Edinburgh is a city blessed with a large number of excellent restaurants offering an incredible variety of dining experiences and showcasing a wide range of cuisines from around the world. Whether you’re planning a celebration with a group of friends, a family reunion, or a corporate event, it’s important that you choose wisely. Not every restaurant is suited to large groups, so we’re here to help you find the eatery most likely to delight and satisfy all of the members of your group and ensure that your evening is stress free and enjoyable.
First you should consider what type of cuisine is most likely to please your group. Many restaurants offer a set menu for larger groups and this can be a problem if some of the diners have very traditional or uncomplicated tastes. Not everyone will welcome a menu composed entirely of curries or a list of delicious, but unfamiliar Middle Eastern dishes.
The eclectic menus of the classy and refined Living Room or the chic and lively Bond No9 have more than enough variety to please even the most conservative palate. However, the mixed grill of fragrant and lightly spiced kebabs and falafels of Hanam’s might just tip your fellow diners out of their comfort zones!
You should also consider the budget. Are you looking for a restaurant offering a fixed price menu to avoid any unseemly arguments over the bill, or are you planning a sumptuous feast with no holds barred and hang the expense? For a truly extravagant night, look no further than the opulent surroundings of Rhubarb at Prestonfield House where you can assemble a feast of regal proportions.
Let us help you make up your mind with our list of the ten best Edinburgh restaurants for dining with larger groups.