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Edinburgh Festival Restaurants

As visitors from around the world flock to Scotland’s capital for the Edinburgh Festival, restaurants in the city are gearing up for their arrival. As any Edinburgh native knows, the city is completely transformed during the month of August, with heaving crowds on every street watching performers on what seems like every street corner.

It is the busiest time of the year for restaurants in the city but experience has taught them how to feed the crowds. It is also the restaurants’ opportunity to shine, to show off their best dishes to famous faces, tourists and locals alike. After all, one of the main attractions of visiting a new place is to discover its best dining spots.

Edinburgh is widely considered to be one of the top culinary cities in the world. Anyone indulging in Edinburgh Festival dining has a wealth of options to choose from, from luxury hotels to authentic ethnic eateries to casual student cafes.

Edinburgh Festival Dining

Scotland’s capital is a wonderful city all year round but something particularly special happens during the Edinburgh Festival. Restaurants become the centrepiece; the place to enjoy the buzzing atmosphere and dissect the shows you saw during the day while making your plans for tomorrow. At 5pm we want you to make the most of it – while getting great value for money.

Wine House 1821 New Town, Edinburgh

Italian

Combining restored Georgian features with contemporary touches, The Wine House 1821 is a very sleek drinking and dining spot. Huge picture windows look out onto the buzzy St. James Quarter, so you can enjoy drinks and nibbles while watching the world go by. As well as a vast array of wines, plus spirits, Italian beers and cocktails, visitors can enjoy Mediterranean-style cuisine, fizzy afternoon teas and Sunday roasts.

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La Casa - Leith Leith, Edinburgh

European, Spanish

The sister restaurant of the Dalry Road eating spot, La Casa in Leith serves up a mix of Spanish and Greek tapas dishes. It is a family business that’s committed to sourcing authentic ingredients from top suppliers, so that diners can enjoy a real taste of the Mediterranean.

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Toranj City Centre, Edinburgh

Middle Eastern, Persian

Toranj is a relaxed restaurant serving up Persian and Middle Eastern dishes. The decor is relaxed and rustic, with stone walls and an atmospheric shisha courtyard area. Run by a restaurant veteran of 15 years experience, Toranj is committed to using the finest and freshest ingredients in its colourful dishes.

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Michael's Grill and Seafood Place - Old Town Old Town, Edinburgh

Seafood, Modern, Steaks & Grill

The sister restaurant of the New Town branch, Michael's Grill and Seafood Place serves up steak, seafood and cocktails in a sleek setting. The interior is both chic and simple with a relaxed atmosphere. Expect local, fresh and sustainable Scottish seafood like Shetland mussels and East Lothian crab, alongside quality cuts of steak.

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Toranj City Centre, Edinburgh

Middle Eastern, Persian

0 reviews

Toranj is a relaxed restaurant serving up Persian and Middle Eastern dishes. The decor is relaxed and rustic, with stone walls and an atmospheric shisha courtyard area. Run by a restaurant veteran of 15 years experience, Toranj is committed to using the finest and freshest ingredients in its colourful dishes.

Make a free reservation at Toranj »

Michael's Grill and Seafood Place - Old Town Old Town, Edinburgh

Seafood, Modern, Steaks & Grill

0 reviews

The sister restaurant of the New Town branch, Michael's Grill and Seafood Place serves up steak, seafood and cocktails in a sleek setting. The interior is both chic and simple with a relaxed atmosphere. Expect local, fresh and sustainable Scottish seafood like Shetland mussels and East Lothian crab, alongside quality cuts of steak.

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La Casa - Leith Leith, Edinburgh

European, Spanish

0 reviews

The sister restaurant of the Dalry Road eating spot, La Casa in Leith serves up a mix of Spanish and Greek tapas dishes. It is a family business that’s committed to sourcing authentic ingredients from top suppliers, so that diners can enjoy a real taste of the Mediterranean.

Make a free reservation at La Casa - Leith »

Wine House 1821 New Town, Edinburgh

Italian

2 reviews

Combining restored Georgian features with contemporary touches, The Wine House 1821 is a very sleek drinking and dining spot. Huge picture windows look out onto the buzzy St. James Quarter, so you can enjoy drinks and nibbles while watching the world go by. As well as a vast array of wines, plus spirits, Italian beers and cocktails, visitors can enjoy Mediterranean-style cuisine, fizzy afternoon teas and Sunday roasts.

Make a free reservation at Wine House 1821  »

Angels Share Hotel, Bar & Restaurant New Town, Edinburgh

Scottish

124 reviews

The Angels Share Hotel, Bar and Restaurant is a stylish, Scottish restaurant set on Hope Street in the heart of Edinburgh's West End.

£13 Offer: £13 for 2 courses on the market menu

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The Everest Nepalese and Indian Restaurant Tollcross, Edinburgh

Indian, Vegetarian/Vegan, Nepalese

11 reviews

Located on Home Street in Tollcross, The Everest Nepalese and Indian Restaurant is a simply decorated, family-run restaurant. It welcomes couples and family groups and is well suited to group celebrations. Its proximity to the King's Theatre and cinemas such as the Cameo, Odeon and Filmhouse make it ideal for a pre-show bite to eat.

£12 Offer: £12 for 3 courses on pre-theatre menu

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Rhubarb South Side, Edinburgh

British, Scottish

60 reviews

Rhubarb is a lavish fine dining restaurant within the luxurious Prestonfield House Hotel in Edinburgh's south side. Set within twenty acres of parkland and gardens, the restaurant uses the best Scottish produce and sources from artisan suppliers to offer a range of skilfully prepared gourmet dishes with innovative flavour combinations. Visitors to Rhubarb at Prestonfield House Hotel will find it a truly memorable dining experience.

£40 Offer: £40 for 3 courses on table d'hôte menu

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The Lantern Room @ Courtyard By Marriott Edinburgh New Town, Edinburgh

British, Modern

7 reviews

The Lantern Room @ Courtyard By Marriott Edinburgh is an informal restaurant and bar on Baxter's Place by Edinburgh Playhouse. Opened at the end of 2016, it has a smart, contemporary decor and serves everything from lunch and afternoon tea to after work drinks and dinner. The waiting staff are as welcoming as they are professional and the bar staff are always happy to mix up a cocktail. The spacious heated terrace is great for people watching, perhaps over a sun downer or two.

£20.47 Offer: A la carte available

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