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Great quality Edinburgh restaurants can be found around every corner of this international city.

Whether you're looking to sample fresh local seafood, Highland game or something a little more exotic, you can find and book Edinburgh restaurant offers and deals to suit all palettes and budgets with 5pm.

Grand Cru New Town, Edinburgh

Italian, Mediterranean, Bar Food

Cocktail bar & Mediterranean kitchen Edinburgh city centre Grand Cru is a stylish and buzzing cocktail bar and kitchen on Hanover Street, Edinburgh. Just off the George Street party circuit, it is a popular spot for lunching workers and shoppers as well as the evening post-work or pre-club crowd. Brunches, coffees and cakes fill in any snacking opportunities in between the main meals of the day. A small patio adds to Grand Cru’s appeal during the warmer months.

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Gin71 Edinburgh City Centre, Edinburgh

British, Eclectic, European, Seafood, Modern

As the name suggests, gin-lovers will find much to admire at Gin71. Located on South Charlotte Street, just off Charlotte Square, the bar and restaurant serves over 70 different brands of gin. Guests can choose between dozens of gin-based cocktails or perfect gin serves with a wide choice of tonics and garnishes. With table service, chandeliers and plush seating, Gin71 is a smart city centre venue. Open from 5pm, it is popular for after work cocktails, a pre-theatre bite or a splendid dinner.

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Field Grill House Stockbridge, Edinburgh

British, Scottish, Modern

Field Grill House, located in the Stockbridge area of Edinburgh, is a stylish contemporary take on the grill house. Pale wood and pastel décor create a welcoming space, with playful Damien Hirst-style prints. Bookings are essential for this buzzing addition to the Edinburgh culinary scene.

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Brasserie at Melville Castle Dalkeith & Surrounding, Edinburgh

European, Traditional, Bistros & Brasseries

Brasserie Restaurant is a much loved feature of Melville Castle Hotel on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Now a family-run hotel, the castle has a colourful history. Both Queen Victoria and Mary Queen of Scots have visited. As the name suggests, the Brasserie Restaurant and Cellar Bar are in the cellar of the castle.

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The Pompadour by Galvin West End, Edinburgh


9 reviews

The Pompadour by Galvin is a landmark Franco-Scottish restaurant at The Caledonian, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel, on Edinburgh’s Princes Street. It combines the best of classical French-inspired cuisine with locally sourced Scottish ingredients to provide a unique fine dining experience.

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First Coast Haymarket, Gorgie & Dalry, Edinburgh

Bistros & Brasseries

178 reviews

Opening in the early part of the noughties, First Coast helped raise the culinary stakes in West Edinburgh. Now, this cosy, neighbourhood bistro is still among the district’s leaders when it comes to Scottish ingredients cooked with pride and imagination.

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Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant Old Town, Edinburgh

Indian, Nepalese

2 reviews

On Cockburn Street in Edinburgh city centre, Gurkha Café is a well established restaurant which serves dishes from Nepal, the Himalayas and North India. Scenes of Nepalese life line the walls while the exposed rafters help give the impression that you just might be dining in a mountain hut.

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The Rendezvous Restaurant West End, Edinburgh

Chinese, International

5 reviews

An Edinburgh fixture since opening in 1956, Rendezvous, on Queensferry Street, is one of the capital’s oldest Chinese restaurants. There is usually a bustling ambiance in an upstairs dining room featuring elegant white and red décor and a central bar offering wine and cocktails.

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Westview Restaurant - Capital Hotel Corstorphine, Edinburgh

British, Mediterranean, Modern

19 reviews

Westview Restaurant is within Capital Hotel on Clermiston Road in Edinburgh's West End and serves a mix of British and European dishes. Benefiting from its elevated position on top of Corstorphine Hill, the restaurant looks out on to both the Pentland Hills and the Firth of Forth. Situated in a quiet suburb of the capital, it is close to the airport but only a short ride into the city centre which makes it popular with business travellers, tourists and local residents alike.

