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PRIVATE DINING AT CANNONBALL HOUSE

Great food and a warm welcome are what our reputation is based on.  We’re here to ensure your guests have the very best experience and enjoy the best of Scotland’s Larder.

Consisting of three exclusive floors Cannonball House offers three different levels of private dining spaces.

Our menus change with the seasons and can be bespoked especially for you and your guests.

Our events team team will be present to welcome your guests and service your events with warmth but with the discretion your event requires.  The Victor welcome with Carinas passion for the best produce and our team delivering everything else inbetween.


Just imagine - fine food and a warm welcome

There are very few venues that can boost a location as iconic as Cannonball House on Castlehill, directly next to Edinburgh Castle.

We love Cannonball House with all its history and all the character you would expect from an Edinburgh Old Town building that dates back to the 17thC.  The private dining room has its own dedicated entrance to make your event even more special.


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Cannonball House is set over three floors.  Each with it’s own individual character but linked by the old school staircase which gives a hint to one of it’s many lives over its 400 year old history.

The top floor showcases our Restaurant with stunning double high ceilings and views north, south, east and west of Edinburgh.  The middle floor hosts our whisky bar with its list of over 120 whiskies. A cosy room to sit and relax before or after dinner or use as a reception room for larger parties.

The private dining room is situated on the lower ground floor.  The building has its own dedicated lift that services all levels.

Exclusive use of all three floors

Exclusive use of all three floors

If you are looking for a truly unique venue for 10 – 44 guests or a venue that allows you to drink, dine and dance, Cannonball House can deliver for you over our stunning three floor venue.

Perfect for pre dinner whisky tastings or champagne receptions followed by dinner or a truly Scottish experience with live traditional music and dancing.

Showcasing Scotland Natural Larder and our best Artisan Producers

We pride ourselves on our relationship with our suppliers.  Buying direct from as many of Scotland’s small producers as we can allows us to showcase Scotland at its best throughout the seasons.

Whether it’s Glamis Asparagus that we normally get in May or foraged fresh Chanterelle that we get in September or glorious Grouse in August our suppliers are there to source the best freshest produce so we can prepare for you and your guests.

Taste Scotland, in one of Edinburgh’s award winning restaurants at the feet of Edinburgh Castle.  We’re as close as that!


WHAT IS AN EVENT AT CANNONBALL LIKE?

Cannonball House captures all the mystery and history of the best dining on the Royal Mile.  Your dining in the shadows of the first Duke Gordon, the first key keeper to Edinburgh Castle who first owned Cannonball House.  

We still have the door that he would have used which is home to the oldest tirling pin, an old Scottish word for a knocker – believed to be the oldest in the world.

We serve beautiful contemporary Scottish dishes in a very traditional historic venue.  We look forward to sharing so many of the wonderful stories we’ve learnt while we’ve had the privilege to cook and share our hospitality.

Intimate Dining

Intimate Dining

The private dining room seats any combination from 10 to 24. It’s a remarkably versatile room always feels just right regardless of the number it is entertaining.

Wedding Receptions

Wedding Receptions

If you are celebrating your ceremony at St Margaret’s Chapel in Edinburgh Castle or at Register House on North Bridge, we’re perfectly situated to deliver your day with all your dreams coming true.

Corporate Events

Corporate Events

Visitors to Edinburgh can never be under impressed with the situation and setting of the private dining room. With a walk to the Castle and dining in style with exceptional quality award winning food Cannonball Restaurant & Bar will deliver your corporate event in style.


Why book Cannonball House?

Don’t just listen to us – here’s some recent feedback

“We just wanted to let you know that our event last night went fantastically well and all our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Your team couldn’t have been more accommodating and really went out of their way to make the night special. Please could you pass on our sincerest thanks and rest assured that you’ve now got 18 new fans of Cannonball!”

“The food, venue and service were fantastic – please do pass on our thanks to your team. We would be happy to recommend Contini’s and would be happy to use your venue for any future Edinburgh based events.”

“I just wanted to send an email to say thank you for yesterday’s event.  It was superb.  The food and wine were excellent and the staff were very understanding as to the lateness of half the group! The department  is very grateful and we will certainly be using your space for future events!”


Explore the food

Types of dishes

Our reputation for great food and impeccable sourcing at all our Contini venues has helped us survive three generations and we’re proud to hold the same values that our family have held for almost 100 years. Fresh and as local as possible is best.

We also have our own kitchen garden to supplement produce for all our kitchens and our teams get so excited when the spring season kicks in and all our lovely produce stars to be delivered by hand by Victor direct into their hands and onto your plates.

Explore the food

Sample Menu

Drinks and cocktails before the event

Our private dining room on the lower ground floor is available for exclusive use for private dining, whisky tastings and functions. Parties from 10 to 30 catered for.

For extra special, truly memorable bespoke events all three floors of Cannonball House are available on request.

Our events team look forward to talking to you on 0131 225 1550 (ext 4) to discuss your special event and tailor it to your needs.

Is it exclusive use with dishes made of locally sourced ingredients from Scottish artisan suppliers.

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FAQs

Event Organiser FAQs

Our private dining room on the lower ground floor is available for exclusive use for private dining, whisky tastings and functions. Parties from 10 to 24 catered for.


  • Q.

    Where is Cannonball?

    A.

    Cannonball is located in Cannonball House at the top of The Royal Mile with breathtaking views to our next door neighbour Edinburgh Castle

  • Q.

    What kind of events do you run?

    A.

    The award-winning Cannonball Restaurant & Bar serves locally sourced ingredients from Scottish artisan suppliers. Available for lunches, dinners and exclusive use.

For more information on our bespoke packages and to arrange a visit to any of our venues to meet with our lovely events team, please send an enquiry via the form.
Event Organiser FAQs

Wedding FAQs

Our private dining room on the lower ground floor is available for exclusive use for private dining, whisky tastings and functions. Parties from 10 to 24 catered for.


  • Q.

    What kind of events do you run?

    A.

    The award-winning Cannonball Restaurant & Bar serves locally sourced ingredients from Scottish artisan suppliers. Available for lunches, dinners and exclusive use.

  • Q.

    Is there a separate private dining room at Cannonball?

    A.

    Yes, we are delighted to be able to offer three separate private dining spaces at Cannonball House

For more information on our bespoke packages and to arrange a visit to any of our venues to meet with our lovely events team, please send an enquiry via the form.
Wedding FAQs

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Needing event planning? We can help.

We have a established reputation in food catering that is highly creative to support a game-changing experiance.

Good food can support the forging relationships and great events can make them special.

Event Booking

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Cannonball Restaurant & Bar
356 Castlehill
The Royal Mile

Edinburgh
EH1 2NE

Phone: 0131 225 1550

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