Our roof terrace bar was inspired by the wondrous and magical figure in R.L Stevenson’s poem ‘The Lamplighter’. Early lamplighters operated in the shadows only working in the dusk and dawn. Carrying their ladders, wick trimmers and whale blubber, and dressed in hat and coat, they acted as night watchmen and were considered trustworthy men. A prestigious job often passed from Father to Son, Lamplighters would set out before dusk, and return at dawn to extinguish the light, with a cheery whistle to let the public know they were in the vicinity.
With views of Edinburgh’s medieval Old Town to the left and picture-perfect New Town to the right, Lamplighters has been heavily influenced by our Perthshire heritage and bountiful Scottish surrounds. Get ready to work your way through our seasonally rotating, locally inspired list of cocktails, local whiskies, beers, spirits, and wine – it’s going to be the perfect spot to watch the sunset and see the city lights sparkle.