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6 Edinburgh Spots for the Perfect Business Lunch

The best restaurants to impress your lunch date

16 . 02 . 2016

Nail your next business meeting with our top tips on where to take your appointment for lunch.

While you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to lunch options in Edinburgh, it takes a little more consideration to decide on the perfect restaurant to have your important business lunch at. Whether taking a business partner, colleague, boss, or employee, it is important that you get it just right… with not too loud music, tasty food, and quick service (we know how busy everyone is). Below we have compiled our list of tried and trusted places in Edinburgh’s city centre…

Also read: Haggis, Neeps and Tatties – Five Edinburgh Eatieries to Get Your Scottish Fix


Tigerlily

Recently refurbished Tigerlily offers a très chic dining environment on George Street which will definitely impress whoever you are meeting for lunch. And super stylish does not have to mean super expensive as you can get two main courses for £10 all throughout the working week. For all other occasions, Fountain Court Apartments guests benefit from a 20% discount on food. While in the evenings Tigerlily gets quite busy, during the day it is definitely quiet enough for serious business talk.

Address: 125 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4JN

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The Magnum

Even though in fancy Stockbridge, don’t be fooled by the casual setting of The Magnum Restaurant and Bar. This foodie hot-spot does serve fine dining! Choose from the separate bar menu if you are in a bit of a hurry or the restaurant menu if you have the time to enjoy a proper meal. You will not regret it or as Begnoster on TripAdvisor put it “First visit as a business visitor. Excellent welcome, wonderful, value for money, clean and flavoursome food. A stranger made to feel like a regular. Go there.” (P.S. Fountain Court Apartments guests get 15% off food.)

Address: 1 Albany Street, Edinburgh EH1 3PY

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Zizzi Edinburgh Quay

A little bit off the beaten track lies Italian Restaurant Zizzi. While Zizzi is an established brand, this restaurant branch is located in an exceptionally well-chosen setting…next to the quiet Lochrin Basin of the Union Canal but still in Edinburgh’s business district 20 minutes’ walk from Princes Street. Enjoy delicious Italian food and talk business in the inspiringly colourful surroundings of the restaurant. This spot is also perfect for groups who can be accomodated on the mezzanine level. Our guests get 25% off the food bill.

Address: Edinburgh Quay, Edinburgh EH3 9RU

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Loudons

94b Fountainbridge, EH3 9QALoudons Café and Bakery has great lunch (and breakfast) choices available but also caters for the quick cake and coffee kind of business meeting. And oh boy, the cakes are delicious! While it can get quite full, you will always find a quieter spot in one of the corners of the cafe.

Address: 94b Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 9QA
Loudons, 94b Fountainbridge, EH3 9QA, 0131 228 9774 Loudons Café and Bakery has great lunch (and breakfast) choices available but also caters for the quick cake and coffee kind of business meeting. And oh boy, the cakes are delicious! While it can get quite busy, you will always find a quieter spot in one of the corners of the cafe.

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The Dome 

The Dome is based in a beautiful building on George Street which used to accommodate The National Commercial Bank of Scotland. The architecture of this place is truly stunning and will leave a lasting impression on your lunch appointment for sure. For a later around 5pm meeting, why not order luxury afternoon tea in the Georgian Tea Room?

Address:  14 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PF

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Gusto

Another lunch hot-spot on George Street (Can you see the theme here?) is Gusto. Stylish interiors, Italian food, and a lunch menu which offers a main course and a drink for £11.95. If you would like to choose from the extensive à la carte menu, Gusto offers 20% discount on food.

Address: 135 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4JS

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