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Tall Glasses & Taller Views

Due to Scottish Government restrictions, we are only able to serve hotel residents in Nor' Loft.

We will be serving breakfast, dinner and non-alcoholic drinks. Alcoholic drinks will be available within guests rooms, with a limited menu being served from 10pm onwards. In addition to this, food is available in rooms at dinner time upon request.

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


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 over 20 labels featured on our Champagne Table. And since we encourage you to raise a tall glass any day of the week, we offer over half of them by the glass. 

Small Plates

grazers galore

Our seasonal small plates are created with sharing in mind, 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, 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, freshly made sweet & savoury treats are sure to entice, alongside artisan teas and local coffee.

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

(same day booking available if booked before 11 am)


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, cheeses, cured meats, 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!

Opening times


Mon – Fri            7.30 am – 10.30 am

Sat & Sun           7.30 am – 11.00 am


Sun – Thu           5.00 pm – 8.00 pm (last orders taken)

Fri & Sat              5.00pm – 9.00 pm (last orders taken)

If you have any questions with regards to an upcoming reservation or general enquiry, please email us on 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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