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Inspired ideas for an evening out at Fort Kinnaird

Classic movies, cocktails, great food and more

Looking for the perfect night out near Edinburgh? With a whole host of award-winning restaurants, world-leading street food, retro nights and cocktail masterclasses, big-name movies and special screenings at Odeon plus incredible offers, Fort Kinnaird has you covered (discover all of our late openings here). Here’s our insider guide.


Frankie & Benny’s summer menu and movie offer

A chicken and halloumi burger from frankie and bennys

Frankie and Benny’s has launched a new summer menu with Vegan Crispy Cauli Bites and stacked burgers followed by the CookieJar Sundae while you can enjoy two-for-one cocktails from 5pm-7pm Monday to Friday. Also, don’t miss Frankie & Benny’s amazing movie and a meal offer for Odeon – head there after the big screen, show your ticket and you’ll get a whopping 30% off.


See the latest movies at Odeon

Odeon Cinema Valentines Day

This summer’s big movies include Deadpool & Wolverine (26th July), Furiosa (24th May) and Beetlejuice Beetlejuice (5 September).

With seven screens featuring the latest blockbuster releases and independent films – whatever you’re in the mood Odeon has it covered. Choose from two-for-one tickets on Tuesdays and Wednesdays with Meerkat Movies or special offers.


Soak up some rays in welcoming outdoor terraces

pizza express exterior

Make the most of the summer months and balmy evenings by booking the outdoor tables Bread Meets Bread, Tony Macaroni, wagamama and Pizza Express. Discover our alfresco dining spots here.


Do some late-night shopping

Trainers at Office

Open until 9pm Monday to Friday, take some time out for a little relaxing retail therapy with your other half or friends (followed by delicious food or a movie). Evenings are the ideal time to find hidden gems at Flannels, H&M, Clarks, Office, Schuh, Typo and TK Maxx or update this season’s wardrobe at Primark, Next and New Look.

Give your cosmetic bag some love at Boots and Marks & Spencer. Love reading? Head to Waterstones and WH Smith (open until 7.30pm) for the latest biographies. For design types, don’t miss HomeSense’s interiors’ finds (open until 8pm) and Hobbycraft’s inspiring ideas for crafts, sewing and art. If you need to update workout and gym looks, take a look around in and JD Sports. Discover all of our late openings here


Enjoy evening summer drinks as you shop

Pop in Hotel Chocolate for intensely good hot chocolates and seasonal selection boxes for everyone you know or grab a refreshing frappucino at Starbucks.


Take a cocktail masterclass at Fridays

Various cocktails in different shaped glasses

Whether it’s a birthday, hen night or stag do or work night out, the Fridays cocktail masterclass is the answer. Designed for six or more people (at £29.95pp), enjoy a welcome cocktail mixed by your masterclass mixologist then have a go at creating your own cocktails while enjoying sharing towers of Fridays’ delicious food. Book your spot here.

Don’t miss their Weekday Wins offers – unlimited Sesame Chicken on Monday and two-for-one fajita Tuesdays.


Embrace some street food sharing with friends

Nandos at fort kinnaird

Sometimes all you want to do with friends is eat some delicious street food and Fort Kinnaird has all the best spots in one place. For chicken tenders and peri-peri cravings, head to Nando’s; Pizza Express and Pizza Hut for loaded pizza, vegan stuffed crusts and sharing menus (with 20% off for students Sunday to Thursday) and, for on-the-go burgers, Five Guys and McDonald’s.


Go for a glow-up dinner at wagamama

a table full of different wagamama dishes

wagamama is bringing new mains of coconut kare with chicken, hoki or butternut squash alongside our fresh koyo bowl options of pulled shiitake or thai beef salad for noodle lovers. Sharing light summer bites include beef brisket + kimchee gyoza or edamame, truffle + pulled shiitake gyoza and kokopanko chicken which is garnished with a sriracha mayo. Desserts include yuzu basque cheesecake or momo meringue while cocktails include strawberry shiso mojito.


Tuck into an evening feast at chaiiwala

A server helps a table in chaiiwalla

Bombay bowls of butter chicken and rice, aloo tikka burgers, masala chips, samosa chaat and out-of-this-world drinks and desserts make chaiiwala your go-to destination for sharing meals with friends and family. Bringing New Delhi traditions to easy dining, this is an unmissable place for a celebration or simple catch-up.


Getting here

It’s super easy to get here. There are also 2,600 free car parking spaces available with plenty of dedicated disabled parking. We also provide bike racks to keep cycles secure while you shop. If you’re travelling by bus, take Prentice Coaches 108 and 118 and Lothian 30, 400 (previously 18), 106 and 49. By train, you can go from Edinburgh Haymarket and Waverley stations to nearby Newcraighall station.

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