Struggling for ideas of where to eat and what to do for Valentine’s day? We’ve put together something for each part of the day starting from breakfast right through to evening dinner and included some gifts along the way.
We both love a good spot of brunch and in Edinburgh there are a number of cracking places to spend your morning. If you’re looking for something tasty in nice surroundings then Cross and Corner is your spot. They do an excellent full Scottish breakfast and fantastic bloody Mary’s. If your looking for a veggie option there’s plenty to choose from. Cross and Corner is situated in Cannonmills and the perfect location to nip down to Botanic Gardens or walk off your breakfast along the Waters of Leith.
Top tip – make sure you visit the Marshmallow Lady directly across.
There are lots of lovely places in Edinburgh to enjoy coffee. We love Cairngorn Coffee Co., Castello Coffee and Fortitude Coffee. Each have a selection of fantastic coffees on offer and lots of tasty treats.
If you’re not heading out until lunchtime why not give Restaurant Mark Greenaway a try. They offer a very reasonable lunchtime menu and for one week only he’s offering a very special dessert. Mark has combined Dom Pérignon with IQ Chocolate to offer guests an exclusive taste of Scotland’s most expensive dessert. He has commissioned IQ Chocolate to create an exclusive, one of a kind white chocolate which is a first for IQ and not normally something that is available for purchase. IQ don’t sweeten their chocolate with sugar, instead they use the superfood coconut blossom nectar. His Rhubarb and Champagne Crumble will incorporate a white chocolate sphere filled with rhubarb parfait, Dom Pérignon jelly, edible 24ct gold leaf and Madagascan Bourbon vanilla beans. This dessert arrives at the table beautifully presented on a fine bone china plate. Each order of this dessert will be paired with a glass of Dom Pérignon. The dessert requires to be pre-ordered and is available between 7th-13th February. Definitely sure to capture any foodies heart 🙂
We are more dinner people and with places like Stockbridge Restaurant on our doorstep there’s no excuse for getting the venue wrong. From the quaint fairy lights leading down the steps to the cosy surroundings inside coupled with excellent food you’re onto a winner. Once voted one of the top 20 romantic restaurants by The Times you really can’t go wrong.
- Hopetoun Farm Shop – Food lovers workshop 12th February.
- Wander up to Calton Hill and watch the sunset
- Walk along the Waters of Leith
- National Museum of Scotland – Game exhibition
There are lots of valentine’s gifts out there sure to make any foodie happy, here are a selection of our favourites.
Him and Her x