Student Venues: Special Occasion Places

Parents in town? These are the places to hit up...

Article by Nadia Younes and Peter Simpson | 11 Sep 2018

107-109 St Leonard's St, Edinburgh
In reality, Aizle is less a restaurant and more a dining experience – one which certainly will stand out in the crowd. It doesn’t actually have a menu; instead, you'll be provided with a list of locally-sourced ingredients which change every day which forms the basis of the meal that follows.

1126 Argyle St, Glasgow
One of the hottest spots in Finnieston –  inventive dishes, great ingredients and expert composition. Employing the sharing plates style of a tapas bar, everything is bent towards a communal, casual atmosphere as you hoover up some of the finest dining in the city.

Chop House
102 Constitution St, Arch 15 East Market St & 88 Bruntsfield Pl, Edinburgh
While there are other tasty treats to consider on the menu (half lobster, anyone?), there's no point shying away from what these guys do best. Their 'off the coals' steaks are made from the very best of British beef, butchered and dry-aged in-house.

Ox and Finch
920 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow
Big Fancy Occasion dining can be difficult – family are picky eaters, people get territorial and won't share, etc etc – so Ox and Finch's small plates style and cool-but-sophisticated vibe is ideal for cutting through. Their Edinburgh spot BABA (130 George St) offers a similar vibe, with a Middle Eastern twist to the menu.