73 Scottish Restaurants near Edinburgh

We found 73 Scottish restaurants within 2 miles 2 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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Angels with Bagpipes

Edinburgh, EH11PW
0.3 miles
What we think
"Bang in middle of the Royal Mile and opposite St Giles Cathedral (the name comes from a beautiful wood carving in the building’s Thistle Chapel), ..." Read our full review

Under the Stairs

Edinburgh, EH1 2QD
0.4 miles
What we think
" One of an eclectic group of excellent bars and casual venues off Candlemaker Row, Under The Stairs is slightly self-conscious, but undeniably cool. ..." Read our full review

Taisteal

Edinburgh, EH4 1HU
0.9 miles
Fine dining is made accessible in a comfortable setting with Taisteal’s unique take on Scottish cuisine, featuring globally-inspired dishes. The warm ... Find out more

Whighams Wine Cellars

Edinburgh, EH2 4EL
0.8 miles
What we think
" Occupying the site of some 19th-century cellars and named after a cheery Robbie Burns poem, Whighams has been doing good business for more than 25 y ..." Read our full review

Dine Edinburgh

Edinburgh, EH1 2ED
0.8 miles
What we think
"Dine is a contemporary brasserie set within a striking, circular atrium above the Traverse Theatre – which makes it great for pre- and post-theat ..." Read our full review

Blonde

Edinburgh, EH8 9QR
0.8 miles
What we think
" Open for more than a decade, Blonde has fashioned itself a deserved niche on the ever-changing Edinburgh scene by providing an informal neighbourhoo ..." Read our full review

Steak Restaurant Picardy Place

Edinburgh, EH1 3JT
0.3 miles
If it’s a premium steak, good wine and zero pretence you’re after, you can’t go wrong at Edinburgh’s aptly named Steak Restaurant. C ... Find out more

The Barony Bar

Edinburgh, EH1 3RJ
0.4 miles
What we think
" Situated on boho Broughton Street (once the ancient ‘Barony of Broughton’), this understated little pub has long been one of the capital’s best-know ..." Read our full review

Pibroch Scottish Restaurant

Edinburgh, EH8 8AF
0.3 miles
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Maison Bleue

Edinburgh, EH1 2JW
0.4 miles
With its striking blue frontage and colourful hanging baskets, Maison Bleue is something of a local landmark in Edinburgh’s historic Old Town. The int ... Find out more

Field

Edinburgh, EH8 9DB
0.6 miles
What we think
"There’s plenty to love at this friendly little restaurant, run by Richard and Rachel Conway with chef Gordon Craig. Shared experience at Michelin ..." Read our full review

Monboddo

Edinburgh, EH3 9AF
0.8 miles
We have something for everyone. We're located on Bread Street, just off Lothian Road and a short stroll away from the Grassmarket. Our mission is to provide ... Find out more
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