Whether it's a birthday, anniversary or special date you want to celebrate, discover our top recommendations on Edinburgh's most prestigious and charming restaurants.
If you are looking for one above the rest, the Tower Restaurant above the Museum of Scotland is quite literally that. Perched amongst the capital's skyline, the Tower is an unforgettable location for your special meal with panoramic views of Edinburgh Castle. The menu boasts a sophisticated selection of traditional and modern dishes, hand-created from locally-sourced ingredients.
If traditional and homely is more appropriate for your celebration, then Stac Polly could be perfect. This cosy bistro on Dublin Street boasts stone walls, soft tartan furnishings and intimate tablespaces for your group. Stac Polly is ideal for traditional high-end Scottish dishes. With a selection of venison, haggis and steak, you will sample the dining experience of the elite Scottish palette.
Fancy something alternative? A special occasion marks something out of the ordinary so why stick to the safe options. The Witchery is a colourful, gothic take on dining, situated at the top of the Royal Mile, styled in lavish, deep interiors to create an intimate and romantic setting. The menu presents an impressive range of aristocratic delicacies such as lobster bisque and beef Rossini.
A relative newcomer to the list of prestigious places to celebrate in Edinburgh, The Kitchin is recognised for its star chef Tom Kitchin.
The restaurant experiments with fresh and modern twists on traditional Scottish dishes and brings new flavour to the iconic entrees.