£7.50Offer: £15 champagne afternoon tea

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Britannia Spice Leith, Edinburgh

Far Eastern, Indian, Thai

23 reviews

Named after the Royal Yacht Britannia which is berthed nearby, Britannia Spice is located in a former whisky warehouse on Commercial Street. The restaurant itself is in ship-shape condition; immaculately clean with rope ladders and ships’ helms carefully chosen to accentuate the maritime theme. Child-friendly and wheelchair accessible, Britannia Spice serves multi-ethnic cuisine with dishes from India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Thailand. An AA Rosette for culinary excellence is the latest in a long line of awards.

£14.95Offer: £14.95 for 2 courses on a la carte menu + sundry + glass of wine

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The Khukuri Nepalese Restaurant Corstorphine, Edinburgh


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Opened in 1997, The Khukuri on West Maitland Street lays claim to being Edinburgh's oldest Nepalese restaurant. The cosy West End space certainly looks the part thanks to walls decorated with Nepalese art, masks and pictures of Himalayan scenes. That authentic Nepalese ambience carries on with occasional live Nepalese folk music and regional cuisine dinners. The staff are exceptionally welcoming and happy to explain the intricacies of Nepalese cuisine.

£17.90Offer: A la carte available + drink

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Cafe St Honore New Town, Edinburgh


124 reviews

Cafe St Honore is tucked away on the cobbled North West Thistle Lane in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town. The restaurant is a happy marriage between classic French decor and carefully sourced Scottish ingredients. Cafe St Honore may sound as if it is a French restaurant which has decamped to Edinburgh but, despite the elegant Gallic interior, the cooking is mainly although not exclusively modern Scottish.

£23.50Offer: £23.50 for 3 courses on cafe classics menu + glass of wine

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Dining offers across historic Edinburgh

Whether you're dining with friends, colleagues or enjoying a romantic evening out, you can find a plethora of offers, deals and customer reviews for restaurants throughout Edinburgh.

Old Town

Take in Edinburgh's historic charm in the heart of the city's ancient commercial district with restaurants in the Old Town.

Old Town restaurants »

New Town

Enjoy the prestige of Edinburgh's Georgian architecture with our New Town restaurants and dining experiences commanding spectacular views of Edinburgh Castle.

New Town restaurants »


Head to Leith's restaurants for the best seafood caught fresh from Scotland's coast, easily reached just north of Edinburgh's city centre.

Leith restaurants »

West End

Enjoy a pre-theatre dinner or eat out after theatre events or visiting Edinburgh's Filmhouse at restaurants in Edinburgh's bustling West End.

West End restaurants »

Latest Edinburgh Restaurant Reviews

  • Food: 4

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Very Pleasant Way to Spend a couple of Hours

    Service was efficient without being intrusive and food was pleasant
    dined in George Street Bar and Grill – 28/10/2016
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Ladies who lunch

    Great choice, quality and quantity of food and excellent value for money.
    dined in The Rendezvous Restaurant – 28/10/2016
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  • Food: 3

    Ambience: 3

    Service: 3

    Value: 3

    Food Lovely Service Slow!

    Booked for pre theatre. Choice was limited but there was something for all four of us. The food was lovely but service was slow. Maybe not the place to take children but would return without them.
    dined in Bar Soba Edinburgh – 27/10/2016
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  • Food: 4

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Twentys plenty

    Brilliant early meal at short notice. Fab waiter who gave us window table, good food and fantastic value. Refurb of the hotel is terrific
    dined in Twenty Princes Street – 27/10/2016
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 4

    Value: 5

    1st visit, we'll be back

    Our first visit to this relatively new restaurant. Interesting interior but relaxed atmosphere. There were 10 of us so most of the menu was ordered and everyone seemed to enjoy. Will be heading back in the spring.
    dined in Badger & Co – 27/10/2016
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Recipe for hand-dived scallops by Tower Restaurant Edinburgh

Tower Restaurant on top of Edinburgh's National Museum of Scotland is a stunning location for a meal. Its head chef Jose Dalto showed us how he makes one of their most popular dishes: hand-dived scallops with skordalia potato, crispy ham and bouillabaisse sauce.

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Cooking steak on the Josper at Blackwood's Bar & Grill at the Nira Caledonia

Head Chef David Scott from Blackwood's Bar & Grill at the Nira Caledonia in Edinburgh’s New Town shows us the restaurant’s Josper Grill and cooks us a juicy steak in it using his own seasoning mix of 7 spices and salts.

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