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Top 30 best restaurants in Edinburgh

Many of the best restaurants in Edinburgh are available to book on 5pm.co.uk but to help you out, we’ve listed the top 30 Edinburgh restaurants below.

Customers who’ve dined in 5pm’s Edinburgh restaurants can leave a review once they’ve dined and the list below has been sorted by review popularilty. They’re all genuine reviews from 5pm diners.

So whether you’re looking for a hearty Italian meal, lunch with friends or want a bit more spice with an Indian meal, you can get offers for lots of different cuisines at the best restaurants in Edinburgh on 5pm.



56 North South Side, Edinburgh

British, International, Scottish, Bar Food, American, Steaks & Grill, Fish & Chips , Gastro Pub, Burgers

122 reviews

56 North is a Modern and airy restaurant in the southside of Edinburgh which creates a relaxed atmosphere. Modern twists on classic dishes are the order of the day and we are renowned locally for our selection of cocktails.

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Turquoise Thistle - Hotel Indigo New Town, Edinburgh

Scottish

65 reviews

Turquoise Thistle is a vibrant, modern restaurant set within the boutique Hotel Indigo in Edinburgh city centre. Blending Georgian architecture with eye-catching modern design, it is the perfect spot to relax over fine food, drink and a catch-up.

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Fahrenheit Restaurant & Bar Tollcross, Edinburgh

Bistros & Brasseries

28 reviews

Fahrenheit Restaurant & Bar is part of the Genting Club casino at Fountainpark in Edinburgh. Diners do not need to hit the gaming tables to enjoy an evening here. The food, including specially selected and aged Scotch steaks, is more than enough of an attraction. Night owls may relish the fact that the kitchen serves until the small hours seven nights a week.

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Blackwood’s Bar & Grill at Nira Caledonia New Town, Edinburgh

International, Scottish, Steaks & Grill

15 reviews

Blackwood’s Bar & Grill is a stylish restaurant within the luxurious Nira Caledonia hotel on Gloucester Place in Edinburgh's New Town. The restaurant specialises in the best meat, game and seafood that Scotland’s splendid natural larder can provide. Smart yet welcoming are the key features at Blackwood's, and soft candlelight also means that the restaurant can be rather romantic.

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Twenty Princes Street New Town, Edinburgh

British, Seafood, Steaks & Grill

48 reviews

Twenty Princes Street Grill & Smokehouse has a prime city centre position on Edinburgh's Princes Street. Triple height windows give the first floor restaurant fantastic views over the city centre to the Castle. With oak floors, ornate ceilings and leather banquette seating, the interior is just as eye-catching. In the kitchen, the chefs use lots of Lothian-sourced ingredients to create dishes with flair.

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Angels Share Hotel, Bar & Restaurant New Town, Edinburgh

Scottish

107 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.

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Mintleaf Leith, Edinburgh

Indian, Thai, Vegetarian/Vegan

16 reviews

Mintleaf is a vibrant restaurant on Bernard Street in Leith and offers authentic Thai and Indian cuisine. Around the corner from The Shore, the restaurant is wheelchair accessible, child-friendly, and also boasts two private dining rooms on the mezzanine floor. Striking as the decor is, it’s the Indian and Thai dishes which keep the customers coming back.

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A Room In Leith Leith, Edinburgh

Scottish, Modern

28 reviews

Along with its sister restaurant in the West End, A Room in Leith offers Scottish bistro dishes at affordable prices. Informal and friendly, the Leith restaurant sits by the waterside on Dock Place.

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Auld Reekie Tiki Bar City Centre, Edinburgh

Thai

3 reviews

A Polynesian paradise in Edinburgh city centre, The Auld Reekie Tiki Bar is on Frederick Street. It is a warren-like basement bar which is easily identifiable by the Easter Island style heads which guard its entrance. In addition to a wide range of Tiki cocktails - all served in custom-made ceramic mugs - fun is very much on the menu here. Along with DJs and dancing, the attractions include live sport, foosball, vintage arcade games and the Reekie Tiki Skate Girls. If you want to eat late, The Auld Reekie Tiki Bar serves food until midnight, Monday to Wednesday, and until 2am, the rest of the week.

