Edinburgh Festive Treats You Need to Try This Year

Edinburgh Festive Treats You Need to Try This Year

If you’re staying at one of our incredible luxury hotels in Edinburgh this festive season then you’re probably already dreaming about the delicious treats you’ll be indulging in. The holiday season really is all about the food, right? If you’re looking for inspiration for meals during your travels, read on!

Tablet from The Fudge House

When you look at the ingredients of Scottish Tablet you may be forgiven for believing it to be like English fudge. However, you’re in for a world of delight. The crumbly treat is a Scottish delicacy that has been made for centuries. If you’re visiting Edinburgh this festive season you have to indulge in this sweet confection. Stop by The Fudge House where they’ve been preparing fudge in the country since 1949 and grab a box. It makes a perfect gift for your friends and family too!

Haggis Bon Bons at The Bon Vivant

There’s possibly no food more synonymous with Scotland than haggis. You may be familiar with the savoury pudding (often prepared with oats, meat, onions, salt, and spices), but you may not be familiar with its side dish counterpart. Haggis Bon Bons are the perfect party food, or an incredible accompaniment to a few drinks on a chilly winter night while you’re exploring the city. Stop by The Bon Viant where you can get haggis bon bons with homemade brown sauce all year long for just £5!

Whiski Rooms’ Hot Toddy

During the blustery festive season, you may find yourself in need of a warm drink. Not only is a Hot Toddy served warm, but it’s also prepared with a good amount of Scottish Whisky, meaning it’ll definitely do its job of keeping you toasty after you’ve been savouring all the city has to offer. It’s a classic in Edinburgh. Grab yourself what some tourists have called the best hot toddy ever! at Whiski Rooms, the multi-award-winning restaurant and whisky bar.

Festive Afternoon Tea at The Signet Library

If you’ve booked yourself a stay in a luxury hotel room in Edinburgh this December to take your loved one on a trip, you’re probably looking for romantic experiences that will make your getaway unforgettable. If that’s the case, you must book a festive afternoon tea at The Signet Library. One of the finest Georgian Buildings in Edinburgh, you’re guaranteed a memorable atmosphere with delicious festive treats like a honey-glazed ham & turkey pie, a smoked chestnut and pumpkin mousse, and a sour cherry and white chocolate yule log.

A Dundee Tart from Twenty Princes Street

This may definitely be a unique festive dish that you’ll only get the chance to try in Scotland. So why not take the plunge and book yourself into a festive dinner at Twenty Princes Street to try a Dundee tart? This vegan dessert is an orange and almond tart with orange curd and mince pie ice cream and is a riff on Dundee cakes. This restaurant is also located at our Hotel Indigo Edinburgh Princes Street location so you can head down from your room and tuck straight into a delicious, luxury three-course meal for just £45.

Vegan Raan with All the Trimmings at Dishoom

If you’re a vegetarian who doesn’t want to miss out on the festive vibes but you’re bored with a nut roast, then this a dish you need to try! Available only at Dishroom, you can replicate all the tastes of traditional Christmas dinner in a unique way, paying homage to Bombay cooking. With spiced soy pieces, tender stem broccoli, chilli sprouts, and a fresh onion salad, you’re set for a taste sensation with every single bite.

Once you’re sufficiently full after sampling all the festive treats the city has to offer, you’ll be thankful you booked a luxury hotel in Edinburgh with Hotel Indigo. Book your December stay now and make the most of your winter break.

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There are 60 individual Edinburgh hotel bedrooms and junior suites to choose from and our regular guests have their firm favourites. Each guestroom in our Edinburgh city centre hotel is individually decorated reflecting the neighbourhood story with details of Edinburgh’s rich history and Summer Festival traditions.

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Join us for breakfast, and fuel up for the day ahead with our selection of continental items and a-la carte dishes which are cooked to order using local produce where possible. You can’t stay at our Edinburgh hotel without trying a ‘Wee Dram’. We have a selection of fine whisky to take you around the most famous Scottish distilleries, with the occasional stop off in places such as Wales and Japan. Alternatively, try one of our craft beers or ‘softies’.

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