Most highly recommended Edinburgh restaurants in no order.
Fazenda – Brazilian (George STREET)
“Across the planes of the Pampas, herds of cattle graze vast pastures providing our South American native lands – Argentina and Brazil – with the finest meats.
At Fazenda, we want to keep century-old gaúcho traditions alive, bringing the true essence of our culinary roots and rodizio dining.
From the finest grilled meats, to the most exquisite selection of wines, we’re dedicated to providing high-quality ingredients with outstanding service to each and every one of our guests.”
Café Andaluz – Spanish Tapas
“First opened in Glasgow’s West End in 2002, Café Andaluz serves up sunshine on a plate in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Newcastle. Take a small step from the grey to Olé and make your escape to Spain with friends”
Bread street Kitchen – Fine Dining (Gordon Ramsay)
“Located on St Andrew Square, Bread Street Kitchen is a modern all-day restaurant between Princes Street and Queen Street – the perfect place for a get together with friends, family, colleagues, or even a treat for yourself.
Don’t miss our classic Gordon Ramsay dishes, from Beef Wellington and traditional fish & chips, to rare-breed steaks and delicious seasonal salads. We also have some exciting Scottish inspired dishes on the menu. Plus, try our amazing cocktails, drinks and wine lists.
We can’t wait to welcome you to our restaurant and bar – you can join us for lunch, dinner and late night drinks 7 days a week.”
Mother India – Indian Tapas
“Situated in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, and close to iconic Edinburgh landmarks such as the National Museum of Scotland and Edinburgh Castle, Mother India’s Café Edinburgh is the perfect spot for locals and tourists alike. Our Menu at the Café is aimed at tasting and sharing. The range of freshly prepared and delicious dishes on offer encourages people to try both classic and contemporary.”
Dishoom – Indian Restaurant
“Dishoom pays homage to the Irani cafés and the food of all Bombay.”
Azile – Fine dinning
“The best meals are the ones you don’t have to choose. Everything at Aizle is made in-house, from the nutritious live ferment in the sourdough, to the hand churned butter, to the aquavit and aged kombucha in our cocktails. Aizle is based in the Garden Room at The Kimpton Charlotte Square.”
Badger and Co
“crafty & culinary adventures beyond the Wild Wood.
As well as a new and improved food menu alongside a tropical cocktail menu, we’ve created a new Outdoor Terrace on Castle Street featuring stunning views of Edinburgh Castle.”
Dusit – Thai food
“One of Edinburgh’s finest Thai restaurants
Dusit was opened in 2002 by Pom and his team, to great accolades in the local and national press. Pom, originally from Bangkok, worked at the high end of the food and catering industry in the UK for twenty years before developing the Dusit concept. The Dusit team has built an enviable reputation based on fantastic food, attentive service and relaxed ambience.”
Number one – Fine Dinning
“Behind the striking Edwardian façade of The Balmoral, one of Scotland’s top hotels, sits this stylish basement restaurant. Richly upholstered banquettes and red lacquered walls give it a plush, luxurious feel. The 7 course tasting menu showcases the local larder in eye-catching combinations.”
Scran and Scallie – Gastropub
“The neighbourhood pub with good food at its heart.
Nestled within the popular Edinburgh neighbourhood of Stockbridge, The Scran & Scallie presents exceptional pub classics, with a fresh, modern twist. Seasonal menus showcase great Scottish food – or ‘scran’ – with ingredients sourced from the very best local Scottish suppliers.”
The lookout – Fine dinning
“BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE TEAM BEHIND THE GARDENER’S COTTAGE.
OUR MENUS ARE CRAFTED USING THE BEST SEASONAL INGREDIENTS FROM OUR FAVOURITE PRODUCERS AND CHANGE REGULARLY.
WE HAVE DEVELOPED OUR DISHES TO REFLECT OUR LOCATION AND FOCUS ON SIMPLE, EARTHY INGREDIENTS THAT SHOWCASE THE BEST HONEST FLAVOURS NATURE HAS TO OFFER.
ENJOY A RELAXED LUNCH OR DINNER WHILE YOU TAKE IN THE STUNNING VIEWS OF THE EDINBURGH SKYLINE AND BEYOND.”
Tattu – Chinese
“Tattu delivers contemporary Chinese cuisine, fusing traditional flavours with modern cooking methods and exquisite presentation to create a unique and exciting dining experience.
Each Tattu has its own identity, taking guests on a sensory journey from East to West through its award-winning interior design and an astute attention to detail. Relax in stunning, immersive surroundings and enjoy passionate customer service, delivering an experience unlike any other.”
The Fishmarket – Fish and chips shop
“We celebrate the sea. From great fish and chips cooked to order at the counter to take away, to oysters served at your table with a chilled glass of white wine, to sitting on our deck with langoustines and a local beer watching the sun set over the harbour, our seaside eating house offers something for everyone.
The interior reflects the Victorian heritage of the building with emerald tiles, brass fittings and soaring rafters. Outside is all about the view, with fishing boats and our landmark lighthouse in the foreground and the magnificent three bridges of the Forth on the horizon.”
Hawksmoor – Steak restaurant
“In Edinburgh, Hawksmoor draws on the amazing produce that Scotland has to offer, featuring seafood from around the Scottish coast and beef from grass-fed native breed cattle from both sides of the border. Hawksmoor serves some of the best steak in Edinburgh, also offering lighter bites at the bar alongside cocktails created by our award-winning bartenders.”
Six by Nico – Fine dinning
“Ever changing theme six course tasting menu”
Baba - MEZZE, CHARCOAL GRILL AND COCKTAIL BAR
“Inspired by the flavours of the Levant.”
The witchery – Fine Dinning
“In Edinburgh, Hawksmoor draws on the amazing produce that Scotland has to offer, featuring seafood from around the Scottish coast and beef from grass-fed native breed cattle from both sides of the border. Hawk
“James Thomson’s The Witchery by the Castle is the most spectacularly atmospheric dining destination in Edinburgh.
Now in our 5th decade the stunning décor, legendary food and award-winning wine list have ensured the Witchery by the Castle has become a much loved Edinburgh institution. Dine in the rich baroque surroundings of the original oak-panelled Original dining room or among the elegant candle-lit charms of the Secret Garden dining room. There are also 9 theatrical suites – perfect for those looking to stay in the most indulgent settings. Lavishly decorated, our suites scream romance with a capital R! Whether you stay or dine The Witchery is an unforgettably magical experience.”
Sheeps Heid – Pub food
“The Sheep Heid Inn is a premium pub, bar, and restaurant with its very own courtyard, centrally located in the heart of the picturesque town of Edinburgh.
The Sheep Heid Inn is a beautifully restored pub, bar, and restaurant that’s perfectly equipped to accommodate all of your dining requirements, no matter what the occasion.
Situated in the heart of Edinburgh, this charismatic establishment was a favourite amongst past monarchs and poets, and today, it’s one of Edinburgh’s oldest surviving watering holes.
Exuding endless charm and character in every corner, this stylish restaurant and bar is renowned for offering an outstanding variety of seasonal favourites and classic pub food dishes that are sure to satisfy your appetite.”
Angels with Bagpipes
A taste of Scotland. An independent family restaurant since 2010. We have pride in sourcing fresh ingredients from Scotland’s stunning natural larder, offering a modern Scottish seasonal menu throughout the day.