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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 out experiences that are perfect for any couple looking for a memorable night in the Scottish capital. 

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

The most romantic restaurants 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 savings on the stunning restaurants mentioned below, including 2 for 1 meals and 50% off food. The deals don’t end there. By joining the club you will also have access to a whole range of deals for days out, cinema tickets and restaurants across the entire UK.

  • Passage to India

  • Ignite Bengali & Indian Restaurant

  • The Everest

  • Riverlife

  • Guchhi Indian Seafood & Bar

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 or enjoying one of our discounted days out, 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 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.

Why not make an event out of date night? Make use of tastecard’s amazing cinema ticket discounts and enjoy the newest romance film, or cuddle up in front of this year’s most frightening horror movies.

Guchhi Indian Seafood & Bar

When talking about the most romantic restaurants in Edinburgh, look no further than Guchhi Indian Seafood & Bar for an experience that marries flavoursome seafood with Indian culinary heritage. Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary or taking someone out on a first date, you’re sure to impress with this cultured and rich choice. Serving dishes from both Northern and Southern India, Guchhi Indian Seafood & Bar utilises their chefs' combined knowledge of Indian cuisine to offer an all-encompassing delectable experience. Whether you are solely interested in flavour or are looking to marvel at a beautifully presented dish, Guchhi will not disappoint.

With tastecard you can get an amazing 2 for 1 deal at Guchhi Indian Seafood.

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The most romantic Italian restaurants in Edinburgh.

It’s no wonder the Italians are known for being romantic. With such ambient and intimate restaurants with delicious foods lit by candlelight, their very culture lends itself to a night of romance. So if you want to bring a touch of Italy to your romantic date night in Edinburgh, you’ve got plenty of options. Take your date to ASK Italian and wow them with its deliciously fresh Italian menu and extensive wine list. Get a taste of authentic Italy, all the way from Scotland and get an amazing 2 for 1 deal Sunday to Thursday with tastecard.

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Now that you know where to find the most romantic restaurants in Edinburgh, try tastecard now and enjoy a whole range of deals including 2 for 1s restaurant deals and up to 50% off your bills, 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.