Forth Floor Brasserie

Forth Floor Brasserie
Harvey Nichols, 30–34 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH2 2AD
  • Telephone 0131 524 8350
  • Opening times Mon 10am–6pm; Tue/Wed 10am–11pm; Thu–Sat 10am–midnight; Sun 11am–6pm
  • Seasonal times Festival and Christmas: extended hours.
  • Bar open Mon 10am–6pm; Tue/Wed 10am–11pm; Thu–Sat 10am–midnight; Sun 11am–6pm.
  • Food served Mon 10am–5pm; Tue–Sat 10am–10pm; Sun 11am–5pm.
  • Average price £18 (set lunch); £30 (evening meal)
  • Email
  • Website www.harveynichols.com
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Forth Floor Brasserie

Shiny, all-day brasserie offering a fresh, flexible menu and unparalleled views over the city.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Bustling and purposeful, the atmosphere in the broad space of this top-floor brasserie might remind you of an upmarket departure lounge but the food is more interesting and tastier than anything you are likely to get courtesy of Prestwick or Gatwick. Borders steaks and a temptingly fresh seafood selection are on offer throughout lunch and dinner. The seasonally changing menu has salads in starter and main sizes as well as several dishes offering a twist on standard bistro food. The Dingwall black pudding is a fabulous black velvet treat, sweetened with a dollop of apple sauce, while pan-fried pollock is enlivened by a rich saffron risotto with just the right amount of bite. Pavlova is moved up a gear with bittersweet cranberries. Stick to the prix fixe menu and you can have three courses and a cocktail at prices nowhere near sky high.

  • High point: Top-floor panorama makes it a unique venue
  • Low point: Can feel rather crowded when busy
  • Notable dish: Dingwall black pudding, apple sauce, mixed salad
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables
  • Music on stereo: mellow ambient sounds
  • Live entertainment: Occasional jazz; Fringe shows on Sundays in August
  • Capacity: 88 (Additional 20 on terrace in summer.)
  • Largest group: 30. The entire floor (120-140) can also be hired.
  • Open since: 2002
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 20
  • House wine: £22 per bottle

Events at this venue

There are 4 events at this location

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Cocktail Masterclasses

Themed cocktail masterclasses.

Wed 26 Apr

£30–£45 / 0131 524 8350

All the classic cocktails in this session were created during a periods of battle; the infamous French 75, the Hurricane, and the delightful Mai Tai.

Wed 24 May

£30–£45 / 0131 524 8350

Here we look at the refreshing cocktails South America has to offer. Make Caipirinhas, Pisco Sours and Margaritas.

Wed 28 Jun

£30–£45 / 0131 524 8350

Some of Hemingway’s favourite tipples (as opposed to drinking in the same quantities as him). Daiqiuris, Mojitos and, of course, the eponymous Hemingway Daiquiri.

Loveboat Big Band

Set sail for altogether sunnier climes and a night of exotic rhythms and hot, hot horns.

Sun 28 May

£50 inc cocktail on arrival & 3 course dinner with matched wines / 0131 524 8350

Movies and Shakers

Enjoy a three course meal, two cocktails and unlimited popcorn with a classic film screening.

Tue 25 Apr

Tue 9 May

Tue 23 May

Wine Tasting Masterclass

Find out which wines suit your palate at this wine tasting session.

Wed 17 May

£20–£40 / 0131 524 8350

Vin Beau Pays: this session focusses on wines from the south of France.

Wed 21 Jun

£20–£40 / 0131 524 8350

Summer Picnic Rose: lighter, fruity wines for summer.

Wed 2 Aug

£20–£40 / 0131 524 8350

The Five Nations: a chance to try five different Sauvignon Blancs from five different countries.

…and 3 more dates until 22 Nov