Romantic Restaurants in Edinburgh

Looking to sweep your bae off their feet and treat them to a suave evening of fine dining? Well, Edinburgh is the perfect city for you. Home to a handful of Michelin-starred establishments, cosy kitchens and elegant eateries, the Scottish capital has always been on point when it comes to romantic dinners. Whether your partner loves Indian food, is head over heels for all things traditional or enjoys trying something a bit quirky, our line-up of romantic restaurants is certain to cater for whatever date night you have in mind. 

Last updated on 19th August 2021

Gaucho Edinburgh

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Nothing says romance like staring into each others eyes over a hearty steak. Settle into plush leather seating, surrounded by marble accents and dark wood interiors as you sip on stunning wines and indulge in a gorgeous meal at the internationally-renowned Guacho. 

Browns Brasseries are always a delight when it comes to romantic meals. With the luxurious interiors, stunning selection of wine and delectable dishes on the menu, there is always a touch of elegance, making it perfect for first dates and anniversaries alike. 

One of the most romantic restaurants in Edinburgh, Chaophraya is bringing you food, booze and stunning views. Sat high above the city, the Thai eatery fronts an incredible menu alongside vibrant cocktails and gorgeous vistas through its floor-to-ceiling windows.

With stunning views of the famous Edinburgh Castle, The Outsider is a stress-free restaurant that's become a favourite amongst the city's young couples. Serving a range of freshly made European dishes, guests can relax, unwind and enjoy a serene night of delicious dining.

While the decor highlights the venue's love of all things Scottish, the highlight of the restaurant is the menu. Serving a handful of traditional recipes - all made using local ingredients and cuts of meat - each dish has been purposely paired with a particular whisky to highlight certain flavours. 

As a hotel restaurant and cocktail bar, this venue has only the highest standards and uses fresh ingredients to create a range of intriguing dishes and plates. Head down with your better half and tuck into a fantastic multi-course feast at this eye-pleasing, romantic hideaway.

Number One is easily the city's swankiest restaurant. Having held a Michelin star for the last 14 years, the food served by Executive Chef Jeff Bland is second to none and showcases the very best flavours north of the border. 

This restaurant's main focus is serving delicious street-food small plates, perfect for sharing and giving everyone a sense of what life is like in India's bustling urban centres. Grab a hold of that someone special, head into Old Town and revel in the welcoming atmosphere.