Eating out

A taste of Scotland – and the world!

A taste of Scotland – and the world!

Top-end fine dining, adventurous independents and a great range of ethnic cuisine means you’ll never go hungry here.

Abida

Abida

The spacious Abida restaurant, with its modern interior, has a unique warm, friendly atmosphere and ambience of its own, representing a modern approach to Indian and Thai cuisine with a unique, friendly atmosphere.

Badger & Co

Badger & Co

Flavours are bold and ingredients are fresh at Badger & Co. Expect healthy lashings of breakfast, lunch and dinner from a seasonal menu which showcases some excellent local produce and demonstrates sustainability.

Blackfriars

Blackfriars

Blackfriars is a small, independent restaurant and bar just off the Royal Mile, in Edinburgh’s Old Town, on Blackfriars Street. The restaurant offers a 4 course set menu of honest, produce-driven cooking, served with care.

Castle Terrace Restaurant

Castle Terrace Restaurant

Castle Terrace Restaurant is all about representing the finest produce in Scotland. Chef Dominic Jack’s many years of training in some of France’s top kitchens is truly reflected in his innovative and modern menu.

Chaophraya

Chaophraya

Chaophraya showcases a rooftop restaurant with stunning views of Edinburgh Castle. The Thai restaurant brings flavour to George Street presenting a fusion of delicious authentic cuisine in luxurious surroundings.

Charwood

Charwood

Charwood pride themselves on the local provenance, artisan suppliers and attention to detail in obtaining the finest fresh quality ingredients to provide amazing brasserie style dishes. The restaurant uses local produce.

Chop House Leith

Chop House

The Chop House Leith cooks the very best British beef over open-flame on a charcoal grill. The rest is up to you – with tasty starters, moreish sides and naughty desserts your visit to the restaurant should be a real treat.

Chop House Market Street

Chop House

The Chop House Leith cooks the very best British beef over open-flame on a charcoal grill. The rest is up to you – with tasty starters, moreish sides and naughty desserts your visit to the restaurant should be a real treat.

Contini Cannonball Restaurant

Contini Cannonball Restaurant

Experience the finest Scottish dining with a hint of Italian heritage in the heart of the Old Town. With breathtaking views of Edinburgh Castle’s esplanade it’s the perfect place to enjoy a deliciously convivial lunch or dinner.

Cosmo

Cosmo

From the vast expanses of the Chinese countryside to the fishing villages of Japan to the food markets of Delhi and everywhere in between – here you’ll experience your favourite, freshly prepared dishes from around the world.

Cucina

Cucina

Cucina is where you’ll find authentic, seasonal, modern cooking, menus inspired by classic Italian cuisine. Pushing boundaries, whilst serving the classics, dishes are created with the finest ingredients, freshly prepared with passion.

Dine

Dine

Dine offers light lunches or gourmet dining experiences with menus designed by award-winning Chef Stuart Muir using fresh, local and sustainable produce. Fine wines, champagnes and seasonal cocktails are also available.

Dubh Prais

Dubh Prais

The menu at Dubh Prais (pronounced Doo Prash) is filled with the finest of salmon, sole, Aberdeen Angus beef, haggis and game (including pheasant and venison), all simply cooked with expertise and executed with flair.

Edinburgh Packed Lunches

Edinburgh Packed Lunches

Edinburgh Packed Lunches supply bespoke lunch bags for groups on the go or larger groups in a meeting/conference setting. They try to use local and seasonal produce wherever possible and deliver free within the city.

Edinburgh’s West End

Edinburgh's West End

Just a few minutes’ walk from Princes Street you’ll find the cobbled Georgian streets of Edinburgh’s West End. With charming architecture, colourful shop fronts and a laid-back vibe, this area truly is a hidden gem.

Element

Element

Tucked away just off Princes Street in amongst the boutiques of Rose Street you will find Element. The bar has long since established itself as the perfect place to eat, drink and relax right in the heart of the Edinburgh.

