The best things to do on a business trip in Edinburgh

14 Jul 2021 · 3
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, 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.


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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.


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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!


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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.


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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

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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

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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.
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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

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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

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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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