You can now enjoy Christmas Dinner while taking in one of the best views of Edinburgh Castle the city has to offer

A bar in the capital which offers unrivalled views of Edinburgh Castle is set to give diners the chance to enjoy an unforgettable Christmas dinner this year.

Published 14th Nov 2018
Updated 8 th Aug 2023

The Penthouse ‘home’ of SKYbar is set to open on Christmas Day, offering a seven course taster menu and the "perfect spot to be together whilst enjoy the most spectacular views of the city".

Costing £99 per person - sharing tables of 10 - the event will begin at 12pm, with lunch served at 1pm.

The team behind the SKYbar says guests will be able to enjoy dishes like Scottish smoked salmon blinis, slow cooked shin of beef with haggis bonbon and gratin potato, and raspberry and vanilla cheesecake dome, as well as the usual  festive favourites of mince pies and shortbread.

We discovered the SKYbar, which is located on the top floor of the DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre, at the Festival last year, and were blown away by the incredible views of the Castle

• For reservations, please email, call 131 221 5414 or visit

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.
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