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Heights Restaurant

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Old Town
Scottish, European, British
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Apex International Hotel | 31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HS, Scotland
+44 131 473 7156
Sat - Mon 19:00 - 21:30
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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

We stayed at the hotel which is a good choice and went here for breakfast. Despite the nice interior and the nice panorama views of the castle we were disappointed. Breakfast was descent but nothing special and very overpriced!

Thank Erik S
Stockport, United Kingdom
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991 reviews
362 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 427 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

The highlight of this restaurant is without doubt the wonderful view over Edinburgh Castle. The decor is dated and in need of refurbishment. The food was good but the staff seem to be slightly dis-organised and working to their procedures rather than customer requirements. However, they did check that the food was OK and that we had everything that we... More 

Thank manswa
Horley, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

Unfortunately the restaurant did not come up to expectations, The place could do with a complete makeover. The waiting staff are attentive, but the chief could do better!

1 Thank chawkes2016
Essex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

Food was good, view was lovely but the only downside would be the waiters standing over you watching you eat. It's nice to be waited on but me personally would of liked a bit more privacy. Seemed to be a lot of waiters for medium sized room.

Thank BradMumf
Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

Christmas dinner overlooking the castle was very special and the food was excellent. The waiters were all very pleasant

Thank ellen175
Surrey, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

We had full breakfast and ordered 3 full Scottish breakfasts and maple syrup pancakes. The food was fine although there was only 1 egg, it specifies 2 on the menu. The coffee was lukewarm and the bacon slightly underdone. The pastries and fruit were nice, the place needs sprucing up a bit though. The service was exceptional, similarly in the... More 

Thank Finlay M
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

This was the main reason for booking this hotel - were taking in the Tattoo and looking forward to dining here to see the fireworks on the following evening. To rub salt into the wound they serve breakfast there !!

Thank Bob K
Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

The castle view is gorgeous and the food is amazing... we love the scottish breakfast and the variety for breakfast

Thank Marcus L
Castlerock, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

We had a beautiful and intricate meal. It tasted divine. Breakfast was also wholesome with a wide range of choice.

Thank DougieD36
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

We ate breakfast here because we stayed at the hotel. The American pancakes were pretty good, but only two and about silver dollar size by American standards. My husband had the full Scottish breakfast, which he liked except the eggs, which were scrambled and tasted like they came from a powder. We had to flag down the staff each of... More 

Thank Kenzi H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Scottish, European, British
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Apex International Hotel | 31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 473 7156
  • This restaurant is at Apex Grassmarket Hotel

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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