Opened in 2007, Swanston Farm’s public Brasserie beholds fantastic views from its vantage point, overlooking Edinburgh, the Pentland Hills, Firth of Forth and towards the distant East Lothian beaches. Open all day, every day from 9am (with the exception of Christmas Day), our Brasserie offers something for everyone – from a hearty breakfast to a pre-stroll lunch, a romantic dinner or a celebratory outing for a large group.  Golfers are also welcome to make use of Swanston Brasserie (no spikes allowed).

All of our dishes are freshly prepared and where possible, we use ingredients sourced from local producers and seasonally from our 700 acre farm, including our own beef, lamb and eggs.

We have a fully-stocked bar, including local draft and craft bottled beers as well as a range of coffee options and delicious speciality teas, a variety of soft drinks and non-alcoholic beers.  Set on the first floor with disabled access and a lift, everyone is welcome. There is plenty of free parking and easy access, which means less stress and no limits on the time you want to spend with us.

We warmly welcome families, children and buggies.  Buggies can be bought up to the Brasserie in the lift and our staff will seat you at the best table available at the time that gives you, your buggies and surrounding customers plenty of room.  Please note that at peak times our staff may request that your buggies are parked away from your table to avoid congestion or trip hazards.  We have a number of high-chairs available which can be pre-booked (at no charge) for your table as well as our Swanston Brasserie ‘Lending Library’ with a selection of books for children to borrow whilst you’re visiting the Brasserie – these can be found next to the leather sofas.  The children’s menu also has an activity sheet on the back and our staff will pop some Crayola Twistables on your table to help keep your little ones entertained.  Most of the staff at the Brasserie have children of their own, so please do ask if you need help with anything during your visit – most of the staff have raised their own children here!

Swanston Brasserie is also able to host your own private event, from a children’s party in our ground floor function room, to a Christening or a wedding upstairs in our main Brasserie area, a drinks reception on our terrace overlooking the fairway and the Pentland Hills or your office Christmas party. The space available here is relaxed, flexible and your event will benefit from our accumulative decades of experience in catering and events.  Take a look at our Events & Room Hire section then download our booking form.

You’ll find Swanston Brasserie offers a great space to relax, dine and socialise.

Swanston Brasserie is owned and operated by Swanston Farm Ltd.


Swanston Brasserie is an all-inclusive dining establishment and all are welcome!  Swanston Brasserie has disabled access for wheelchair users, walking frame users, buggies, prams and any visitors who would rather not climb steps. The ramp, made from wet-pour rubber safety-surface, starts from the side of the building, outside the window of Swanston Golf and takes users round to the double front doors of the building and in to the downstairs foyer. It has 2-level metal hand-rails on one side.

The front doors have a large metal handle and a push-bar from the inside of one of them, providing access in and out of the foyer. There is a small metal arched lip on the floor of the doorway. The foyer is very wide with a slate tile floor and has some seating available as well as an instant-dial taxi phone located on a low table near the lift.

From the foyer you can access the disabled toilet located to the right through a wide doorway, located at the base of the staircase, (which also includes baby changing facilities) and you will also find the lift in the foyer, which will take you to the Brasserie on the first floor. The lift is a standard lift with sliding doors that open at a button. There is room inside for a wheelchair plus an additional pedestrian, and perhaps one or two small children. The buttons to the floors and lift alarm button are at chair height.

There are 4 disabled parking bays directly to the front of the building reserved for disabled badge holders, as well as ample space for dropping-off/picking up those who struggle with mobility yet do not possess a Blue Badge.

Our main car park is located just below the Brasserie and is a very short walk to our building with a small, steady incline.

If the disabled bays are full, there is a drop-off bay directly in front of the steps to the front doors. The steps are wide stone slabs and have a central 2-level metal hand-rail to allow visitors to walk up or down either side of the rail. All parking at Swanston Brasserie is free.

From the foyer you can access the disabled toilet located to the right through a wide doorway, located at the base of the staircase, (which also includes baby changing facilities). The toilet includes a chair-height sink and hand-dryer, a grab-rail next to the toilet and on the back of the door as well as a mirror on the opposite wall to the toilet as well as a fold-down changing table for infants. The door lock is a slide-lock. There is an alarm pull-cord next to the toilet.

The Brasserie also has 2 balconies which allow for coffee & cakes or dining in warm/drier weather! Both have wide doorways to allow for wheelchair access and assistance will happily be provided upon request if needed.

Assistance Dogs are welcome in the Brasserie and water bowls can be provided upon request.

If you have any concerns or requests prior to your visit to Swanston Brasserie, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do our very best to help.

Please click here to see photos of the Disabled access at Swanston Brasserie


Lothian Buses run along Oxgangs Road which is approximately 900 metres away via tarmac road (Swanston Road). This is uphill when approaching from the direction of Oxgangs Road. There is a footpath from Oxgangs Road until the far side of the bridge that goes over the Edinburgh City Bypass, after which the footpath stops. However, there is a stone track that comes off the tarmac road at this point and runs up parallel to the tarmac road all the way up to Swanston Brasserie at the top of Swanston Road.

Bus numbers that stop on Oxgangs Road near to the bottom of Swanston Road include 4, 5, 16, 27, 400 Skylink Airport Bus.


Swanston Brasserie is open from 9am daily (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day)

The kitchen at Swanston Brasserie is open from 9am until 8.30pm daily (except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Hogmanay and New Year’s Day)

Pre-booking is strongly advised, in order to avoid disappointment.

Telephone: 0131 445 2239 (Option 2).

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“On the 22nd September, 2018, the Swanston Brasserie hosted a truly wonderful wedding reception for my daughter and her husband. Heartfelt thanks, great respect and praise belong with the Manager, Wylie, and his team. Every step of the way, time and care were taken to ensure the reception would be a very true to the couple occasion. And it was, and then some. The planning and preparation were exemplary and led us to a reception which was perfect in the ways we had hoped for, as well as in ways we had not even dreamed of.  The joyful, relaxed atmosphere of the wedding ceremony continued beautifully into the Brasserie. It was in our ideal setting, nestling into the Pentland Hills with breath taking views across Edinburgh. This was particularly special because a number of our guests had come from far flung places.  The amazing service we had over the course of the evening was second to none. It was friendly, warm, well-timed and unobtrusive. The meal was of excellent quality, delicious and enjoyed by all the guests.  Although I have tried to, I do not think I could ever sing the Swanston Brasserie’s praises enough. Thank you for giving Christina and Manaba, along with their families and friends, a wedding reception with such happy memories to treasure for evermore.”

“I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you and your team for the wonderful afternoon tea you organised for my mother’s 90th birthday.  You completely surpassed what we expected!  We thought there would be some scones and cake but you provided the most delicious array of sandwiches, wraps, cakes, etc – my mother and her friends were delighted.   It was one of the best afternoon teas we have ever had.  We would also like to thank the very charming waiter who was allocated to look after us – he was so helpful and lovely. Thanks again –  it is much appreciated and made an elderly lady very happy.”