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The most romantic restaurants in Edinburgh.


Dylan Mitchell

Edinburgh is undoubtedly one of the most romantic cities in the UK. With its cobbled streets and enchanting historic architecture, there is simply no better place to fall in love over a romantic meal for two. Edinburgh’s culinary scene boasts a stunning range of cuisines and unforgettable dining experiences that are perfect for any couple looking for a memorable night in the Scottish capital. 

So, what can couples do in Edinburgh? Whether you’re looking to celebrate an anniversary, rekindle an old flame, or plan out your perfect proposal, we’ve found a whole range of the most romantic restaurants in Edinburgh for couples to visit, whatever the occasion. Keep reading to find out just where you can create cherished memories over a three-course meal with your beloved in Edinburgh.

What can couples do in Edinburgh?

Impress your date and try out one of tastecard’s recommendations for the most romantic restaurants in Edinburgh. With a tastecard membership, you will be eligible for a whole load of dinner deals in Edinburgh on the stunning restaurants mentioned below. But the deals don’t end there. By joining the club you will also have access to a whole range of discounted days out and cinema ticket offers and will be able to save an average of £23 per meal at restaurants across the UK!

  • Passage to India

  • Ignite Bengali & Indian Restaurant

  • Zizzi

  • The Everest

  • Riverlife

  • ASK Italian

Passage to India.

When it comes to planning romantic meals for two in Edinburgh, it doesn’t get much better than Passage to India. Known for making some of the best Punjabi food in the city, Passage to India is famous for its home-style Indian cooking, which its chef takes the utmost pride in. With a romantic and intimate ambience and authentic feel, this restaurant is certain to be a memorable choice for date night. So why not take your date all the way to India, without even having to leave Edinburgh?

Enjoy a 2 for 1 deal Sunday - Thursday at the Passage to India with tastecard.


Ignite Bengali & Indian Restaurant.

Be sure to make sparks fly on date night by visiting Ignite Bengali & Indian Restaurant in Edinburgh. Fusing contemporary and traditional Bangladeshi and North Indian Cuisine, Ignite is considered one of the best fine-dining experiences in Scotland. Perfect for flavour enthusiasts looking for a unique taste,  this restaurant specialises in a range of vegetarian and seafood dishes. Not only this, but Ignite Bengali & Indian Restaurant is one of the few Indian restaurants in the city with an extensive champagne selection, perfect for celebrating any special occasion with your loved one in one of the most romantic restaurants in Edinburgh. So if you’re thinking of making it official, or even popping the question, Ignite Bengali & Indian Restaurant has got you covered!

Grab yourself 25% off with tastecard when you visit Ignite Bengali & Indian Restaurant.


The Everest Edinburgh

The Everest.

If you’ve spent the day climbing the Royal Mile, and are ready to settle for a romantic date night, why not let your Scottish experience peak at The Everest? With an abundance of authentic Nepalese and Indian meals on the menu, flirt with the idea of dining here and ignite the flames of romance over these spice-infused dishes. With specials involving tandoori and seafood dishes, The Everest’s tantalising flavours are certain to satisfy every customer.

Access 25% off at The Everest Sunday - Thursday with tastecard.


Calzone Spinaci Zizzi


Have you ever visited Italy? It’s one of the most romantic countries in the world and Zizzi in Edinburgh truly captures the essence of love. So if you’re wondering ‘what can couples do in Edinburgh?’ we recommend indulging in a delicious Italian dish and popping a bottle of wine at Zizzi with that special someone. See how compatible you and your date really are when you decide on one of our irresistible sharing boards. Or maybe you’d rather impress them with your complex and mature palette as you tuck into one of Zizzi’s deletable risotto dishes. Get a taste of our Zizzi offers in Edinburgh with tastecard.

Enjoy a 2 for 1 deal at Zizzi from Sunday to Thursday with tastecard.



Enter a romantic oasis in the heart of Edinburgh and visit Riverlife, a stunning French-Caribbean restaurant with a warm and inviting ambience, perfect for date night with your beloved. From tantalising grilled seafood to succulently sweet desserts, Riverlife has enough options to bring all of the flavours of the tropics to your tastebuds and give you and your companion a night you won’t forget. Riverlife beckons you to the French Caribbean to indulge in an evening of flavour and spice that you’re sure to cherish.

You can get amazing value for money at Riverlife with 2 for 1 Sunday - Thursday with tastecard.


ASK Italian

When talking about the most romantic restaurants in Edinburgh, look no further than ASK Italian. For an experience that marries contemporary dishes with authentic Italian cuisine, you’re in for a truly special night with our ASK Italian offers in Edinburgh. Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary or taking someone out on a first date, you’re sure to be impressed with this flavoursome and atmospheric choice. Bond as you tuck into delicious pizza or have your very own ‘Lady and the Tramp’ moment over a bowl of spaghetti meatballs.

With tastecard, you can get an amazing 2 for 1 deal at ASK Italian.


Start saving with tastecard.

Now that you know where to find the most romantic restaurants in Edinburgh, try tastecard now and enjoy discounts for a variety of independent restaurants and our partners. Search offers now and discover a whole range of deals including 2 for 1 meals and 25% off your total bill, depending upon where you choose to visit. tastecard is simply perfect for the couple looking to explore a variety of restaurants for as much as half the price.