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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.

The Grand Cafe Old Town, Edinburgh

British, Traditional

The Grand Café is a lovingly restored restaurant that channels old time opulence. Set in a landmark Edinburgh building, the decor is inspired by the ‘grand cafés’ of Europe.

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Le Bistrot Old Town, Edinburgh

European, French, Modern

Le Bistrot is a French restaurant just off Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Housed in the same building as the French Consulate and Insitut Français Ecosse, it brings an authentic taste of home to French nationals living in Scotland. The restaurant’s interior mimics the chic bistros of Paris, with a wide airy space, exposed brick wall and small bistro style tables.

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Slurp at the Kirk Old Town, Edinburgh

Far Eastern

Slurp at the Kirk is a Japanese restaurant in Edinburgh’s Old Town. Proprietor and chef Tang Qun learned his craft in Japan where he was trained by a ramen master. The restaurant has a casual, funky decor with Ukiyo-e wall murals, bright orange furnishings and wooden tables. The menu at Slurp at the Kirk features a wide range of traditional Japanese dishes like sushi, bento and tempura.

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Damm 27 Old Town, Edinburgh

European, Seafood, Gastro Pub

Occupying a totally revamped space, Damm 27 is a café bar offering all-day casual and contemporary European dining. Exposed stonework, leather banquette seating and a soft amber glow all create a vibe that is cosy, chic and rustic in equal parts. A late night licence and DJs at the weekend keep things buzzing.

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Damm 27 Old Town, Edinburgh

European, Seafood, Gastro Pub

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Occupying a totally revamped space, Damm 27 is a café bar offering all-day casual and contemporary European dining. Exposed stonework, leather banquette seating and a soft amber glow all create a vibe that is cosy, chic and rustic in equal parts. A late night licence and DJs at the weekend keep things buzzing.

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Surf & Turf Holyrood Old Town, Edinburgh

British, Scottish, Seafood, Modern

0 reviews

h3. Quality steak and seafood in Holyrood Based in the 4-star Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, Surf & Turf serves up classic ingredients from farm and sea with a twist of fully packed flavouring. Using only the finest in locally sourced meat and fish, the focus is on elegant simplicity. This means that world-renowned Aberdeen Angus beef and hand-dived North Atlantic scallops will both be jostling for your attention on the menu (and, most likely, on your plate as well).

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The Grand Cafe Old Town, Edinburgh

British, Traditional

0 reviews

The Grand Café is a lovingly restored restaurant that channels old time opulence. Set in a landmark Edinburgh building, the decor is inspired by the ‘grand cafés’ of Europe.

Make a free reservation at The Grand Cafe »

Le Bistrot Old Town, Edinburgh

European, French, Modern

3 reviews

Le Bistrot is a French restaurant just off Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Housed in the same building as the French Consulate and Insitut Français Ecosse, it brings an authentic taste of home to French nationals living in Scotland. The restaurant’s interior mimics the chic bistros of Paris, with a wide airy space, exposed brick wall and small bistro style tables.

Make a free reservation at Le Bistrot »

Tower Restaurant Old Town, Edinburgh

Scottish

68 reviews

Tower Restaurant is a sleek and elegant venue in the Old Town and is located on the rooftop of one of Edinburgh’s most visited buildings – the National Museum of Scotland on Chambers Street. The restaurant is glamorous, chic and oozes quiet luxury, ensuring guests receive a memorable fine dining experience. Tower Restaurant specialises in Scottish cuisine with a somewhat global flair and uses only the best produce in the dishes they create.

£27.50 Offer: £27.50 for afternoon tea

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Guchhi Restaurant Tollcross, Edinburgh

Indian

24 reviews

Guchhi is a contemporary Indian Seafood Restaurant on East Fountainbridge in Edinburgh. It brings together the best of Indian culinary know how and freshly sourced seafood.The chefs have worked in India for a number of years from Goa to New Delhi and absorbed the styles and specialities of each area into their cooking. The enthusiastic staff and welcoming interior only add to the dining experience.

£15 Offer: £15 2 person offer - 2 courses on tapas menu + side

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The Grand Cafe Old Town, Edinburgh

British, Traditional

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The Grand Café is a lovingly restored restaurant that channels old time opulence. Set in a landmark Edinburgh building, the decor is inspired by the ‘grand cafés’ of Europe.

£49 Offer: £49 for 2 Scottish sirloin steaks + a bottle of wine

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Hotel du Vin Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh

French, Bistros & Brasseries

370 reviews

Serving classic French dishes, the Bistro at Hotel du Vin is tucked away off Bristo Place in Edinburgh’s atmospheric Old Town. It is a cosy, welcoming space with restored fireplaces, reclaimed floorboards and lots of wine merchant memorabilia. Service is polished but informal and the sommelier is always happy to advise anyone in need of a little friendly guidance around the 200 plus bin list. The Bistro's courtyard - complete with cigar bothy and heaters - is a hidden gem which is well worth seeking out in the sunnier months.

£0.00 Offer: A la carte available

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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: 3

    Value: 5

    Lovey meal!

    The food was fantastic, all of us thoroughly enjoyed every course. The location is great, near other bars if you fancy some drinks after the meal. We had a view of the castle while eating. Would highly recommend and we will definitely be back!
    dined in Metro Brasserie Grassmarket - Apex – 08/09/2019
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 4

    Excellent lunch in amazing surroundings

    Fantastic service and the food was amazing. Thoroughly enjoyed our time there and can't wait to go back!
    dined in The Witchery By The Castle – 06/09/2019
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 4

    Value: 5

    Great Tapas

    Loved the atmosphere and style of this restaurant. Great choice of dishes and good wine list.
    dined in Cafe Andaluz Old Town George IV Bridge – 04/09/2019
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Must do it more often

    Had a wonderful brunch! Just ideal accompanied by a glass (or two) of Prosecco! Great start to a successful afternoon of shopping.
    dined in 56 North – 01/09/2019
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  • Food: 4

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 4

    Value: 5

    The early bird menu is great value.

    We thoroughly enjoyed our really tasty meal and thought it was excellent value for money, with great choices on the early bird menu. The wine was perfect too.
    dined in Shamoli – 01/09/2019
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