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Rooftop Terrace at Cold Town House - Cold Town House, Edinburgh,

Cold Town House

4.3
4.3
978 reviews
£25 and under
Brewery
Craft beer brewed on-site, delicious Neapolitan pizzas and one of the best views of Edinburgh Castle from our Rooftop Terrace. Cold Town House is where it’s happening.

Best Beer Bar Winner at the Scottish Beer Awards 2021 & National Pizza Awards Finalist 2021!

FOUR DIFFERENT AREAS

* The Brewhouse - Our main restaurant and drinks area is a cool wooden interior with references to beer throughout. It's all about atmosphere! Dog-friendly.

* Pizza & Prosecco Floor - A gorgeous interior on our first floor. Our microbrewery and pizza oven are on this floor, so you can watch our team in action as they cook and brew for you.

* Rooftop Terrace - Cocktails, beers and an exclusive food menu served under a glorious view of Edinburgh Castle. Our iconic rooftop is perfect for any outdoor occasion

* Grassmarket Garden - *coming soon*

Last bookings for food are at 8.45pm, later bookings will only be for drinks. Please note that our Terrace closes at 10pm daily.

Walk-ins welcome!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 50 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Brewery, Pizzeria, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    0131 357 2865

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    With three floors we have something for everyone.Call 0131 357 2865 to speak with a member of our events team. Or for more information on our bespoke packages and to arrange a visit please send an email to: reservations@coldtownhouse.co.uk.Enquire today and let us create something extra special for you and your guests.

  • Area

    Edinburgh

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

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What 978 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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Diners' Choice Awards

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Outdoor Eating

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Most Booked

  • Edinburgh

    Outdoor Eating

  • Edinburgh

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Edinburgh

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Late lunch with old work colleague Food good and service was excellent
  2. YG

    YveG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    First time there. Atmosphere was buzzing but did get too loud. Service was great- staff very attentive. Food and drinks good
  3. NF

    NicolaF

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Helpful, efficient and approachable staff. Food was quick to arrive and cocktails were lovely.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Proximity and view of the Castle were great. Rooftop terrance was quaint. Food was delicious. Server attentive. Overall great experience and would recommend.
  5. p

    pkm14

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious lunch at Cold Town. The selection of beers is impressive, we were encouraged to try samples of all before selecting their NE IPA, Hopped Up Wheat Ale, and Fruit Monster. The pizzas and salads were delicious and paired perfectly with our beer. The roof-top terrace offers an amazing view of the castle, but the rest of the resturant is impressive. too. Service was friendly- we definitely plan to return.
  6. OF

    OliviaF

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The rooftop is so beautiful! Even when it rained we had heaters and the shelter over us to turn on. Staff are amazing, so lovely and the food was delicious. Pricing is very reasonable. Would book again!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Dinner with family while visiting Scotland
  8. JM

    JenM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Bit dark inside, atmosphere is good. Liked the retractable roof!
  9. NM

    NadineM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The pizza’s were delicious, and a friend had the halloumi salad which looked amazing!
  10. R

    Ryan94

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good tunes and good vibes! My fiancé and I had a brilliant time and will definitely be back soon!!
  11. H

    Haza

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff all so friendly and nice, we showed up an hour late after a delayed flight and we they accommodated us to stay the full two hours anyway, service was quick and friendly, drinks where awesome and the rooftop bar stunning!!!! 10/10 👌
  12. SM

    SharonM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and drinks in a beautiful rooftop setting with views of the Castle. First class friendly service, will definitely return and recommend to friends
  13. E

    Elaine

    Edinburgh

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lovely venue. Friendly staff. Food and wine were fine.

    Cold Town HouseResponded on 24 June 2022Elaine, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Cold Town House! We sincerely thank you for the positive review, and look forward to seeing you again soon! Jamie

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Beautiful decor and ambiance, but the service and experience was sorely lacking. We ordered a mozzarella/caprese app and were told it “wasn’t it on the till” so we could not order it. We then tried to order a mozzarella arancini appetizer, to be told they had mozzarella but not arancini, so we could not order it (but why could we not get the caprese app, then??). We attempted to order 2 other starters but they were “out.” Same experience with entrees- we tried to order a grilled chicken entree but were told the grills were off (at 7pm)… a few minutes later, a chef brought a chicken dish to the server’s station for them to eat. We settled on a steak entree option with truffle fries after running through a few more options that were “out.” We received regular fries and it took 20 minutes and 3x asking to get the truffle tries. No one checked in with us until we had finished the entire steak (which was well done after ordering medium well). Not a pleasant experience; I hope they can improve.
  15. SR

    SonnyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was much nicer than expected! Will defo be back

    Cold Town HouseResponded on 22 June 2022Sonnyr, we really appreciate your positive review!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a catch up with friends…

    Cold Town HouseResponded on 22 June 2022Hi Opentable Diner, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at Cold Town House. We're happy we could meet your expectations!

