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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.


Myself and 2 friends had picked this restaurant mainly I have to say as they had a deal on . However we had a really lovely meal and found the service to be above and beyond what you would normally receive .
Billy Kane - 26/10/2016
Characterful dining room with reasonable set menu. Appetisers of meatball and snail ragout and mackerel with salad well received , Onglet well cooked but Caesar salad contained in a potato skin was disappointingly meagre. Chocolate tart and isle flottant very good.
Alma Hardie - 26/10/2016
As usual lovely food great service and reasonable prices
Mary Sneddon - 25/10/2016
Restaurant did not have our reservation so could not get 5pm deal. Put in a back room with no other people and we were ignored for 15 minutes before any waitress came near us. 3 different choices of meat and all looked and tasted the same. Came chopped up so don't choose expensive steak. Poor
Christine Wallace - 19/10/2016
Excellent value and delicious.
Sharon Reid - 19/10/2016
Booking for 4 - 2 couples. The service was friendly and helpful. The place was really nice. I love the wall art. The food was excellent value without doubt. 8 courses between the 4 of us. All 4 starters were delicious. Mussels and chicken were our choices. The only tiny fault (and it is a small
Chris Syme - 17/10/2016
We had the pre theatre menu as we were staying at hotel as part of a celebration mini break. Fabulous dining experience. Staff extremely friendly and attentive, the food was superb and beautifully presented. A real treat ! Will definitely return and would highly recommend.
Julie Nairn - 15/10/2016
Great food, lovely setting and ambience, but the best thing was the knowledgeable friendly staff, especially Barbara. We will definitely be back
Gerry Lane - 14/10/2016
We had a lovely afternoon lunching here. The food was pleasant but I am glad we weren't paying full price because I think it would have been overpriced for what we had. The staff were friendly and service was very attentive. The bistro is in a great location and I wish it had been a nicer day to
Samia Anderson - 13/10/2016
The restaurant is lovely. The food tasted delicious and the set meal was good value but we felt that the sides were expensive as I ordered fish that came in its own so had to pay extra for potatoes. I was also really thirsty and asked for a large juice but was told they only had 200ml bottles .
Kirsty Mccomb - 13/10/2016


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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

  • £11.95£11.95 for 2 courses + coffee on the lunch menuZucca Restaurant @ The Lyceum Book
  • £12£12 for afternoon teaMonboddo Book
  • £22.50£22.50 for afternoon teaCucina - G&V Royal Mile Hotel Book
  • £15£15 for 2 courses on dinner menuMerchants Book
  • £19.50£19.50 classic afternoon tea with tea + glass of champagne Hotel du Vin Edinburgh Book
  • £12.95£12.95 for 2 courses on early bird menuShamoli Book
  • £26Summer menu availableMonteiths Book
  • £7.2020% main dish discountMartone Book
  • £1220% a la carte discountThe Whistle Stop Barber Shop Book
  • £1220% a la carte discountBiddy's Book
  • £3.782 for 1 burgers - average price for a burger is £7.57Boteco Do Brasil Edinburgh Book
  • £11.5025% a la carte discountBiblos Book