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Nor' Loft, Edinburgh, Midlothian

Nor' Loft

4.7
4.7
67 Reviews
£25 and under
Scottish
For those looking to sip on a tall glass of champagne or call out Sláinte with a dram in hand, and not forgetting the foodies looking to graze on seasonal small plates and sharing platters, whether you're a regular or here for the first time, there's something for everyone, all in our rooftop champagne lounge.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Scottish, Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary British

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 12:30 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    0131 322 9229

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    The Royal Mile

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Date Night Bundle

    £25.00 per person

    Feb 12 - Feb 14, 2023
    Celebrate this Valentine's (or Galentine's!) with our date night bundle (£50.00 for two people) which includes an exclusive Valentine's cocktail each upon arrival before you indulge in the ultimate match made in heaven - Champagne and Oysters. Enjoy a glass each of Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut, a Nor' Loft favourite, and six Chilli and Ginger Oysters as you take in the views of Edinburgh's New Town from our 7th floor loft.

What 67 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Great for scenic views

  • Edinburgh

    Great for scenic views

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  1. KL

    KirstyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our night at Norloft and thanks so much for the chocolates for my daughters birthday, a wonderful surprise much appreciated
  2. F

    Foodsapassion

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely afternoon. A couple of drinks, some food, more drinks and more food. Would definitely go back.

    Nor' LoftResponded 5 days agoDear Foodsapassion, thank you for your lovely review. I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Nor' Loft. We hope to see you again soon!

  3. J

    Jenmo

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Setting is lovely. Good ambiance. Service was good but could have been quicker. We had to chase to order more drinks and to pay the bill.

    Nor' LoftResponded 7 days agoDear Jenmo, thanks you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed the location and ambience and we appreciate your feedback which we will take on board. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.

  4. DS

    DavidS

    Perthshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All very good service was excellent and altogether a great afternoon.

    Nor' LoftResponded 7 days agoDear David, thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. It's great to hear tat you enjoyed your visit to Nor' Loft and we hope to see you again soon!

  5. AH

    AlisonH

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We didn't eat here so I can't review it, thete needs to be an option to skip this part of the review
  6. JA

    JenA

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I didn’t have food but drinks were lovely, views over Princes St stunning and the service was friendly. Will be back!

    Nor' LoftResponded on January 17, 2023Dear JenA, thank you for your wonderful review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

  7. MM

    MarieM

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Not the luxury experience I thought this would be! No record of our booking when we arrived do our table was well away from the windows, so no view. Also the furniture looked shabby with torn fabric. We live locally but I don't think we'll be back

    Nor' LoftResponded on January 12, 2023Dear MarieM, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I apologise that your experience was not as we'd have hoped, We appreciate your feedback, which has been taken on board. Apologies again for this inconvenience.

  8. S

    Sibersmith

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    Got there and no one on the reception to show us to our table. Requested a table by the window however we were shown to a table beside the one beside a window. No acknowledgement of our request but it was still a reasonable table. The waiter did helpfully point out that our 4 glasses of champagne might be more economical to order a bottle which we did. He poured and left us. Despite asking for water for the table, no water appeared nor did he return to top the glasses up which I thought he might considering the encouraging start. So it was OK service wise and experience/ambiance wise but unfortunately nothing special. I know they can do better!

    Nor' LoftResponded on January 12, 2023Dear Sibersmith, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I apologise as we are unable to guarantee a window view for any of our bookings. We appreciate you letting us know so we can liaise with the team members involved regarding the points raised. Apologies again for the inconvenience.

  9. PS

    PaulSteven

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is fantastic cocktail / champagne bar with great bar food, super service and a amazing setting

    Nor' LoftResponded on January 12, 2023Dear PaulSteven, thank you for your wonderful review. I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Nor' Loft and we hope to welcome you back again soon!

  10. SB

    SarahB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Beautiful view and staff were initially very accommodating by giving us a nice table. However the service was very poor. Not enough staff on, every table around us waiting for drinks with one couple walking out without being served at all. We left £on table and left because no one came near us.

    Nor' LoftResponded on January 12, 2023Dear SarahB, thank you for your feedback on your visit, I apologise that your experience was not as we'd have hoped. We will be sure to look into this and speak to the relevant team members regarding this as we take great pride in providing friendly, welcoming customer service. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.

  11. SA

    SA123

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lovely spot.. had a view by the window. Not a huge list of cocktails at all. only 6 on the menu however the barman made whatever cocktail we asked for 👌

    Nor' LoftResponded on January 12, 2023Dear SA123, thank you so much for your glowing review. I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and the cocktails. We hope to see you again soon.

  12. JC

    JoseC

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The new menu is great but I really missed the old one. But overall, superb!

    Nor' LoftResponded on January 12, 2023Dear JoseC, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoy your visit and appreciate the feedback regarding our menu. We hope to see you again soon!

