The Cannonball House Dining Package with The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

We are thrilled to be able to host our popular dining experiences together with The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2023
Enjoy our super special evening with a five-course tasting menu in the historic Cannonball House before we escort you out on to the Esplanade.

Monday to Saturday: 7:00pm for the 9:30pm performance

Friday 18 August and Saturdays: 3:45pm for the 6:15pm performance


Welcome to Cannonball Restaurant & Bar. A stunning three storey historic building with all the character you would expect from an Edinburgh Old Town building that dates back to the 17th Century. Cannonball House captures all the mystery and history of the Royal Mile. Enjoy a delicious five-course tasting menu showcasing Scotland’s artisan suppliers and growers.

  • A five-course tasting meal with matched wine for your first four courses and a dram of whisky with dessert. Followed by tea or coffee and shortbread
  • A host to escort you from Cannonball House to the Castle Esplanade
  • A prime location seat in the outdoor arena with exceptional views of the performance
  • An official Tattoo Show Programme

Whilst there is no dress code for this package, we ask that you respect your host and fellow guests and dress accordingly, i.e. avoiding short trousers and sports shoes. As you are sitting in the outdoor arena for the Tattoo performance, a warm top layer or coat is recommended.

Bookings for our hospitality experiences will be based on shared tables with other guests.



Homemade warm bread

Served with whipped butter and Mara seaweed


Pre – starter

Steelhead smoked trout with Amalfi lemon puree and Katy Rodger’s creme fraiche



Summer Pea and Kitchen Garden mint veloute



Scottish free-range roast chicken breast, pan roasted East Lothian Phantassie vegetables, Pom Anna and Kitchen Garden thyme jus


Artisan Cheese

Isle of Mull Cheddar cheese and Blue Murder Cheese with Highland crackers and sweet Kitchen Garden rhubarb chutney



70% cocoa chocolate Cannonball mousse with Perthshire raspberry cranachan cream


Contini cafetière coffee or fair-trade direct tea served with homemade sweet treat



Please note the menu provided is a sample menu and is subject to change.

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Just For You

For that special event, with unique views of Edinburgh Castle

How to
find us

How to
find us

Cannonball House

356 Castlehill

T: 0131 225 1550