We've chosen five of the best places to take your partner in Edinburgh this weekend

Choosing somewhere to take your partner on a night out is always a bit of a dilemma. Whether you’ve been out with them for a few weeks or several decades, you’re always out to impress and ensure your other half has a great time.

With this in mind, we’ve done the hard work for you and picked out some of the best places and events to check out in Edinburgh this weekend:

Fine dining at The Dome

(14 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PF, 0131 624 8624)

Picture: The Dome

Picture: The Dome

The Grill Room is one of Edinburgh’s most beautiful restaurants and is sure to leave you both smiling from ear to ear as you enjoy the delightful dishes on offer.

Serving both lunch and dinner, The Dome offers excellent meals at a reasonable price, in a breathtaking setting, be it in the main restaurant, the Georgian Tea Room or their Club Room.

Don’t forget to check out the desert menu and the highly recommended, seasonal Summer pudding.

Mix your own drinks at Hoot the Redeemer

(7 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DJ, 0131 2200 310)

Picture: Hoot the Redeemer

Picture: Hoot the Redeemer

Come in relax with a cocktail in this bar that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

With a huge variety of drinks ranging from cocktails, beers and wine to alcoholic slushies and treats like the bar’s own alcoholic ice-cream, there will be something for everyone’s taste.

If the task of choosing seems like a little too much hard work, why not take a risk with the bar’s unique fairground-style claw machine? The aim is to pick out a random ingredient that the experienced bar staff will then use to create a delicious cocktail .

Enjoy a twist on tapas at Mother India

(3-5 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LT, 0131 524 9801)

Picture: Mother India

Picture: Mother India

Have you ever wondered what tapas would be like with Indian food instead of Spanish dishes? Well now you don’t have to.

Open for both lunch and dinner, Mother India is a unique dining experience that encourages the sharing of food. Not only does this allow you to try little bits of many different dishes, but it also creates a lively, sociable atmosphere akin to that of the best family meals.

Choose dishes from their extensive and freshly prepared menu, or if you can’t decide, why not try the a la carte menu, which has several complimentary items.

Whisky and Chocolate Tasting at the Whiski Rooms

(4 North Bank Street, Edinburgh EH1 2LP, 0131 225 7224)

Picture: Whiski Shop

Picture: Whiski Shop

What could be better than whisky and chocolate? Very few things, to be honest. And this Saturday, why not have them both at the Whiski Rooms?

Aimed to please both beginners, experts and everything in between, it is hosted by one of the experienced Whiski Rooms staff who will guide you through your flavour journey.

The excellent single malt whiskies are paired expertly with organic chocolate from local chocolatier, Coco Chocolate.

Lasting roughly one hour, join the fun and laughs at this informal tasting and learn about the delights of our national drink.

Cool off at Mary’s Milk Bar

(19 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HS)

Picture: Mary's Milk Bar

Picture: Mary’s Milk Bar

Mary’s Milk Bar is a throwback to the milk bar’s of the 60’s. Offering fresh ice cream and hand crafted chocolate, this is one for for those with a sweet tooth.

Owner Mary is passionate about both sides of her craft, having worked as a chocolatier for the last five years as well as being trained in Bologna, Italy, at the prestigious Carpigiani Gelato University.

Mary also hosts little parties, workshops and tasting evenings for you to taste, learn about and enjoy gelato and truffles.

About The Author

Emma O'Neill

Emma lives in Fife, after graduating from the University of Sunderland in 2015, and works for The Scotsman. A self-confessed food addict, who is yet to turn down a drink, she loves exploring new restaurants – especially if they have good steak or BBQ on the menu. She likes to pretend she can bake – bookmarking hundreds of recipes - but has never really achieved anything other than a good chocolate orange cupcake.

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