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Great quality Edinburgh restaurants can be found around every corner of this international city.

Whether you're looking to sample fresh local seafood, Highland game or something a little more exotic, you can find and book Edinburgh restaurant offers and deals to suit all palettes and budgets with 5pm.

Cafe Tartine Leith, Edinburgh

French

French café and wine bar in Leith An airy French café, bistro and wine bar on Commercial Street, Café Tartine is open for breakfast crepes right through to late nightcaps. The menus offer plenty of choice. There are lots of French classics such as onion soup, boeuf Bourguignon and confit duck leg. A popular option, especially when paired with an after work glass of wine, are the sharing platters of charcuterie, cheese, pâté and char grilled vegetables

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Chop House Leith Leith, Edinburgh

British, Steaks & Grill

Opened in the summer of 2015, Chop House Leith is on Constitution Street. The latest venture from the team who run Monteiths Restaurant, Sygn Bar and WestRoom, Chop House Leith is a classic British steakhouse and innovative cocktail bar. Having started life as a cork warehouse in the 19th century, the elegant venue is now a light-filled space divided into separate bar, dining room and private dining areas.

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Hawksmoor - Edinburgh City Centre, Edinburgh

British, Seafood, Modern, Traditional, Steaks & Grill

Hawksmoor is a renowned family of steak restaurants committed to serving the finest cuts of meat as well as a quality seafood selection. This Edinburgh venue is situated in the show-stopping location of the A-Listed former Royal Bank of Scotland headquarters. There, you can dine on dry-aged beef from grass-fed, native breeds and sustainably sourced seafood. Dishes are complemented by a selection of fine wines and striking cocktails, as well as craft beers and spirits.

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Papillon Leith, Edinburgh

Gastro pub and cocktail bar in Leith Papillon is a chilled out drinking and dining spot just a stroll away from the Water of Leith. Inside you will find cosy leather sofas and banquette seating, ideal for sampling a menu of classic British and American food. The well-trained bartenders can whip you up a creative mixer from a range of over 150 liquors, plus there are eight beer taps on constant rotation. An outdoor courtyard and terrace makes this a great hangout in milder weather.

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Tigerlily New Town, Edinburgh

British, Modern, Pan-Asian

7 reviews

When Tigerlily launched in 2006, it arguably kick started the renaissance of George Street as the capital's most fashionable area for eating and drinking. A 2015 refurbishment ensured that the boutique hotel, bar and restaurant stays at the head of the pack. With mirrored walls, chandeliers, clever lighting and several different spaces, the decor of the dining areas helps make for a memorable meal. An extensive drinks list with innovative cocktails plus much sought after pavement terrace tables all add to Tigerlily's undoubted appeal.

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First Coast Haymarket, Gorgie & Dalry, Edinburgh

Bistros & Brasseries

192 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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ISHKA City Centre, Edinburgh

Modern

38 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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Piccolino Edinburgh New Town, Edinburgh

Italian, Mediterranean

4 reviews

Piccolino is a welcoming Italian bistro on High Riggs in Edinburgh's Tollcross. Hung with hams, sausages and cheeses, it is a compact and laidback space. Piccolino is the sort of venue that works equally well for a low key date; a convivial dinner with a group of friends or a catch-up with a pal you have not seen for a while.

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Tribeca Edinburgh New Town, Edinburgh

International, American

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Located on the corner of East London and Broughton Streets, the second Edinburgh TriBeCa quickly established itself after opening in 2016. Based on the classic American diner - with a large splash of NYC pizzazz - it is a cool mix of stripped brick walls, neon and pictures of the awe-inspiring Manhattan skyline by night. Open from breakfast through to 10pm, the New Town TriBeCa lives up its slogan: A little slice of the Big Apple in the heart of your neighbourhood.

