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Skyline Sips @ The St James Quarter, Edinburgh, Midlothian

Skyline Sips @ The St James Quarter

4.1
4.1
37 Reviews
£25 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Edinburgh's newest rooftop bar. Enjoy fantastic drinks whilst looking out over the city.

Cocktails, Fizz and food available to your table from Everyman and Salerno Pizzeria.

View our menu on our Instagram page - @skylinesips

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2 people

19:00


Booked 25 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Pizzeria, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    020 7170 4000

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    New Town

  • Cross Street

    Take the lift in the St James Quarter up to Level 5 and we are to the left

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 37 people are saying

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

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  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Pre/post theatre

  • Edinburgh

    Group Bookings

  • Edinburgh

    Pre/post theatre

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  1. AP

    AndyPandy

    Perthshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Nice wee venue we were surprised by how reasonable the drinks were. Cocktails were very strong and we moved to gin. Music was a bit loud to encourage easy conversation. Staff were so nice really efficient and friendly. It's a really nice concept and hope it's a huge success as so nice to try something different.
  2. G

    Genna

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Lovely idea, but unfortunately a lack of atmosphere, and it’s really cold! No outdoor heaters, and the sun doesn’t hit this area after 5:30pm. They do provide blankets but don’t always have enough to go round everybody! The food has a long wait because it comes from nearby restaurants so doesn’t seem to be the chef’s priority!
  3. SR

    ShonaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice cocktail space with simple (for smartphone users) ordering system meaning no queuing and no “hard sells”
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had booked to go with friends after being here a few day previously with other friends. It is in a fantastic location, the staff very friendly, great value and service. We didn’t eat only had drinks but the tables who were eating the food looked lovely. Hopefully get to go back
  5. JC

    JackieC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I’ve been here twice, both times for cocktails, no food. The view is stunning and the cocktails are tasty and reasonably priced. I like that the ordering is by QR code from your table. Great for a sunny day/warm evening.
  6. GF

    GeorgiaF

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant time celebrating a friends birthday! Staff were very helpful and accommodating. Amazing view and great drinks!
  7. s

    scottm

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food1service3ambience5
    Staff still very new and getting bearings. Asked too move from bar stool too proper chair and the look of confusion from staff was unexpected. Peroni was slightly warm and cocktail glass arrived very sticky. Overall beautiful view. Silly design with the canopy as staff have too duck and dive too bring drinks over and elderly struggle with weaving around tables.
  8. K

    Keggie

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The 2 girls and guy were spot on and very helpful
  9. AB

    AdeleB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience4
    The establishment just adds a little bit of extra to a night out, with its stunning view and ever got a close up of a army plane ✈️ 😎
  10. K

    Kateplate

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Fab location and views. Friendly welcome and lovely staff. It would have been great if a warm sunny day but it was really windy and chilly so not ideal for sitting having a drink. Shame if fancying a fizz that the only option is champagne…due to price. Didn't have food but couldn't move to this section unless rating it.
  11. RG

    RoroG

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely wee bar on top of St James Quarter. Service was super fast and efficient. Drinks were all delicious. We didn’t have food but it’s pizza provided by Salerno, which are alway great. Oh and the view - rather spectacular. Check it out before it’s gone!
  12. MC

    MarkC

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely time. Staff are fab. It was a great afternoon.
  13. CR

    CaitlinR

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience2
    Still worth a visit, but would only be nice on a really hot day or in winter. Drinks are expensive but it is nice to visit for one or two.
  14. LN

    LydiaN

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    Pretty good for a new pop up bar. We were in a big group so it was good that you ordered and payed for drinks one at a time! No need to spend time splitting the bill. We had pizza and some nibbles too which were tasty.
  15. LB

    LeslieB

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fabulous place to quietly sip cocktails surrounded by beautiful Edinburgh landmarks. Cocktails were very tasty and reasonable price considering the location. Would recommend
  16. DW

    DebbieW

    Angus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was amazing loved it up there
  17. SC

    SuzieC

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere, popular place with groups and couples alike. Relaxing but also has a great Sat night vibe. Staff so friendly and extremely hard working, calm and so polite despite occasional rushes at the bar which is to be expected in a place people want to be. You can order using QR code from table which must be hard when everyone does this at the same time. Handled this so professionally making and delivering top quality drinks with a smile. You can order some food which comes from Everyman cinemas, nibbling food; good for what we wanted, buttermilk chicken and halloumi was lovely. What a great place. Had a great night out will be back! Well done team! Very impressed, highly recommend.
  18. D

