In the capital for the festival and looking for somewhere to eat? These are the ways you can use 5pm Dining and our Edinburgh Festival Restaurants page.
Your first stop should be… you’ve guessed it, our Edinburgh Festival Restaurants.
From here, you can select which area of Edinburgh you want to eat in; the date and how many diners you want a table for.
There is a huge variety of offers. Whether you want to eat a la carte; choose from a set menu or uncork a deal with a drink included, you can search and book it online with 5pm Dining.
Say, for example, on Thursday, you were going to see the Beyond Caravaggio exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery. Or perhaps you wanted to check out some of the incredible busking talent on The Mound.
You could simply select City Centre from the drop down menu, enter two people and tick Thursday 17th August.
Hit Show Me Offers and the screen will list dozens of restaurants in the area and the dining deals they are offering on that day.
We recommend that you book in advance to secure the best offers. Many of them are limited and when they are gone, they are gone. Booking at least 24 hours in advance is best.
A five minute walk from The Mound, Le Monde on George Street are offering a 20% discount on the a la carte menu from noon to 9.45pm.
From classic burgers and club sandwiches to baked Shetland salmon with summer greens and a pea vinaigrette or a rib-eye steak from carefully selected Tweed Valley cattle, there is a lot of options.
And you can enjoy them all with a 20% discount when booking from 5pm Dining.
Edinburgh Festival Restaurants with set menus
Another option might be Twenty Princes Street with its magnificent views over the city centre to the Castle.
They are offering two courses from the set price Festival Menu when you book via 5pm for a table between noon and 4.30pm.
We would start with the beef carpaccio. It is served with verjus, Lilliput capers, tomato crispbread and basil cress.
To follow, it would be a toss between the pancetta, pea and vine-ripened cherry tomato farfalle and the BBQ chicken supreme with sweet potato polenta fries and jalapeño sour cream.
If you wanted, you could further narrow down the restaurants available on that date. For example, you could ask the search engine to pick out the restaurants which offered pizza. Or seafood. Or Scottish food.
Edinburgh Festival Restaurants with drink deals
You could also narrow the results by adding filters such as disabled access, parking or even deals with drinks included. The ‘refine search’ options are to the left of the screen on a PC. They are at the bottom of the screen if you are viewing via a mobile device.
We like the look of the £40 Wine and Dine for two offer at Elliot’s in the Apex Waterloo Place Hotel at the East End of Princes Street.
For £40, two people can have three courses from the Wine and Dine menu plus a bottle of house wine to share. When you book via 5pm.
If we were to take a guess as to the most popular items on the menu, we would say the Serrano-wrapped hake with a tomato ragu and fennel crisps. Or maybe the haggis bon bons with red onion jam and whisky dipping sauce.
Although we could easily see our way clear to ordering the haddock with handcut chips, minted garden peas and tartare sauce. It is served in a beer batter made with the local Harviestoun Beer.
Looking for Edinburgh Festival Restaurants? You know what to do:
- Visit the Edinburgh Festival Dining page
- Select your location and date preferences then hit the Show Me Offers button
- Make the most of all the filters available to you on the results page to narrow down your search
- Remember to book in advance to get the best offers on your chosen day
- Book your table for free!