£15.63 Offer: 15% a la carte discount

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Taisteal Stockbridge, Edinburgh

British, Scottish, Modern

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Meaning travel or journey in Gaelic, Taisteal is a contemporary Scottish restaurant on Raeburn Place in Edinburgh's Stockbridge neighbourhood. As well as extensive stints in numerous Michelin-starred restaurants, the Chef Proprietor has travelled widely. He brings all of these experiences to bear on the menu at Taisteal. The restaurant launched at the start of 2017 with the aim of delivering elements of fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere.

£49 Offer: £49 2 person offer - 5 course tasting menu each

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Tigerlily New Town, Edinburgh

British, Modern, Pan-Asian

7 reviews

When Tigerlily launched in 2006, it arguably kick started the renaissance of George Street as the capital's most fashionable area for eating and drinking. A 2015 refurbishment ensured that the boutique hotel, bar and restaurant stays at the head of the pack. With mirrored walls, chandeliers, clever lighting and several different spaces, the decor of the dining areas helps make for a memorable meal. An extensive drinks list with innovative cocktails plus much sought after pavement terrace tables all add to Tigerlily's undoubted appeal.

£17.50 Offer: £17.50 for 2 courses on lunch set menu + drink

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ISHKA City Centre, Edinburgh

Modern

38 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.

£20 Offer: £20 for 4 bar snacks + 2 ISHKA cocktails

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Dining offers across historic Edinburgh

Whether you're dining with friends, colleagues or enjoying a romantic evening out, you can find a plethora of offers, deals and customer reviews for restaurants throughout Edinburgh.

Old Town

Take in Edinburgh's historic charm in the heart of the city's ancient commercial district with restaurants in the Old Town.

Old Town restaurants »

New Town

Enjoy the prestige of Edinburgh's Georgian architecture with our New Town restaurants and dining experiences commanding spectacular views of Edinburgh Castle.

New Town restaurants »

Leith

Head to Leith's restaurants for the best seafood caught fresh from Scotland's coast, easily reached just north of Edinburgh's city centre.

Leith restaurants »

West End

Enjoy a pre-theatre dinner or eat out after theatre events or visiting Edinburgh's Filmhouse at restaurants in Edinburgh's bustling West End.

West End restaurants »

Latest Edinburgh Restaurant Reviews

  • Food: 4

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Christmas break

    We were staying at the hotel so bought seasonal market offer with drinks for dinner on our second night it was very good value for money. Great staff, very attentive. Cheese board was smashing. Would stay and eat here again.
    dined in 11 Brasserie @ No 11 – 28/12/2018
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  • Food: 4

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Pleasent experience

    We enjoyed the visit but the restaurant was very cold. My partner had to keep her coat on. I noticed a few other customers also with coats on.
    dined in Las Iguanas Edinburgh – 26/12/2018
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  • Food: 4

    Ambience: 3

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Thanks Andy!

    Lovely food, and exceptionally accommodating regarding specific requests. Very quiet unfortunately so lacked atmosphere, but made up for by our lovely waiter Andy, who was fab from beginning to end and made our Christmas/anniversary night out extra special! We cannot thank you enough!
    dined in Merchants – 24/12/2018
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Excellent

    Excellent value and service.
    dined in Rabble – 24/12/2018
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Fabulous Restaurant

    We had a brilliant meal here yesterday - food fantastic and staff were lovely. Will definitely be back!
    dined in Piccolino Edinburgh – 23/12/2018
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Recipe for hand-dived scallops by Tower Restaurant Edinburgh

Tower Restaurant on top of Edinburgh's National Museum of Scotland is a stunning location for a meal. Its head chef Jose Dalto showed us how he makes one of their most popular dishes: hand-dived scallops with skordalia potato, crispy ham and bouillabaisse sauce.

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Cooking steak on the Josper at Blackwood's Bar & Grill at the Nira Caledonia

Head Chef David Scott from Blackwood's Bar & Grill at the Nira Caledonia in Edinburgh’s New Town shows us the restaurant’s Josper Grill and cooks us a juicy steak in it using his own seasoning mix of 7 spices and salts.

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