Best places in Edinburgh for Christmas Day lunch 2016
Christmas in Edinburgh is a magical time. Have you considered having a white Christmas in Scotland this year? We love Christmas and all that comes with it; the smell of cinnamon, the twinkling lights that adorn our beautiful architecture and, of course, the spectacular festive food.
Why not leave the dishes for someone else this Christmas?
Few cities do the Christmas season better than Edinburgh, and we have contacted all of our favourite restaurants to get up to date festive menus for you.
Deciding on where to go in Edinburgh for Christmas Day lunch can be tricky, but luckily, Dickins are here to help. Find the perfect Christmas lunch in Edinburgh by reading our handy list.
Warning: This list will make you hungry.
Hotel Du Vin
Celebrate the Festive Season with food and wine at Hotel du Vin, Edinburgh. Enjoy a Christmas Day lunch including three courses with tea, coffee and mince pies for £99 per person.
The Printing Press
The fantastic Printing Press restaurant is fairly new to Edinburgh’s George Street and only launched last year. The restaurant is open 1-4pm on Christmas Day and the 4-course menu is priced at £85 per person. With choices of Norfolk Bronze organic turkey with chestnut stuffing, cod with spiced lentils or roast rib of beef with Yorkshire pudding, we are feeling very tempted ourselves! Please call the restaurant on 0131 240 7177 for more information.
Experience a sensational 3-course menu at Number One this Christmas Day. Enjoy a sparkling celebration with Champagne and canapés on arrival before experiencing the legendary Number One service and exceptional culinary delights. Lunch will be accompanied by live music from their resident harpist. The Christmas menu is £200 per person and service will run from 12.30pm to 3pm. For more information or to make a reservation please call 0131 557 6727 or email: [email protected]
Enjoy a magnificent Christmas Day lunch with all the family at Hadrian’s. Each course will be perfectly paired with matching wines and accompanied by live harp music. The lunch is priced at £195 per person with wine and service will run from 12.30pm to 2.30pm.
The restaurant will also be running a Christmas Day dinner with service from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. For more information or to make a reservation please call 0131 556 2414 or email: [email protected]
La Garrigue specialises in French cuisine and has been serving up honest French food in Edinburgh for 15 years and has an army of loyal customers. With a formidable wine list and a Christmas lunch menu at £65 per person, La Garrigue is a certainly a restaurant to consider this Christmas. Two sittings are available; 12 for 12.30pm and 4 for 4.30pm. Find out more by contacting the restaurant on 0131 557 3032.
The Pompadour by Galvin
The Pompadour by Galvin is open for lunch on Christmas Day from 12.30 to 3.30pm. A fine dining menu of 4 courses plus petit fours at £199 per person does mean The Pompadour is a pricey option, but the food is incredible and is sure to satisfy even the fussiest of diners. To book please call 0131 222 8945 or email [email protected]
Galvin Brasserie de Luxe
The indulgent menus feature the finest Scottish ingredients with a classic Parisian twist, expertly crafted by the Michelin-starred Galvin brothers. A menu of 3 courses plus petit fours is set at a cost of £135 per adult and £50 per child. For more information, or to make a reservation please call 0131 222 8988, or email [email protected]
Stay: Simpson Loan
This luxury apartment is situated in the Quartermile development. In addition to two luxurious double bedrooms, study and open plan living space, the sizeable and comfortable sofas is the perfect place to put your feet up after a hearty Christmas lunch.
And now, all that’s left is to book!
We hope that you have a fantastic stay in Edinburgh, and enjoy your Christmas lunch! If you have any questions about the city, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on Twitter or Facebook and if you decide to go to one of these restaurants, we would love it if you shared your photos with us. Tag us at #WeKnowEdinburgh on Instagram so that we can share your experience with others.