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 19th August 2021

Put your relationship to the ultimate test with this mind-boggling escape room. Take on Samurai fighters, swashbuckling pirates and invading Vikings - cracking codes and solving clues to set yourselves free within the 60-minute time limit.

Bubble bubble, toil and...tipples? Treat your Potter-loving partner to an evening at The Cauldron. The themed bar is inviting you to their Frederick Street spot for a magical night of potion-making and wand-waving, complete with robes and your own vat.

Shout! Edinburgh

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Located at the top of the Scottish Music Experience, Shout! Edinburgh is an unmissable rooftop bar with vows of the surrounding city. Stop by for the chance to soak up the sights with a cocktail to hand and a regular roster of live musicians to soundtrack. 

With views across the city, The Lookout is fast becoming the date night spot in Edinburgh. 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 or go all out with one of their deluxe tasting menus.

Like your dates with a side of debauchery? CC Blooms is one of Edinburgh's most popular gay clubs, boasting live cabaret, thumping tunes and tasty cocktails. Open until 3am every day of the week, it's the perfect venue for those nights that you never want to end. 

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

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 chilled out date night, relax at The Devil's Advocate with a dram in hand. Formerly a Victorian pump house, this cosy venue offers plenty of nooks and crannies for snuggling up with your sweetheart. 

Panda & Sons

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An award-winning Edinburgh bar 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 by working your way through six chapters (yes, chapters) of stunning drinks.

Southside Scran

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One of Edinburgh's coolest restaurants, Southside Scran offers slick interiors and a menu that will have you drooling for days after. 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.