Field

Field

Taking the concepts of Michelin standard cuisine, stripping them to the bare essentials and adding a playful element, Field creates an unpretentious yet exciting dining experience that is above all else, delicious.

Fishers

Fishers

At Fishers, their ethos is simple: honest food, great service and a relaxed dining atmosphere. Set in an old converted warehouse on Thistle Street the contemporary surroundings offer the perfect venue for any occasion.

George Street Bar & Grill

George Street Bar & Grill

The George Street Bar & Grill is the most exciting place to eat on George Street, Edinburgh’s most fashionable address, and was winner of the coveted Food and Drink Special Commendation Award at the 2014 Scottish Hotel Awards.

Hanam’s

Hanam's

Hanam’s is the soul of the Middle East in the heart of Edinburgh. It’s a vibrant and welcoming traditional Kurdish and Middle Eastern restaurant, serving dishes from Kurdistan, Lebanon, Morocco, Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock Cafe offers guests a delectable menu featuring house made entrees prepared with a touch of local flavours. Whether you are looking for a delicious meal or just want to grab a drink with friends, they’ve got you covered.

Harvey Nichols Fourth Floor Restaurant

Harvey-Nichols-Fourth-Floor-Restaurant

The Harvey Nichols Fourth Floor Restaurant offers the ultimate dining experience with a spectacular view of the city of Edinburgh on one side and the Firth of Forth on the other. Dishes showcase the finest Scottish produce.

Hendersons

Hendersons

You can enjoy dishes created by a talented team of chefs in a light and colourful, table service environment at Hendersons. The food is 100% vegan including all wines, beers, cakes and fair trade coffees.

Il Castello

Il Castello

Il Castello is proud and honoured to be one of the longest-standing Italian restaurants in Edinburgh. For years the restaurant has been serving their takes on authentic Italian cuisine, all of which are prepared with the utmost care.

Indian Lounge

Indian Lounge

For over 30 years Indian Lounge has been serving great Indian and Punjabi street food. The head chef carefully sources ingredients from local suppliers personally to make sure everything is first class quality.

Innis & Gunn Beer Kitchen

Innis and Gunn Beer Kitchen

Innis & Gunn Beer Kitchen offers relaxed drinking and dining experiences for beer and food enthusiasts looking for flavour, passion and craft. The team believe by pairing great beer with food is a match made in heaven!

Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope

The Kaleidoscope Whisky Bar & Shop at 28 Queen Street is completely unique with a constantly changing menu of whisky flavours to taste and explore. Exquisite bar food is served is daily until 10pm.

Kanpai

Kanpai

Kanpai, between Haymarket and the Old Town, provides top quality traditional Japanese cuisine and service for you to experience. It has long been regarded as one of the finest traditional Japanese restaurants in Edinburgh.

Kasturi Restaurant

Kasturi

Located in the heart of Edinburgh’s vibrant West End, Kasturi offers a haven for the connoisseur of gourmet Indian food. Elegant decor and friendly service will make your visit to Kasturi a culinary experience to remember.

Kyloe Restaurant & Grill

Kyloe Restaurant & Grill

Indulge in some of Edinburgh’s most coveted Aberdeen Angus steak, or sample the deliciously diverse a la carte menu featuring the finest in Scottish produce, expertly prepared to tantalise your taste buds at The Rutland Hotel.

L’escargot Bleu

L’escargot Bleu

Enjoy wild Scottish snails sourced from the Isle of Barra, delicious pure breed of Dexter beef, Shorthorn and Highland Wagyu beef, chickens and cockerels from Linda Dick and organic lamb from Sascha Grierson.

La Bruschetta

La Bruschetta

An intimate dining experience of classical Italian cuisine, La Bruschetta is situated in the heart of Edinburgh’s Haymarket. Fillet of beef carpaccio and rosettes of lamb are amongst dishes created by chef/owner Giovanni Cariello.

La Garrigue

La Garrigue

At La Garrigue, ideas for dishes are as bountiful as the herbs that season them. The menu boasts traditional specialities of the Languedoc region, which have been updated with a contemporary twist.

