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Christmas Day lunch in edinburgh

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Christmas Day lunch in edinburgh

Hi all - i know this seems to be posted each year but as restaurants come and go I am hoping you can help. We are looking for somewhere for christmas day lunch, nothing too formal. We are staying in newington so in an ideal world it would be nice to walk. Anybody have an recommendations? Many thanks in advance, Anna

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1. Re: Christmas Day lunch in edinburgh

Had a great meal at the Cellar Door recently, here is there Xmas menu....

thecellardooredinburgh.com/assets/Specials/x…

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2. Re: Christmas Day lunch in edinburgh

It was discussed only two weeks ago but it was all suggestion in the town centre tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g186525-i108-k3846…

I'm struggling to think what might be open at Christmas on the south side, www.blonderestaurant.co.uk/xmas-lunch.htm still has their 2009 menu on the website, if they were planning to open this year you would think it would be up by now.

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3. Re: Christmas Day lunch in edinburgh

Hi anna

Hewat's restaurant on Causwayside in Newington is a very good restaurant in fact its a favourite of both myself and the other half out of Edinburgh restaurants.It does a very good deal at present of two courses for a tenner on restricted days and times but is more expensive at night time with the full or a la carte menu.You dont mention a budget but I find many Edinburgh christmas day lunches very expensive but you can always check out their website to view the menu and price .If the christmas day menu doesnt suite then may be worth a visit another day for lunch,we find it has pleasant surroundings without being stuffy

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4. Re: Christmas Day lunch in edinburgh

Hi does Edinburgh have any fast food or Chinese restaurants that are open on Christmas day? We will also be in uk over Christmas and really difficult to find anything that is open. How about cinemas or supermarkets , are these open at least on boxing day?

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5. Re: Christmas Day lunch in edinburgh

Karen Wong's Chinese Restaurant will be open on Christmas Day between 1pm and 7pm. This is my favourite Chinese restaurant in the city - it is located at 107 St Leonard's Street.

See: karenwongchineserestaurant.co.uk/menu.php…

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6. Re: Christmas Day lunch in edinburgh

I reckon all the Chinese Restaurants will be open on Christmas Day.

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7. Re: Christmas Day lunch in edinburgh

Re the original post - if you can afford it Rhubarb at Prestonfield House is convenient for Newington and will be excellent. It will be a little bit of a walk but definitely worth it. If your budget doesn't stretch to Rhubarb the Minto Hotel on Minto Street will be doing a reasonable Christmas Lunch but I reckon it could be pretty busy. Otherwise its not far to walk into town where there will be many hotels serving Christmas Lunch.

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8. Re: Christmas Day lunch in edinburgh

Thank you Matthew for your suggestion , will check it up. Are you a resident in Edinburgh, we are holidaying there so would really appreciate comments on are the tubes or buses operating , are there any shops open on Christmas or boxing day. If we tented a car could we drive to any of the bnearny lochs etc? Many thanks.

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9. Re: Christmas Day lunch in edinburgh

No tubes in Edinburgh (at least not of the transport variety!!). What does tent a car mean?

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10. Re: Christmas Day lunch in edinburgh

Typo error, meant rent a car. So no public transport?