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Edinburgh Old Town Restaurants

History exudes from every corner of Edinburgh's Old Town. A labyrinth of cobbled streets, narrow alleyways and hidden courtyards, it is one of the best preserved medieval cities in the world.

Today it hosts a number of restaurants, bars, and cafes, as well as throngs of tourists, peaking during August festival season.

From five star hotels to traditional Scottish fare to stunning views of the castle, dining out in Edinburgh's Old Town is sure to be a memorable experience.


The food was so good and managed to get 2 courses for £10.95 on a Saturday night which is fab! However, we came in at 6pm with going to the theatre at 7.30pm. We got our starters fast but then didn't get out mains until 7.15pm so had to rush our mains a lot. This was the only issue but apart from
Jessica Edwards - 19/02/2017
Had a great night here - the food was delicious. Directly across from the Festival Theatre so it was perfect for our pre theatre meal. The music was also great!
Robyn Hanlan - 17/02/2017
Great food however service was slow and asked for things however did not receive and had to re ask.
Jordan Moir - 16/02/2017
Just love this place, the menu is great wide range of choice and the 5pm deal menu is simply fabulous great choices and it's all delicious I love the minestrone soup and the spaghetti and meatballs, I was here with my friend yesterday for a long overdue catch up and the service was brilliant
Danielle Archibald - 14/02/2017
Really enjoyed dinner here. Very friendly staff. I had minestrone soup for starter and my partner had the prawns. Both delicious although I felt my soup was a little too peppery. Tasty pizza and meatballs for mains. Meatballs very spicy but tasty. All in all very good.
Gillian Docherty - 13/02/2017
Had been in Martones earlier in the day for breakfast which was excellent, food, service and value for money. Wasn't disappointed when we went back for dinner. Again, the staff were lovely and knowledgable about the dishes, service was great, the food all tasty and really good value for money.
Jane Greenwood - 12/02/2017
Really tasty food and able to accommodatell for gluten free. Also some delicious cocktails on the menu-try the seduction-delicious!
Heather Lamb - 11/02/2017
Service was very slow. The deal was a free cocktail each. My partner didn't want one so obviously I was having the 2. Because he got a pint we were charged for the second cocktail. Didn't realise this until this morning, looking at the receipt so my fault. If I'd noticed last night it would have
Jane Greenwood - 11/02/2017
Everything was amazing, just dessert was a let down because it's ice cream but the ice cream machine was switched off :(
Ewelina Siembor - 11/02/2017
We went on the 5pm Big Deal that had two burgers (apparently not including the signature burger) and two bottles of Miller. We ordered a couple of tapas and another few beers, and while the food was tasty it was nothing special. The deal represented good value (not least as it was a gift) but given
Andrew Robertson - 06/02/2017


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There's so much choice in this very attractive and historic area. I know I'll always be able to find a fabulous restaurant in the vicinity that will suit all in the group.

Sarah Gibson

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Top restaurant offers in Edinburgh Old Town

  • £19.95£19.95 for 2 courses from lunch/pre-theatre menuTower Restaurant Book
  • £11.952 for 1 burger - average price for a burger is £11.9556 North Book
  • £27.50£55 two person offer - 3 courses on set menu + bottle of proseccoZucca Restaurant @ The Lyceum Book
  • £15£15 for 2 courses on the lunch & pre-theatre menu + tea or coffeeCannonball Restaurant & Bar Book
  • £14.50£14.50 for 2 courses on pre theatre menuCiao Roma Book
  • £10.8020% main bar menu discountThree Sisters Book
  • £9.50£9.50 for 2 courses on lunch menuNamaste Kathmandu Book
  • £20.6025% a la carte discountCucina - G&V Royal Mile Hotel Book
  • £12£12 Irish stew + pintBiddy's Book
  • £13.95£13.95 for 2 courses on set menuMartone Book
  • £10£10 for 2 courses on lunch menuMerchants Book
  • £3.782 for 1 burgers - average price for a burger is £7.57Boteco Do Brasil Edinburgh Book