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Cold town House - Rooftop Terrace

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69 reviews
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£25 and under
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Pizzeria
Our roof terrace will be available for booking from July 6th.

Enjoy an iconic view of Edinburgh Castle as you feast on our classic Neapolitan pizza or beer from our own brewery.

Please ensure that you follow all of our new social distancing measures. These are in place to keep you, us and everyone else safe. You can see our new social distancing & hygiene policy here.

We are open 12-8pm and are greatly limiting the amount of bookings we are taking.

BOOKING T&CS: You must book in advance. Maximum of 6 people per booking from a total of 2 households. Arrive promptly for your booking so we can stagger bookings. You will have your reservation for 1 hour 45 minutes. You will be asked to submit your details for contact tracing and if we can take your temperature on arrival

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 69 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Janice
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to go, well organised, nice drinks and fabby pizza.

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Jordanmc14
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous views, lovely staff and amazing cocktails! Can’t wait to go back.

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RabAndGilly
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, drinks and atmosphere. Well done Cold Town House, we felt safe and welcomed throughout our visit with temperature checks, hand sanitisers available throughout, and sanitation after every customer. Well done to all your staff and we look forward to returning soon.

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WendyL
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great first post lockdown lunch outing. Despite the rain the roof terrace seating is under cover with heaters.

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RebeccaS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food1Service4Ambience5

Didn’t have food so can’t comment. Great drinks and good atmosphere

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PaulineM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Friendly staff. Beautiful views of the castle. Food arrived hot and tasted delicious. Cocktails were very nice and the service was very good without being overbearing. Would definitely return on a warmer day or when the table top warmers were working. Thanks for a lovely time.

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AndrewBks
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great experience! Brilliant roof top terrace! Would highly recommend!

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ChristieL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing staff, friendly people, lovely vibe! We really enjoyed our day. Thank you!

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EllieH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Really accommodating and friendly staff, beautiful rooftop, great beer.

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EmmaD
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Attentive service! All our requirements were met. It was raining so the staff gave us the option of sitting inside, which was great! Felt very safe with many safety procedures put in place.

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AnnaE
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Overrated, pizza was good but service wasn't great, music too loud and we were given the only table which didn't have any rain cover. When it started to rain we were advised to move closer in to the table next to us despite their extensive other Covid related restrictions (QR codes everywhere, the one on our table didn't work - waiter was unhelpful about this). It was okay but there's far better places to eat and drink in Edinburgh. View of the castle that you can see in the pictures is also restricted.

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Rosie
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We are regulars here and were very excited to get to go back finally. Booked our table for the rooftop terrace over 3 weeks in advance and when we got there we weren’t given a table but placed on the outer rim of seating with our backs to everything (including the castle view). This was slightly disappointing especially when we were there for a sit down meal and had booked so far in advance. Made eating difficult with such small space and definitely ruined the dining experience a bit! Great staff though and service was good, just a shame about the planning and seating.

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KevinH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and covid secure made it a most enjoyable evening.
First time in your establishment and will definitely be back, pity the terrace isnt bigger not a complaint its just sooooo good👍

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MandyS
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at Cold Town. Staff were extremely welcoming and I felt safe at all times. Highly recommended!

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Linus65
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely attentive staff. Great pizza and beer.
Very chilled atmosphere with good music.
Well organised with regards to Covid guidance, felt very safe.
Only downside was having to leave after our two hours!

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PaulM
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service, food and drinks were great. Staff were good chat which makes it

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LorraineB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Great for drinks but limited choice for food. Ideal on a sunny day and in a great situation. Staff friendly but online menu on open table much larger than whats offered at present. One of the 2 non pizza mains ran out by 6pm. As a terrace for drinks in edinburgh.. Fab.

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Emmie
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The view is absolutely stunning, the social distancing is followed and the measures applied are great. It's almost as if we were back to normal with some extras.. The ambience was great and their playlist is amazing. Great time there!

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KatieB
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely time on the roof top Terrance. First pint out of lockdown and it was glorious. Lots of fun with the staff and the food was good too. We felt really safe throughout our time there and everything was done with such ease. We will definitely be back.

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GideonS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed the evening here. The welcome and service was excellent, and a great pint of lager!

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yvon78
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed our beer and pizza on the rooftop terrace. Everything was very well set up for feeling safe. Staff were friendly and pizza was delicious.

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MichaelC
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Super views on the roof terrace and sooo nice to be back outside. Really nice pizza bases and toppings and cooked to perfection - will have us coming back for more. Good entry system and very polite and friendly staff. One wee thought was the number of apparent ‘walk up’ customers. Meant to be bookings only and full - if space was due to no shows then shame on them. One of Edinburgh’s best venues for good food and beers.

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JuliaH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Covid measurements great, felt safe. Food and drink great. Sat in the cable car(great idea) We where visiting Edinburgh for a couple of nights. Saw Nicola Stugeon on her visit to you and though it looked like our kind of place to eat. Thanks. Would definitely recommend.

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KarenL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Throughly enjoyed our visit to Cold Town House. Measures in place that helped you feel safe and confident.
Well Done to the team!

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DaveT
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service with good food & drinks. COVID measures taken seriously and well implemented.

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TomK
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant roof top terrace, with a nice fire pit to keep us warm. Fully checked for COVID on the way in and staff were attentive and always ensuring we were comfortable. Our 3 hour slot was curtailed to 90 minutes but that’s fine given circumstances. Recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great afternoon out, staff were very attentive

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CAMRON
Edinburgh
14 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall3Food1Service2Ambience4

Had to wait 20mins to get in despite having a booking. Asked for food at 7pm to be told kitchen shut at 7. Bit disappointed.

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RebeccaW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place was amazing . Great food , great staff and great location !

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UglyBetty
Edinburgh
15 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very enjoyable experience, a lovely spot above the Grassmarket. Had pizza & fries, both excellent at a decent price. Staff friendly & efficient. Hopefully be able to return soon.

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Cvb1
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

So good to be back and they’ve done a great job with safety etc - felt very cold but that’s Edinburgh!

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FionaM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Went during lockdown and found the system in place was very good. Felt safe and enjoyed being able to meet friends in the pub again
Restricted menu but very acceptable in the circumstances

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AndrewB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great staff and nice atmosphere. Shame about some of the guests who left the toilets in a disgusting mess!

We will definitely return.

Thank you.

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AshleyS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came along with family for my birthday and just wish we could’ve stayed longer. Service was brilliant and food was lovely.
Only thing I would say is some music would’ve been good but overall was brilliant !

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DebbieM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely staff who were so friendly and helpful. Really well organised. Quick service and tasty food.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my time to Cold Town at was our first day out since Lockdown. We were out to celebrate my friends birthday. We had a fab time and would highly recommend. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great - fantastic staff

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MartinaC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and well prepared safety measures for COVID-19.

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JenM
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

You go through stringent checks before you arrive; everyone needs to enter their details through a QR code and be temperature checked before going in. But once we were in, it was really nice to be able to sit in the sun and have a drink. Staff were really attentive, chatty and efficient and the pizzas were excellent. Only thing was maybe the music was a bit too loud to talk over. Even still, would definitely recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Staff were very friendly and attentive. Atmosphere was very good considering it was after lockdown, we all felt very relaxed and very safe. Food was really good too but pizzas could have done with a few extra minutes... was getting a little bit messy picking them up. All in all, a great night out and we would return.

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Cold town House - Rooftop Terrace is rated 4.7 stars by 69 OpenTable diners.

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