5 of the best food and drink events to enjoy on Hogmanay in Edinburgh

Celebrate Hogmanay in style with these wonderful food and drink packages aimed at anyone looking to see in 2018 in Edinburgh.

Published 7th Nov 2017
Updated 7 th Nov 2017

From the grandeur of a black tie gala ball to a wild ceilidh, Edinburgh has a lot to offer this festive period and a variety of ways to see in 2018.

Options for all budgets and all expectations, it is time to get planning your Hogmanay.

Fish and Fizz at Cannonball Restaurant & Bar

(356 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NF)


Lobster Mac and Cheese. Picture: Cannonball

For only £50 a head, Cannonball will be offering visitors their famous Lobster Thermidor Macaroni Cheese to see the New Year in.

Along with some of the delightful Contini Prosecco, which will be served throughout the night, guests will get a nip of Glengoyne to
see in the bells.

Possibly the best value package on offer, make sure you get your bookings in soon as this is sure to sell out.

For bookings call 0131 225 1550

Ghillie Dhu

(2 Rutland St, Edinburgh EH1 2AD)

Picture: Ghillie Dhu Facebook

This year, Ghillie Dhu is offering a variety of different packages this season, but all ensure a good party to kick off the New Year. Choose from either a seven-course menu for £125 per person, or a three-course menu for £59.95 per person.

Both include Champagne and a lively ceilidh after dinner. If you’re just interested in the after-party then tickets can be bought for
the ceilidh and disco, perfect for all those who are up for swinging into the early hours of 2018.

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For bookings call 0131 222 9930

Prestonfield Hogmanay Ball

(Prestonfield House, Prestonfield Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5UT)


Picture: Prestonfield House Facebook

Celebrate the New Year in the splendour of Prestonfield’s Stables Ballroom, featuring a Champagne reception and a decadent four-course dinner, while a ceilidh band keep you dancing all night, followed by a disco after midnight.

For £120 per person, this is a night not to be missed.

For bookings call 0131 662 2305

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Contini George Street

(103 George St, Edinburgh EH2 3ES)

Picture: Contini

An incredible four-course menu will be provided, filled with traditional Italian food, sourced from the highest quality artisan Scottish producers.

The Prosecco will be flowing as you say goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018, and all for £125 per person. Here’s to a memorable night!

For bookings call 0131 225 1550

Hogmanay Gala Ball at The Balmoral Hotel

(1 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ)

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The Balmoral's entrance hall. Picture: TSPL

This is sure to be a Hogmanay you’ll never forget. The black tie gala ball, held in one of Edinburgh’s best known hotels, will set you back £320 per person, or £850 if you fancy adding two nights of accommodation.

In the evening you will first be greeted by a pipe band and then moved on to a Champagne and canapé reception where the jazz trio, Le Swing, will entertain you throughout. From here you will then move on to a grand four-course dinner, with specialist wine pairings for each dish.

After the dinner, a ceilidh band will keep you
dancing until the bells where you can then look over Princes Street as the firework display welcomes in the New Year.

A Hogmanay well worth the investment.

For bookings call 0131 556 2414

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