Edinburgh is an exciting, vibrant and beautiful city with more than enough eateries to suit any office worker, visiting businessman or international entrepreneur.

With worldwide influences on business, science and education, Edinburgh attracts millions of business visitors every single year. So whether you’re looking to treat your clients to a tasty lunch in between conferences, or you want to book a well-deserved night out for your project team, you will be spoilt for choice here.

The Regular

In every single city in Britain you will find popular high street restaurant chains that enable you to walk straight in and get a bite to eat cheaply, with no fuss. Edinburgh has every single high street chain you can imagine, which is perfect if you need to arrange lunch or dinner at speed.

For wallet friendly Italian fayre, go to Bella Italia and enjoy pizza, pasta and salad during your break from the office. Pizza Hut is a great venue if you want standard pizza at the lowest of prices, or alternatively you could up the budget a little and head to Pizza Express where the surroundings give a little bit more of a nod to fine dining. To sample some delicious French cuisine and daily specials in a setting that doesn’t feel like a chain, Petit Paris should be your destination of choice.

Other great chain stores in the city include; Frankie and Benny’s, Nando’s and Zizzi.

The Unique

When the clients you’re meeting deserve something that little bit special, something completely unique that they won’t get anywhere else, you’ll need to book into one of Edinburgh’s many independent eateries.

The Ship On The Shore (the sister restaurant of Michelin starred The Kitchin listed below) is an amazing seafood restaurant and champagne bar based right on the waterfront. Expect an excitable and friendly atmosphere inside, and a true taste of the sea from the extensive menu. La Favorita is an excellent choice if you’re looking to treat your guests to Edinburgh’s best pizza. Don’t let the outside fool you, this modern pizzeria is a real hidden gem so don’t hesitate to order something for your guests from that log fired oven – your clients will thank you. For a cosy, warm and sophisticated atmosphere and exceptional value for money, book in at The Grainstore and enjoy tasty treats such as; home cured salmon and pickled cucumber, Stornoway black pudding with apple and watercress, and garlic and herb risotto. Other unique eateries worth considering are; Sushiya and Casa Angelina.

The Exquisite

For times when your client meeting really needs to take place in a setting worthy of the most discerning of diners, you’ll be able to choose from the huge selection of 5* eateries in Edinburgh to select the finest venue for the occasion.

For the freshest tasting dishes around from chefs who claim to be “fanatical about seasonal cooking” – and why shouldn’t we believe them, they do have a Michelin Star – visit The Kitchin and choose from a variety of set lunches and tasting menus. For a special night out in a restaurant everyone is talking about, look into making a booking at The Honours, but remember to book well in advance (several months at least).

Other exquisite eateries worth booking into are; Wedgwood, Ondine and Castle Terrace.

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