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History exudes from every corner of Edinburgh's Old Town. A labyrinth of cobbled streets, narrow alleyways and hidden courtyards, it is one of the best preserved medieval cities in the world.

Today it hosts a number of restaurants, bars, and cafes, as well as throngs of tourists, peaking during August festival season.

From five star hotels to traditional Scottish fare to stunning views of the castle, dining out in Edinburgh's Old Town is sure to be a memorable experience.

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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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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La Garrigue Old Town, Edinburgh

European, French

La Garrigue is a popular French restaurant on Jeffrey Street in Edinburgh’s Old Town. A cosy and comfortable space with fine views to Calton Hill, it features Tim Steadman’s trademark chunky furniture. Long a favourite with lovers of French food in Edinburgh, La Garrigue shot to national prominence when it featured on Ramsay’s Best Restaurants. As well as happy customers, La Garrigue attracts other plaudits including two AA rosettes and awards for its wine list.

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Spatch Old Town, Edinburgh

European, Modern

Spatch is a grilled chicken restaurant on Hunter Square, just off Edinburgh's Royal Mile. It is designed to be a welcoming, informal space. Stripped walls, wooden cladding and mis-matched furniture set the laidback tone. The rolls of kitchen paper on the tables underline the point that this is a place for down-and-dirty, hands-on eating rather than fine dining with pinkies held aloft.

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Agua Restaurant - Apex Old Town, Edinburgh

International, Bistros & Brasseries

354 reviews

Part of the Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel, Agua Restaurant is on the Grassmarket in Edinburgh’s city centre. Sitting in the shadows of Edinburgh Castle, the restaurant is a bright, contemporary space with striking yellow banquette seating and wall mounted candle lights.

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The Cellar Door Old Town, Edinburgh

Scottish, Modern, Traditional

27 reviews

Tucked away under George IV Bridge, The Cellar Door is a welcoming Scottish restaurant. Once a printing press, the split-level dining room is decorated in a jaunty style with feature lighting and a sleek set of designer stairs leading to the mezzanine. Look out for the 21st century take on the mounted stag head.

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Ginger Restaurant Old Town, Edinburgh

Indian, International, Nepalese

11 reviews

Ginger Restaurant is a Indian and Nepalese restaurant which is slightly tucked away on South College Street. Compact and simply decorated with a striking mural over the bar, it is a cosy spot for a pre-theatre dinner, romantic night out or big celebration with friends and family.

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Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant Old Town, Edinburgh

Indian, Nepalese

8 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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Cafe Andaluz Old Town George IV Bridge Old Town, Edinburgh

Spanish, Tapas

13 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.

£12.95 Offer: £12.95 for 3 tapas on menu especial

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Boteco Do Brasil Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh

Tapas, Brazilian

43 reviews

Boteco Do Brasil is a new, vibrant restaurant and bar in Edinburgh, bringing a taste of Brazil to the capital's diners. Located on Lothian Street in the Old Town, Boteco Do Brasil is home to a wide range of traditional dishes, unique cocktails and bright decor. With a large tapas and a la carte menu, visitors can sample the true taste of Brazil and enjoy Brazilian music in the evening, creating an exciting carnival buzz.

£26.95 Offer: £26.95 for 3 courses on Christmas set menu + glass of Prosecco

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The Cellar Door Old Town, Edinburgh

Scottish, Modern, Traditional

27 reviews

Tucked away under George IV Bridge, The Cellar Door is a welcoming Scottish restaurant. Once a printing press, the split-level dining room is decorated in a jaunty style with feature lighting and a sleek set of designer stairs leading to the mezzanine. Look out for the 21st century take on the mounted stag head.

£15.95 Offer: 10% Off Dinner Menu

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Maison Bleue Old Town, Edinburgh

British, French, Mediterranean, Modern

1 reviews

Maison Bleue is a vibrant bistro on Victoria Street in Edinburgh’s Old Town serving French, North African, Asian and traditional Scottish cuisine. The historic blue building has been a local dining fixture since 1998. Inside, you will find an eclectic interior of 15th century archways, victorian stairways and hidden corners, which mirrors the variety of the menu.

£12.50 Offer: £12.500 for 2 courses on the 20th Anniversary lunch 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.

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New Town

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

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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.

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Latest Edinburgh Restaurant Reviews

  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Excellent value for money

    Could not fault this lovely great value for money deal. Would recommend if you see this deal go for it. Great variety on the set menu and I honestly could not move as the portions are huge! We went early and had cocktails in the bar which was nice. Loved the mocktail pear mojito, nice to have something different when you are the driver for the evening.
    dined in Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Edinburgh – 14/10/2018
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 4

    Value: 4

    First Class

    Becoming one of my favourite restaurants in Edinburgh, the offers via 5pm just make it more special and very good value.
    dined in Hotel du Vin Edinburgh – 12/10/2018
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    My regular place

    Warm welcome, booth as requested, immediate drinks service, then a comfortable time to choose food. Excellent fish and chips! Delightful staff, wonderful ambience. A regular Tuesday haunt.
    dined in 56 North – 10/10/2018
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Always a great welcome

    Friendly, attentive staff serve delicious food in an unpretentious way. Relaxed atmosphere, great choice on menu and everything was beautifully served. We will be back soon.
    dined in Ciao Roma – 07/10/2018
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 5

    Value: 4

    Totally Spanish Atmosphere

    We loved the light and airy atmosphere with authentic Spanish music and staff. The food was the star of the show and we would most definitely return to this branch of Cafe Andaluz.
    dined in Cafe Andaluz Old Town George IV Bridge – 06/10/2018
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