La Piazza

La Piazza

La Piazza is the home of authentic Italian cuisine, offering traditional Italian dishes, in a modern, relaxed atmosphere. The broad menu offers something irresistible for everyone with an excellent, friendly and attentive service.

Le Roi Fou

Le Roi Fou

Produce is as fresh as it gets at Le Roi Fou. The restaurant is less than two miles from the sea so expect to see appearances from Isle of Skye scallops, native oysters, spiced fish soup and grilled Scottish monkfish on the menu.

Locanda De Gusti

Locanda De Gusti

Here at Locanda De Gusti, Chef Rosario Sartore imports Denominazione di Origine Protetta artisan produce from Italy, combining them with prime Scottish ingredients to recreate authentic dishes from southern Italy.

Lovecrumbs

Lovecrumbs

Bakers Hollie and Alison have opened the doors of their Lovecrumbs shop in Edinburgh’s beautiful West Port, bringing you delicious, hand-made cakes and tarts, artisan roast coffee, tea and coco hot chocolate.

Maison Bleue

Maison Bleue

Maison Bleue Restaurant offers French, North African and traditional Scottish cuisine using cooking skills from each of these regions. The restaurant purchases only fresh local produce, and this is delivered daily.

Miller & Carter

Miller & Carter

Miller & Carter know a thing or two about steak. Once you’ve tasted their hand-cut, 30-day aged British steaks, you’ll soon learn to appreciate the care of the farmers, the exacting standards of the butchers and the passion of their chefs.

Mimi’s Bakehouse

Mimi’s Bakehouse

Mimi’s is a fabulous cafe and takeaway bakery in Edinburgh’s historic Old Town. It is a little bakery with a massive cake cabinet, bursting with cakes, traybakes, brownies, cupcakes, muffins and of course, its famous scones!

Miros Cantina

Miros Cantina

Miros Cantina Mexicana is a small, independent Mexican-style restaurant specialising in home-cooked traditional and modern Mexican food, using the best, fresh local produce as well as ingredients imported from Mexico.

Montpeliers

Montpeliers

In the heart of Bruntsfield, Montpeliers has been a firm favourite amongst locals for over twenty years. From the food and drink to the interior, Montpeliers work closely with local suppliers to ensure they get the best produce possible.

Mussel Inn

Mussel Inn

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that there’s only seafood on offer at Mussel Inn. In fact, with its rump burger and surf and turf menu options, there’s much more to this award-winning restaurant than just seafood.

North Bridge Brasserie

North Bridge Brasserie

The team are proud to serve seasonal, modern Scottish cuisine with a strong focus on locally sourced ingredients of the highest quality, all of which is combined with a carefully thought out wine and whisky list.

Number One

Number One

Number One presents an innovative blend of Scottish and French flavours. Why not try Saute Foie Gras with duck confit, Borders lamb, broad beans and grelot and rhubarb and white chocolate panna cotta?

Omni

OMNi

Omni has an amazing choice of restaurants to suit every taste, it is the perfect venue, day and night. And with a great cinema showing the latest films it is ideal place for catching up with friends and family.

Ondine

Ondine

Based in the heart of the Old Town, Ondine is a proper seafood restaurant. From the first day that Ondine’s doors opened, the owners wanted to create an atmosphere where people can roll up their sleeves and truly relax.

Origano Café & Pizzeria

Origano Café & Pizzeria

Find Origano Café & Pizzeria on Leith Walk. It’s small and friendly authentic pizzeria offering fantastic freshly made pizza, pasta and antipasto sharing platters. All bread and dough is made fresh in the kitchen.

Paul Kitching 21212

Paul Kitching 21212

Paul Kitching 21212 restaurant’s stand-out feature is the fantastic open kitchen where guests can see Michelin chef, Paul and his team at work. The unique 3-1-3-1-3 menu approach offers contemporary French-inspired dishes.

