The Royal Gallery Dining Experience

Only available in August, enjoy a delicious dining experience in The Royal Gallery overlooking the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade.




Tuesday to Friday: 7.30pm for the 9.30pm performance

Friday 9 August and Saturdays: 4.15pm for the 6.15pm performance


Edinburgh Castle Esplanade

Key facts

A three-course meal designed to celebrate The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Fast-track access to the event

A VIP seat in The Royal Gallery

A bespoke recital by members of the Tattoo cast

An invitation to the post-show drinks and canapés reception held in The Royal Gallery

What your package includes

With fantastic views over both the City of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Gallery is a unique venue set above the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade.  Built especially for our August event, The Royal Gallery offers a great start to your Tattoo evening, to relax and enjoy a delicious three-course dinner before the Tattoo performance begins. Self-confessed food fanatics, the team at award-winning Heritage Portfolio combine passion, creativity and culinary expertise to produce exquisite dishes packed with flavour using local, seasonal ingredients.  

Following dinner, you will take your seats in The Royal Gallery section of the arena where you will join the evening’s Salute Taker, fellow Tattoo guests and dignitaries.  

  • Sparkling wine on arrival at The Royal Gallery   
  • Three-course set dinner with wine selected by the expert Heritage Portfolio wine sommelier, followed by coffee, tea, traditional Scottish tablet and topped off with a dram of Scotch whisky  
  • Fast-track access. Bypass the main Tattoo queue by using our ‘Fast-track queue’.   
  • A VIP seat in The Royal Gallery  
  • A gift bag and complimentary copy of the official Tattoo Souvenir Show Programme. 
  • An invitation to the post-Show drinks and canapés reception in The Royal Gallery, highlighting local and seasonal produce   

Please note, The Royal Gallery dress code is Dress Uniform, National Dress, Evening Dress, or Business Attire.  Jeans, short trousers, and sport shoes are not permitted. Our dress code reflects the VIP status of The Royal Gallery that regularly plays host to guests including British Royalty, foreign Heads of State, and senior politicians, and military personnel. Whilst the Royal Gallery is under cover, it is open to the front, so we ask that you bring a warm layer should the evening be a chilly one, which has been known in Scotland, even in August! Tartan blankets are provided. 

This is a mixed dining experience and guests will be seated at shared tables for dinner.  This venue can also be booked privately for 40 - 50 guests.

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

The Royal Gallery Dining Experience Sample Menu


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