OPening Date for The Lookout

The entrance to The Lookout, which leads to floor-to-ceiling windows offering spectacular views.

The entrance to The Lookout, which leads to floor-to-ceiling windows offering spectacular views.


We're very excited to announce that we'll be opening The Lookout by Gardener's Cottage on Saturday 24th November.

It’s our third venture and the first ever restaurant on Calton Hill. We promise you amazing food as well as breath-taking views across the Firth of Forth and the city skyline.
We can't wait to welcome you for breakfast, lunch and dinner surrounded by floor-to-ceiling views of Edinburgh and beyond. We'll be open 5 days a week, offering an approachable, relaxed dining experience. 
We’ll be serving a modern take on the food we have evolved over the last six years at The Gardener’s Cottage to complement The Lookout’s modern architecture, and of course, those spectacular views.

Watch the city wake up with our artisan breakfast buffet brimming with goodness from 10am.
Or join us for lunch or dinner when we'll be serving a seasonal and inventive a la carte, complemented by a prix fixe menu. 
Head over to our website to take a look at our sample menus, but you can expect to see dishes like Douglas Fir-cured sea trout with sauerkraut, seaweed and rye bread; Gigha halibut, butternut squash purée, golden sultanas and brioche and clam vinaigrette; lobster smoked over oak with seaweed butter; Tweed Valley mallard roasted on the crown; and spiced pumpkin and chocolate tart, star anise and molasses ice-cream with pear, honey and walnut crumble.

To make a reservation - click here.

The Lookout by Gardener’s Cottage is a partnership with Collective, the organisation currently re-developing the City Observatory site on Calton Hill into a new home for contemporary art. As well as the purpose-built restaurant, the world-class development incorporates the restored City Observatory and City Dome, along with new purpose-built exhibition space The Hillside.