  13. MB

    MichaelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely staff, amazing service with one of the very best views in Edinburgh. It was a special occasion for my wife and I and we were made to feel very welcome and enjoyed some fizz & cocktails

    Nor' LoftResponded on January 12, 2023Dear MichaelB, thank you for your wonderful review. I'm delighted that we could help make your occasion so special, we hope to see you again in the future

  14. A

    Angie123

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Amazing views, great service, gorgeous champagne!

    Nor' LoftResponded on January 4, 2023Dear Angie, thank you for your wonderful review. I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed Nor' Loft. I will be sure to pass on your wonderful feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

  15. J

    Jamcp

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall4food2service2ambience3
    Decent drinks, very nice views and pretty friendly staff for the most part. One staff member seemed to be a bit reluctant to serve water alongside alcoholic beverages - made to feel an inconvenience for asking. Also, asked if we'd like some popcorn or olives to accompany our drinks - accepted some olives. Was then surprised to see these added to the final bill - bit deceptive and misleading, and should have been made clear these were menu items. Other than that, little bit pricey for relative quality of drinks, but appreciate you're partially paying for the view.

    Nor' LoftResponded on January 10, 2023Dear Jamcp, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I apologise for the miscommunication surrounding the water and bites, I appreciate you letting us know so we can liaise with the team members involved regarding the points raised. We hope to welcome you back in the future.

  16. ER

    ERMC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was absolutely outstanding- couldn’t fault it at all. There for New Year’s Eve and the staff made this a very special occasion!

    Nor' LoftResponded on January 4, 2023Dear ERMC, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. I'm delighted that we could help make your New Year's celebration so special, I will be sure to pass on your wonderful feedback to our team.

  17. S

    Steph

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Lovely time spent there, staff were friendly and attentive. Didn't eat there so can't really comment on the food. Spectacular views of the city made it more special.

    Nor' LoftResponded on January 4, 2023Dear Steph, thank you for your lovely review. I'm pleased that you enjoyed our location and views. We hope to see you again soon!

  18. W

    Will

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    We visited for drinks and a light bite. We had a cocktail each (£12 each), pulled lamb pies with apricot (£12). The drinks were excellent and the pies were too but were smaller than I expected. The staff were pleasant and the view was excellent. The only real negatives are that one lift was out of service and the toilets desperately needed a wipe down and the bins needed emptying. However, I would return if I fancied a drink somewhere with a great view.

    Nor' LoftResponded on January 4, 2023Dear Will, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our location. I apologise for the inconvenience surrounding the lifts and the toilets. We appreciate your feedback and will take this on board and apologies again.

  19. N

    Nat123

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience5
    Beautiful place and location but for us food was far too limited and not to our taste so only had drinks. Tip would be check menu before you go (we didn’t) views of city are fabulous and champagne plentiful. Would def recommend but for us just for drinks

    Nor' LoftResponded on January 4, 2023Dear Nat123, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed our location and drinks offering. I apologise that our menu didn't meet your expectations and we hope you will return again in the future.

  20. JT

    JohnT

    Edinburgh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First time at the Nor’ Loft and we will certainly be back. Great ambiance and excellent friendly service from staff. Food and drink very good and reasonably priced for this type of venue. Most of all views over Edinburgh skyline were spectacular

    Nor' LoftResponded on January 4, 2023Dear John, thank you for your wonderful review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your time at Nor' Loft and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

  21. KM

    KathM

    Newcastle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service, fabulous view, good food and wine but a bit pricey. It’s worth it for the setting. We keep returning!

    Nor' LoftResponded on January 4, 2023Dear Kath, thank you for taking the time to leave a five-star review and continued support. I'm so pleased that you enjoy Nor' Loft's location and we can't wait to see you again soon.

  22. SD

    SharonD

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    We didn’t eat. Staying in hotel so booked here to end our evening. Was told on arrival at 22.10 that last orders were 22.15. Yet didn’t close till 23.00?? Had I known we could have ended our evening elsewhere. Why stop 45 minutes before?? Losing money I’d say.

    Nor' LoftResponded on January 4, 2023Dear Sharon, thank you for your feedback. I apologise for the inconvenience to your evening and I will be sure to discuss our last order times with our team. We hope to see you again in the future.

  23. OT

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    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas Night Cocktails. This was fantastic experience. We wanted a nice, charming place to enjoy after dinner cocktails at and this was THE place! Positively perfect the wait staff were courteous, friendly, and attentive. The atmosphere and cocktails - divine. We were a little early for our reservation, but we’re still greeted and seated within moments.

    Nor' LoftResponded on January 4, 2023Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed our Festive cocktail menu and your visit to Nor' Loft. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.

  24. PA

    PatriciaA

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Lovely peaceful location and champagne excellent as well as view

    Nor' LoftResponded on January 4, 2023Dear Patricia, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Nor' Loft and we hope to see you again soon.

