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 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 Carina’s passion for the best produce and our team delivering everything else in-between.

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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.

VIEWS OF THE CASTLE

Meetings and dining near Edinburgh Castle

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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 150 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

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If you are looking for a truly unique venue for 10 – 55 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.

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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.

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Intimate Dining

The private dining room seats any combination from 10-40. It’s a remarkably versatile room always feels just right regardless of the number it is entertaining.

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Wedding Receptions

If you are celebrating your ceremony at St Margaret’s Chapel in Edinburgh Castle or at the City Chambers on the Royal Mile, we’re perfectly situated to deliver your day with all your dreams coming true.

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Corporate Events

Visitors to Edinburgh can never be under impressed with the location 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

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!

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.

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Sample menu

 

Homemade rye bread | whipped butter | Blackthorne sea salt 

STARTERS 

Findlay’s of Portobello haggis cannonball | pickled turnip | Glengoyne whisky cream

Heatherfield smoked salmon | Katy Rodgers creme fraiche | Amalfi lemon | capers

Watercress soup | roasted hazelnut | watercress powder.                                                           

Denhead Farm asparagus | chive crumpet | tempered egg yolk | fig

 

MAINS 

Confit Borders pork belly | spring greens | miso glazed Heritage carrots

Brown crab crusted hake | West Coast cockles and clams | samphire

New Season mammole artichoke risotto | black olive crumb | wild mushrooms 

 

DESSERT                                                          

Chocolate Cannonball | passion fruit | Katy Rodgers crème fraîche                          

Amalfi lemon tart | sable base |Douglas fir meringue     

Loch Arthur Cheddar | Kitchen Garden chutney | oatcakes

 

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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 40 catered for.

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

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.

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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 40 catered for.

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

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.

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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.

Find Us

Cannonball House

356 Castlehill
Edinburgh
EH1 2NE

Phone: 03301649 389

For event enquiries  : events@contini.com

OPENING TIMES

Open especially for Mothering Sunday, Easter Sunday & Father’s Day

LUNCH
Monday to Saturday 12 noon to 3.30pm

DINNER
Monday to Saturday 5.30pm to 10pm

CLOSED SUNDAY
Private Dining and Exclusive Events available 363 days of the year.