Things To Do For Couples In Edinburgh

Already one of the most romantic cities in the UK, Edinburgh is doing the Lord's work when it comes to sorting some excellent nights and days out for you and the other half. From the city's thriving cocktail scene and decadent restaurants, to fun supper clubs and causal date spots, we've rounded up the best things for couples to do in Edinburgh.

Last updated on 20th February 2020




Whether you're in the mood for a banging breakfast, or plush dinner, you can be sure that The Refinery will bring a touch of glamour to your date. Seats are covered in lavish faux-fur and comfy blankets, as windows go from floor-to-ceiling, for a glitzy touch. Dine al fresco or head upstairs for the show-stopping spiral staircase, which will definitely impress.

The Devil's Advocate

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Tucked away in the historic Old Town, this whisky bar boasts over 300 bottles from around the world. If you're looking for a more chilled out couples activity, relax at The Devil's Advocate, whisky in hand. For a proper Scottish experience, pair a Ploughman's with a cocktail from the ever-changing menu.

Southside Scran

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One of Edinburgh's coolest restaurants, Southside Scran offers slick interiors and menu that will have your mouth watering in no time. Serving up the freshest plates of seafood, cuts of local meat and seasonal veg, it's a haven for foodies looking to mix up their date night roster. 

If you're looking for fun things for couples to do in Edinburgh, this easy-going Thai restaurant makes for an intimate dining experience. Expect authentic East-Asian street food in a quirky setting, with exposed brick walls and canteen-style furniture.

With views across the city, The Lookout is fast becoming the date night spot. Sat atop Calton Hill it's beautiful from top-to-toe, with sleek interiors, stylish dishes and sights that will take your breath away. Head down for an affordable set lunch of seasonal fare, or go all out with one of their deluxe tasting menus, that also come in the vegan variety. 

Bourbon Bar and Club

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Following a £1million pound refurbishment, this late night hangout is a go-to for cocktails, street food and dancing 'til the wee hours. Cocktails are created using artisan bitters and bespoke syrups, while authentic Asian street food takes centre stage. If that wasn't enough, DJ's spin into the morning for a fun date idea in Edinburgh.

Panda & Sons

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An award-winning Edinburgh that just won't quit when it comes to the cocktails, Panda & Sons offers the ultimate date night treat. Head down pre-dinner for a few signature sips or make a night of it and work your way through six chapters (yes, chapters) of stunning drinks.