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Perched on the top of Calton Hill, The Lookout offers spectacular floor-to-ceiling views across the cobbled city streets, spires and out toward the Firth Of Forth beyond.

Built on a cantilever, the restaurant is partially suspended over Calton Hill’s northwest slope, meaning our floor-to-ceiling windows offer breath-taking views across Edinburgh, the Firth of Forth and beyond.

The Lookout by Gardener's Cottage is an exciting partnership between Edinburgh restaurant The Gardener’s Cottage and Collective, the organisation that has redeveloped the City Observatory site on Calton Hill into a new home for contemporary art.



0131 322 1246



Calton Hill,







Tuesday & Wednesday

10am - 10pm

Thursday - Sunday


We serve lunch from midday Tuesday to Sunnday

In addition to our À la carte lunch menu we serve a set lunch, two courses for £23 and three for £28. 

Dinner is served Thursday to Sunday from 5:30pm

We offer our Chefs tasting menu at £80 and our set dinner menu, three courses for £38* and five courses for £50

We also offer a continental breakfast each morning consisting of the best local sourced cured meats & fish, cheeses, pastries, breads, fresh fruits and cereals, along with organic eggs & toasted sourdough.

Breakfast costs £14 per person.

All our dishes are artfully crafted from seasonal sustainably-sourced produce. Our team of chefs, butchers and bakers create a feast of dishes every day. Our menus are ever changing to reflect the season.

We can cattier for most dietary requirements with notice.

Sample menus.

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For general enquiries please call 0131 322 1246 or email us on

For all venue hire enquiries, please contact our Head of Sales Kayleigh on or call 0131 322 1246