A chic and contemporary space for Christmas parties in Edinburgh, Angel's Share doesn't just boast the best in fine spirits, wine and Champagne, they also have a private function room that's ready and raring to go for more intimate affairs.
Christmas Party Venues in Edinburgh
As the frostiest season of the year approaches, so does the reams of preorders, secret santa draws and festive-themed playlists (how much Wham is too much Wham?). Luckily, we've compiled a guide to the best bauble festooned Edinburgh venues to ease the pressure of party planning. From laid-back lounge bars where Christmas cocktails steal the show to luxurious fine dining, here are some of the best places to enjoy all the debauchery of December.
Overlooking the enchanting St Andrew Square ice skating rink, The Refinery is a contemporary restaurant serving classic British cuisine. Come December, you'll find the modern space transformed into a cosy alpine lodge, complete with faux fur blankets, twinkling candles and baubles.
Giant sloshing steins and crispy haggis fritters? It could only be Frankenstein. Edinburgh's only monster-mash themed bar, this place promises a night of debauchery, and with midweek cocktails starting at only £3.95, it'll be a night to remember (or not...)
In the market for sleek cocktails at one of the city's most Instagrammable venues? Le Monde delivers, and then some. Located just a 5-minute walk away from Princes Street Christmas Markets, and with an array of party packages for all budgets and group sizes, this boutique hotel will see your Christmas dreams become a sparkling reality.
Consisting of a brew house, pizza and prosecco bar and rooftop terrace, Cold Town House is your one shop stop for all things drinking, dining and dancing. With regular live entertainment and music, the electric atmosphere at this Grassmarket venue is the perfect setting for a lively evening of festive cheer and merriment.
On the hunt for a group Christmas dinner that holds out in the food department? Then look no further than Frederick Street's Rabble. Not only is the festive menu here made up of the very best Scottish produce, but it's also one of the prettiest venues around, adorned with low hanging plants and fairy lights.
Found on the historic Mound in Edinburgh, Whiski Rooms is a low-lit restaurant and bar with single malt Scotch whiskies at its heart. The menu is a traditional affair, featuring classic dishes made from the freshest local ingredients, from Tweed Valley beef served with truffled mash and wild mushrooms, to Whiski cured salmon gravlax.
Famous with Edinburgh's young and fun crowd, this socialite heavy venue is the perfect place for wintertime festivities. The team here are on hand to assist you with any kind of event, from mixology masterclasses to cocktails and dancing to three-course feasts.
The Lookout by Gardener's Cottage boasts some of the most magical views in Edinburgh. Visit here for a twinkly twilight backdrop to an elegant six-course festive set menu, with dishes such as partridge served with squash and hassleback potatoes, and deer tartar served with black garlic and sourdough topping the menu.
The Three Sisters pub is usually known for its legendary sports showings, but come December it also becomes a to-notch venue for festive boozing and merriment. With a giant heated marquee and a menu bursting with hearty classics, this historical pub will ensure that your Christmas party goes down as the stuff of legends.