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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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Slurp at the Kirk Old Town, Edinburgh

Far Eastern

0 reviews

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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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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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.

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Vinyasa Old Town, Edinburgh

Indian, Vegetarian/Vegan

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Vinyasa is a family-run restaurant on St. Mary's Street specialising in freshly prepared Indian cuisine and fish dishes. The vibrant contemporary interior was recently described by Cool Guide as ‘a glitzy, colourful Indian restaurant as if from a Bollywood version of Mumbai’, creating a relaxed vibe for an evening meal. The ever-changing, three-course daytime menu also makes it a great choice for a working lunch.

£17.86 Offer: 10% a la carte discount

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Metro Brasserie Grassmarket - Apex City Centre, Edinburgh

International, Bistros & Brasseries

59 reviews

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.

£15 Offer: £15 for 2 courses from the set menu

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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.

£19.95 Offer: £19.95 2C Lunch/Theatre Supper Menu (All Week)

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Cafe Andaluz Old Town George IV Bridge Old Town, Edinburgh

Spanish, Tapas

52 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.

£15.95 Offer: £15.95 3 tapas + dessert

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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

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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.

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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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