Edinburgh city guides

Family-friendly restaurants in Edinburgh.


Tom Pressman

Exploring Edinburgh with your family is a great way to spend a day, the city is filled with a whole host of attractions - history, culture, discovery, and dining. With a tastecard in your hand, you can fuel your family adventures in some of the best restaurants in the city. There is something for everyone on the menu, even fussy teenagers. Edinburgh is a city celebrated for its history and its amazing eateries. 

Our tastecard guide to family-friendly restaurants in Edinburgh is here to serve a small slice of everything the city has to offer families, along with some excellent tastecard exclusive offers that can help you make more of your trip to Edinburgh for less. Whether you are a local looking for something new or visiting with all your family in tow, your tastecard can give you the royal treatment, with a mile of meal deals on offer in Edinburgh.

Something for the whole family.

The Beefeater, Lady Nairne.

At Beefeater, your family is in for a treat. This restaurant is a favourite for those who appreciate the finer things in life, like a perfectly grilled steak or a traditional British classic, all served in a setting that welcomes the whole family. The menu offers light bites for a quick pit stop on your Edinburgh adventure and bigger meals for a proper family lunch or a restful dinner after a day of exploring. With your tastecard, you can enjoy any of these mouth-watering meals with 25% off the total bill; a big saving for families.

Brewers Fayre, Newhaven Quay.

Brewers Fayre in Newhaven Quay is a picturesque place for a family gathering, giving you a feast for the eyes as well as for hungry stomachs after a day in the city. Overlooking the water and close to the marina, this restaurant has a menu packed with comforting cuisine that is perfect for children and adults in need of a hearty meal fit for adventurers. When a tastecard is part of the family you can enjoy 25% off the total bill, making a family meal even more rewarding.

Pizza Hut Restaurants, North Bridge.

Pizza Hut Restaurants in North Bridge is a go-to destination for a laid-back family meal that everyone will enjoy. This restaurant offers a wide range of pizzas, lots of different pastas, as well as their famous salad bar and ice cream factory. This spot is casual, and has a friendly atmosphere, ideal for families looking for somewhere to rest up and refuel after a day in Edinburgh. With your tastecard along for the ride, you can indulge in your family’s favourite dishes with an exclusive two for one deal across the whole menu, making it a smart choice for a family outing.

ASK Italian, Edinburgh.

ASK Italian is nestled in the heart of the city but brings the authentic flavours of Italy to your table. This restaurant is a celebration of Italian cuisine, offering a menu filled with freshly prepared pizzas, pasta, and a selection of appetisers that start your meal off right. The warm, inviting atmosphere is perfect for families, providing a space where you can share a meal after sharing the city. Your tastecard membership gets you an exclusive two for one deal at all ASK Italian restaurants in the UK, making it ideal for those times when you’re craving a taste of Italy.

Scotts on Princes Street, Edinburgh.

Scotts on Princes Street at The Mercure Hotel is an unparalleled dining experience with stunning views of Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street Gardens. The menu showcases a selection of dishes that are as impressive as the scenery, with a focus on quality ingredients and inventive recipes. Dining here with your family is an opportunity to enjoy a meal in a spectacular setting, where you can book an overnight stay to enjoy even more of Edinburgh the next day. Taking a tastecard along gets you two meals for the price of one, making this a perfect choice for a special family meal that will be remembered for years to come.

Going Beyond the Plate with tastecard.

Your tastecard offers more than just delightful dining experiences, it opens the door to a range of activities that can transform your family outings into unforgettable adventures. Your whole family can see the latest blockbusters with exclusive deals on cinema experiences. 

But the benefits don’t stop at the cinema. Start the morning with a smile with our Coffee Club and enjoy 25% off barista made drinks. It is ideal for weekend family breakfasts or a quick pick-me-up on your Edinburgh adventure. For those days when you are all craving a bit of excitement, a tastecard can get you access to some of the UK’s best attractions with special deals for the whole family. Whether it’s theme parks, museums, or zoos, your tastecard makes it easier to create priceless memories with all of your family. Why wait? Plan your trip to the city with your tastecard and dine at the best family-friendly restaurants in Edinburgh and top attractions and activities too!

Images sourced directly from partners and/or their Instagram accounts. All restaurants available on tastecard at the time of publishing.

Join the tastecard Community.

Becoming part of the tastecard community means more than just enjoying fantastic discounts. With a tastecard in your pocket, you are always just a step away from making your next family meal, movie night, or day out more memorable, and enjoyable. Why not join today? Your next great family day out awaits, and with tastecard, you and your family can make the most of every moment.