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The best things to do on a business trip in Edinburgh

14 Jul 2021

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The best things to do on a business trip in Edinburgh

Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is a city characterized by rustic buildings, windy roads, crooked steps, and charming cobblestone streets. With views of green hills and hints of the blue sea in the distance, Edinburgh has a way to win over even the weariest traveler. 

Where to eat

If you’re looking for a place to go grab a bite with your colleagues or wind down on your own after a long day, this is the list for you. 

Aizle

Aizle Edinburgh
Aizle

Interested in the KM0 food movement? Aizle is the perfect place to try locally sourced, seasonal food. Its menu changes regularly to reflect the season’s freshest produce. 

Timberyard

Timberyard Edinburgh
Timberyard

A family-run restaurant, Timberyard is a great place to go for a fun dinner with colleagues. Its casual yet stylish decor and exceptional food make for an unmissable experience!

Dishoom

Dishoom

Dishoom is a testament to Indo-nostalgia, drawing on the aesthetic and styling of Bombay’s Irani cafes from days past. Its unique flavors will transport you to a different time and place. 

Where to grab a drink

Fancy a nice after-work cocktail or artisan beer at the end of the day? Do something great and treat yourself and your colleagues to a nightcap (or two) at these awesome bars. 

Roseleaf

Roseleaf Edinburgh
Roseleaf

Clad with teapots, ladies’ hats, and a jungle of plants everywhere, Roseleaf offers some of the most exciting selection of drinks in Edinburgh’s shore area. Try the rhubarb and custard cocktail! 

The Hanging Bat

The Hanging Bat Edinburgh
The Hanging Bat

If you’re more of a craft beer lover, then this is the place for you. Enjoy your beer from  ⅔ pint glasses, so that you can really appreciate the artistry behind the beer without overindulging.

Cold Town House

Cold Town House
Cold Town House

If you’re lucky and the weather is good, head over to Cold Town House to enjoy a drink on their stunning rooftop terrace. Take a colleague or client there to do business with a beautiful view. 

What to see & do

When you have a bit of time to spare, don’t miss out on seeing some of the incredible sights Edinburgh has to offer. Turn your business trip into a culture trip with these tips. 

Scottish National Gallery
Scottish National Gallery

For the art-lover, the Scottish National Gallery is the best place to take a peek at some masterpieces, including works by Van Gogh, Salvador Dali, and Sir Henry Raeburn.

Get in a few laughs at The Stand

The Stand Edinburgh
The Stand Comedy Club

This is a must-visit comedy venue guaranteed to give you a night you’ll never forget. It’s been visited by some of the UK’s best stand-up comedians, like Kevin Bridges and Frankie Boyle. 

Hit the seaside in Portobello

Also known as “Porty”, Edinburgh’s seaside boasts penny arcades and traditional fish & chips shops. Go for a walk along the sandy beach and take in the smell of the sea. 

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