Exceptional food and breath-taking views, 7-days a week.

 
 
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Join us for truly great food at one of the best locations in Edinburgh. Work up an appetite with a bracing walk to the top of Calton Hill where you’ll find us, and a warm welcome, within the City Observatory walls.

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. 

 
 

art meets food

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. 

 
 

Every dish as special as the view.

 
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