300 Restaurants near Edinburgh

We found 300 restaurants within 12 miles12 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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Bijou Bistro

Bijou Bistro

Edinburgh, EH6 8BN
1.6 miles
What we think
" Bijou by name and bijou by nature, this is the very model of a neighbourhood eatery – utterly unpretentious and extremely good value, with a dedicat ..." Read our full review
Cranstons Restaurant

Cranstons Restaurant

Edinburgh, EH2 2BY
0.2 miles
Cranston's Restaurant, within the Old Waverley Hotel, in the heart of Edinburgh's City Centre offers you a relaxed and refined atmosphere, whilst allowing ... Find out more
Bella Italia - Edinburgh Northbridge

Bella Italia - Edinburgh Northbridge

Edinburgh, EH1 1SB
0.2 miles
Found just down the road from the Edinburgh train station, right in the heart of the city centre, Bella Italia Edinburgh Northbridge is ideal for great v ... Find out more
Pomegranate Edinburgh

Pomegranate Edinburgh

Edinburgh, EH1 3NH
0.3 miles
Middle Eastern street food is Pomegranate’s stock in trade, and the main event is a prodigious selection of mezze served amid hanging lanterns, colour ... Find out more
Cannonball Restaurant and Bar

Cannonball Restaurant and Bar

Edinburgh, EH1 2NE
0.4 miles
Located in the heart of the Old Town, with fabulous views of Edinburgh Castle, Cannonball House (so named becuase of the gunshot lodged high on the wal ... Find out more
Grazing by Mark Greenaway

Grazing by Mark Greenaway

Edinburgh, EH1 2AB
0.8 miles
What we think
"Following the closure of his eponymous restaurant in the New Town, celebrated chef Mark Greenaway has moved into the ground-floor atrium of the Waldorf ..." Read our full review
The Hanging Bat

The Hanging Bat

Edinburgh, EH3 9AB
0.8 miles
What we think
" Is it a pub? Is it a café? In truth, the Hanging Bat is a bit of both, with the bonus of wines, down-home US food, artisan coffees, home-baked cakes ..." Read our full review
Afternoon Tea at the Bruntsfield Hotel

Afternoon Tea at the Bruntsfield Hotel

Edinburgh, EH10 4HH
1.3 miles
Bisque Brasserie & Bar is our local neighbourhood restaurant. In the best Brasserie traditions, we offer freshly cooked dishes using Scottish produce on ... Find out more

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