Review on Forth Floor
The name isn't a misprint – it's simply a punning reminder that this is Edinburgh and that the restaurant (which really is on the fourth floor of the shop) has far-reaching views over the Firth of Forth.
Like other Harvey Nicks outlets, The Forth Floor is glossy, funky and ultra-modern, a truly slick operation. The restaurant puts on a slightly formal face, with white cloths and tinkling piano music in the background, but the kitchen isn't shy about adding some fashionable touches to a menu that is rooted in the classics.
The kitchen gives a nod to old Scotland with Cullen skink, otherwise starters are in the more modern vein of foie gras with Sauternes jelly and brioche or escabeche of red mullet. Main courses might feature duck done three ways with juniper and aniseed sauce, poached halibut with crab ravioli and spring greens or slow-baked chump of lamb with roast sweet potatoes and confit of shallots. Among desserts, you can expect to find things like rhubarb charlotte or fig crumble tart with amaretto ice cream.
The adjoining bar and brasserie can get frantic – especially on Sundays, when live jazz and brunch are added to the menu. The wine list is packed with challenging, exciting stuff ranging from trendy New World offerings to elegant European vintages.
Forth Floor is also featured in: Michelin GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 10.00am (11.00am Sun) through
Dinner: 10.00pm Tue-Sat (5.00pm Sun & Mon)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card