Dined on 14 January 2017

Absolutely beautiful food and great service!

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5.0Dined on 14 January 2017

Really lovely lunch. Excellent service. Professional unobtrusive service. Would definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on 10 December 2016

Fantastic Festive lunch with friends. Fabulous service and great table by the window.

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5.0Dined on 8 December 2016

Lovely lunch perfect venue in beautiful Edinburgh ❤️

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4.0Dined on 26 November 2016

The main course on arrival was not hot enough, otherwise a very enjoyable lunch.

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3.0Dined on 11 November 2016

The menue was limited. There was no chicken or steak options.

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3.0Dined on 11 September 2016

Very disappointed. Booked Lunch after receiving the email from Open table
to find out on arrival at Harvey Nicol's that the offer was invalid.

No attempt was made by them to rectify the situation.
The food was ok, however my glass of water came with a piece of blue kitchen roll floating in it.

Don't book, as you don't receive what you are expecting. Poor on both companies part .

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3.0Dined on 10 September 2016

Excellent presentation of food and great flavours. Unfortunately, I had some extra bits with my fish, but they took my plate away and served me a new plate quite quickly. Service was top notch. I enjoyed the food here and would come again!

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4.0Dined on 5 September 2016

A fashionable modern slightly glitzy environment, good ambience, but avoiding being too flashy. Menu not overcrowded yet offering good choice. Tables far enough apart, and a quite refined atmosphere. Service not too attentive, despite not being busy, but quite acceptable.

All-in-all a quite pleasant experience, and good value for the comfort, ambience and excellent cooked dishes.

I will return.

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5.0Dined on 3 September 2016

A very enjoyable dining experience. The staff were friendly and attentive

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5.0Dined on 2 September 2016

You can enjoy lovely food very well presented, while enjoying a superb view of Edinburgh skyline.

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4.0Dined on 26 August 2016

A real treat. Great service and great food. I shall be returning again soon

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4.0Dined on 8 April 2016

We can't understand why this restaurant was not busy - food lovely combinations of flavours and beautifully presented and service were both very very good. Stunning views as well. Staff were very helpful - asking us when we would like our food order placed and reminding us that we hadn 't placed an order for a starter when we were on a three course deal. Welcome cocktail was lovely and we were assured that something could probably be done if we didn't like it. We'll be back!

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2016

Great food and service meant we had a lovely evening with a bonus of looking out over St Andrew's Square
Many thanks

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5.0Dined on 30 January 2016

Outstanding cuisine with service to match.

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4.0Dined on 19 December 2015

Great place, great food and service. Ideal for a special occasion

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2.0Dined on 15 November 2015

Took my mum for a special birthday lunch. It all started well with lovely cocktail and very attentive staff. We had a main course and were planning dessert, the main course ( both had fish), was excellent. Then the staff seemed to forget we were there, they became very busy all fawning over other diners. We had to wave to ask for a top up of wine and to order cheese and coffee. The coffee came but 20 mins later no cheese so we cancelled it and paid and left.
I said why we were cancelling it and they didn't charge for coffee and apologised.
A real shame that our special lunch (great food) was ruined, my impression was because other diners were more important to the staff.

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5.0Dined on 17 October 2015

So this was the first stop on my birthday weekend which also subsequently included Ondine and The Witchery, so not much competition ha!

Saturday lunch started with cocktails in the bar which were fantastic, and the price was offset by the quality, then a waiter guided my friend and I through to the restaurant which started with a bottle of champagne followed by an amazing 3 course lunch, which was un-rushed, great quality and as good a service also provided. We also ordered cheese and biscuits but as I can't eat Oat Cakes the restaurant prepared some small pieces of toast to accompany the cheese which perfect.

Although the restaurant knew it was my birthday weekend when I originally booked the venue in September it could quite easily have been forgotten, however at the end my friend and I were asked to stay in our seats, where the waiter brought a plate with "Happy Birthday" written in chocolate with some additional chocolates and two complementary glasses of champagne ! An amazing touch from the venue and although other eating establishments were aware it was my birthday weekend, Harvey Nic's was the ONLY venue that went the extra mile !

Overall it wasn't that expensive considering the location, venue, quality of food and alcohol consumed (bottle of champagne, 3 cocktails each and. 3 course lunch for less than £200) which was absolutely matched by the service which was exemplary ! The restaurant continually went out of their way to ensure we were happy, which is something do really don't see too much of these days.

An absolute recommend, was probably only just shaded by The Witchery (but then my friend and I both had expectations from The Witchery!) .... And as the title states an absolute perfect way to start a special weekend - congratulations to everyone who helped make me feel special - you absolutely "nailed it" :-)

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5.0Dined on 11 September 2015

Great location and ambiance. Great food with unhurried service.

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5.0Dined on 3 September 2015

Once again we had a delightful lunch at Forth Floor. The Dressed Crab is second to none, beautifully done. All our party were pleased with their choices. The lamb was a great hit.

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1.0Dined on 19 August 2015

Booked on-line for afternoon tea at 2.30pm on the day of arriving in Edinburgh as a treat for our engagement that had occurred that morning. Arrived at 2.30 only to be told we had been booked for a late lunch and that tea was not available until 3.30 and was only available 24 hours in advance...although they had us booked for lunch..........
No option on line to book either lunch or afternoon tea...presumption by staff was wrong.
Very disappointed with service as no alternative was offered.

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5.0Dined on 28 July 2015

As group of 4 ladies we dine out offen, here the service was excellent, good choice of food with something for everyone which was great value -£25 for two courses. Overlooking the city with great views, we would definitely lunch here again

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4.0Dined on 9 June 2015

Great food and nice atmosphere. Good lunch menu and wonderful if you can get a table by the window.

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5.0Dined on 29 April 2015

Thanks for a lovely lunch. The presentation of the food was excellent and I enjoyed every mouthful. Service was also with a smile making the lunch most enjoyable.

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4.0Dined on 6 April 2015

Our waiter was not at all friendly, just did his job. Rather spoilt the experiance, maybe hospitality is the wrong for him or he just did not like us!
Apart from that the food and surroundings were very good.

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4.0Dined on 21 March 2015

A birthday treat for my daughter and what a treat (on the whole) it was. Food was fabulous, 3 had Tasting menu, 1 had vegetarian tasting menu. Great variety, beautifully presented and complemented by some excellent choices of wine - well done sommelier ! Lovely touch was the happy birthday wish piped onto plate with chocs and fudge - thank you.
Possibly only nigly complaint was the overspill of noise from the other restaurant. All in all a great night out - I'll do battle with the bank manager later!!

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5.0Dined on 14 March 2015

Opted for the special offer which included 3 course meal, welcome cocktail, carafe of wine each and tea/coffee. Choice of 3 options per course. Excellent value for money. Food was great and the Service was fantastic. We had the added bonus of a window seat with great views. Would def recommend the special offer. Couldn't fault it.

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4.0Dined on 7 March 2015

My partner and I had a beautiful meal here. The restaurant is quite pricey, but we expected that. The atmosphere and service were brilliant. I would certainly recommend this if you're looking for something a bit special for a treat.

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