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The Mumbai Mansion Haymarket, Gorgie & Dalry, Edinburgh

Indian, International, Seafood, Vegetarian/Vegan

7 reviews

Mumbai Mansion offers a contemporary take on Indian cuisine in its spacious, bright, exposed brick interior decor restaurant overlooking the bustle of Haymarket.

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Asti New Town, Edinburgh

Italian

137 reviews

Asti is a simple, stylish and classic Italian restaurant.

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Tapa Leith, Edinburgh

Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas

96 reviews

Situated in a refurbished warehouse building, Tapa is an atmospheric Spanish tapas restaurant on Shore Place in Edinburgh's Leith. The welcoming, vaulted interior combines a classic bodega feel with traditional Spanish colours, old film posters, exposed stone and fairy lights wrapped around iron pillars. Friendly staff make for a relaxed atmosphere. A good selection of Spanish gins and sherries complements a wine list which draws on both the finest and other, less known and sometimes under appreciated, Spanish grape varietals.

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The Pentland Restaurant near Edinburgh, Edinburgh

British, Traditional

5 reviews

Pentland Restaurant is part of the Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club. The original hotel building dates back several centuries and that heritage is reflected in the sumptuous decor of the dining room. Depending on how well, or otherwise, their round went, golfers may enjoy the views of the hotel’s championship golf courses.

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Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant Old Town, Edinburgh

Indian, Nepalese

7 reviews

On Cockburn Street in Edinburgh city centre, Gurkha Café is a well established restaurant which serves dishes from Nepal, the Himalayas and North India. Scenes of Nepalese life line the walls while the exposed rafters help give the impression that you just might be dining in a mountain hut.

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The Pompadour by Galvin West End, Edinburgh

French

11 reviews

The Pompadour by Galvin is a landmark Franco-Scottish restaurant at The Caledonian, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel, on Edinburgh’s Princes Street. It combines the best of classical French-inspired cuisine with locally sourced Scottish ingredients to provide a unique fine dining experience.

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Ba' Bar Haymarket, Gorgie & Dalry, Edinburgh

British, Scottish, Seafood

4 reviews

Ba' Bar Restaurant is a stylish restaurant within Dunstane House Hotel on West Coates in the Haymarket area of Edinburgh. The restaurant is child-friendly and uses the best produce available from the Highlands and Islands to create their quality seafood and Scottish dishes. Ba' Bar Restaurant also has a cosy separate bar where diners are welcome to relax with a drink before or after their meal.

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Rhubarb South Side, Edinburgh

British, Scottish

59 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.

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The Rendezvous Restaurant West End, Edinburgh

Chinese, International

9 reviews

An Edinburgh fixture since opening in 1956, Rendezvous, on Queensferry Street, is one of the capital’s oldest Chinese restaurants. There is usually a bustling ambiance in an upstairs dining room featuring elegant white and red décor and a central bar offering wine and cocktails.

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Grosvenor Casino and Grill - Edinburgh Maybury Corstorphine, Edinburgh

British, Modern

17 reviews

The Grosvenor Casino Edinburgh, long known as The Maybury, is a lively and vibrant leisure destination on South Maybury. In addition to a comprehensive gaming experience and late night bar, it offers the Charleston Restaurant which overlooks the main gaming hall. From succulent British steaks to exciting dishes from around the world, the menu has something for all and the Art Deco architecture is just as appealing.

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Edinburgh River Life West End, Edinburgh

Caribbean, French

47 reviews

Edinburgh River Life is on Dalry Road in the Haymarket area of Edinburgh. The restaurant opened in 2012 and provides quality French and Caribbean cuisine, with many regular customers considering it a 'hidden gem' in Scotland's capital. With comfortable seating, warm welcomes and friendly service, Edinburgh River Life offers a glimpse of French-Caribbean culture and cuisine in a relaxed setting.

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Blonde South Side, Edinburgh

European, Scottish

266 reviews

Blonde is a relaxed and informal restaurant situated on St. Leonard's Street in the south side of Edinburgh's city centre. Using fresh quality produce, the restaurant serves Scottish and European cuisine which caters to a variety of tastes.

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Cafe Andaluz Edinburgh New Town, Edinburgh

Spanish, Tapas

551 reviews

Edinburgh's fashionable George Street is a natural home for the authentic Spanish tapas of Cafe Andaluz.

