Tall Glasses & Taller Views

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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It's a way of life

At Nor’ Loft, we live by the philosophy that you needn’t wait for special occasions to enjoy Champagne. We love to talk about it almost as much as we love to drink it, so whether you’re a seasoned connoisseur or just eager to learn your ‘brut’ from your ‘demi-sec’, let us take you on a journey through our carefully curated selection.

From independent growers to prestigious Champagne houses, we have a variety of labels featured on our Champagne Table. And since we encourage you to raise a tall glass any day of the week, we offer a selection of them by the glass. 

Small Plates and Mains

grazers galore

Our seasonal plates are created with sharing in mind, the perfect accompaniment to a chilled glass of Champagne, our choice of small plates, mains and light bites are available throughout the day from our open kitchen. Incorporating classic flavours, contemporary imagination and the finest ingredients from Scotland’s natural larder. Our small plates are beautifully composed and sure to catch the eye of the avid foodie and budding Instagram influencer alike. 

Afternoon Tea

with a contemporary twist

Using the best of Scottish seasonal produce, our afternoon tea is a contemporary twist on the classic. Our flavourful sweet & savoury treats are sure to entice, alongside artisan teas.

Ditch the cucumber sandwiches and Victoria sponge and think bite-size delicacies thoughtfully combined to satisfy your appetite. And of course, afternoon tea wouldn't be complete without a tall glass, enjoy the best of both worlds with our Laurent-Perrier Champagne flight. 

Available between 1:30pm - 4:30pm daily


sunrise seekers and brunch believers

As the sun comes up, the city views from the Nor’ Loft emerge. Discover our fresh pantry with a selection of all butter croissants, pastries, artisan bread and fresh fruit.

Meanwhile, our chef will be preparing freshly cooked dishes, from a stunning open kitchen. Taste the full Scottish breakfast experience or choose something lighter from our tasty breakfast menu.

Remember there’s no need for an occasion to raise a tall glass, start your day right with a sip of Champagne!

Oyster Happy Hour

Think of the classic Happy Hour but with a seafood twist, enjoy oysters and mignonette for £1 each, every Thursday from 4pm - 6pm! And for a little extra indulgence, we'd recommend pairing with Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée Brut, to complement the fresh oysters with a hint of citrus and spice.

Advanced booking recommended, as oysters are ordered fresh and available on a first come first served basis.

Opening times


Daily 7.30am - 11am


Daily 1.30pm - 4.30pm


Daily 1pm - 9pm*

*last orders 15 minutes prior


Monday - Wednesday Noon - 11pm

Thursday - Friday Noon - Midnight

Saturday 1pm - Midnight

Sunday 1pm - 11pm

Due to the unpredictability of Scottish weather, we are unable to book tables outside. Should the sun be shining, tables are allocated on a first come first served basis.

If you have any questions with regards to an upcoming reservation or general enquiry, please email us on stay@marketstreethotel.co.uk and will endeavour to respond as soon as possible. 

Our Namesake

The ancient Nor’ Loch is steeped in the history of Edinburgh. 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 Nor’ Loft now takes its place as part of the city’s Old Town character. 

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