If planning a special occasion and looking for a venue that's a little bit different, consider luxury powerhouse Harvey Nichols Edinburgh - a location that is synonymous with all things creative. Perfect for a corporate event, brand launch, networking drinks or birthday party, the department store's fourth floor plays host to a range of spaces, all of which would act as a stylish backdrop.
First up, there's the open-plan Forth Floor Brasserie. The largest space of all, it boasts stunning floor-to-ceiling windows with views out across Edinburgh's medieval architecture. The decor has a 70s minimalist feel with brown-hued seating, the use of natural materials and an eye-catching ceiling installation. Thanks to its versatile nature, this would be a great backdrop for hosting your own event.
If imagining a more intimate affair, the venue has its own private dining space which carries on the 70s theme. Burgundy striped carpet and large pink light installations create a cool aesthetic which feels both smart and creative at the same time. The central table has capacity for 12 people and works well for a special dinner or important client meeting.
Alternatively, if canapes and cocktails are more your thing, make use of the long bar which works perfectly for a small group. Here, you can prop up the bar with friends or colleagues and enjoy some of the mixologist's expertly mixed cocktails.
Each event is treated as bespoke and the team are happy to talk through your options with you, but if you're looking for an idea of what to expect, the website's menu shows off hearty classics and Scottish favourites. House main dishes, for example, include pulled Scottish lamb shoulder with herb bulgar wheat, hummus, saffron yoghurt and pomegranate, or Scottish Borders rib eye with chips. Or, for smaller plates enjoy the likes of parma ham with shaved Manchego and smoked almonds, or homemade focaccia.