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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 Valvona & Crolla and Café St Honoré.
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36-38 Victoria Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2JW
With its striking blue frontage and colourful hanging baskets, Maison Bleue is something of a local landmark in Edinburgh’s historic Old Town. The interior...
113-115 George Street, Edinburgh, Edinburgh,Central Scotland EH2 4JN
The very name Living Room suggests a place where folks can kick back and feel right at home. Everybody is welcome at this smart-casual chain of urban...
1 Albany Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3PY
As its name suggests, The Magnum aims to straddle the divide between watering hole and restaurant, with a horseshoe bar at the centre of things: drinkers...
44-46 George the IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EJ
Once part of the Olive Branch chain, this all-purpose restaurant is attractively done out with lots of wrought ironwork, dangling metal lampshades, patterned...
14 Picardy Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh,Central Scotland EH1 3JT
If you ignore the cheesy subtitle (‘where beauty meats the beast’) and exuberant, blokey styling, the good news is that Steak delivers exactly what...
354 Castlehill, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Edinburgh,Central Scotland EH1 2NE
Housed in an old-school building just yards from Edinburgh Castle, this appropriately named subterranean eatery is hidden away in the depths of the...
5 Merchant Street, Edinburgh, Edinburgh,Central Scotland EH1 2QD
Hidden away under George IV Bridge, within two minutes’ walk of the Royal Mile, this vintage wine bar has a clubby, subterranean look: bare stone walls,...
113 Brunswick Street, Edinburgh,Scotland EH1 1EN
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...
20 George Street, Edinburgh,Scotland EH2 2PH
Born in London and now rocking all over the world, it was only a matter of time before HRC brought its razzmatazz to Scotland’s first city. Expect the...
1 Forth Street, Edinburgh,Scotland EH1 3JX
After a stint heading the kitchen at Anton Mosimann’s private dining club in London, Swiss-French chef Jérôme Henry has chosen Edinburgh’s New Town for...
Filling Station 66 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2NN
Scotland is a long way from Route 66, but this Caledonian chain offers a road trip across the USA, picking up some of its greatest foodie hits along...
121 Hanover Street, Edinburgh,Central Scotland EH2 1DJ
Sitting in a New Town basement, Urban Angel comprises a modest café space by the door and interlinked dining rooms towards the back. Since day one it...
24-25 Union Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3NQ
Illustrious, award winning and stellar are three words to describe The Shezan restaurant located in Edinburgh’s bustling city center.
Unit 8 Omni Leisure Dev, Greenside Place, Edinburgh,Central Scotland EH1
The bold, brash Slug & Lettuce chain is the antithesis of the ‘best kept secret’ or ‘this little place I know’. It’s a bright & accessible pub empire...
25 George Street, Edinburgh,Central Scotland EH2 2PB
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