Are you looking to enjoy dinner in Edinburgh on a budget? Then read on for our top tips so that you can get the best dinner deals Edinburgh and enjoy your time with family or friends.
Do Your Research
If you are local, you probably know the best places to eat in the city and the ones that are the most affordable. However, if you live further afield or are visiting on a holiday, you won’t have this knowledge. This is why it is important to do your research. A quick internet search will bring up many results and show you the best places in the city to eat and those which are the most affordable too.
Take Advantage Of Deals
We already mentioned looking for the best dinner deals when in the city. Whether you are looking online or looking whilst out and about, keep your eyes peeled. Utilise discount codes where possible and keep an eye out on restaurant A-boards when going past them to see what offers and deals they have on. Some might have certain specials on at certain times or on certain days of the week.
Are you heading out for dinner in Edinburgh for your birthday? Make sure you are signed up to the restaurants newsletters or following them on social media. Many brands offer birthday schemes which entitles you to a discount or a free item from the menu! Why wouldn’t you want to take advantage of this?
Don’t forget to use your loyalty cards too if the restaurant or eatery you are at has a loyalty scheme!
Consider Your Timing
If you are heading out for dinner in Edinburgh, consider your timing. Some restaurants bump up their price when ‘dinner’ time rolls around but are still charging lunch prices up until a certain point. If you are looking to keep costs down, consider heading out just before the dinner time rolls around so you can take advantage of the lunch prices. However be aware that this sometimes means certain things aren’t on the menu.
Think About Drinks
Even if you are using a voucher or a deal, you may find that your drinks aren’t included in that. This is why you need to think about drinks when going out for a meal. Avoid alcohol if you are on quite a strict budget as these drinks can really bump a bill up. Consider opting for soft drink refills – although the initial outlay is quite expensive, if you have a few refills, you will more than get your moneys worth. Also don’t be afraid to ask for tap water – you are completely entitled to and it is free of charge as well.
These are just a few tips to help you enjoy dinner in Edinburgh. If you live in the city or whether you are simply visiting, we hope they can really help you find a tasty deal for you and your family or friends. Do you have any tips that you would like to share?