The Tower Restaurant
Level 5 within The Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 1JF
- Tel: 0131 225 3003
Tower Restaurant is an award-winning restaurant serving a variety of modern Scottish seafood and game dishes using the best seasonal ingredients. They can cater for private parties of up to 150 guests upon request.
Excellent food - ropey service
07/09/2010 by melanichael
Why does such a good restaurant feel the need to rip off its customers? £4.50 for a bottle of still water is ridiculous, especially as our request for tap water was ignored. Similarly, the 'light lunch' menu quoted £21 for two courses and a glass of bubbly; we were charged £14.95 for food and a further £9 for the champagne. This does not add up to £21, even with our dodgy arithmetic. However, there is no denying that the grub matched the view. For starters we enjoyed the Cured Pigeon Salad, a Caesar Salad (with damp croutons but LOTS of anchovies - a rarity) and flavoursome pate. The fluffy Omelette Arnold Bennett was rapturously received for a main, as was the Fish Pie, complete with its Elvis quiff of potato. The Sea Bass was served on a bed of green beans and 'stuff', which defeated even our analysis. But it was tasty! The wine selection is very good (if a tad pricey) but we enjoyed a decent bottle of Fleurie. No room for puddings but the selection looked great - and there was Cranachan. Service was highly patchy. The waiter who insisted on stretching across the table to serve us had BO, and the other who poured the wine didn't seem to know anything about 'ladies before gentlemen', as well as keeping up the restaurant policy of reaching over customers. With only three of us there was a limited number of service combinations, but they managed to get it wrong for both courses anyway. Excellent food - ropey service. At least the jazz music in the background was at a low level and a lack of squalling brats there meant that we were not wishing for the restaurant to supply us with a Drowning Tub.Report this
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