City Guides: Edinburgh - Graeme Atha
Best hotel for business trips?
Apex is a locally owned group which has three well located options in the west end, east end and the Grassmarket.
Best hotel for pleasure?
Missoni brings designer Italian to the Royal Mile.
1 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1AD. Tel. 0131 220 6666. Website http://www.hotelmissoni.com/
Best bar for celebrating?
Tigerlily for the beautiful people, and Champagne Charlies.
Tigerlily, 125 George Street Edinburgh, EH2 4JN. Tel. 0131 225 5005. Website http://www.tigerlilyedinburgh.co.uk/
Champagne Charlies, 34a North Castle St, Edinburgh, EH2 3BN. Tel. 0131 225 6431.
Best bar for a business drink?
The Dome on George St is very impressive.
14 George Street New Town, Edinburgh EH2 2PF. Tel. 0131 624 8624. Website http://www.thedomeedinburgh.com/
Best restaurant for business lunch?
Gusto on George St has great booths for privacy.
135 George Street Edinburgh, EH2 4JS. Tel. 0131 225 2555. Website http://www.gustorestaurants.uk.com/restaurants/gusto-edinburgh/
Best way to spend an hour in between meetings?
National Museum of Scotland has recently been refurbished and is mightily impressive.
Chambers Street Edinburgh EH1 1JF. Tel. 0131 247 4422. Website http://www.nms.ac.uk/
Best restaurant for dinner?
The Secret Garden – 100 yards from the Castle, it’s hard to beat.
Castlehill, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2NF. Tel. 0131 225 5613. Website http://www.thewitchery.com/The-Secret-Garden.html
If you only have time to do one thing in the city, do this…
Enjoy the great views from the Castle.