Surrounded by beautiful hills, Edinburgh is certainly a picturesque and romantic city with a stunning castle and cobbled streets. Offering a wide variety of cuisines to suit all tastes you certainly won’t be disappointed with its selection of fine restaurants. Here are just five of the many romantic restaurants Edinburgh has to offer.
The Witchery by the Castle
If it’s a romantic meal in a magical setting you’re after then The Witchery is just the place for you. Situated just below the entrance to Edinburgh Castle at the top end of the Royal Mile, The Witchery offers mouth-watering dishes showcasing the best of Scotland’s produce. With a worldwide reputation for its outstanding dining experience, it is popular with loyal locals, celebrities and visitors to the city. For romance, its enclosed courtyard, The Secret Garden, is entirely lit by candles and will certainly give your date that wow factor.
The Stockbridge Restaurant
The Stockbridge Restaurant is a family-run friendly restaurant situated in the heart of historic Stockbridge. Situated down steps from street level you will find a cosy and beautifully decorated restaurant with a warm-hearted ambience. Using locally sourced fresh seasonal produce; The Stockbridge is guaranteed to give your taste buds a treat with incredible tasting creative European dishes. If it’s an intimate romantic dinner you’re after, The Stockbridge will certainly provide all the key factors for a perfect romantic dinner.
Cafe St Honore
This atmospheric and charming restaurant is located on a cobbled lane tucked away in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town. Serving modern Scottish cuisine using fresh seasonal produce, the forever-changing menu offers new mouth watering dishes on a daily basis, created by its talented and passionate chefs. Its Parisian bistro-style interior is elegant with mirrored walls and candles on the tables, making it one of Edinburgh’s most atmospheric restaurants.
Location: 34 North West Thistle Street Lane, Edinburgh EH2 1EA (map)
Opening hours: Daily 12 noon-2.00pm. Monday to Friday 5.15pm – 10.00pm. Saturday and Sunday 6.00pm – 10.00pm.
Website: Cafe St Honore
Restaurant Martin Wishart
This multi award-winning restaurant is located in the historic port of Leith area of Edinburgh. Opened in 1999 by Martin Wishart, an award-winning chef and restaurateur, it was the very first restaurant in Edinburgh to receive a Michelin Star in 2001. With fresh flowers on tables and gentle glowing lighting, it certainly won’t disappoint with the romantic aspect. Using fresh and locally sourced ingredients, passionate chefs create delicious traditional and contemporary French style dishes. With one chef for every two guests, you’re sure to have a meal to remember.