Getting to know your new flatmates can be a daunting process. Once you’ve successfully passed the stage of awkward small talk, it’s a good idea to step outside your flat and explore the city together. These five places around Edinburgh are guaranteed to bring you and your new roomies closer together.


Where: 5-7 Old Fishmarket Close, High Street, EH1 1RW

This fun restaurant spurs from the Royal Mile and offers chicken wings in a huge variety of flavours and sauces, all for affordable prices. If you and your friends are feeling daring you could take on the hot-wings challenge to see who has the toughest tastebuds!


Candy Bar and Kitchen

Where: 113-115 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4JN

A stylish bar and grill with cool music. This place is the perfect hangout with a menu that includes cocktail pitchers, fondue and a 50% off drinks deal on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday!


Princes Street Gardens

This public park in the centre of Edinburgh is the perfect escape from the busy city. You and your flatmates can relax on deckchairs in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle or get a bite to eat in numerous small cafes scattered around the peaceful area.

The Three Sisters

Where: 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JJ

This pub is the perfect student hub with live music and sports, street food stalls in the courtyard and 2-4-1 on main meals. It also offers nightly entertainment such as pub quizzes, bingo and karaoke.


El Barrio

Where: 47 Hanover Street, EH2 2PJ

Described as a unique Latino Bar and Club that is the home of mojitos and fiesta. It is a place renowned for huge portions of Latin American food and on Friday and Saturday they host free salsa classes!