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Cadiz New Town, Edinburgh

Seafood, Spanish

61 reviews

Opened in the summer of 2016, Cadiz is a cosmopolitan seafood restaurant on George Street in Edinburgh city centre. The menu takes much inspiration from the Mediterranean and the decor wouldn't look out of place in a smart harbour restaurant in the South of France.

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L'Escargot Bleu New Town, Edinburgh

French, Bistros & Brasseries

54 reviews

L’Escargot Bleu is a popular French restaurant on the ever buzzy Broughton Street in Edinburgh. It is the sister restaurant of L’Escargot Blanc on Queensferry Street. Both restaurants would find themselves near the top of any poll dedicated to finding Edinburgh’s most authentic French restaurants. At L’Escargot Bleu, vintage drinks adverts, efficient service and a soundtrack of Edith Piaf set the scene for satisfying, French culinary classics.

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The Stockbridge Restaurant Stockbridge, Edinburgh

British, European, Scottish, Modern

10 reviews

The Stockbridge Restaurant is a family-run venue on St. Stephens Street. Exceptional food and attentive service are the aim here only without the flummery sometimes associated with fine dining. Clever lighting, including candles and well positioned mirrors, give everything, and everybody, a romantic glow. Paintings in the style of the Scottish Colourists add further panache.

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Restaurant at The Bonham New Town, Edinburgh

French, Bistros & Brasseries

87 reviews

Restaurant at The Bonham is located in the boutique hotel of its namesake in the West End of Edinburgh in the New Town and offers French inspired cooking. The Bonham’s townhouse interior features striking and dramatic art by Tilo Stengel and offers a sophisticated yet contemporary dining experience but with a relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff.

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Smoke Stack City Centre, Edinburgh

British, Steaks & Grill

10 reviews

A popular fixture on Edinburgh's Broughton Street since the 1990s, Smoke Stack is a laidback steak house and bar. Stone walls, tiles, chunky wooden furniture and bare light bulbs give it a stripped back feel but the atmosphere is as warm and welcoming as you could wish for.

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First Coast Haymarket, Gorgie & Dalry, Edinburgh

Bistros & Brasseries

186 reviews

Opening in the early part of the noughties, First Coast helped raise the culinary stakes in West Edinburgh. Now, this cosy, neighbourhood bistro is still among the district’s leaders when it comes to Scottish ingredients cooked with pride and imagination.

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Rabble New Town, Edinburgh

British, Modern

5 reviews

Rabble is a cosmopolitan restaurant and bar with rooms on Frederick Street, right in the heart of Edinburgh city centre. A glass roof and lots of vibrant green plants give the dining area an enjoyable outdoors-but-indoors feel. In the bar, a glowing wall of bottles catches the eye as do the two gleaming copper tanks which dispense fresh, unpasteurised Staropramen. Classic and modern cocktails, highballs, great wines and bespoke gin and tonics complete the picture. Rabble is part of the award-winning Montpeliers group.

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ISHKA City Centre, Edinburgh

Modern

32 reviews

Located on Morrison Street, opposite the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, ISHKA is a sleek restaurant and cocktail bar. Opened in the late spring of 2017, it is a light, airy space with an eye-catching silvery ceiling. Large windows give good views of the street life while the cocktail staff behind the marble bar add an extra element of theatre.

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Edinburgh restaurant reviews

  • Food: 4

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 4

    Value: 5

    Amarone Edinburgh

    Had an excellent 3 course meal would recommend the Restaurant particularly if you can get a 5pm.co.uk deal
    dined in Amarone Edinburgh – 19/02/2018
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  • Food: 4

    Ambience: 3

    Service: 4

    Value: 4

    Had the bread with veg & balsamic & found the bread very dry hard to eat. Needs more dressing pls. Sea bream for main was delicious from start to finish👍
    dined in Amarone Edinburgh – 19/02/2018
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  • Food: 4

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 4

    Value: 5

    Ciao Roma was a great food experience

    WE had a lovely meal and the service was great! Would not hesitate to go back.
    dined in Ciao Roma – 19/02/2018
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 4

    Value: 5

    Good value for money.

    Was a great location for a catch up with friends, good food, excellent cocktails and great value for money.
    dined in Bar Soba Edinburgh – 18/02/2018
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Great Restaurant

    The food was delicious, great choice for lunch. The service was excellent. The four of us thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.
    dined in The Rendezvous Restaurant – 18/02/2018
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