Forth Floor Restaurant, Brasserie and Bar

Forth Floor Restaurant, Brasserie and Bar
Harvey Nichols, 30–34 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH2 2AD
  • Telephone 0131 524 8350
  • Opening times Restaurant Lunch Mon–Sun noon–2.30pm; Afternoon Tea Mon–Sun 3–4pm; Dinner Tue–Sat: 5.30–10pm. Brasserie Mon 10am–5pm; Tue–Sat 10am–10pm; Sun 11am–5pm. Bar Mon 10am–6pm; Tue–Sat 10am–midnight; Sun 11am–6pm.
  • Food served Mon 10am–5pm; Tue–Sat 10am–10pm; Sun 11am–5pm.
  • Pre-theatre times Noon–3pm, 5.30–10pm.
  • Pre-theatre price £18
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Forth Floor Brasserie

Stylish all-day brasserie offering a menu of classic dishes and great views over the city.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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The Forth Floor Brasserie was a trailblazer, opening almost two decades before St Andrew Square became a dining destination. And it still has a superior air, looking down on the army of newcomers. The glass-fronted dining room is bright and airy, service is friendly, and the small tables lend a feeling of cosiness. And when the weather allows, the terrace offers spectacular views of Edinburgh Castle in one direction and Fife in the other. With an attractive seasonal menu and ambitious à la carte offerings, the brasserie is a haven for hungry shoppers and an equally popular choice for those not undergoing retail therapy. A starter of roasted beetroot with hazelnut-crusted goat’s cheese and honey truffle dressing is a tasty twist on a classic. Mains include a moist pan-fried duck breast which borrows smokiness from the accompanying Morteau sausage, while black pudding balls and sautéed potato add further textures to the dish. To finish, dark chocolate brownie with a luscious pecan maple mousse will fortify diners, whether they are planning more shopping or just a stroll round the square.

The List's rating






Colin Renton visited Forth Floor Restaurant, Brasserie and Bar on 5 February 2019
  • High point: More than just a refuelling stop for shoppers
  • Low point: Trying to get a terrace table when the sun shines
  • Notable dish: Duck breast, Morteau sausage, sautéed potato, black pudding
  • Average price: £18 (inc. cocktail); £23.50 (dinner)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Easy listening
  • Live entertainment: Fringe venue
  • Capacity: 74 (24 outdoors)
  • 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: £23 per bottle

Events at this venue

There are 7 events at this location

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Cocktail Masterclass: British Classics

Find out more about the cocktails that originated on the British Isles, from the Whisky Sour to the Bramble.

Thu 20 Jun

£30–£45 / 0131 524 8350

Cocktail Masterclass: Evolution of the Martini

Find out how the classic Martini cocktail has evolved over time, from the sweet Martinez and Ian Fleming's Vesper to the Dry Martini.

Thu 23 May

£30–£45 / 0131 524 8350

Cocktail Masterclass: Off With A Pop!

A celebration of all things fizzy, from the classic Champagne cocktail to the sweet peach Bellini.

Thu 25 Jul

£30–£45 / 0131 524 8350

Movies and Shakers

Enjoy a three course meal and a film-inspired cocktail with a classic film screening.

Tue 28 May

£37.50 / 0131 524 8350

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

  • 18:30 – 22:30

Tue 11 Jun

£37.50 / 0131 524 8350

Jaws (1975)

  • 18:30 – 22:30

Wed 26 Jun

£37.50 / 0131 524 8350

National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)

  • 18:30 – 22:30
…and 2 more dates until 23 Jul

A Night of Swing

Indulge in gourmet food, sip delicious drinks and dance to a live band this bank holiday.

Sun 26 May

£55 includes a three-course dinner, arrival cocktail, wine and live music / 0131 524 8350

Wine Masterclass: Sauvignon Blanc – France vs The Rest of the World

Taste a Sauvignon Blanc from France and see how it stakes up to its New Zealander, South African and Chilean counterparts.

Thu 6 Jun

£20–£40 Includes tasting of five wines / 0131 524 8350

Wine Masterclass: Summer Wines

Sample a variety of summertime wines, from refreshing whites to aromatic roses.

Thu 18 Jul

£20–£40 Includes tasting of five wines / 0131 524 8350