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Best places in Edinburgh for Christmas Day lunch

Christmas Day in Edinburgh

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 £95 per person (£35 per child).

The Printing Press

The fantastic Printing Press restaurant is new to Edinburgh’s George Street and only launched this month. The restaurant is open 1-4pm on Christmas Day and the 3-course menu is priced at £75 per person. With choices of Norfolk Bronze organic turkey with chestnut stuffing. Sea trout with Jerusalem artichokes or Buccleuch rib eye with roast potatoes, 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 our legendary Number One service and exceptional culinary delights. Lunch will be accompanied by live music from our resident harpist. The Christmas menu is £195 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]

Hadrian’s Brasserie

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, £97.50 per child (under 12) and service will run from Service from 12.30pm to 2.30pm.

The restaurant will also be running a Christmas Day dinner priced at £120 per person & £60 per child (under 12). Service from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. For more information or to make a reservation please call 0131 557 5000 or email: [email protected]

La Garrigue

La Garrigue specialises in French cuisine and has been serving up honest French food in Edinburgh for 14 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

Chez Jules

Friendly bistro offering French classics and set lunch menu deals, inclding Christmas Day! Prices start at £29.50 per head, please visit the website for more information.

The Pompadour by Galvin

The Pompadour by Galvin is open for lunch only on Christmas Day, from 12.30 – 3.30pm. A fine dining menu of 3 courses plus petit fours at £195 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 £120 per adult, £40 per child. For more information, or to make a reservation please call 0131 222 8988, or email [email protected].

Simpson Loan is a wonderful flat to stay in this Christmas

Simpson Loan is a wonderful flat to stay in this Christmas

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 sofa 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 you to share your photos with us. Tag us at #WeKnowEdinburgh on Instagram so that we can share your experience with others.

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