300 Restaurants near Edinburgh

We found 300 restaurants within 13 miles13 miles of Edinburgh

Scotland’s capital and second-largest city (after Glasgow) has more than its fair share of charm – helped by the spectacular setting of the famous Castle Rock and the distinctly unique character of the medieval Old Town and planned Georgian New Town districts. Tourism is an important economic mainstay – in August alone, the Edinburgh Festivals bring in more than four million visitors – and restaurants in Edinburgh play their part, too. With five Michelin-starred establishments and a fine selection of coffee shops, cafés and bistros catering for every taste, there’s really no reason to settle for generic touristy places. Choice ranges from fine-dining stars such as The Kitchin and Restaurant Martin Wishart to the hugely popular modern-Scottish Angels with Bagpipes, from David Bann (topping the list of vegetarian eateries) to Mother India’s Café. It’s also worth seeking out long-established places with legendary reputations such as Café St Honoré.

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Wedgwood

Wedgwood

Edinburgh, EH8 8BQ
0.3 miles
What we think
"TV chef Paul Wedgwood’s eponymous restaurant on the Royal Mile is spread over two levels, a chic yet inviting space offering fine dining without ..." Read our full review
Empires Cafe

Empires Cafe

Edinburgh, EH1 1SU
0.3 miles
What we think
" This oddball Turkish eatery is a bit of a puzzler – a cash-only drop-in without a drinks licence (although you can BYO); that said, Empires could pa ..." Read our full review
The Holyrood 9A

The Holyrood 9A

Edinburgh, EH8 8AE
0.3 miles
What we think
" This recently renovated bar just off the bottom end of the Royal Mile will be well-known to anyone who has attended Festival shows at the Pleasance. ..." Read our full review
Kings Wark

Kings Wark

Edinburgh, EH6 6QU
1.7 miles
What we think
"From the outside this historic waterfront boozer in Leith (circa 1432) looks pretty run of the mill, yet it’s a top shout locally, with a reputat ..." Read our full review
Afternoon Tea at Forth Floor Restaurant Edinburgh

Afternoon Tea at Forth Floor Restaurant Edinburgh

Edinburgh, EH2 2AD
0.2 miles
  The Forth Floor Restaurant offers the ultimate dining experience with a spectacular view of the city of Edinburgh on one side and the Firth of For ... Find out more
Bread Street Brasserie

Bread Street Brasserie

Edinburgh, EH3 9DX
0.8 miles
What we think
" Housed in a listed building dating from 1892, this classy hotel is noted for its great city views, stunning domed roof and modern artwork, as well a ..." Read our full review
Afternoon Tea @ Restoration Cafe

Afternoon Tea @ Restoration Cafe

Dalkeith, EH22 2NA
6.1 miles
Afternoon Tea is a special treat, deserving of special surroundings. Book a table to enjoy dainty and delicious cakes, sumptuous savouries and a vibrant var ... Find out more
Vittoria on The Bridge

Vittoria on The Bridge

Edinburgh, EH1 1EN
0.4 miles
What we think
"Out of the same stable as La Favorita and Divino Entocea, this capacious 200-cover Italian on two levels is pitched right next to George IV Bridge in E ..." Read our full review

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