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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.

Jamuna Indian Restaurant Livingston, Livingston

Indian

Jamuna is a family-owned Indian based in Uphall village near Livingston. With a commitment to putting customers first, as well as a relaxed atmosphere, comfy red banquette seating and a varied menu, you can look forward to an enjoyable feast.

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Mono Restaurant City Centre, Edinburgh

British, Modern

Promising an innovative take on Italian cuisine, Mono aims to offer guests a memorable, multi-sensory fine dining experience.

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The Fly Half Leith, Edinburgh

British, Modern, Gastro Pub

Offering live big screen sports and a hearty menu, The Fly Half Bar & Kitchen is a laidback spot for a bite to eat. Beyond the often buzzing bar area, the restaurant section’s exposed brickwork and flickering candlelight adds a certain rustic charm to proceedings.

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Damm 27 Old Town, Edinburgh

European, Seafood, Gastro Pub

Occupying a totally revamped space, Damm 27 is a café bar offering all-day casual and contemporary European dining. Exposed stonework, leather banquette seating and a soft amber glow all create a vibe that is cosy, chic and rustic in equal parts. A late night licence and DJs at the weekend keep things buzzing.

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Damm 27 Old Town, Edinburgh

European, Seafood, Gastro Pub

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Occupying a totally revamped space, Damm 27 is a café bar offering all-day casual and contemporary European dining. Exposed stonework, leather banquette seating and a soft amber glow all create a vibe that is cosy, chic and rustic in equal parts. A late night licence and DJs at the weekend keep things buzzing.

Make a free reservation at Damm 27 »

The Fly Half Leith, Edinburgh

British, Modern, Gastro Pub

0 reviews

Offering live big screen sports and a hearty menu, The Fly Half Bar & Kitchen is a laidback spot for a bite to eat. Beyond the often buzzing bar area, the restaurant section’s exposed brickwork and flickering candlelight adds a certain rustic charm to proceedings.

Make a free reservation at The Fly Half »

Mono Restaurant City Centre, Edinburgh

British, Modern

0 reviews

Promising an innovative take on Italian cuisine, Mono aims to offer guests a memorable, multi-sensory fine dining experience.

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One Canonmills New Town, Edinburgh

British, European, Gastro Pub

0 reviews

The Ball Room - Morningside South Side, Edinburgh

British

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The Ball Room is a restaurant and sports bar serving up a menu of hearty, no-nonsense choices. Promising ‘more than pub grub’, diners can tuck into oven-baked pizzas, freshly grilled burgers, nachos, paninis and sharing baskets. As well as being able to test your skills on the snooker tables, pool tables and dart boards, you can watch Sky Sports events on the flat screen TVs, 3D sports TV and 10ft HD screen. An ultra modern jukebox provides background tunes and on warmer days, you can enjoy a beer, wine, malt whisky or cocktail on the suntrap terrace. Pro ping pong tables, a free XBox and poker games all add to the fun.

£15 Offer: £15 for 1 hour of pool and any 1 pizza from a la carte menu for up to 4 people

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Jamuna Indian Restaurant Livingston, Livingston

Indian

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Jamuna is a family-owned Indian based in Uphall village near Livingston. With a commitment to putting customers first, as well as a relaxed atmosphere, comfy red banquette seating and a varied menu, you can look forward to an enjoyable feast.

£27.95 Offer: £27.95 Grilled Chicken

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Three Sisters Old Town, Edinburgh

Traditional, Bar Food

3 reviews

Located on Cowgate in Edinburgh’s Old Town, Three Sisters is a trendy pub and restaurant serving traditional bar food. The informal, laid-back venue is part of the Central Hotel and just a few minutes from the famous Royal Mile. Wheelchair-accessible, Three Sisters often broadcasts sporting events on their big screen and has proven to be popular at weekends with stag and hen parties.

£12.04 Offer: 20% main bar menu discount

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Grand Cru New Town, Edinburgh

Italian, Mediterranean, Bar Food

320 reviews

Cocktail bar & Mediterranean kitchen Edinburgh city centre Grand Cru is a stylish and buzzing cocktail bar and kitchen on Hanover Street, Edinburgh. Just off the George Street party circuit, it is a popular spot for lunching workers and shoppers as well as the evening post-work or pre-club crowd. Brunches, coffees and cakes fill in any snacking opportunities in between the main meals of the day. A small patio adds to Grand Cru’s appeal during the warmer months.

£12.95 Offer: £12.95 for 2 courses on set dinner menu

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Latest Edinburgh Restaurant Reviews

  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Great place

    The food and the service was excellent. Every dish ordered was tasty and it was great value for money. Friendly service and will definitely be back.
    dined in Piccolino Edinburgh – 19/07/2019
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  • Food: 4

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 4

    Value: 4

    Enjoyed our lunch very much. Will be back

    Food very good very good choices. Very good service we will be back.
    dined in First Coast – 18/07/2019
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  • Food: 4

    Ambience: 3

    Service: 4

    Value: 4

    Regular visitor

    We eat relatively often at Cafe Andaluz. The food is always good and hot. So the tables for 4 are a bit small though and it can be difficult to fit all plates on. Prefer to go out with peak times as it can be very noisy.
    dined in Cafe Andaluz George Street Edinburgh – 17/07/2019
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  • Food: 3

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 4

    Value: 4

    Good Value

    I liked how you could upgrade the house wine included in the deal to a different bottle and pay the difference. Staff and setting was very nice. Food was ok, pasta was over cooked as was my burger. Dessert and starters were the best.
    dined in Elliot's Restaurant - Apex – 16/07/2019
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Return vusit

    A second visit for us and it didn’t disappoint! No prawns on the starters but we weren’t stuck for choice! Will need to come back for blue wine-defo a lovely treat. The staff couldn’t have done more to make our meal pleasant and enjoyable.
    dined in Cadiz – 16/07/2019
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