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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.

Andrew Usher & Co. South Side, Edinburgh

British, Vegetarian/Vegan, Traditional, Gastro Pub

This Southside cellar bar was once part of the Usher brewing and distilling dynasty. That heritage lives on at Andrew Usher & Co, a bar that brews its own beer and blends its own whiskies. While craft beers are a focus here, the staff are equally as happy to whiz up a cocktail or recommend a bottle of wine to go with the bar food. Students, academic staff and audience members in for a bite before a show at the Festival Theatre can all be found here.

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Shebeen Dalry Haymarket, Gorgie & Dalry, Edinburgh

African, Steaks & Grill

Shebeen is a traditionally styled South African restaurant on Dalry Road. Taking its name from township drinking dens, the dining room is fitted with chunky wooden furniture and decorated with African art and textiles. One corner is given over to portraits of happy Springboks captains. The wine list and selection of beers also reflect the restaurant's South African heritage. Such is the success of the Shebeen idea, the company has two other branches: one on Morrison Street and one in Dalkeith. This is a great venue for group dining as well as more intimate meals.

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Gin71 Edinburgh West End, 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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Bar a vin New Town, Edinburgh

French

The latest addition to Edinburgh's family of l'escargot restaurants, bar à vin is an authentic French wine bar on Queensferry Street. With walls covered in vintage French drink adverts and old pastis bottle lights hanging from the ceiling, bar à vin is a quirky spot for lunch, an after work glass of wine with nibbles or a leisurely get together with friends over a couple of bottles and a generous platter of charcuterie.

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Restaurant at The Bonham New Town, Edinburgh

French, Bistros & Brasseries

76 reviews

Restaurant at The Bonham is located in the boutique hotel of its namesake in the West End of Edinburgh in the New Town and offers French inspired cooking. The Bonham’s townhouse interior features striking and dramatic art by Tilo Stengel and offers a sophisticated yet contemporary dining experience but with a relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff.

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Cafe Cassis South Side, Edinburgh

British, European, French, International, Traditional

9 reviews

Café Cassis is part of the Salisbury Hotel on Salisbury Road. A husband and wife-run French cafe bistro, the tranquil basement dining room gives onto a quiet garden with children's play area. The chef trained in France and London in several name restaurants before travelling the world and finally settling in Scotland.

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The Rendezvous Restaurant West End, Edinburgh

Chinese, International

6 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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First Coast Haymarket, Gorgie & Dalry, Edinburgh

Bistros & Brasseries

180 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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Ghillie Dhu City Centre, Edinburgh

Scottish

55 reviews

Ghillie Dhu is on Rutland Place in the West End of Edinburgh, and just a stone's throw from Princes Street. Ghillie Dhu is set over three floors and boasts an auditorium for events like their ceilidh nights, a spacious bar with occasional live music and sports on big television screens as well as a welcoming restaurant serving Scottish fare in hearty portions. An inviting venue that is child-friendly until 8pm, Ghillie Dhu is also accessible to wheelchair users.

£10.95Offer: £10.95 for 1 course + small drink

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Croma Pizza at the Odeon Tollcross, Edinburgh

Italian, Pizza

17 reviews

Croma pizzeria is a 90 seat restaurant on the ground floor of the Odeon cinema on the corner of Morrison Street and Lothian Road in Edinburgh. Part of a group of family-friendly pizzerias, it serves both traditional and contemporary pizza.

£12.25Offer: Main menu available - average price for a starter + a main dish is £12.25

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Quattrozero City Centre, Edinburgh

Italian

103 reviews

Quattrozero is a stylish, modern Italian restaurant set on Queensferry Street in Edinburgh's city centre. The restaurant is a short distance from West Princes Street Gardens and Edinburgh Castle and serves traditional Italian fare, from wood burning oven-baked pizzas (1/2 or full metres) to pastas packed full of flavour.

£15Offer: A la carte available

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Seasons Vietnamese Leith, Edinburgh

Chinese, Far Eastern, Vegetarian/Vegan, Vietnamese

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Edinburgh is well served for Thai restaurants but there is less opportunity to try dishes from its nearby neighbour. Seasons Vietnamese Restaurant on Newhaven Road is helping to change that. If you have ever wondered what people eat in Hanoi's Old Quarter, now is your chance to find out. As with many of the noodle shops of Vietnam's capital, the decor at Seasons Vietnamese Restaurant is functional rather than plush.

£13.90Offer: £13.90 for 2 courses on a la carte menu + BYOB

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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 »

Leith

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: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    As good as ever.

    Once again a lovely meal in great surroundings, a real buzz about the place. Would highly recommend to anyone.
    dined in Cafe Andaluz Edinburgh – 16/01/2017
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Brilliant Value

    Had been to Cadiz before paying full price for a la carte and loved it. This 5pm deal was brilliant value. No cutting back on portion sizes, quality or service just because it was a deal. Would highly recommend to anyone who loves fish.
    dined in Cadiz – 16/01/2017
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  • Food: 4

    Ambience: 3

    Service: 4

    Value: 4

    Quiet but enjoyable

    The Garden Restaurant is nicely decorated and not too big. Plenty of room between the tables. Staff very attentive although service before the main course was a bit slow. Food was good and dessert lovely.
    dined in Terrace Restaurant - Crowne Plaza – 15/01/2017
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  • Food: 4

    Ambience: 2

    Service: 2

    Value: 2

    Poor

    Books this a birthday treat, the menu was hard to work out. Once explained we only had choice 1 sandwich ,the White bread was not fresh. When we arrived, had to stand at bar and wait for someone to acknowledge us even though there was 2 bar staff standing talking behind the bar.
    dined in Cranston's – 15/01/2017
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  • Food: 3

    Ambience: 3

    Service: 3

    Value: 3

    Excellent service

    Table booked for 8.30. When we arrived there was only 2 other tables - waiters were excellent, water put on table then wine ,food deliver to table very quickly there was only 5 minutes between courses. I couldn't fault this restaurant or the deal. As I was only visiting Edinburgh, the chance of me getting back is slim but would recommend
    dined in Ciao Roma – 15/01/2017
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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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