Today, we’re taking you on a journey – a day at Black Ivy, where fun and flavour collide.  

As a prominent Edinburgh hotel and restaurant, we’re all about crafting unforgettable moments for our customers, and what better way to do that than with a perfect day from morning till night? So, join us as we walk you through what a day at Black Ivy truly looks like. 


Morning: Exploring breakfast options and nearby attractions. 

Our adventure begins early, as we wake up in one of our cosy and unique rooms. There’s nothing like starting the day with the sun peeking through the curtains and the smell of traditional Scottish breakfast wafting up the stairs.  

Imagine rolling out of bed and heading straight down to the restaurant for breakfast cooked just for you. We’ve got it all – from hearty classics to mouthwatering options that even the pickiest eater will love. 

After fuelling up, it’s time to step outside and explore the neighbourhood. Black Ivy is nestled in Bruntsfield, Edinburgh, a charming Edinburgh district that is just a stone’s throw away from the city centre and a treasure trove of attractions. Whether you’re up for a leisurely stroll in the nearby Meadows Park or a visit to the Royal Mile, it’s all within easy reach. 

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Afternoon: Lunch, relaxation on the terrace, and park views. 

After a bit of sightseeing, why not head back to Black Ivy for a delicious lunch? 

Our Conservatory Dining Room is a crowd favourite – with plenty of natural light, it’s the ideal spot to recharge. With both brunch, lunch and dinner options available, you’ll find our food offerings to be packed with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Every guest is spoiled for choice. 

Post-lunch, it’s time for some relaxation on Black Ivy’s outdoor terrace. The park views are nothing short of stunning, and guests often find themselves lost in thought as they take in the lush scenery. With a cool breeze and a good book in hand, there’s no better way to unwind. 

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Black Ivy Clubroom with screens


Evening: Dinner, cocktails, and live DJ entertainment. 

As the sun begins to set, you can head to Black Ivy’s indoor bar, where the evening’s fun begins.  

The dinner options are equally impressive, with something to satisfy every craving. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed, making it the perfect setting for a leisurely meal. 

And then comes the guests’ favourite part – Black Ivy’s infamous cocktails. Our bar’s mixologists are true artists, and their innovative creations are simply mind-blowing. Each sip is an adventure in flavour, and whilst we’d never advocate over drinking, one is rarely enough. And if you’re alcohol free, don’t worry as we’ve got a whole host of drinks available. View our full drinks menu to get a taste for what we offer! 

To top off your night, there’s live DJ entertainment. The music fills the air, and the dance floor is always buzzing. Whether you’re dancing with friends or simply enjoying the tunes, we ensure that every night is a night to remember at Black Ivy.  

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Night: Drinks on the terrace and the comfort of the rooms 

As the night goes on, you can make your way back to our lively outdoor terrace for a nightcap. The stars are out, and the park takes on a magical quality. With drinks in hand, this is the perfect time to share stories with new friends and savour the moments that make life special. In the summer, this is a particularly popular spot for both guests and locals alike.  

After all the fun outdoors, you can return to your cozy room for a good night’s sleep. Our rooms are nothing short of luxurious, so you can drift off with a smile on your face after a fun-filled day in Edinburgh.  

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Embarking on Your Perfect Day at Black Ivy 

And there you have it – a day at Black Ivy from morning till night. But remember, every adventure can be customised. Whether you’re a foodie, a nature lover, a nightlife enthusiast, or all of the above, Black Ivy has something special for you.  

So why not plan your perfect day with us? From breakfast to late-night drinks, we’re here to make every moment memorable.  

When’s your perfect day at Black Ivy going to be? Book your stay now to avoid missing out on all the fun!