Brunch with a View

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll probably know I’m a massive fan of brunch; best meal of the day in my opinion! Most people save brunch for a Sunday but this week we opted for a Thursday.

You see it was Frances‘ birthday and so I suggested we grab some brunch to celebrate…of course she didn’t need any convincing. Not wanting to miss out, I booked a table at the Tower Restaurant as I’d heard good things and neither of us had been before. Turns out a booking wasn’t necessary for a Thursday and we ended up with the whole restaurant to ourselves. brunch1Although we’d heard good things about the food we’d heard even better things about the view and boy were we thrilled with what we found.brunch2brunch3I mean how incredible is that! how many other cities get a view like that?

We were pretty hungry but the castle managed to keep us distracted while we waited for our eggs florentine accompanied by a cappuccino of course.brunch4The eggs were good but I think the highlight arrived when we were one egg down; the plate of mini pastries to share, fresh and still warm. The perfect accompaniment for cappuccino number two.brunch5A trip to this restaurant is definitely worth it for the view and those pastries, so get yourself down there when you have the chance, I’m definitely planning on heading back but I’ll probably try afternoon tea next time.

Once we’d polished off our pastries and finished our tea and coffee we popped downstairs for the obligatory visit to my favourite room in Edinburgh.brunch6brunch11We also had a quick wander around the new galleries and admired the lego model of the museum…I wonder how long it took to build?!brunch7We’d spent most of the morning inside, which was a bit of a shame as it was such a beautiful day outside so we decided to walk off brunch with a whistle-stop tour of some of the best spots in Edinburgh. Starting at the Grassmarket.brunch9brunch8While in the area it would be rude not to head up the Vennel to catch another stunning view of the castle.brunch10Then it was up to the Royal Mile and back down the other side towards Princes Street.brunch12brunch13I know I go on about it all the time but how beautiful is Edinburgh, I really don’t know why anyone would want to live anywhere else especially on a day as nice as this.brunch14brunch15Seriously guys the next time you’re looking for brunch with a view get yourself down to the Tower Restaurant and let me know what you think!


  1. October 10, 2016 / 10:55 am

    Hi Emma! I’m Emma 🙂 We are planning a short trip to Edinburgh at the end of the month! We have all our meals covered (that brunch looks delicious, though) but I was wondering if you could recommend us some cute cafe to take a break while sightseeing?

    • emmasjoys
      October 10, 2016 / 11:37 am

      Hi Emma! if you like differnt kinds of tea then definitely pop into eteaket on Frederick street, its very central and one of my favourite spots. For coffee there is Burr & Co on George street, The Milkman on Cockburn street or if you find yourself down Leith Walk try Twelve Triangles on Brunswick street. There are so many places to stop for a wee break in Edinburgh but those are my current favourites.
      Hope that helps!
      Emma x

      • October 10, 2016 / 11:53 am

        Thanks!!! It will hep us!!! I’m so looking forward to this trip. I did study one semester in Uni in Edinburgh but that was gazillions years ago!

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