Top 5 Festive Foodie Favourites

28 November 2014

Whether you fancy refueling after Christmas shopping, or celebrating the festive season with friends and family, we’ve compiled a list of the top five places to enjoy food in Edinburgh this Christmas.

The Dome

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Even if you’ve visited before, The Dome is a must see during the festive season. Spectacular both inside and out, this is one Edinburgh bar and restaurant that knows how to celebrate Christmas in style.  The Dome is located in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town, and it’s incredibly easy to spot during the festive period as its lights can be seen twinkling from afar. Upon entering, prepare to be met with the delicious Christmassy aromas of cinnamon and spices, and indulge in anything from coffee and cocktails to roast turkey and Christmas pudding from their special A la Carte Lunch and Dinner Menus that run throughout November and December.

The Witchery

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Situated by the gates of Edinburgh Castle, The Witchery is a majestic and distinctive restaurant which will be serving up the tasty treats from its exclusive festive menu.  Inside the original dining room, you’ll find rich baroque surroundings bathed in candlelight which creates an atmospheric setting worthy of any festive feast. The restaurant also boasts its own beautiful Secret Garden which provides another magical setting for dining in The Witchery. The festive menu is available to enjoy from December 1st.

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The Hotel Du Vin & Bistro is an ideal location to celebrate the festive season and enjoy great food and wine with friends and family. Its rustic and homely interior is a perfect setting during the winter months, and guaranteed to get you in the mood for Christmas! Their festive menu is available now and offers everything from roasted breast of goose with baked apple with chestnut stuffing (feeling Christmassy yet?) to Eggnog and Gingerbread Trifle. This one is an absolute cracker!


Edinburgh’s gourmet steak restaurant The Kyloe is getting into the festive spirit and introducing two brand new menus this Christmas. The Kyloe specialises in top quality and truly irresistible beef which will be especially infused with delicious festive flavours for the Christmas season. From November 28th you and your fellow diners can expect to pick from a range of sharing dishes as well as plenty of big beefy portions options, such as the roasted loin of free range Ayrshire pork with black pudding, apricot stuffing and creamed cabbage in a cider sauce, all served in a welcoming and jolly atmosphere.

The European Christmas Market & The Scottish Christmas Market

Whether you fancy a giant Bratwurst or a steaming hot pretzel, you’re in for a treat this festive season as the Edinburgh Christmas markets are back to offer up a fantastically fun array of Christmas treats! The European Market is based in East Princess Street Gardens, where you’ll find a range of delicious Christmas favourites including mulled wine, candied fruits, gingerbread, stollen and so much more. The Scottish Christmas Market returns for its second year in St Andrew’s Square, where it will be serving up Scottish treats aplenty. Expect to find everything from locally sourced fish and chips, to chocolates, cakes and curries with a Scottish twist. With a choice of two markets, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect Christmas treat in Edinburgh this year.