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For the first time in history, Calton Hill can be the setting for your special occasion, delivering a truly memorable experience for your guests. Our friendly team can help to organise and host catered events including birthday parties, intimate dinners, business meetings, group incentives and wedding receptions.

With our stunning floor-to-ceiling windows offering unrivalled views across the city, The Lookout is one of Edinburgh’s most unique venues. We will work closely with you to develop a menu of beautifully-presented food made from carefully-sourced ingredients that will seriously impress your guests.

We also have access to unique historic spaces within the City Observatory where we can host drinks receptions, bespoke tastings, intimate dinners and meetings.

The possibilities are endless.



The Library is situated in City Observatory building at the designed by William Henry Playfair. With seating for 10, this elegantly understated room is a beautiful backdrop for a private dinner party.

With views towards the Firth of Forth and beyond, The Library is a truly unique Georgian gem and the perfect setting for a special occasion.



A small, stone building on the West of the City Observatory site, the roof has a slot opening, aligned with the meridian, which allowed a transit telescope to follow a star as it crossed the night sky.

This historical room can be exclusively yours for a small drinks reception or dinner for up to 6 guests.



Our kitchen table is offset to the kitchen pass, allowing guest a unique view across the main kitchen and dining space overlooking all the action of the day. 

The table accommodates one single group of 5-8.

The menu compromises surprise dishes which showcase the best in seasonality, you will served directly from the main kitchen as you watch the preparations and final touches to your dishes. Explained and lovingly presented by our chefs. 



The Library in City Observatory offers an inspiring location for meetings of up to 10 people. Enjoy a buffet breakfast on arrival, then take a break and join us at The Lookout for lunch with a view.