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Staff benefits and discounts – what’s new?

We’ve added new discounts to our staff benefits and we're running webinars on how to get the most out of our benefits portal.

What’s more, staff can now sign up to receive cashback on purchases.

So we’d like to remind you how you can find out more about benefits and discounts available.

There are plenty of ways to save with restaurant deals, retail discounts, the Cycle to Work Scheme, and great opportunities on a range of sports and well-being activities. Edenred, who are responsible for providing the Mylifestyle benefits portal, have recently launched a cashback facility so we’ll be running three webinars for staff showing you how to use the portal and give you money-saving ideas.

What’s more, we’re always updating our local staff discounts so make sure you don’t miss out.


Here are some of the latest additions to our staff discounts:


Days Out

Scotch Whisky Experience

This visitor attraction at the top of the Royal Mile has been educating visitors about Scotch whisky for over 30 years. They’re offering University staff a 10% discount when they book a Silver or Gold tour online until 23 December 2023. To find out more, go to:


Food and Drink

El Cartel – Teviot and Roxburgh

El Cartel’s food is influenced by their favourite taquerias, cantinas and street side carts to bring a real taste of Mexico. They also offer an extensive range of cocktails. University staff now get a 10% discount on food and drinks at their Teviot and Roxburgh restaurants:

Eve Bar and Restaurant

Eve has recently opened in Edinburgh’s new Virgin Hotel, offering food and drinks daily and live entertainment from Thursday to Saturday. University staff get a 25% discount on food and drinks until 31 July 2023. Further information can be found at:

Haute Dolci

Located in the St James Quarter, Haute Dolci’s menu offers a wide range of desserts, mocktails, milkshakes and brunch options. A 10% discount is now available to staff Monday to Friday between 10am and 6pm. For further details please see:

Hotel du Vin

Hotel du Vin has recently updated their discount and are now offering University staff and their guests 10% off accommodation, any room type on any day of the year and 20% off food and drinks. For more information see:

Lady Libertine

University staff now receive a 10% discount on food and drinks at Lady Libertine’s Wine Café and Basement Bar on West Register Street. To find out more go to:


Staff can now enjoy Shish’s discounted business lunch menu between Monday and Friday, 12pm- 4pm. Shish is a modern Turkish restaurant located on Potterrow. For further details see:

Tantra Restaurant

Tantra is a restaurant and cocktail bar offering progressive Indian cuisine in the centre of Edinburgh. They are offering staff a 10% discount on food throughout the year. To find out more please see:


Retail Shopping


Eelo are offering staff a 10% discount on their lightweight, folding electric bikes, which offer assisted pedal power up to 15mph. For more information, please go to:


Benefits Online Webinars

We’re pleased to tell you that Edenred, who are responsible for providing the Mylifestyle benefits portal, are running three webinars. These 45 minute sessions will guide you through how to use the portal and give you ideas of how to save on summer get-togethers, days out, supermarket shopping and even holidays. To register for one of the webinars, please click on one of the links below:


Earn cashback on purchases

Edenred have recently launched their new cashback facility on the Mylifestyle portal. This means that as well as saving money via the discounts available on the portal, you can also sign up to earn cashback every time you make a purchase with participating retailers. For further details, including how to register, please see:


Do you have a discount you can share?

The HR Reward Team are always looking for new benefits and discounts to add to the University’s offering. If you know a local business that would like to feature, ask them to get in touch at


Related links

Staff Benefits SharePoint

Mylifestyle SharePoint