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Forth Floor Restaurant Edinburgh

4.4
4.4
198 Reviews
£26 to £40
Modern European

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.

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  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern European, Scottish

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Wed–Sat 12:00–14:30
    Dinner
    Tue–Thu 18:00–20:45
    Fri, Sat 18:00–21:45

  • Phone number

    0131 524 8350

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

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Menu

Featured Item

  • Homemade Bread Selection£5.00

    • Canapés£4.00

      • Lindesfarne Oysters

        • each£4.00

      Starters

      • Barbary Duck Terrine

        candied orange and pistachio, carrot and cardamom marmalade, gingerbread, spiced yoghurt

        • Jerusalem Artichoke Velouté

          seed and nut granola, goat's cheese fritter, winter truffle

          • Pan-Fried North Sea Mackerel Fillet

            purple potato salad, beetroot, capers, horseradish cream

            • Venison Carpaccio

              quail Scotch egg, piccalilli, golden raisins, rocket, truffle mayonnaise

              • Butternut Squash and Harissa Hummus

                pumpkin seed cracker, beetroot, roasted chestnuts

                Mains

                • Swordfish

                  squid calamari, cauliflower risotto, Romanesco, candied lemon

                  • Pan-Roasted Cod

                    clam, cannellini bean and beetroot ravioli, wild mushrooms, curly kale, black garlic sauce

                    • Sous-Vide Scottish Pork Fillet and Slow Roasted Belly

                      sweet potato and cumin purée, pickled red cabbage, roasted baby parsnip

                      • Marinated Tofu

                        sushi rice, pak choi, avocado and wasabi mousse, pickled cucumber, seaweed broth

                        • Kirkcaldy Farm Buffalo Fillet

                          sautéed garlic mushrooms, roasted cherry tomatoes, broccoli, béarnaise sauce (+£14 supplement)

                          Desserts

                          • Rhubarb and Blood Orange Soufflé

                            blood orange sorbet, brandy snap

                            • Millionaire Shortbread

                              • Apple Crumble Custard Tart

                                Calvados mascarpone ice cream, nutty butter soil

                                • Selection of Stewart Tower Dairy Ice Creams (Vegetarian) and Sorbets (Vegan)

                                  • Selection of I.J. Mellis British and Continental Cheeses

                                    Arran oatcakes (+£4 supplement)

                                    Last updated: 27 February 2020

                                    What 198 people are saying

                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                    Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                    4.4
                                    4.4 based on all time ratings
                                    • 4.4Food
                                    • 4.4Service
                                    • 4.3Ambience
                                    • 4.0Value

                                    NoiseModerate

                                    90% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                    1. SC

                                      StuartC

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 15 February 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      A great place to eat with amazing food a lovely view and decent value for money.

                                    2. FH

                                      FergusH

                                      Edinburgh

                                      3 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on 8 February 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      Truly excellent food when we had dinner there last Saturday evening. As good as any meal I can remember in Edinburgh. Service was first class. Will happily return.

                                    3. w

                                      wanderingdiner

                                      Edinburgh

                                      49 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      49 reviews

                                      Dined on 23 January 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      It's been a while since I visited Forth Floor, but was pleasantly surprised at the increase in attentive service we received. The food was outstanding and definitely didn't disappoint.

                                    4. B

                                      Bruoc

                                      Edinburgh

                                      14 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      14 reviews

                                      Dined on 11 December 2019

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      All the food was absolutely delicious, as usual, and the service was very efficient and friendly. This is a fantastic place for a special meal.

                                    5. JM

                                      JamesM

                                      Edinburgh

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 17 October 2019

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      Great restaurant. Fantastic views of the castle, food was delicious and staff were very helpful. Will definitely come back next time. There was a service charge of 10% but we were told we could remove this.

                                    6. GP

                                      GuyP

                                      Houston

                                      20 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      20 reviews

                                      Dined on 13 September 2019

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We went here for our anniversary dinner and it was fantastic. We had asked for a table overlooking the city and they were more than accommodating. The view was fantastic! Our waitstaff was composed of three ladies that provided impeccable service. Hazel was our main waitress while being assisted by Analeese and a greek lady that we didn't get her name. We had the 5 course tasting menu that night and it was amazing which paired well with our wine. I would highly recommend Forth Floor to anyone wanting to have a sophisticated evening.

                                    7. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Hertfordshire

                                      1 review

                                      2.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 15 August 2019

                                      overall2food4service1ambience4

                                      We were booked for the 5 course menu deal in the main restaurant. However, the day before our reservation, we were contacted directly by the restaurant to apologise that there had been 'a mix up in bookings' and that they could not accommodate us in the restaurant but offered to change our reservation to the Brasserie, which is adjacent to the Resraurant but with a different menu, to which we agreed. When we arrived we were shown to our table and given two complementary glasses of champagne as a token for inconvenience caused. We chose from the 3-course set menu, the food was was very good, well presented and excellent value. However, when the bill arrived, it included a charge for our 'complementary' drinks. When we questioned this with the waiter, his reaction was quite accusatory and not what we might have expected. Having gone away to check, he came back with a corrected and accurate bill. This is the reason for the low score for service.

