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.

Book now using the link below. Please note, we are unable to reserve or guarantee specific tables in Nor' Loft.


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.

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. 

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.

Ditch the cucumber sandwiches and Victoria sponge and think bite-size delicacies thoughtfully combined to satisfy your appetite. And of course, here at Nor' Loft, we encourage a tall glass of champagne no matter the occasion so we have left the choice of drink completely up to you!

Our Afternoon Tea is £60 for two and is available between 12pm - 5:30pm Sunday to Thursday, subject to availability.

Unfortunately, we cannot cater to dietary requirements within this experience, and drinks are not included in the price. Please note, bookings must be made 48 hours in advance and non-refundable pre-payment required.

Bites and Sharers

grazers galore

Our seasonal dishes are created with sharing in mind, the perfect accompaniment to a chilled glass of Champagne. Incorporating classic flavours, contemporary imagination and the finest ingredients from Scotland’s natural larder. Our bites are beautifully composed and sure to catch the eye of the avid foodie and budding Instagram influencer alike. 


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.

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

Opening times


Monday - Sunday: 7am - 10.30am


Sunday - Thursday: Noon - 9.00pm*

Friday - Saturday: Noon - 9.30pm*

*last orders 15 minutes prior


Sunday - Thursday: Noon - 11pm

Friday - Saturday: Noon - Midnight

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.