Ping On

Ping On

Established in 1968, Ping On serves authentic Chinese cuisine. It’s a family friendly restaurant with children’s menus and a private function room available for hire. Ping On also offers Chinese takeaway for collection or delivery.

Pizzeria 1926

Pizzeria 1926

All of the ingredients used at Pizzeria 1926 are fresh and simple. The best varieties of tomatoes, mozzarella, sausage, flour and oil are imported from Italy, whilst meat, seafood and vegetables are sourced as locally as possible.

Rendezvous

Rendezvous

Chefs at Rendezvous specialise in Peking and Cantonese cuisine. Thanks to the loyalty of its customers, Rendezvous are one of only a few Chinese restaurants in Edinburgh that have been operating for over 50 years.

Restaurant Martin Wishart

Restaurant Martin Wishart

Restaurant Martin Wishart is situated in Edinburgh’s Port of Leith. The award-winning restaurant brings the very best traditional and modern French cuisine to Edinburgh, using only the finest Scottish ingredients.

Rodi

Rodi

Rodi is a Turkish BBQ restaurant offering the best in Turkish cuisine, all freshly prepared daily from locally sourced ingredients then cooked to perfection on a traditional Ocakbasi (open BBQ) in the open plan kitchen.

Stac Polly

Stay Polly

Come to Stac Polly for modern Scottish cuisine and a warm Scottish welcome. Stac Polly is one of Edinburgh’s original Scottish fine dining restaurants. It is complemented by the Brasserie, Gin and Wine Bar on the ground floor.

Taisteal

Taisteal

Meaning journey or travel, Taisteal presents dishes using the best local Scottish produce combined with elements from around the world. The restaurant takes elements of fine dining and presents them in a relaxed environment.

Tapa

Tapa

Tapa specialises in offering excellent quality tapas, in authentic Spanish surroundings. The menu encapsulates the best of Spanish food, with the majority of produce sourced from artisan Spanish suppliers.

The Atelier

The Atelier

Modern European food with a Scottish accent. It’s a wonderful little restaurant in the heart of Haymarket, and the best place for fine food, fine wine, and a friendly atmosphere that’s always buzzing, never crowded.

The Bon Vivant

The Bon Vivant

The Bon Vivant was opened in August 2008 by Stuart McCluskey with an idea to create an environment that was similar to those found on the continent; where dining is often informal and casual yet of a very high standard.

The Dining Room

The Dining Room

Come and dine within the beautiful and intimate setting of Georgian townhouse 28 Queen Street and enjoy modern, accomplished food with mouth-watering finesse and personable, unfussy service.

The Dome

The Dome

The Dome sits resplendent with its Graeco-Roman façade and Corinthian Portico in central George Street in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town welcoming local residents and those from across the world.

The Edinburgh Larder

The Edinburgh Larder

The menu offers a variety of vegetarian dishes, and there’s a separate vegan menu. The Edinburgh Larder also make their own seasonal cordials, and serve Edinburgh-based Artisan Roast coffees and Eteaket teas.

The Fiddler’s Arms

The Fiddlers Arms

Sitting in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle, The Fiddler’s Arms is principally a sit-down pub with an emphasis on spending the evening talking and drinking. It serves a modern twist on traditional Scottish food.

The Grain Store

The Grain Store

When eating out in Edinburgh it’s not unreasonable to expect the very best Scottish meat and fish, and The Grain Store on Victoria Street consistently delivers, with its venison, beef and lamb never failing to impress.

The Huxley Bar

The Huxley

From 11.30am you can enjoy a selection of burgers, hotdogs and small plates throughout the day and well into the evening in unique and eclectic surroundings – the perfect place to relax and watch the world go by.

The New York Steam Packet

The New York Steam Packet

For great value, the New York Steam Packet on Rose Street North Lane can’t be beaten. This tiny corner of Americana offers a mixture of set menu options that’s sure to sate your appetite, and then some.