  17. S

    Sohh

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Cocktails were great, food wasn’t anything special

    Cold Town HouseResponded on 22 June 2022We appreciate all reviews, and appreciate you giving us the chance to improve by providing us with this feedback.

  18. JS

    JS123

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was pub grub. Pretty decent price for Edinburgh. Could have been warmer when served to us.

    Cold Town HouseResponded on 22 June 2022Hi Js123 thank you for taking the time to leave us your honest feedback.

  19. AN

    ANNS

    Edinburgh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pizza & prosecco & loved the new grey goose cocktails too. Thank you Ann. X

    Cold Town HouseResponded on 22 June 2022ThanksAnns, thank you for the high star rating! Come back for more cocktails anytime!

  20. L

    Lola

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    Too loud. Mediocre food, very expensive considering quality. Brewdog way better

    Cold Town HouseResponded on 22 June 2022HiLola We do have the music turned up that little bit higher over the weekends as we are a live music venue and like to get everyone in the party mood. However we’re really sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy your food. We are developing new dishes which I hope you come back to try. Thanks for letting us know about Brewdog, we’re a big fan of all breweries too! We love beer! Thanks Jamie

  21. BC

    BernarditaC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Music was a bit too loud, but food and service were great

    Cold Town HouseResponded on 22 June 2022Bernarditac, thank you so much for the positive review! We try to set the music volume to suit the mood of the day, sorry we didn't get it spot on for your visit. Hope to see you again soon.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and scenery

    Cold Town HouseResponded on 22 June 2022Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day! We hope to be of service to you again in the future. Best wishes, Cold Town House

  23. CG

    CGill

    East Lothian

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    We were seated on the ground floor. Staff were attentive and lovely. Great selection of beers, wine etc. we ordered pizza and as vegans there were a couple of options which was good and the one we shared was tasty. Only comment re menu is there could be some vegan options for snacks, olives or some dip and chips for example. I took a look at the other two floors and as we have family visiting I was keen to see the roof terrace, wowser the views of the castle are incredible and the terrace space very cool! The staff up there were super helpful and suggested I book there and then for the following weekend and helped me do that. Def a summer bar of choice for me.

    Cold Town HouseResponded on 22 June 2022Cgill, we really appreciate your positive review!

  24. KT

    KathleenT

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! A venue located in this incredible location doesn’t have to try too hard but it does. From the amazing food to super friendly profession hospitality I can’t think of a better place in Edinburgh… or even Scotland!

    Cold Town HouseResponded on 22 June 2022Kathleent, thank you for your kind words and this wonderful review!

  25. PC

    PamelaC

    Perthshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Our waitress was unfriendly, some menu items were unavailable but we weren’t told this until we ordered which was unhelpful. Food was tasty, not sure I’d visit again.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pizzas were great. Chicken hanging was tasty too. Pina colada and beers were agreeable

    Cold Town HouseResponded on 22 June 2022Opentable Diner, your wonderful feedback and rating mean a lot to us.

  27. J

    Jessica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here yesterday and absolutely loved it out on the roof terrace. The drinks were great (frozen pornstar martini), and although we didn't eat here, the food on the other tables looked really good (fish and chips, and the pizzas). Great decor with all the flowers on the roof, glorious sunshine, and views overlooking the castle. The staff were all lovely and attentive too, especially Johnny! Defo recommend this place, and will 100% return on our next visit to Edinburgh.

    Cold Town HouseResponded on 22 June 2022Jessica, thank you so much for the positive review! Hope to see you back soon!

  28. WP

    WilliamP

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    We arrived to the Roof Terrace and we were given not so great seats looking on to a wall of flowers, the girl that served us said she’d get us better seats and never. There was a nice table behind us that lay empty the whole time we were there. After that it was easily a half hour wait to get our order through and then about 15 mins or so later the lady came back to us and said she lost our order, more waiting about. The food and drink were good but I feel like I won’t be back again. We had just got married and because I liked this place so much I wanted to come here with the views of the castle and the sun being out, left a sour taste

    Cold Town HouseResponded on 22 June 2022Hi Williamp, we appreciate your honest review. We set a high standard for ourselves, so we are disappointed to hear that your experience with us was not a positive one. Please reach out to us at cth.management@signaturepubs.co.uk so we may assist you in moving forward towards a resolution. Kind regards, Jamie

  29. BD

    BrunaD

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Being charged 8 pounds for 6 chicken wings is ridiculous, 1 kg cost them around 3 pounds and paying 1.15 pound per piece is just out of this world crazy, also their cocktails come with tons of ice, no liquid can actually fit in the cups, to be honest the place is gorgeous and probably the nicest spot someone can get robbed at. Unforgettable experience 🙂

    Cold Town HouseResponded on 22 June 2022Brunad, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your experience with us. We would like the opportunity to address your concerns. Please reach out to us directly at 0131 357 2865 when you have a chance. Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you.

