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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.


First time in in here... I must have walked past a hundred times! I had pizza, it was huge and tasty. My friend had prawn cocktail and spaghetti bol, good portions and she enjoyed it. Service was great, place was clean. We will probably go again at some point
Karen Wallace - 25/03/2017
We ate off the pre theatre dinner menu earlier this week. The food and service were fantastic. We'll be back.
Sheena Walter - 24/03/2017
Had lite lunch menu set price for 2 courses. Just right for that time of day. Soup and Tower fish pie - delicious. First class and the view! Snowing over the Castle. Remember to visit the 7th floor for more fantastic views.
Rona Johnston - 22/03/2017
We try to get to Edinburgh once a year and always come here. Food fresh and tasty. Pakora very tasty and Chicken curry us done to your own personal choice, mild, medium or hot. Will be back again.
Marie McCairns - 19/03/2017
We had a lovely meal. The service was good. We would recommend.
Susan campbell - 19/03/2017
They have everything covered, from the minute you walk in. Impeccable service, plus very well cooked & delicious food, from an excellent varied menu and a wine list to compliment it. Just that little bit of something special!
Lyn Goodman - 19/03/2017
Delicious food, good value
Jannall Irving - 19/03/2017
This is the second time I gave eaten here. Both times the food has been really good. This time the pudding wasn't so good (I ordered the tiramisu which has far too much cream) although my friends rhubarb brûlée looked great.
Maya Irwin - 17/03/2017
Great food
Fiona Campbell - 17/03/2017
Very good value, excellent service and food of a quality that surpassed the price. Suggest that 2 side dishes might be offered to accompany main courses to add even more to the value and experience of enjoying an extremely pleasant evening served by very pleasant and attentive staff. We will
eric webb - 15/03/2017


Ciao Roma makes fresh pasta.


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Local Voice

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

Restaurant Insider

Sunday brunch at Hotel du Vin Edinburgh.

Restaurant views of Edinburgh Castle

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Top restaurant offers in Edinburgh Old Town

  • £27.50£55 two person offer - 3 courses on set menu + bottle of proseccoZucca Restaurant @ The Lyceum Book
  • £7.2020% main dish discountMartone Book
  • £12.7515% a la carte discount + cocktailThe Whistle Stop Barber Shop Book
  • £14.50£14.50 for 2 courses on pre theatre menuCiao Roma Book
  • £11£11 for 2 courses on set lunch menuThe Cellar Door Book
  • £28.86A la carte availableLa Garrigue Book
  • £9.50£9.50 for 2 courses on lunch menuNamaste Kathmandu Book
  • £20.7910% discount on evening menuItchycoo Bar & Kitchen - Radisson Blu Book
  • £9.95£9.95 for 2 courses on a la carte menu Tutto Matto Book
  • £15£15 for 2 courses on fixed price menuAgua Restaurant - Apex Book
  • £10.70Brunch menu availableChop House Market Street Book
  • £13.6020% a la carte discount56 North Book