Welcome to Surgeons Quarter

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is an internationally respected institution, a thriving global network of 25,000 medical professionals, pioneering in the advancement of surgical breakthrough and patient care since 1505. But today, our remit of care has expanded. We now offer cutting-edge hospitality, operating multiple venues in Edinburgh’s iconic old town, in an area we call Surgeons Quarter. Visitors can now meet, celebrate and stay, all in one Edinburgh city centre location. So while we continue to lead the way in surgical practice, we’re now applying the same world-class standard of care in hospitality.

Explore our venues

Surgeons Quarter is one central destination consisting of four venues. Each one shares its location and history with an unrivalled passion to deliver world-class service and style.  We’re an independent organisation, which allows us to offer a more flexible, personalised experience.

Beyond making your event as memorable and enjoyable as we can, there’s a higher purpose to what we do. We believe that everyone should be entitled to the very best surgery available to them, that’s why our profits go towards the advancement of surgery and the improvement of patient outcome worldwide. It’s our way of honouring the progress we’ve made through the centuries, and ensuring further progress is made in the future. So while we’ll make your event a success, you’ll feel better still, knowing you’re helping make a difference to the lives of people who don’t ordinarily have access to surgery.



Excellence - We push ourselves to excel, providing the best outcome for patients, and now providing unparalleled hospitality in Edinburgh's historic world heritage centre.

Passion - We’re obsessed by detail, and strive to make every visit to Surgeons Quarter a memorable one. We love what we do, and we hope we let that show.

Inspiring We offer an eclectic range of venues with character and history. Our venues encourage learning and sharing of knowledge and our service is put together with flair and imagination.

Considerate - We deliver an outstanding experience in all our venues due in no small part to the attitude and care of our  staff. We pride ourselves in knowing we are working for an organisation that does good.

Our Partnership with Bowel Cancer UK

Surgeons Quarter and The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh are proud to support Bowel Cancer UK throughout 2019. We are raising funds to support Bowel Cancer UK’s “Improving Surgery Saving Lives” Research. The appeal will invest in vital research right here in Scotland.

Bowel Cancer is the second biggest cancer killer worldwide. In Scotland alone 1,600 people die each year from the disease. However, bowel cancer is treatable and curable, especially if diagnosed early. Nearly everyone diagnosed at the earliest stage survives, but this drops significantly as the disease develops.

Our target for 2019 is £50,000 through staff events, guest donations and staff taking part in bowel cancer fundraising events. If you would like to give a donation for this very worthy cause please go to our Just Giving Page.

Careers at Surgeons Quarter

We’re proud to be a Living Wage UK accredited employer, doing the right thing by our employees with a real Living Wage.  Surgeons Quarter manages a very successful venue hire business and a four star Hotel. We are dedicated to be delivering top quality client service. If you have experience in the hospitality industry and are willing to go that extra mile, then we would be very interested in hearing from you. 

Current Vacancies

All current vacancies are listed here:



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