Harden's says

A partnership between The Gardener’s Cottage restaurant and Collective, (the organisation that has redeveloped the City Observatory); the restaurant is built on a cantilever so it's partially suspended over Calton Hill. Panoramic views across Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth reward the journey; open all day from breakfast.

survey result

Summary

£67
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The setting is lovely” at this intriguing, all-day yearling (open from breakfast): a cantilevered structure, partially suspended over Calton Hill, with panoramic views across Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth. It’s a partnership between The Gardener’s Cottage restaurant and Collective (the organisation that has redeveloped the City Observatory), and all reports say it serves “great” modern bistro fare.

Summary

£67
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The setting is lovely” at this intriguing, all-day newcomer (open from breakfast): a cantilevered structure, partially suspended over Calton Hill, with panoramic views across Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth. It’s a partnership between The Gardener’s Cottage restaurant and Collective (the organisation that has redeveloped the City Observatory), and all reports say it serves “great” modern bistro fare.

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Restaurant details

No dress code

Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 45.00 Lunch only 5
Menu2 95.00 Dinner only 6
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £35.00
Filter Coffee £7.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Calton Hill, Edinburgh, EH7 5AA

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