Celebrate Father’s Day in Edinburgh

02 June 2021

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Father's Day is fast approaching - have you found the perfect gift yet?

This Father’s Day whether it’s your father, grandfather or father-like-figure that you want to spoil, we’ve compiled some gift suggestions available across Edinburgh that will ensure it’s a day he won’t forget (and keep you in his good books all year round!)

For Foody Fathers

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so what better way to treat him than with a slap up meal at one of Edinburgh’s many fabulous restaurants, bars, cafes and bistros.  

If a full Sunday Roast with all the trimmings is his thing, Browns Edinburgh offer a sumptuous dinner, alongside a range of expertly hand-crafted cocktails and a fabulous range of wine and Champagne, Scottish gins and whiskies. Or if dining at one of Edinburgh's oldest surviving watering holes has always been his wish, be sure to check out the mouth-watering dishes on offer at The Sheep Heid Inn.

Traditionally a lady’s pastime, one Edinburgh bar thinks its high time that men got a piece of the action too. Introducing – Brewhemia’s Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea. Swapping traditional delicate finger food for a more substantial selection of homemade tarts, sausage rolls and filling sandwiches, it’s accompanied by a pot of strong tea or a trio of beers.

Gents Tea Brewmania

If he loves nothing more than dining out at a steak restaurant, Fazenda will be a dream come true - bringing the exquisite flavours and traditions of South American to Edinburgh, diners enjoy the finest grilled meats and high quality wines. For a spectacular view while dining, Kyloe should be top of your list – this award winning gourmet steak restaurant has enviable views of Edinburgh Castle.


Or why not keep things simple – indulge his sweet tooth with a slice of his favourite cake and a coffee. There’s no shortage of options to choose from – whether it’s the smell of the freshest coffee pulling you through the door of Gordon St Coffee or a slice of something nice at Mimi's Bakehouse, the toughest decision will be deciding where to go.

From healthy eating to food from around the world, for more foodie suggestions, have a look at our Guide to Food & Drink in Edinburgh>


For Whisky Loving Fathers

Scotch Whisky Experience Tasting

For Dads who love a dram, why not treat him to a Virtual Whisky & Chocolate Tasting Event. Hosted by The Scotch Whisky Experience, unlock the secrets of Scotch with 3 regional single malt 5cl miniatures, all paired with an artisan chocolate. This event is only available on Sunday 20th June – perfect timing for Father’s Day. Scotch Whisky Experience also have a selection of whisky gift sets on their online gift shop.

If the process of making, rather than drinking whisky, piques his curiosity, Holyrood Distillery, the first single malt whisky distillery to open in Edinburgh in almost a century, has re-opened for tours. Crafting both whisky and gin, they offer a range of tours and tasting experiences.

Harvey Nichols Terrace

With spectacular views across the city's skyline, The Johnnie Walker Whisky Terrace at Harvey Nichols is offering Fathers dining for brunch or lunch on Father's Day a complimentary Johnnie Walker Gold Fashioned whisky cocktail. A twist on the classic Old Fashioned, this delightful cocktail combines cinnamon and orange with Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve Whisky. Plus, he will be entered into their competition to win a Limited Edition Gold Label Reserve bottle of Johnnie Walker Whisky! Contact them to make a booking > 


For Beer Loving Fathers

Fathers Day Beer Cold Town House

Why not give him the chance to learn more about the history of brewing in Edinburgh's Grassmarket with Cold Town Beer's new Guided Group Tours. Launching in time for Father's Day, these unique tours will give visitors will get the chance to go behind the scenes at the iconic city-centre microbrewery, find out how Cold Town Beer is made, and - of course - sample a few brews along the way, before finishing with a Neapolitan pizza of your choice, washed down with a fresh pint.

Tours of Cold Town Brewery will run every second Thursday from 5:30pm, and every second Saturday from 1pm, costing £30 per adult and must be booked in advance.


For Active Fathers

Prestonfield Golf Course 500X210

With its stunning views and handy location near the city centre, a round of golf at the Prestonfield Course will go down a treat for Father’s Day. It boasts the dramatic backdrop of Arthur’s Seat and Duddingston Loch, and the 6,200 yard course is one of the longest in Edinburgh – making for a satisfying round of golf.

If your Dad is a big golf fan, be sure to take a look at our list of Top Golf Courses in Edinburgh


Conifox Fathers Day

With its abundance of green space, Conifox Adventure Park offers the whole family the opportunity to rediscover some of life’s simple pleasures - and this Father's Day they are gifting a free ticket for every "Dad" entering the park with a purchased child ticket!

Whether it's swinging on the rope bridge or letting dad show off his skills on the footgolf course, there's fun for all the family. 


For Curious Fathers

Mercat Tours Historical Man

Taking advantage of one of Edinburgh’s many walking tours is a great way to discover more about the city’s fascinating secrets. With themes including literature, golfing, history and even running, there’ll be something to suit anyone, whatever their interests and ability.

Need inspiration? Have a look at our round up of some of the Best Tours in Edinburgh> 


For Stylish Fathers

George Street Shop Signs

Whatever his style, Edinburgh’s shops offer something for all followers of fashion. From the chic fashion hub of George Street to the independent fashion boutiques of Stockbridge, why not treat him to something new for his summer wardrobe.

Luxury brands, high street stores and beautiful boutiques, we have it covered. Check out our Guide to Shopping in Edinburgh


To all Fathers and Father-like figures – Happy Father’s Day!