The Principal Edinburgh

The Principal Edinburgh

Interiors at The Principal Edinburgh combine luxurious natural materials such as oak, marble and leather with a palette of colours inspired by the great 19th century Scottish landscape painters. Find it on George Street.

The Refinery

The Refinery

The Refinery offers an all-day drinking and dining experience in beautiful surroundings. From craft coffee and business breakfasts in the morning to dinner dates and cocktails late into the evening, it is your everyday escape.

The Stockbridge Restaurant

The Stockbridge Restaurant

Every sphere of an evening at the Stockbridge Restaurant is artisanal, shaped by the personalities and gusto of the owners, whose pride in their establishment permeates the very ice in your drink and food on your plate.

The Street

The Street

The Street is a popular bar, independently-owned, with friendly staff. By day the glass front makes it an ideal place to relax with a coffee and people watch, whilst at night it attracts a livelier crowd with a buzzing atmosphere.

The Verandah Restaurant

The Verandah Restaurant

The Verandah Restaurant is one of the finest Indian and Bangladeshi restaurants in Edinburgh. Over the years some of the most famous celebrities such as Clint Eastwood and Sir Cliff Richard have visited the restaurant.

The West Room

The West Room

The menu focuses on ‘the best of British’ with locally sourced, high quality ingredients cooked to order. The chef’s seasonal fare is complemented by a great range of wines and beers alongside fantastic cocktails.

The Witchery

The Witchery

The Witchery by the Castle has developed a world-wide reputation for its exceptional dining experience, showcasing the very best of Scotland’s produce in the most magical of settings. It’s a Scottish dining landmark.

Timberyard

Timberyard

Timberyard is an authentic brick warehouse with a south facing yard for sunny days and a wood burning stove for colder nights. The Shed offers private dining for up to 10 and the growing patch provides many herbs and edible flowers.

Tony Macaroni

Tony Macaroni

Tony Macaroni is an Italian family-run restaurant group based in Scotland, offering authentic Italian recipes prepared by Italian chefs – using only the finest Italian ingredients and freshest, locally-sourced produce.

Tuk Tuk

Tuk Tuk

The restaurant prides itself on being the pioneer of Indian street food culture and delivering exceptional customer service. Using fresh ingredients and authentic spices Tuk Tuk have a selection of delicious dishes for everyone.

Twenty Princes Street

Twenty Princes Street

Chef Tony Sarton demonstrates his culinary flair with an inventive and eclectic menu that keeps pace with the seasons and uses only the finest locally sourced ingredients. There’s an exciting choice of fish and seafood dishes.

Under the Stairs

Under the Stairs

At Under the Stairs you can sit back, relax and enjoy yourself. The experienced staff can supply you with seasonally inspired award winning cocktails, locally sourced foods and a range of the finest music for your ears.

Urban Angel

Urban Angel

Urban Angel loves food and believes the finest, carefully sourced produce should be for every day. The Urban Angel café in central Edinburgh is open every day for all day brunch, coffee, cake and lunch.

Wedgwood the Restaurant

Wedgwood

Surrounded by the authentic 18th-century features that make up Edinburgh’s oldest street, Wedgwood the Restaurant enjoys a sense of exclusivity at the quieter Holyrood end of the Royal Mile.

Whiski Bar & Restaurant

Whiski Restaurant

Whiski Bar & Restaurant is a multi award-winning whisky bar that serves fresh Scottish food all day. The bar offers over 300 whiskies and a great selection of craft beers, wines and cocktails.

White Horse Oyster & Seafood Bar

White Horse Oyster & Seafood Bar

White Horse Oyster & Seafood Bar has opened on the site of the oldest inn on the Royal Mile. Expect small plates, sharing platters and hand-crafted cocktails washed down with a carefully-curated selection of wine and fizz.

Yo! Sushi

Yo! Sushi

The one thing all of Yo! Sushi’s food has in common is, Shinsen! It’s Japanese for fresh, and they love it. That’s why all dishes are served the day they’re made – with lots prepared right in front of you in the open kitchens.