  30. EG

    EmmaG

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All of the food we ate was absolutely beautiful. We got lots of different dishes.

    Cold Town HouseResponded on 22 June 2022Emmag, we really appreciate your positive review! We're looking forward to your next visit with us!

  31. GC

    GillianC

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    We had the pizza in the roof top terrace and it was excellent. Staff were very friendly and overall it was a great place to have brunch

    Cold Town HouseResponded on 22 June 2022Gillianc, we're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We sincerely thank you for the positive review, and look forward to seeing you again soon! Jamie

  32. BN

    BeerNerd

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great view from the roof terrace. Drinks average price for the area, but very nice. Excellent service.

    Cold Town HouseResponded on 22 June 2022Beernerd, we're happy to hear you had such a positive experience with our team!

  33. BL

    BrendaL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Enjoyed our food and bottle of Prosecco but was extremely disappointed to be told that the table was needed again in 30 minutes despite there being various free table around. We were then asked to vacated our table. There was no time limit I indicated when I booked a sassy aged plenty of free tables around 😞

    Cold Town HouseResponded on 22 June 2022Hi Brendal, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your experience with us. Glad the food and drinks were enjoyed! Regarding booking time limits, these are all noted on the booking confirmation when booking through Opentable, however I've noted your feedback and maybe should have confirmed you knew the booking length on arrival. Kind regards, Jamie

  34. SM

    StephM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and a lovely atmosphere. Girl who served us was really helpful.

    Cold Town HouseResponded on 22 June 2022Stephm, thanks for your praise and kind comments about our team. We're glad to hear we delivered such a great experience. If there's anything further we can do for you, we are happy to help! Jamie

  35. RH

    RachelH

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    It is a little confusing when you get to the rooftop bar as no one was there to greet us, or no "waiting point". With the exception of 1 member of staff who was a bit off, everyone was lovely and attentive. The food, drink and atmosphere was great. I'd love to come back here :)

    Cold Town HouseResponded on 22 June 2022Hello Rachelh, thank you; we appreciate your feedback!

  36. KG

    KatieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Pizzas were amazing - the best we've ever had!! Staff were helpful and attentive - even got a free glass of Prosecco to celebrate my birthday!! 100% recommended

    Cold Town HouseResponded on 22 June 2022Katieg, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Cold Town House! Thank you again for the great review! Jamie

  37. CM

    CaseyM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The service was great! The rooftop was beautiful and had a great view. Definitely a go to for sunny days. The drinks were great. The food was fine, not amazing but also no complaints

    Cold Town HouseResponded on 22 June 2022Hello Caseym, thank you; we appreciate your feedback! Hope to see you back soon!

  38. K

    Katie

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Was a little bit gutted that the kebabs were not available as that is what we came for. But apart from that it was ok. Service was good and food was good. 👍

    Cold Town HouseResponded on 22 June 2022Katie, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Cold Town House!

  39. JA

    JoanneA

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Great food, great prices, drinks were brought to the table fast, had to wait a bit longer than the 40 mins for food. Our server was very rude

    Cold Town HouseResponded on 22 June 2022Joannea, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your experience with us.

  40. FD

    FionaD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Our food took a long time to come. We were told we ordered right after a group of 25 ordered amd this was the reason for the hour ling wait for our food. We could of get a table on ground floor beer house and the music git turned up twice amd was just ridiculously loud and nobody could hear each other. Was esecily annoying as we were trying to eat and chat over our delayed dinner but even fr folk in with drinks it was just too loud for a bar. A nightclub maye but nit a bar where folk want to have a drink but also a laugh and a chat. You just couldmt do that so we left. Was a shame as otherwise its a nice bar. I would recommend but warn them about the noise.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

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Cold Town House is rated 4.3 stars by 978 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 50 times today
Google Map for Cold Town House

4-6 Grassmarket Edinburgh, EH1 2JU

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Edinburgh

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Brewery, Pizzeria, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

  • Phone number

    0131 357 2865

  • Private party facilities

    With three floors we have something for everyone.Call 0131 357 2865 to speak with a member of our events team. Or for more information on our bespoke packages and to arrange a visit please send an email to: reservations@coldtownhouse.co.uk.Enquire today and let us create something extra special for you and your guests.

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