10 most romantic restaurants in Edinburgh to visit on Valentine’s Day

The most romantic restaurants in Edinburgh according to TripAdvisor have been unveiled ahead of Valentine’s Day.

View of Edinburgh's Balmoral Hotel from The Mound. Picture: Jane Barlow
View of Edinburgh's Balmoral Hotel from The Mound. Picture: Jane Barlow

The rankings are derived from thousands of reviews and are measured on the quality of food and the degree to which the eatery is romantic. So if you’re looking for Valentine’s inpsiration in the Capital, look no further!

Top chef Martin Wishart outside his Leith restaurant. Popular dishes: Halibut ceviche with mango and beetroot macaroon filled with horseradish cream. Picture: Ian Rutherford
Rhubarb offers a cosy dining experience. Popular dishes: Chateaubriand and tarte tatin. Picture: Flickr
What TripAdvisor diners say: The food was basically deliciously edible artwork. The service was excellent and the sommelier was hilarious and very skilled. Picture: Neil Aitkenhead/Creative Commons
Mono Restaurant. Popular dishes: Borders lamb saddle with 'bagna cauda' (regional Italian sauce), olive oil cake and ox cheek with cauliflower and kohlrabi. Picture: Contributed/Mono
Palm Court is the second entry on this list you'll find at The Balmoral hotel. Popular dishes: Pumpkin soup and haggis bon bon. Picture: Contributed
The Witchery on the Royal Mile offers an atmospherice dining experience within a stone throw of the Castle. Popular dishes: Lobster bisque, haggis and lamb wellington.
Designer furnishings and cowhide fabrics create a lavish backdrop for Argentine food and wine at Gaucho. Picture: Chateaubriand, mac and cheese and empanadas.
Le Roi Fou. Swiss-French chef Jerome Henry has chosen Edinburghs New Town for his first solo venture. Popular dishes: Steak tartare, chargrilled octopus and watermelon and scallop and white asparagus.
Castle Terrace Restaurant. Popular dishes: Scallop in a light curry sauce, pork with chickpea, cod with crab bisque, Scottish beef and cardamom and chocolate eclair.
Set in a New Town townhouse, 21212 Restaurant received a Michelin star in 2010. Popular dishes: Haggis porridge, Silk Road Sea Bass and broken Tart  with a vanilla custard heart, lemon barley, raspberries and pastry.