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somewhere nice and cosy for Xmas lunch with dh this december in Edinburgh?

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ssd Mon 28-Nov-16 11:47:22

we are going for the day, will get the train to waverley, and have a look at the xmas market, we arent great foodies, just want somewhere nice and xmassy for a wee bit of lunch, was thinking of The Bank I know it gets all done up, is there anywhere nice you all would recommend? love the castle as well and round about there, anywhere scottishy would be nice too preferably with a warm log fire going on!!

ssd Mon 28-Nov-16 11:49:42

or even a nice place with a log fire to get a drink before braving the train back to Glasgow?

Groovee Mon 28-Nov-16 12:56:54

Juniper in the Royal British Hotel is lovely. It's opposite the Princes Mall. I believe their restaurant next door called Twenty is good too.

Trooperslane Mon 28-Nov-16 13:29:05

the Dome is amazing at this time of year

Groovee Mon 28-Nov-16 16:15:28

Think you need to book the Dome. I had to book in September for my birthday lunch which is costing £40 grumble grumble.

HuckfromScandal Mon 28-Nov-16 16:21:39

The Dome!

3nationsfamily Mon 28-Nov-16 19:43:54

Have a look at the Witchery, right beside the castle and very gothic. It does a lunch deal that is not too expensive,

ssd Tue 29-Nov-16 08:06:26

the Dome is fully booked, looks lovely as well sad

will check out the witchery, thanks

any more folks?

ssd Tue 29-Nov-16 08:12:03

the witchery looks really gorgeous, but out of out price range unfortunately

stunning though.

lilydaisyrose Tue 29-Nov-16 08:13:08

A Room in the Town or a Room in the West End - Scottish & absolutely lovely!!

ssd Tue 29-Nov-16 08:15:28

is it possible to go into the witchery just for a drink?

I love the place but the food is too fancy for me, I'm a really plain eater blush

Fintress Tue 29-Nov-16 08:16:00

We have eaten at the Tower restaurant, sister restaurant of the Witchery and it was quite frankly awful and completely lacking in atmosphere. We are in Edinburgh for the weekend soon and also looking for somewhere decent to eat. Might consider the Witchery. Agree about the Dome, it looks lovely at this time of year too.

3nationsfamily Tue 29-Nov-16 18:17:51

No unfortunately it is not possible to go to the Witchery just for a drink A it has no bar as such , just restaurant

wowwee123 Tue 29-Nov-16 18:23:11

We just eat here on our trip there last week and it was gorgeous

We eat the christmas menu in the dome last year and i wasnt impressed at all.

blueskyinmarch Tue 29-Nov-16 18:37:29

Whighams wine cellars is cosy and does lovely food. DH and I loved it and we are taking our DDs there before going to the ballet just after Christmas.

Lones80 Tue 29-Nov-16 19:03:40

The Whisky Society on Queen Street. You don't need to be a member anymore and the food in the restaurant and the bar are both fantastic.

RockyBird Tue 29-Nov-16 19:05:05

The Dome

Was there a couple of weeks ago. It's all Christmassy and lovely. It even smells like Christmas 🎄

RockyBird Tue 29-Nov-16 19:06:20

Sorry missed that it's fully booked. You might still get into the front bar for a G&T...

LizzieMacQueen Tue 29-Nov-16 19:07:17

Valvona & Crolla on Multrees walk is cosy/intimate, not too far from the ice rink at St Andrews Square, and a short hop from the high-end shops if that's your thing.

MorrisZapp Tue 29-Nov-16 19:07:22

Anywhere on George Street will be gorgeous at this time of year. The bar at Le Monde has a roaring fire. For a tasty lunch you can't beat Chez Jules on Hanover Street. It's cosy mind, you'll be touching elbows with fellow diners.

Groovee Tue 29-Nov-16 19:14:59

The club room at the dome is still open serving the usual grill room menu. Don't think you need to book for that x

WankersHacksandThieves Tue 29-Nov-16 19:51:11


daftbesom Tue 29-Nov-16 19:56:54

I like the Queen's Arms in Frederick Street. (You might need to book)

WankersHacksandThieves Tue 29-Nov-16 20:04:19

Not been for many years, but the Greyfriars Bobby pub used to be quite nice and not too far from town.

wowwee123 Tue 29-Nov-16 20:12:09

What day are you going? We were there Thursday Friday and a lot of the eating / drinking places get very busy. There was a few we couldnt get a seat in so may be worth booking beforehand when you have picked somewhere.

Btw the Dome is beautiful inside and you may be able to get a drink but the christmas meal, ive had better.

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