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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.

Metro Brasserie Grassmarket - Apex City Centre, Edinburgh

International, Bistros & Brasseries

Located in the Apex International Hotel on Grassmarket in Edinburgh's Old Town, Metro Brasserie is a cool, contemporary restaurant and bar offering an eclectic range of dishes from around the world. Metro Brasserie is ideal for a more informal dining experience and is wheelchair accessible and also child-friendly with highchairs available. Whether guests visit for a quick lunch or an evening meal after a day exploring the historic area, Metro Brasserie can meet your needs.

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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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The Herringbone Goldenacre North Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Modern

The Herringbone is an independent restaurant bar serving freshly cooked, seasonal cuisine. You can dine in an airy space decorated in ivories and blondes, while gazing out of the long windows onto the bustling street outside. Dishes are accompanied by cocktails, local craft beers and a lovingly selected wine list.

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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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Cafe Andaluz Old Town George IV Bridge Old Town, Edinburgh

Spanish, Tapas

8 reviews

Café Andaluz Old Town opened on Edinburgh's George IV Bridge in the autumn of 2017. As the name would suggest, Café Andaluz looks like an appealing cross between a Moorish garden courtyard and a venerable Seville bodega. The beautiful blue and white ceramic bull that greets diners on entrance is always a talking point. Please note that Café Andaluz has two branches in Edinburgh. Please check you are reserving the correct location before completing your booking.

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First Coast Haymarket, Gorgie & Dalry, Edinburgh

Bistros & Brasseries

189 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

35 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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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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Seasons Vietnamese Leith, Edinburgh

Chinese, Far Eastern, Vegetarian/Vegan, Vietnamese

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Edinburgh is well served for Thai restaurants but there is less opportunity to try dishes from its nearby neighbour. Seasons Vietnamese Restaurant on Newhaven Road is helping to change that. If you have ever wondered what people eat in Hanoi's Old Quarter, now is your chance to find out. As with many of the noodle shops of Vietnam's capital, the decor at Seasons Vietnamese Restaurant is functional rather than plush.

£13.90 Offer: £13.90 for 2 courses on a la carte menu + BYOB

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Bread Street Brasserie Old Town, Edinburgh

International, Scottish, Bistros & Brasseries

66 reviews

Scotland's larder is at the heart of Bread Street Brasserie, part of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Edinburgh City Centre. Within easy walking distance of the West End and the Old Town, the restaurant is popular for working lunches, romantic dinners, family get-togethers and pre-theatre meals. The dining room is a light-filled, elegant space with eye-catching furniture and the atmosphere is as welcoming as it is relaxed..

£22 Offer: £22 for 2 courses on Dinner menu

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The Telford Arms North Edinburgh, Edinburgh

British, Gastro Pub

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The Telford Arms is on Telford Road. A traditional Edinburgh bar, it serves the local community as well as staff from the nearby Western General Hospital and passing trade. A family-friendly pub, it shows all the big football matches. Regular bingo, quiz and disco nights mean there is never a dull evening and the outdoor seating is always popular when the sun is shining. Visit on a weekend to witness the local tradition of running the Telford train...

£9.95 Offer: £9.95 for main course + wine

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Papavero Stockbridge, Edinburgh

Italian, Scottish, Seafood, Vegetarian/Vegan

98 reviews

Located on Howe Street in Edinburgh’s Georgian New Town, Papavero Restaurant aims to please lovers of both Italian and Scottish food. Decked out in warm reds and yellows with candles on the tables, it is an inviting space. As well as a lunch menu, Papavero offers a set lunch and full a la carte plus children’s menu. The kitchen always has a tempting range of daily specials.

£13.65 Offer: 20% a la carte menu discount

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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: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Breakfast in Edinburgh

    We were a party of 6 on Saturday at 10am. Restaurant opened at 10am so it was quiet. Service was excellent. Choice of breakfast good. A little pricey.
    dined in Tower Restaurant – 02/09/2018
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 5

    Value: 4

    Really nice meal. Had one of the best burgers have ever tasted. Really nice soup as well.
    dined in Rabble – 01/09/2018
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Great food lovely services pleasant atmosphere

    Food is of high quality and contemporary European. Service is attentive yet relaxed. Highly recommended.
    dined in Elliot's Restaurant - Apex – 01/09/2018
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Super Meal

    Visited with friends just over from Ireland. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. The food, wines and service were first class.
    dined in Cadiz – 01/09/2018
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 5

    Value: 4

    I'd go back anytime

    The service was excellent very friendly staff & quick service. I had a 2 course meal and a wine which I would say it was well worth the money. The pate was very nice and well presented and so was the noodle dish.
    dined in Tigerlily – 31/08/2018
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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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