Pollock Halls,
18 Holyrood Park Road,
EH16 5AY,

Central Reservations: +44 (0) 131 651 2189


The Residences, on the Pollock Halls campus, is situated at the foot of the royal Holyrood Park and only a short walk to Edinburgh’s Royal Mile and other tourist attractions. 

Available to the public during the summer months when the University of Edinburgh students are on vacation, The Residences give you the chance to experience what it’s like to live in our historic city, or you can use it as a base to explore further afield.

From the end of May to the beginning of September, this is a perfect place from which to enjoy one of the world’s most iconic cities.


The Scholar Restaurant

Our restaurant offers an informal evening à la carte service, with a menu packed full of the best Scotland has to offer.

The Scholar sample menu

JMCC Restaurant

Restaurant@JMCC is the main food hub on Pollock Estate and boasts a 650 seater restaurant.

Kick start your day with a buffet breakfast including traditional Scottish fare and Continental selection.

Join us for a buffet style dinner including chef’s theatre, salads, desserts, soft drinks and Fairtrade tea & coffee.

Breakfast: 07:30 - 10:00

Dinner:     18:00 – 20:00

Arthur's Food & Drink

The perfect place to eat, drink and relax.

Serving an impressive range of barista coffee, cookies, classic pub food and Crafty pizza alongside craft tap beers and a range of spirits, wines and seltzers.

Monday – Sunday           12:00-23:00

Serving food                  12:00-21:30


  • Free parking
  • 18 ChargePlace Scotland points for electric vehicles
  • Free wifi
  • Meeting rooms, classrooms and social spaces
  • Self-service restaurant
  • On-site shop
  • On-site Bistro
  • On-site Bar
  • Luggage storage
  • 24 hour on-site security

Check In/Out

Check-in from 3pm. Check-out by 10:30am