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Where is the best place to see the Hogmanay Fireworks in Edinburgh?

Princes Street Gardens is the place to celebrate the New Year. But you never know how the great Scottish weather is going to turn out. How do you stay warm and dry for hours? Let me tell you a wee secret. There are some last remaining party spaces at Scott’s on Princes Street at Mercure Edinburgh, just book your table online.

Watch the Hogmanay hustle and bustle from the wide restaurant window front, overlooking Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street Gardens. Stay cosy indoors and celebrate with us. Dance into 2020 with our Live band and DJ and watch the fireworks from Scott’s on Princes Street.

Only £75.00 per person enjoy a drink at our bar from 6pm, sit down for dinner at 7:30pm and dance into the new year to the sound of our DJ until 1am.

Please note, over 18’s only.

For more details and menu have a look at our festive brochure

Our Hogmanay Menu at Scott’s on Princes Street


Chestnut mushroom & celeriac soup, truffle oil (v)

King prawn, smoked salmon & cray fish cocktail, iceberg, Marie Rose, toasted bread

Smoked duck, radish & sesame seed salad, pickled ginger & lime dressing (GF)


A taste of Scotland: haggis, neeps & tatties


Roast Sirloin of beef, Yorkshire pudding, horseradish cream, red wine jus

Halibut fillet, mussels, peas & lemon beurre blanc (GF)

Asparagus & creamed leek tartlet, dauphinoise potato, herb sauce (v)


Bitter chocolate pudding, cherries in brandy, espresso sauce, white chocolate (GF)

Pink gin & tonic poached pear, raspberries (GF) (v) (V)

Slate of British cheeses, biscuits, celery, chutney

Scott’s on Princes Street

Restaurant refurbishment complete with new name unveiled as ‘Scott’s on Princes Street’.

Enjoy panoramic views of Edinburgh Castle and the Old Town from your restaurant table. For a relaxed dining experience in Edinburgh, a range of exciting lunch and dinner menus are on offer and there’s nowhere better to enjoy a famous Scottish breakfast than overlooking Edinburgh Castle.

Scott’s on Princes Street, nestled between some of Edinburgh’s major department stores is the perfect location to indulge in a British Afternoon Tea, complete with a variety of delicious sandwiches, scones and cakes. Call in at the end of the day for a cocktail (or two) at our stylish new bar and make the most of your day out before you head back home! If cocktails aren’t your tipple, we have the best gin and tonics around with a range of six gins.

The relaunch comes complete with a new menu with locally inspired Scottish dishes including Scottish Smoked Salmon, Haggis, Pressed Cock-a-Leekie Terrine and our Chef’s Signature Scotch Pie adding a modern twist to the classic favourite.

Visit the Dining page for more information and to view the new menus.

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Our Charity Partner

Mercure Edinburgh City, Princes Street Hotel Supports Rays of Sunshine

Mercure Edinburgh City, Princes Street Hotel are delighted to announce their new charity partner this year is Rays of Sunshine,, a UK registered children’s charity that brightens the lives of seriously ill children aged 3 to 18 by granting their wishes, granting hospital ward wishes and organising large scale events.

Our aim is to raise £2000 in the first year of the partnership to fund magical wishes for brave and deserving children and to do that WE NEED YOUR HELP! 

Every day of the year Rays of Sunshine gives brave and deserving young people the chance to put their illness on hold and enjoy a moment of escape. Over 6,000 individual wishes have been granted since the charity was set up in 2003. Wishes can be as unique as the children themselves and whether a child wants to be a princess or a fireman for the day, go to Disneyland in Paris, visit Santa in Lapland, own an iPad, meet a favourite celebrity or even a ‘real life’ mermaid, Rays of Sunshine works hard to make that wish come true.

Rays of Sunshine charity logo in bold yellow text.

Rays of Sunshine also grants ward wishes, which offer a distraction to hundreds of children during their time in hospital or a hospice. Events and outings are held throughout the year for large groups of seriously ill children including trips to theme parks, hospital activity/pamper days and parties.

In June 2018 the Jupiter Scottish GM’s & Management team climbed all 3000ft of Ben Lomond – Scotland’s most Southerly Munro. This turned out to be a physical and mental challenge for all involved as some do not like heights and some are not very active. The team together raised a whopping £2295 and even though the climb has now ended, you can still donate to this wonderful cause here.

We hope you will all GET INVOLVED and support our partnership so we can reach our £2000 hotel target and grant magical wishes for brave and deserving children.  Please ask at reception about how you can support our partnership.

A Hotel in the Very Heart of EdinburghExterior shot of Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

What makes Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel so unique is the incredible central location.

The hotel is situated in….Princes Street! This is the city’s main shopping street with Harvey Nichols, Multrees Wall and George Street for the high-end shopping brands all close by.

If you want to experience all that Edinburgh has to offer, and all the action right on your doorstep, you’re in the right place. All the main attractions, including Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and not forgetting the famous Edinburgh Playhouse for theatre-goers are just a stone’s throw away.

All the major transport links are within minutes of the hotel, including Waverley Train Station, Edinburgh Lothian Buses, Edinburgh Trams and the Airlink Bus, all within a 5 minute walk, making Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel your perfect based from which to visit Edinburgh’s attractions all year round.