  25. s

    sharond

    Glasgow

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Staff are always great. Love the views and ambience especially on Christmas Eve. Had a lovely evening.

    Nor' LoftResponded on January 4, 2023Dear Sharond, thank you for your lovely review. I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your evening at Nor' Loft. We hope to see you gain in the future.

  26. CG

    ChristopherG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great bar with really great and friendly service. A lovely location and we love going there. We were celebrating an occasion and the team presented us with a card and chocolates which was such a nice and thoughtful touch! Couldn’t recommend this place highly enough.

    Nor' LoftResponded on January 4, 2023Dear Christopher, thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. I'm delighted that we could help make your occasion special. We hope to see you again in the future.

  27. LM

    LynneM

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful cocktails, fantastic service and a great ambiance. This was perfect for a pre Christmas catch up with friends. Highly recommended.

    Nor' LoftResponded on January 4, 2023Dear Lynne, than you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Nor' Loft and our cocktails. We hope to see you again soon.

  28. PS

    PaulSteven

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This is a fantastic venue with amazing views, with a great range of cocktails & drinks and tasty bar snacks. This is a real treat of a place to go to!

    Nor' LoftResponded on January 4, 2023Dear Paul, thank you for your lovely review. I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed Nor' Loft and our menu. We hope to see you again soon.

  29. AC

    AileenC

    Edinburgh

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elegant and classy champagne bar with very tasty light bites. Highly recommended.

    Nor' LoftResponded on January 4, 2023Dear Aileen, thank you for your wonderful review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed Nor' Loft and our light bites menu. We hope to see you again soon!

  30. AM

    AnneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue, amazing, attentive staff but not pushy Fantastic views over the city A brilliant place to have a cosy catch up with friends Recommend

    Nor' LoftResponded on January 4, 2023Dear Anne, thank you for taking the time to leave such a glowing review. I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Nor' Loft and we hope to see you again soon.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Very snobby, looked down on and talked down to by staff

    Nor' LoftResponded on January 4, 2023Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I apologise that your experience at Nor' Loft is not as we'd have hoped. Your feedback surrounding our team has been taken on board. Apologies again for the inconvenience.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable views and attentive staff
  33. AM

    AlexM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely spot, with an amazing view. Cocktails and olives were lovely. Staff very friendly and attentive.

    Nor' LoftResponded on January 4, 2023Dear Alex, thank you for your wonderful review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Nor' Loft. I will be sure to pass on your fantastic feedback to our team.

  34. JF

    JamesF

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Really good atmosphere at the Nor Loft and the service was very efficient as per last time. The only disappointment was that the J & B House Champagne had been changeover for a more citrus based alternative. We (the 4 of us) found this not as enjoyable but we appreciate that suppliers change over time. This feedback is provided in the spirit of continuous improvement. Thank You.

    Nor' LoftResponded on December 19, 2022Dear James, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your feedback and thank you for your continued support.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good, lovely views for drinks
  36. SD

    SarahD

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service from friendly and attentive staff. Would highly recommend. Gorgeous views of Edinburgh.

    Nor' LoftResponded on December 19, 2022Dear Sarah, Thank you for your wonderful review. It’s great to hear that you enjoyed Nor’ Lofts location. We hope to see you again in the future.

  37. CS

    CoreenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely excellent experience. The platters were lovely and the views were amazing. We were very well looked after by the staff.

    Nor' LoftResponded on December 19, 2022Dear Coreen, thank you for taking the time to leave such a glowing review. I will pass on your wonderful feedback to our Nor’ Loft team. We hope to see you again soon!

  38. AH

    AlisonH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited with our Belgium for drinks had reserved a table in advance. Offered a perfect table ,friendly service with stunning views over the city. Will definitely return and highly recommend!

    Nor' LoftResponded on December 19, 2022Dear Alison, thank you for your wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed Nor’ Loft and we hope to see you again in the future!

  39. AF

    AmyF

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful time, excellent drinks, food and service but it was a bit chilly 🥶

    Nor' LoftResponded on December 19, 2022Dear Amy, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I apologise that it was cold during your visit, I will discuss this with our team. We are glad that you enjoyed your food and drinks and hope to see you again soon.

  40. P

    Paget95

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Didn’t receive any service at all. We got seated and handed a menu, then waited 20 minutes without anyone acknowledging us. Ended up leaving as we were so disappointed with the lack of service.

    Nor' LoftResponded on December 19, 2022Dear Paget95, thank you for your feedback, I apologise for your experience. We will be sure to look into this and speak to the relevant team members regarding this as we take great pride in our customer service.

FAQs

Nor' Loft is rated 4.7 stars by 67 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Nor' Loft

6 Market St, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 1DE

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    The Royal Mile

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 12:30 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Scottish, Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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