Edinburgh's New Venue & Dining Developments

Published: 03 May 2018

A truly dynamic city, Edinburgh has everything you need to create a memorable event. Choose from a wide selection of venues, accommodation options and restaurants, all supported by outstanding convention services – Edinburgh has it all.

With venues steeped in history to the more contemporary – there’s something to suit every event. As well as iconic buildings, historic castles, whisky vaults and primary conference venues, there’s soon to be an even greater choice of venues for your next event:

The Royal College of Surgeons

Royal College Of Physicians Great Hall (1)

Edinburgh’s Royal College of Physicians is undergoing a £3.5million redevelopment, due to be completed later this year. As well as improving accessibility to the stunning Great Hall and historic rooms, the development will deliver enhanced conferencing facilities for the 300-seat Conference Centre, one of the largest, tiered auditoria of its kind in Edinburgh.


Fingal Ball Room

Launching in September 2018, impress your clients with a truly unique dining experience on a former lighthouse boat, which is being transformed to create Scotland's first ‘boatique’ hotel. This 237ft long ship will provide an exciting new events venue for the city. The spectacular double height ballroom seats 80 guests and features a moveable skylight. Fingal can be exclusively yours - making it the perfect space for brand and product launches, and private celebrations.


Visit www.meetingedinburgh.com/venues to search for the ideal venue for your next event based on your specific requirements.



Boasting an array of outstanding and award winning restaurants, cafes and bars, eating out in Edinburgh is a culinary delight. From the city’s four Michelin-starred restaurants to a more casual dining experience, Edinburgh offers a wide and diverse mix of places to eat and drink. 



A new Brazilian restaurant, Fazenda Bar & Grill, opened its doors on George Street in February this year. Offering a fusion of Scotland’s heritage and South American tradition, the stylish restaurant includes 175 covers, incorporating a bar of 40 covers, plus a private dining room with seating for 8 guests.  



Situated in the heart of Edinburgh’s city centre, Vapiano opened its Edinburgh restaurant in November 2017 – the first of the franchise to open in Scotland. Comprising of three floors, Vapiano is a laid-back restaurant full of conversation and great, fresh food. 

The Ivy on the Square

The prestigious Ivy on the Square restaurant opened in September 2017 on the city’s St Andrew Square. An all-day British brasserie, the restaurant has 130 seats and all the glamour of its London counterpart. 


Take advantage of our dedicated search engine by visiting https://www.meetingedinburgh.com/Services/Dining - search for a range of restaurants, cafes and bars across Edinburgh.




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