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Tall Glasses & Taller Views

Discover Edinburgh from a uniquely new perspective and tap into the heart and soul of our city centre location. Nestled in the border between the old and new town, this 7th floor rooftop champagne lounge exudes character and style whilst giving a nod to its historic, enchanting roots. Here, our guests are met with exceptional flavours, engaging conversations and mingle amidst a truly stunning backdrop of Edinburgh’s iconic skyline.

A creative hub by day, and bustling urban retreat by night, grab a table or sink into one of our stylish sofas and join us for that business meeting, Friday feeling or afternoon soirée. 


understated yet sophisticated

The Nor’ Loft signature is Champagne, understated yet sophisticated, where a tall glass is encouraged any day of the week. Our Champagne table, featuring a number prestigious labels, takes centre stage, so pull up a stool, grab a table or sink into one of our stylish sofas and join us for that Friday feeling, afternoon soirée or special moment. There’s also an outrageously good list of wines & spirits alongside a carefully curated selection of cocktails. 


sunrise seekers and brunch believers

As the sun comes up the city vistas from the Nor’ Loft emerge. Help yourself to our extensive continental buffet while our chef prepares your selection from our a la carte menu. Choose from a cooked breakfast, Scottish smoked salmon & scrambled eggs or crushed avocado on toast, there’s ample choice to satisfy the hungriest adventurers. 

Afternoon Tea

with an artisan twist 

The Nor’ Loft is the perfect setting to reflect and revitalise as you recount the day’s stories. Complete with a delightful afternoon tea, perfectly matched with glorious panoramic views. Our delectable, freshly made sweet & savoury treats are sure to entice you, alongside teas & coffees infused with a local artisan twist.

Small Plates

Grazers Galore

The perfect accompaniment to a chilled glass of Champagne, our choice of small plates and light bites are available throughout the day from our open kitchen. 

Incorporating classic flavours with contemporary imagination and the finest local ingredients.

Nor' Loft opening hours

Daily  6.30am - 12 midnight (Friday & Saturday 1am)


Monday to Friday  6.30am - 10.30am

Saturday & Sunday  7am - 11am

Afternoon Tea

Daily 2pm - 4.30pm

Small plates

Daily  12 noon - 10pm


The ancient Nor’ Loch is steeped in the history of the city. Centuries ago it sat in front of Market Street at the foot of the Castle rock, now occupied by Princes Street Gardens, and was part of the natural defences of the old town to hinder invaders. Inspired by this historic icon the Nor’ Loft now takes its place in the rich tapestry of Edinburgh.