    Derrin

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We waited 40 mins on our drinks after paying through the app. Won’t be back
  19. S

    Sophie

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Tables are too close together, you feel your sitting on top of eachother. The service the staff were lovely but didn’t know what drinks were going to what table. The service was soooo slow for drinks too, everyone round us was complaining
  20. RD

    RossD

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    Great view but that was it, was seated in cramped area next to a bunch of girls who were extra loud smoking vapes after being told they shouldn’t be. Waited 25min for drinks that were average nothing special for the price. Definitely better cocktail bars around won’t be going back.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food2service2ambience5
    My son suggested this place for a family catchup & we were not disappointed, even although I left my phone at home!! luckily my sis in law remembered hers so few nice pics still taken. We had a fabulous time, @table 24, was reserved for 2 hours only but the staff were toiling to serve up.... bless them as it was sooooo busy. However it meant only 2 lovely cocktails so we stayed kindof sober which wasn't a bad thing as we were able to continue until the late evening enjoying our catchup. 😀 Huge thankyou to the staff at skylinesip only one week open...your doing fantastic job I will definitely return perhaps midweek, if its less busy I think will suit me better.
  22. SF

    SueF

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The place was lovely but the table we were initially offered was not acceptable as it was essentially a pillar covered in fake grass with 2 stools set apart from the other tables near the entrance. When I said I didn't find the table acceptable seeing as I had prebooked 2 days before the hostess found me a better table which was great.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff efficient, friendly and professional. The food we had was excellent. Nice place to chill, relax and enjoy the view
  24. V

    Vicky

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Inventive and delicious cocktails, with a stunning view over Calton Hill. Friendly, efficient staff and good nibbles available.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    View was amazing. Staff very friendly. Nice touch having blankets as was a bit chilly when sun went. Drinks expensive but expected that. Was difficult to find however it has just opened and manager explained they are putting signage up which will help greatly. Great time had by all
  26. SK

    SuzanneK

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There is no food so ignore that score but had there been I’m sure it would have been lovely. Fantastic views and such a pretty setting.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Beautiful location and the service was very good. They were out of quite a few of the spirits, though.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant new rooftop bar for something different in Edinburgh, cocktails were delicious and the service was excellent!
  29. SM

    StuartM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant location, friendly stuff, stunning views, reasonably priced drinks and nice background music. An absolute must over the coming months and really looking forward to our next visit. Thanks again to Mikey and the team for having us!
  30. LM

    LauraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing view, great drinks and service, will definitely be back
  31. N

    Nicole

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good to try something new. Selection of drinks available and service was great!
  32. SS

    StephenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great addition to the Edinburgh bar scene! Really special location with a great view over to Carlton Hill. Despite its location it feels quite sheltered so the perfect place to spend a summer evening. The cocktails were spot on (particularly the Disaronno Espresso Martini) and the small plates were delicious. We’ll be back within the week!
  33. JM

    JamesM

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    No soul or atmosphere. Crying out for a bit of live music or a DJ or just something to get a bit of life about the place. We were so underwhelmed that we didn’t stay long and definitely didn’t take any pictures of the ‘view’
  34. TR

    TheReviewer

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    For the second day of it being open and being a Friday afternoon, there was only 4 people in. There was no tables numbers on the tables to order from your phone and lastly they had ran out of one of the mixers…I had said that they had been open 2 days, thought it was pretty poor after 2 days they have ran out of a product.
  35. AG

    AmyG

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely atmosphere! Great music, Staff friendly. Not a great selection of drinks on the menu but overall very nice. Will be back.
  36. A

    Arthur

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Lovely spot and staff very welcoming but we sat for 5 mins before we realised we had to scan and order via the app - drink prices on the high side so only stayed for a couple before we needed to remortgage lol but lovely overall
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    The greeting wasn’t overly welcoming and the place lacked any sort of atmosphere. I think that I was expecting something a bit elevated. I could have to gone to Princes Street for a bit experience

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Skyline Sips @ The St James Quarter is rated 4.1 stars by 37 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 25 times today
Google Map for Skyline Sips @ The St James Quarter

Level 5, St James Quarter, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 3AD

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Take the lift in the St James Quarter up to Level 5 and we are to the left

  • Area

    New Town

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–23:00

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Pizzeria, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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