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Nov 15, 2010 02:22 PM

thanksgiving in Edinburgh!

Looking to celelbrate with a nice dinner after the tree lighting in Edinburgh this year. Help...have never been there. thanks.

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  1. So what type of meal are you after? "Nice" doesn't give us many clues!

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    1. re: Theresa

      lol. True. Some sort of festive type place....Christmas decorations up with good food.
      Was thinking somewhere around the mound area? Bistro style...but has to have good wine.

    2. redwood are doing a thanksgiving dinner this year - it's fully booked but you can add your name to the list in case of cancellations.

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      1. re: johnnypd

        thanks let me know if you find anything else!

      2. I will also be in Edinburgh for Thanksgiving, but I need a family-friendly place. Rather amazing that Redwood does not allow children under 15 to dine with them because of "alcohol restrictions." Anyone know a place that has American-style hospitality where families are also included?

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        1. re: packerbacker

          It's also nonsense - there are no restrictions I'm aware of which prevent people 14 and under from eating in a a licensed restaurant ... Unless there is Scottish legislation that I'm not aware of on this, I think they just don't want children in there and have invented a law that doesn't exist so that it doesn't look so bad on them.

          1. re: Theresa

            Scottish licensing laws are quite different to English ones and therefore have different rules.

            In Scotland the licensee has to specify if they want to include children in the license and how their premises will operate. The local licensing board will then approve/disapprove the license. Obviously how licensees wants to treat children and how the local board (I think there are 30+ of these) view children in pubs will be key factors in whether they can be on licensed premises. I can imagine a licensee taking a very conservative approach if they know their local board is conservative (which they can be in Scotland). .

            So if the kids are under 18 then the only way to be certain is to ask.

          2. re: packerbacker

            Didn't hear back from Redwood, but was able to get into the kitchin for dinner...late...but really wanted to try it!

            1. re: carri

              You won't be sorry. The Kitchin is amazing! Have fun!