Cold Town House

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Cold Town House
4 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2JU
  • Telephone 0131 357 2865
  • Bar open Sun–Thu 8am–midnight; Fri/Sat 8am–1am.
  • Food served Mon–Sun 9am–10pm.
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Cold Town House

Housed in a former church, this new Grassmarket venue is home to a brewery, bar, restaurant and rooftop terrace, all starring Cold Town Beer.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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The newest addition to the Grassmarket, Cold Town House includes a brewhouse, prosecco and pizza bar and outdoor terrace housed in a cavernous former church. No expense has been spared in the creation of this shabby-chic interior, where exposed brickwork, leather upholstery and plush fabric booths frame features like a fire-pit at the centre of the ground floor. The brewhouse is perhaps the liveliest space, while the Italian-leaning menu features wood-fired pizzas named after Edinburgh neighbourhoods, like the Marchmont. There’s also food designed to have with their very own Cold Town Beer, cleverly categorised by whether you can eat it with your hands (halloumi fries) or need a fork (like the super seed slaw). Sharpen those elbows though. With a fun menu, changing tap list and prime outdoor seating under Edinburgh actual castle, it will be a minor miracle to get a seat among this church’s new congregation come summer – sun worshippers with a taste for beer and no-nonsense food.

The List's rating






Helen Bashforth visited Cold Town House on 10 March 2019
  • High point: A relaxed atmosphere with something to suit most tastes
  • Low point: Probably not the place for an intimate meal
  • Notable dish: Stone baked pizzas
  • Average price: £18 (lunch); £18 (dinner)
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Live entertainment: Regular live music or DJ.
  • Capacity: 300 (50 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 20 for dinner; 200 for private functions
  • Open since: Feb 2019
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 9
  • House wine: £21 per bottle