Christmas 2022

We love Christmas!

Great food enjoyed with friends and family. It’s never too early to start celebrating so to get us in the mood our decorations are all up by 1st November this year.

Our gold trees are environmentally friendly and recycled annually. We spruce them up from the 1st of December with holly and ivy straight from our Contini Kitchen Garden.

Fresh pine branches are added to give that extra Christmas feel.




The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant at The Scottish National Gallery  – Delicious dishes guaranteed


At The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant we always have turkey.

Our Christmas pudding is our traditional family recipe. We’ve been making it this way for over 60 years.

The Scottish Cafe is a great venue and a superb location to enjoy the city at its best. Lunch with us, enjoy the Scottish National Gallery exhibition whilst you are here, then pop over to Princes Street for your Christmas shopping.

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Contini George Street in Edinburgh’s New Town – Everything you want from Italy

At Contini George Street Christmas is a little more continental. There’s no turkey but we do have all your favourite things including Milanese, pasta, mozzarella, tiramisu and so much more. An Italian festive feast with amazing cocktails to boot. Edinburgh Christmas Gin Negroni anyone?

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Hogmanay at Contini George Street

Bid farewell to 2022 in style with our annual New Year’s Eve dinner with post dinner entertainment from 9pm-1am. Enjoy an arrival glass of prosecco and crostini followed by a five course Italian tasting menu with petit four and live music to take us up to the bells and beyond. 

In addition we offer an early bird sitting from 5.30-7.30pm. Perfect for street party goers who need a quick bite to eat before heading out. 

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Cannonball Restaurant & Bar in Edinburgh’s Old Town – Festive treats in a magical setting

Award winning food and service with a view to match. The Old Town is truly magical at Christmas. Perfect for creating your own party in our private dining room.

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Hogmanay at Cannonball Restaurant & Bar

Join us for our annual sell out New Years Eve celebration dinner from 9pm-1am with stunning views of Edinburgh Castle and the spectacular fireworks at midnight. Enjoy a six-course Scottish showcase tasting menu with homemade bread and petit fours before you head out into our courtyard to watch the fireworks display.

If you are looking for a more relaxed, informal night, we invite you to join us at the bar for our super popular New Year’s Eve celebration. With a bottle of Prosecco to welcome you, three mini bowls per person and a fireworks cocktail served with a 70% cocoa chocolate truffle with the Bells, this is the perfect way to bring in 2023. 

In addition we will be offering an early bird sitting from 5.30-7.30pm. Perfect for street party goers who need a quick bite to eat before heading out.

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Christmas Afternoon Teas

If you’re looking for something different that’s not lunch or dinner why not book our Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Scottish Cafe and Restaurant, which is served daily from noon. One thing for sure is the atmosphere will be busy and fun; we promise you’ll have a Christmas cracker of a time.

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Christmas Contini at Home – we’ll take care of the cooking on Christmas Day

We are delighted to cook for you on Christmas Eve so that you can enjoy a perfectly relaxed Christmas Day at home. To book your meal, just visit our Contini at Home page. 

Booking Terms & Conditions:

For parties of 1-16 please book yourself giving card details in order to confirm your booking. Our max size table is 8 so for 16 guests you would be seated over two tables next to each other. Please note that you will be treated as separate parties for ordering purposes.

For groups of 16+ or to book your own exclusive event please email and our team will get back to you with options and availability.

All bookings require card details in order to confirm your table. If you cancel giving us less than one weeks notice we will charge the card details provided £25 per person. Please note terms & conditions will be different for private hires.

Hogmanay – Please note full payment is required in order to confirm your booking and this is non refundable and non transferrable.

Strict table allocation time of two hours unless for Hogmanay late sitting which will run from 9pm – 1am.