Evening Out at Fort Kinnaird

8 of the best ways to spend an evening at Fort Kinnaird.

Get ready to chill and let's raise a toast to summer! Whether it's a side of gossip as you relax with friends, or celebrating a special occasion, let Fort Kinnaird do the hard work. 

There's a world of summer flavour for you to explore at a range of restaurants, all you need to do is decide - will it be pizza, pasta or pan-asian?

Discover all the stores with late opening

1. Relaxed dining at Wagamama

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If pan-Asian cuisine is more your thing, head to Wagamama and enjoy their incredible Asian-inspired menu. There’s no need to book in advance, so rock up any time and take a seat on one of their benches. With all kinds of rice and noodle dishes, alongside fresh salads and shareable sides, it’s the perfect place for a relaxed dinner with a friend.

Some fresh new dishes have arrived just in time for summer! Try the spicy miso corn alongside the chicken katsu salad perfectly matched with the cherry blossom lemonade.

There are desserts, fresh juices, hot drinks, wine, sake and expertly crafted Asian beers too, along with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options thanks to their 50% plant pledge menu.



2. Customise your order at Five Guys

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If you’re looking for places to eat in Edinburgh, then Five Guys should be firmly on your list.

Five Guys prides itself on making succulent, hand-formed burgers specially to order, served alongside mouth-watering, hand-cut fries

The menu offers up to 15 free toppings for each of its burgers, hotdogs and sandwiches, meaning you have more than 250,000 combinations to choose from. Combine that with the milkshake mix-ins which offer 1,000 possible combinations and the choice is practically endless.

Whether you want to stick to the classics or go big on the customisation, at Five Guys you’ll always get exactly what you want.


3. Get together at Pizza Hut

It’s time to get together and share a pizza with friends at Pizza Hut. Whether you like a Stuffed Crust, All American Thin, Original Pan, vegan or even gluten-free, there’s something for everyone. Each pizza comes with a salad, and if you fancy even more sides then you can get three for just £13.99. If you’re after a lighter bite, then Pizza Hut’s loaded flatbreads have less than 550 calories each. Pizza Hut has also a great range of vegan options including the latest, the Vegan Flamin Buffalo, a spicy plant-based option drizzled in Frank's Red Hot Sauce.


4. Turn up the heat at Nando’s 

Head to Nando’s to taste its legendary flame-grilled PERi PERi chicken dishes and mouth-watering sides.  

This year sees the return of the fan favourite Mango and Lime to their PERi PERi flavours. Plus if you're looking for a plant-based alternative for Veganuary, the current menu now includes a spiced chickpea burger and new and improved Portobello Mushroom & Halloumi Pitta is back, which now has chilli jam, wild garlic aioli and lettuce on top.


5. Make every night a Friday night

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Fridays have recently launched their all-new Tex Mex range. Introducing soft toasted tacos with a choice of filling, Quesadillas with either Chicken or Mushroom or try their new and improved sizzling Fri-jitas. Check out their new menu.

With flowing cocktails and charismatic bartenders, every night feels like a Friday night at Fridays! Choose from a whole host of amazing cocktail creations, from a Pornstar Martini and Tequila Sunrise to a Moscow Mule, Old Fashioned or Paloma. Pair them with a freshly made to order flame-grilled burger or tender 28-day aged seasoned steak and make it a night to remember. There are also plenty of delicious no and low alcohol cocktails on offer, from a Grapefruit Seltzer to a Ginless Garden, as well as fish and vegetarian food options to cater to all.


6. Make room for a sweet treat at Hotel Chocolat

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Satisfy your sweet tooth and enjoy an evening treat during an after-dinner stroll or to round off an evening of retail therapy.

Hotel Chocolat specialises in luxury chocolates made on its own organic, eco-conscious cacao farms.

The store is also home to a specialist café where shoppers can take a break and indulge in a variety of hot chocolates, Coffee Chocolat Lattes, ice cream and ‘teaolat’ - a tea infusion that blends herbs, spices and cacao shells.


7. Grab a friend and shop your new wardrobe

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It’s time to enjoy shopping in real life again! With a whole host of shops at Fort Kinnaird – from H&MFat Face and Goldsmiths to JD SportsNew LookNext and Primark and River Island – enjoy some late-night retail therapy and stock up on essentials for the current season.

Why not make a trip of it and bring a friend along? They can help you pick the perfect outfit, encourage you to try on new styles and after the shopping is done, you can grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants at Fort Kinnaird.

Our stores are open until 9pm Monday-Friday and are usually a little quieter after 6pm, so visiting us in the evening is a good way to shop at a more leisurely pace. On Saturdays and Sundays our stores are open until 6pm.


8. Enjoy a movie

If you’ve missed cinema mate-dates or even date-dates, head to ODEON Fort Kinnaird to catch the latest movies. After a long day at work, a cinema trip is a perfect way to sit back, relax and enjoy a film. With seven screens of pure entertainment, there are plenty of options, however, it’s best to plan ahead, view the latest Edinburgh cinema listings and book tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

There are some big releases due this summer including Top Gun: Maverick, Thor: Love and Thunder and Jurassic World.

We’re open until 9pm Monday-Friday and 6pm Saturday-Sunday, with ODEON cinema, and our restaurants open later. We always recommend checking with individual retailers before setting off to be sure.


Find a full list of our stores, restaurants and leisure operators on our Eat Drink and Shop page.