6 reviews

Glasshouse Hotel, EH1 3AA

New Town, Edinburgh

Cuisine: British, Modern

About Observatory

  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Very pleasant dining experience

    Although very quiet, my friend and I had a lovely time at The Observatory. It is nice to know that The Glasshouse now serve dinner to non-residents, in this pleasant room. The waitress was very attentive and pleasant, and the food was very tasty. I loved both the Cow's Cheese Truffle starter and the Pork main course. The Golden Mash and medley of Veg. were very good too. The wine is a bit pricey, but to be expected for this 4 or 5 five hotel. Will def. go there again, and have no hesitation in recommending it.
    - dined in restaurant 22/06/2016
  • Food: 4

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 4

    Value: 4

    Observatory dining

    The staff were all very pleasant and attentive, the food was very tasty although not very hot, just warm. I had the cows cheese truffle to start which i hadn't tried before and my girlfriend had the soup of the day. They were both very enjoyable. For the main I had the fish of the day which was coley, it came with mussels, but the sauce from the mussels overwhelmed the flavour of most of the dish. My girlfriend said she could not fault the pork loin and said it was excellent. We shared chunky chips which were amazing! We finished with a coffee and didn't have room for dessert!
    - dined in restaurant 16/04/2016

Glass-walled restaurant in five star hotel

The Observatory is part of the five star Glasshouse hotel on Greenside Place in Edinburgh city centre. Glass walls flood the restaurant with light and give dramatic views of nearby Calton Hill. Comfy armchairs and upholstered benches in Paris green and forest hues give the Observatory a peaceful, relaxing ambience.

Simple, fresh and local menus

Open for evening meals, the Observatory Restaurant serves contemporary Scottish cuisine with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal and local ingredients, all served simply. Pride of place among the main courses goes to the grill section which features 28 day-matured Buccleuch estate steaks; Sika venison and lemon sole.

Lighter options might include the olive oil-poached turbot served with a chorizo and haricot bean fricassee or the broccoli and quinoa risotto with pomegranate and crumbled goat’s cheese. Desserts could be a simple yoghurt posset or a more complex white chocolate and coconut ganache with banana sorbet and honeycomb. The cheeseboard offers a more savoury finish to dinner.

City centre transport links and attractions

The Observatory is part of The Glasshouse hotel on Greenside Place at the top of Leith Walk. There is car parking at the adjacent Q-Park. Services from nearby bus stops run to all points of the city and there is a taxi rank outside the hotel. Waverley train station is a ten minute walk. The Playhouse Theatre and Vue Cinema are a two minute walk.

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