Log in or register
My AA Account

Sign in to see your cover and request assistance online

Log in

Don’t have a My AA account?

You’ll need your policy or membership number

Create an account

Your Finances

Loans | Savings | Credit Cards

Your Driving Lessons

Book a lesson

AA rating

About this rating

Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

Read more about AA ratings and awards

Dockside brasserie in the Mal boutique style

AA Inspector

At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

This Edinburgh hotel was the first opening for the Malmaison chain, housed in a renovated seamen's mission on the Forth waterfront in the old part of Leith, and is nowadays the grande dame of the boutique chain. A brasserie-style operation with brown leather seating, unclothed tables and candles, the restaurant overlooks the docks and there's a terrace for alfresco dining when the sun shines. The globally influenced menu might start with Goan mussels, coriander and coconut cream before a Mediterranean main of cod with shellfish vinaigrette and samphire. Look to Italy for a dessert of tiramisù with pistachio and orange biscotti.

Also at this location

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 10.30


  • Chef: Mario Simo Irure

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: British, French
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 9
  • Wines over £30: 33
  • Wines by the glass: 42

Price guide

  • Starter from 8
  • Main course from15
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats: 60
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 60
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 60
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 60

Getting here

A900 from city centre towards Leith, at end of Leith Walk through 3 lights, left into Tower St. Hotel on right at end of road

Use the AA Route Planner

Nearest train station

Edinburgh Waverley
Contact the establishment
Press to call
Tell us about your visit

Thank you for your feedback