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A wide view of The Spence Restaurant
A woman eats an oyster at Gleneagles Townhouse


All-day dining for glorious gatherings.

You’ll find a laid-back vibe at The Spence, where piano music soundtracks the buzz of grazing diners and conversations at the bar. Highlights include tasty sharing dishes and an indulgent dessert trolley.

Book below or call to enquire: 0131 322 3798

A table set up with food in The Spence

Tea On The Square

Indulge in the art of civilised mischief with Afternoon Tea at The Spence, where it’s not just tea that’s served, but rather a tasteful rebellion against the ordinary – and maybe some bubbles…

Served from 14:30 – 16:30 Mon – Fri. 

Bookings require 48 hours notice. To discuss dietary restrictions, please contact us in advance.


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Expect an all-day buzz at our restaurant where Head Chef, Jonny Wright celebrates world-class produce from across Scotland. He’s worked with local producers, including old friends and new neighbours, to create seasonally-inspired modern classic cuisine, while our comprehensive wine list honours new and heritage makers. 


Opening Times


Monday – Friday: 7am – 10.30am
Saturday – Sunday: 8am – 10.30am

All Day Dining

Sunday – Wednesday: 12pm – 9.30pm
Thursday – Saturday: 12pm – 10pm

Spence Brunch Club:

Saturday 27 – Sunday 28 April
11.30am – 3.30pm

Afternoon Tea

Monday - Friday: 2.30pm – 4.30pm


Modern, Scottish-inspired cuisine and a drinks menu for all tastes.

Spiced Pumpkin & Feta Filo Tart

Pickled walnut, black cabbage 

spinach, lamb fat carrot

Roast Scottish Lamb Rump 

Spinach, lamb fat carrot

Gigha halibut, sea greens, preserved lemons

Gigha Halibut 

Sea greens, preserved lemons

Served from 7am - 10:30am Mon - Fri / 8am - 10:30am Sat - Sun Breakfast
Served from 12pm – 9.30pm Sun – Wed / 12pm – 10pm Thur - Sat A La Carte
Served from 14:30 - 16:30 Mon - Fri Afternoon Tea
Last weekend of every month 11:30 - last seating at 15:30 The Spence Brunch Club
Served from 12 noon everyday Cocktails
Served from 12 noon everyday Wine
Served from 12noon until 4.30pm every Sunday Sunday Roast
Served from 12 noon everyday A La Carte Dessert


Snaps from The Spence


Top tipples from a Townhouse bartender

Opening bell cocktail on a table in The Spence

Opening Bell

A delectable spritz. A classic white sangria, using Olive Oil Vodka, Salted Lemon, Dry Vermouth and Cremant D’Alsace.

Midnight city cocktail on the bar in The Spence

Midnight City

Slip into the night with this elegant digestif, mixing Brazil Nut Rum, Fig Leaf liqueur and Italian Amaro.


Passion & talent by the bucket load


Every nook and cranny

A wide view of a large bed in a House Bedroom at Gleneagles Townhouse

Guest Rooms

As comfortable as they are characterful, our 33 bedrooms are tailor-made for a city break, plus the best perks of a members’ club to boot.

A yoga instructor at Gleneagles Townhouse


With a state-of-the-art gym, two high-tech studios and space for healing spa therapies, The Strong Rooms is our wellness sanctuary.

A woman empties a jigsaw onto a table with a cup of tea


Elegant surroundings, private member spaces and a host of benefits, events and parties make the Townhouse a uniquely inspiring place to gather, explore and celebrate right in the heart of Edinburgh.