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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.

Tapa Leith, Edinburgh

Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas

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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Oscar's Bar and Grill Livingston, Livingston

British, International, Traditional, Gastro Pub

Oscar’s Bar and Grill is on Livingston's Ladywell East Road. An independent restaurant and bar, it is both family-run and family-friendly with a kids' play area and fun quirks such as free face painting on Saturday and Sunday weekends. Comprising a comfortable lounge area and spacious dining room, it has a DJ on Saturday evenings that will play through the decades. The terrace area is always popular when the sun comes out while screenings of all the big sporting events provide equally compelling reasons for staying inside.

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Shri Bheemas - Nicolson St South Side, Edinburgh

Indian, International

One of two Shri Bheema restaurants in Edinburgh, the Old Town branch is on Nicolson Street opposite the Festival Theatre. Part of an award-winning group of restaurants that stretches from Aberdeen to the south of England, Shri Bheema is a family-run restaurant specialising in north and south Indian cuisines. This branch is on the first floor with views of the Festival theatre.

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Shri Bheemas - Constitution St Leith, Edinburgh

Indian, International

One of two Shri Bheema restaurants in Edinburgh, the Leith branch is on Constitution Street. Part of an award-winning group of restaurants that stretches from Aberdeen to the south of England, this Shri Bheema is a family-run restaurant specialising in regional specialities from the north and south of India.

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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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Restaurant at The Bonham New Town, Edinburgh

French, Bistros & Brasseries

80 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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First Coast Haymarket, Gorgie & Dalry, Edinburgh

Bistros & Brasseries

185 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

23 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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Seasons Old Town, Edinburgh

British, European

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Seasons Restaurant & Bar is on Broughton Street in central Edinburgh. The compact bar leads in from the street to the wood-lined dining rooms. The menus take their inspiration from the New Nordic school of cooking and the decor at Seasons is reminiscent of a Scandinavian mountain chalet or a sauna. Inventive drinks matched to the menu are an important part of Season's appeal. After dinner, diners are welcome to continue their evening in the Liquor Library bar under the restaurant.

£45Offer: £45 for 4 courses on the tasting menu + paired drinks

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Bar Soba Edinburgh New Town, Edinburgh

Sushi, Pan-Asian

103 reviews

Bar Soba Edinburgh is a stylish, modern noodle bar offering a variety of pan-Asian street food set on Hanover Street in Edinburgh’s city centre. Offering wok dishes, sushi, curries, as well as burgers and wraps, the restaurant aims to have something to suit everyone.

£25Offer: £25 for 2 courses on boozy brunch menu including 4 cocktails/prosecco/beer

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Rojava Restaurant New Town, Edinburgh

Turkish

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Named after the home town of the owner, Rojava is a Kurdish restaurant on Morrison Street, directly opposite Edinburgh International Conference Centre. A spacious restaurant, the walls are hung with Kurdish arts and crafts while colourful glass lamps give everything a warm glow. When not admiring the art, guests can watch the chefs at work in the open kitchen or keep an eye on the street life through the large windows.

£0.00Offer: 20% dinner menu discount

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Brewhemia Old Town, Edinburgh

Scottish, Modern

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Where to start? Brewhemia is a Czech beer palace, kitchen, Italian caffè and Prosecco bar spread over several spectacular spaces. The Market Street venue opens for breakfast and pretty much offers all things to everybody until late at night. The 'brew' of Brewhemia might mark the venue out as bloke-friendly. And it is. But it also appeals to couples, families and groups of women. With regular live entertainment, DJs, a novelty photo booth, tank beer, cocktails and Champagne plus a selection of spaces that run from a sleek Boudoir to the Beer Palace, Brewhemia has a space for all people and all occasions.

£14Offer: £14 2 person offer - main course from daily specials menu

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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: 4

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    The Apex never disappoints

    Attended Elliot's on Friday 20 Oct as a treat for my frend's birthday. We were on the wine and dine deal which is fantastic value. The quality of the food, service and atmosphere was fabulous. I love the Apex restaurants and have dined in them many times over the years and have never been disappointed. I have also recommended them to many of my friends. I will certainly be back soon.
    dined in Elliot's Restaurant - Apex – 23/10/2017
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Will definitely be back and spread the word

    Had a lovely meal as usual. The service was amazing by Alvaro. It was a new menu which was very nice. We had the set menu which cost £15 for two courses which was great value for money. We were the only people in the restaurant and then one more couple arrived. We feel that this is a hidden gem and more needs to be done to make people aware of this fabulous restaurant.
    dined in The Brasserie at the Glasshouse – 22/10/2017
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  • Food: 3

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 5

    Value: 3

    Filled a gap

    The staff were really nice and friendly, the service was great but the food was average.
    dined in Croma Pizza at the Odeon – 22/10/2017
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  • Food: 3

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 5

    Value: 3

    Lovely place, standard food

    The 2 mains for £14 offer was really more of a lunch deal as several of the options were sandwiches which came only with crisps. Wasn't quite enough to fill us up even with a side of parmesan fries (which were the most delicious part of the meal!) The staff were very attentive and the place had a nice buzz. A band was about to come on as we left which I'm sure would have added further to the atmosphere. Lovely place but I wouldn't rush back for the food.
    dined in Brewhemia – 20/10/2017
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  • Food: 4

    Ambience: 3

    Service: 4

    Value: 5

    Great value for money lunch deal

    At £6.95 for two courses this is a great place for lunch. The portions are large and the food is tasty (although the risotto could have done with something extra), and the drinks aren't expensive either. Ideal for a show at the Festival Theatre.
    dined in Boteco Do Brasil Edinburgh – 20/10/2017
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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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