                                    8. P

                                      Paniying

                                      Edinburgh

                                      5 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      5 reviews

                                      Dined on 9 July 2019

                                      overall4food5service4ambience4

                                      We opted for the 5 course meal at £40 and there was a great deal to choose from. Staff were really helpful .

                                    9. BJ

                                      BobJ

                                      Berkshire

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 15 June 2019

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great food and service, plus a magnificent view over much of Edinburgh. Will definitely return

                                    10. b

                                      barryw

                                      Lincolnshire

                                      30 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      30 reviews

                                      Dined on 24 May 2019

                                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                                      A busy restaurant popular with people after work. Great atmosphere and spectacular views over the city. Well presented food and a great menu.

                                    11. d

                                      ddpark2903

                                      Newcastle

                                      33 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      33 reviews

                                      Dined on 30 March 2019

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Unforgettable, beautiful food, presented to perfection with flawless service, not to be missed.

                                    12. B

                                      Bruoc

                                      Edinburgh

                                      14 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      14 reviews

                                      Dined on 18 December 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Came here for lunch with friends. The food was exquisite - quite the most exceptional food I’ve eaten since my last visit to the restaurant. The presentation and flavour of all the dishes we chose was absolutely beautiful, and the service was discreet, warm, friendly and helpful.

                                    13. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Sydney

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 24 August 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                    14. FL

                                      FoodieLover

                                      London

                                      8 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      8 reviews

                                      Dined on 18 August 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      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.

                                    15. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Glasgow

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 10 August 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Amazing food and service

                                    16. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Washington DC

                                      11 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      11 reviews

                                      Dined on 8 August 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      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

                                    17. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Edinburgh

                                      3 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on 28 July 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Service was great attentive without being overbearing

                                    18. m

                                      manymoodys

                                      Tampa

                                      5 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      5 reviews

                                      Dined on 21 July 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                    19. AA

                                      AllisonA

                                      London

                                      12 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      12 reviews

                                      Dined on 6 July 2018

                                      overall4food4service3ambience4

                                      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.

                                    20. DB

                                      DavidB

                                      Yorkshire

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 19 May 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      An excellent meal in a fantastic location thank you.

                                    21. FG

                                      FlowerGirl1

                                      London

                                      11 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      11 reviews

                                      Dined on 21 April 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      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.

                                    22. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Edinburgh

                                      17 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      17 reviews

                                      Dined on 21 April 2018

                                      overall4food5service5ambience3

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

                                    23. PH

                                      PeterH

                                      Edinburgh

                                      4 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on 16 March 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      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.

                                    24. L

                                      Lovegoodfood

                                      North Scotland

                                      12 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      12 reviews

                                      Dined on 28 December 2017

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      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.

                                    25. B

                                      Bruoc

                                      Edinburgh

                                      14 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      14 reviews

                                      Dined on 17 November 2017

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      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.

                                    26. t

                                      toby

                                      Edinburgh

                                      10 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      10 reviews

                                      Dined on 16 August 2017

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                    27. DD

                                      DeniseD

                                      Edinburgh

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 10 August 2017

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      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!

                                    28. CM

                                      CarrieM

                                      Newcastle

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 11 July 2017

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      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.

                                    29. J

                                      Julian

                                      Edinburgh

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 8 April 2017

                                      overall4food5service4ambience5

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

                                    30. M

                                      Martb

                                      Newcastle

                                      6 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      6 reviews

                                      Dined on 18 March 2017

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                    31. r

                                      ronas4

                                      Edinburgh

                                      3 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on 8 February 2017

                                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                                      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

                                    32. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      London

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 14 January 2017

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Absolutely beautiful food and great service!

                                    33. S

                                      Sonia

                                      Edinburgh

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 14 January 2017

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                    34. HS

                                      HopeS

                                      Edinburgh

                                      4 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on 10 December 2016

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                    35. DL

                                      DeniseL

                                      Edinburgh

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 8 December 2016

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Lovely lunch perfect venue in beautiful Edinburgh ❤️

                                    36. GJ

                                      GailJ

                                      Liverpool

                                      2 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 26 November 2016

                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

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

                                    37. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Glasgow

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 11 November 2016

                                      overall3food4service4ambience3

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

                                    38. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Edinburgh

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 11 September 2016

                                      overall3food3service3ambience3

                                      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 .

                                    39. l

                                      live2eat

                                      London

                                      84 reviews

                                      vip
                                      3.0

                                      84 reviews

                                      Dined on 10 September 2016

                                      overall3food3service5ambience3

                                      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!

                                    40. WW

                                      WilliamW

                                      Edinburgh

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 5 September 2016

                                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                                      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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                                    Forth Floor Restaurant Edinburgh is rated 4.4 stars by 198 OpenTable diners

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                                    Google Map for Forth Floor Restaurant Edinburgh

                                    30 - 34 St Andrew Square Edinburgh, EH2 2AD

                                    • Area

                                      New Town

                                    • Hours of Operation

                                      Lunch
                                      Wed–Sat 12:00–14:30
                                      Dinner
                                      Tue–Thu 18:00–20:45
                                      Fri, Sat 18:00–21:45

                                    • Cuisines

                                      Modern European, Scottish

                                    • Dining style

                                      Fine Dining

                                    • Dress Code

                                      Smart Casual

                                    • Payment Options

                                      AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

                                    • Entertainment

                                      null

                                    • Additional

                                      Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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