Forth Floor Restaurant Edinburgh

4.6
187 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Modern European
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Good for Birthdays
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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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

5 courses and a glass of prosecco: £50 per person

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 25 September 2018

Ends: 13 November 2018

Availability: Tue-Fri 18:00-21:00

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

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

What 187 People Are Saying
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Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great value. Service was stunning. Never waited a beat. View was fantastic for the 7:30 booking for three courses in August Thanks

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FL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb Meal with friends for a 50th birthday celebration and Fringe Show. From start to finish we couldn’t fault service and food was excellent. Great set menu for £35 for 3 courses and cocktail. The garlic loaf was delicious and an amuse busche of soup was beautiful. To top it off the festival fireworks came on which were amazing and they presented the birthday girl with a birthday cupcake. What a view. We’ll be back.

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Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Across the board a very favorable experience;
I ordered the grilled vegetables and salmon salad and cheese plate. 3 course meal was good value and setting overlooking the city was perfect. I like that a cocktail was included in the 3 course meal

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Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great attentive without being overbearing

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m
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal of our ten day UK trip and awesome view!

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AA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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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DB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent meal in a fantastic location thank you.

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FG
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Edinburgh
12 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service spoiled by the noise from other dining areas

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PH
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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L
North Scotland
10 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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B
Edinburgh
8 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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t
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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CM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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J
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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M
Newcastle
6 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely beautiful food and great service!

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S
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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HS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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DL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch perfect venue in beautiful Edinburgh ❤️

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GJ
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2016
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

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

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Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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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l
London
66 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2016
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

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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WW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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BL
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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A
London
40 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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M
Edinburgh
30 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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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p
Edinburgh
28 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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M
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding cuisine with service to match.

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f
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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C
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2015
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

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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AR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2015
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great location and ambiance. Great food with unhurried service.

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M
Orange County
204 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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M
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2015
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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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