The Top 10 Edinburgh Restaurants Which Offer Student Discount

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As a student studying at university you are probably always on the search for any cheap deal you can find. One of the best feelings is finding an absolute bargain, especially when it comes to eating out. 

With busy days of lectures and studying you might not feel like cooking or maybe you are bored of the same old takeaway and would rather make a night of it with friends at a restaurant.

It’s not always a cheap option but you’re in luck, some offer student discounts.

Just make sure to always have your student ID on hand you never know when you might find an offer too good to pass up! 

To save you time scrolling to find a good deal, we have compiled a list of the top 10 Edinburgh restaurants that offer student discounts – you can thank us later. 

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1. Bella Italia

If Italian cuisine is your fave then you will love Bella Italia!

With delicious pasta dishes and mouth-watering pizza you are bound to leave absolutely stuffed.

Bella Italia is a great place to enjoy with your friends – especially with their 30% discount just for students.

You can redeem your discount with a valid student ID, so make sure you don’t forget it.

Be aware the offer is only available Monday to Thursday but lucky for you, there are two restaurants in Edinburgh on Hanover Street or Northbridge


2. Byron Burger

Who doesn’t love a big juicy burger?! We certainly do. 

You can indulge at one of the top Edinburgh restaurants which offers student discount at Byron. 

Scoff down some tasty burgers that are full of character and will have you craving more. 

Fulfill that desire with your 30% student discount – to be used from Sunday to Wednesday for eat-in or collection orders.

Please note the discount can only be applied on up to six main burgers per order.

You can redeem your discount through UNIDAYS – so make sure to sign up now!

You can find Byron in Northbridge.



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3. Las Iguanas

Las Iguanas is the place to be if you fancy some Latin American cuisine.

Enjoy a range of Mexican and Brazilian dishes with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options to choose from.

Go with friends and share giant cocktails and make use of their cocktail happy hour. Make sure you get yourself a TOTUM card to get yourself 25% student discount! 

Or even better if you have a UNIDAYS account you can grab a whopping 30% discount – yay! 

The offers can only be used from Sunday to Thursday so make sure to make use of them for a midweek treat. 

Please note that in Scotland you can only get discounts on food and not your drinks bill. 

Las Iguanas is located on George Street.


4. Taco Bell

If you would prefer Mexican food but don’t fancy a big meal then why not head down to Taco Bell? It’s one of our number 1 top Edinburgh restaurants cos’ it’s just so good. 

Grab yourself those flavourful tacos you’ve been dreaming about or the yummy nachos and quesadillas you won’t be able to get enough of (we’re getting hungry just thinking about it). 

They offer a 15% discount to students with a valid student ID card.

Please note that it may not be available in all locations but if you don’t try, you don’t get right?!

There are two Taco Bells in Edinburgh so students in the city are spoilt for choice with Shandwick Place and Picardy Place – take your pick! 



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5. Tortilla

If you have been dreaming of a burrito then Tortilla is where it’s at. 

Tortilla serves some of the best burritos around but what’s better than that? – free burritos!

Join the Tortilla loyalty club and collect stamps to earn rewards, like a free main course.

Don’t worry though, they also offer students 10% discount, just show your student ID card and bobs your uncle! 

This offer is available all day, every day so why not take advantage – go for a bite to eat with your flatmates. 

You will find Tortilla in the popular St James Quarter.



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6. YO! Sushi

Looking to expand on your food preferences? How about some Japanese cuisine.

Yes, you will find some amazing sushi you really need to try but they also serve a range of other Japanese dishes.

There’s also some delicious ramen, katsu curries, teriyaki and more to delve into from the menu!

You can either take dishes from the belt that continuously goes round or order from the open kitchen  – you really get the full experience here! 

So grab your 20% student discount whilst you can – do not miss out on this absolutely amazing offer. 

This can be redeemed through your UNIDAYS account, if you haven’t already got an account then go and sign up.

Please note that the discount is valid every day but only on your food bill.

YO! Sushi is located on Princes Street.



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7. Zizzi

If you are looking for some Italian food to get in ya’ belly then get yourself down to Zizzi’s.

You will find some mouth-watering Italian dishes with a twist – with plenty of options for those who are vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free.

Plus you get 20% off your bill with your student discount from Sunday to Thursday. All you need is a UNIDAYS account.

You can find Zizzi in Edinburgh on Queensferry Street.


8. TGI Fridays

Who doesn’t love a TGI Fridays?! This restaurant serves all things American and we live for it.

From burgers to ribs to hot dogs to chicken, they really do have so much variety on their meu. We hope you’re hungry because we are! 

They also serve some fantastic cocktails that are sure to be a great addition to your meal.

So if you have that Friday feeling, head on over to your UNIDAYS account and grab yourself a 20% discount on your meal.

Woop woop, there are two locations in Edinburgh at Castle Street and Fort Kinnaird



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9. Franco Manca

If you fancy some pizza then check out Franco Manca – its delicious! 

They serve some of the best sourdough pizzas around with seasonally changing menus and daily specials – why not try something different.

Not to mention this place also offers vegan and gluten-free options so don’t feel like you have to miss out.

With a UNIDAYS account you can grab a meal deal of pizza and a soft drink of your choice for just £9.95.

Or you can choose the upgraded bundle – a pizza and an alcoholic beverage of your choice meal deal for just £2 more.

So grab it now at either of the two locations in Edinburgh, St Andrews or Stockbridge



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10. All Bar One

If you’re hungry and keen to find a bargain then All Bar One is the place for you.

Choose from an array of burgers, tapas, desserts and vegan and veggie dishes whilst getting a fab 15% off your bill at All Bar One with a TOTUM card or UNIDAYS account.

You’ll find there is two restaurants in the city centre on George St and Exchange Plaza.

So, get that meal planned with your flatmates and go have some tasty scran.


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There we have it, our list of the top 10 Edinburgh restaurants that offer student discounts. Make sure to take advantage of the offers whilst you can. Well, what are you waiting for, go! 

If you are looking to make a night of it then go check out this blog to find the best bars Edinburgh has to offer. Food AND bevvies, oh we love it. 

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