Favourite first date venues in Edinburgh - your views online

The best place to take someone on a first date in Edinburgh is . . .

Wonnie Barry

Bennett’s Bar - the one near the King’s Theatre. My very favourite Edinburgh pub. I’ve been delightfully married to Tom Morgan now for 37 years. Bennett’s was obviously a great choice!

Donald J Makin

When my now partner flew in for first time from Dublin we went from the airport to City Restaurant for a chippy and then to Banshee Labyrinth to see a great band. A great start to the city. My fave place we've been is Mary King's Close together as we love history and it's spooky!

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Andrew Collins

Dalhousie Castle, Midlothian.

Roger Booth

Can't go wrong at the Doo'cot public house. Drylaw's premier "nitespot". Mind, the lounge not the public bar - you don't want her thinking you're a tightwad!

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Flora Neilson

Up Arthur’s Seat, then on to Edinburgh with a walk up the steps from Cockburn Street via Roxburgh’s Close to sit outside Deacon Brodies and watch the world go by with a pint. If they are still breathing and not whinged about their knees, they will do.

Janet Steele

Loved going to the Sheep Heid, Duddingston – great food and quiet.

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Steven Rendall-Storm

Greyfriars graveyard.

Natalija Krauze-Moore

Go big, The witchery.

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Ems Todd

Go to the Stand comedy club! At least you can have a laugh if things going wrong!

Rob Leonardsson

My first date was The Royal Botanic Gardens … had a great day out.

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Lorraine Huguet

Edinburgh is absolutely beautiful, you will not be disappointed.

Neil MacLennan

Registry Office at the City Chambers. Might as well crack on!

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Jill Ogilvie

Edinburgh Zoo, lots to see and talk about. Perfect ice breaker.

Andy Cunningham

Monteiths restaurant on the High Street. Secluded and intimate.

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Lynne Allison Allan

We have done the Scott Monument and Binns clock.... never found each other!.... Crazy times! Now we're married 38 years!

Jennifer Cumming

A sunset walk round Newhaven and a few quiet drinks at The Old Chain Pier.

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Calum Thomson

We got turned away from Fire Island so ended up on Rocco’s that became the West End Subway. I know how to show a girl a good time!

Cost of living

The UK Government should treat the cost-of-living crisis with a “wartime mentality” and issue an energy bill “furlough” say Liberal Democrats.

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Graeme Moir

It’s time for the government to get a grip on these companies asset stripping the UK and selling our own energy back to us at rip off prices while the foreign owned companies are forced limit price rises in their own countries, eg France and Spain. Their OAPs are protected while ours freeze and starve.

Callum MacLeod

Time to nationalise all the energy companies and protect the people.

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Murray Hutchison

Agreed. We must not be reporting a massive increase in the winter death toll. That would be a moral disaster. I am coming round quickly to the French idea ie nationalising EDF to return profits to the people. Privitisation produced little real competition and look at our bills in prospect £4000 as of today being predicted. The French are facing a 5 per cent increase, look at what we are facing. Macron is hardly left wing. More dividends for shareholders who are wealthy enough to afford the shares in the first place and a bigger bonus for O'Shea who I don't rate. The government boosted his customer base by chanelling the customers of failed companies to BG. What was wrong with Octopus and Ovo? Far better run companies.

Jon Brown

Perhaps they should just stop energy companies price gouging and ripping us off.

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Frank Mckie

Boris the caretaker has done a bunk again! No one is in! They are all on holiday and the country is sinking, that's the state of the UK government at this moment.

Robert Gilchrist

Appalling. It's what happens when you let a for profit industry consisting of a series of cartels and monopolies oversee itself.

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Fiona A Sampson

That is insane! We are getting ripped off.

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