Private dining in Edinburgh

Where you need to go

Zopaash Iqbal | Date posted - 04 Oct 2018
If your idea of private dining is snacking on Jaffa Cakes from the cupboard on a Thursday evening, then you need our help. Dine in style with our list of the best places to go for private dining in Edinburgh.


From intimate dinners to corporate meetings, the Bellavista Dining Room at Contini George Street is the ideal place for a private event. Located in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town, this place has been serving award-winning Italian cuisine since opening its doors in 2004, in the beautiful setting of a former banking hall. If you’re marking a milestone or looking to impress, Contini needs to be on your shortlist.
Capacity – up to 18 guests


Mystery, history, and fine dining are all rolled into one at Cannonball. Not many venues can lay claim to a location as iconic as Cannonball House, which can be found right next to Edinburgh Castle. Set over three floors, you have the restaurant, a whisky bar, and the Glengoyne private dining room on the lower ground floor, which is the perfect setting for any occasion. It has all the character you would expect from an Edinburgh Old Town building, and a dedicated entrance to give your event that extra VIP appeal.
Capacity – From 15 to 40 guests

The Kitchin

Fine Dining, Michelin Star, Tasting Menu
No matter what the occasion, the team at The Kitchin are on hand to make your event special. You’ll get your own private server allocated to you and your guests, and with the menu designed by Chef Tom Kitchin, it’ll meet all your needs and requirements.
Capacity – up to 20 guests


Make your event extra special with a private dining experience at Amarone. The Edinburgh dining room, The Vault, used to be a bank vault in a previous life, and is a unique setting for your party.. The menus here can be customised and you’re able to come in and drop decorations, balloons, and cakes to make the event as personal as possible, a nice touch for you and your guests.
Capacity – up to 65 guests


Scottish, Vegetarian friendly, Scottish
Located next to the Usher Hall in Edinburgh, Dine is an award-winning, relaxed brasserie serving the finest locally sourced produce from the Borders and Highlands of Scotland. This venue is a luxurious backdrop for any occasion and is perfect for those looking to impress.
Capacity – up to 30 guests


Just tell them what you’re looking to plan and Howies Edinburgh will offer a tailored approach to any event. The Calton Room is great for a VIP affair, business meetings, and full day conferences, all set in a gorgeous space with an open fireplace and original features.
Capacity – Up to 32 people seated and 40 people standing
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