Best restaurants in Edinburgh

  • Apex Haymarket - Metro West End

    90 Haymarket Terrace, EH12 5LQ

    West End, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Scottish, Bistros & Brasseries

    About Apex Haymarket - Metro West End

    Metro West End is within Apex Haymarket Hotel on Haymarket Terrace close to the train station. The restaurant is stylish yet relaxed and locally sources as much produce as possible to provide Scottish cuisine with some global influences. Wheelchair accessible and child-friendly, Metro West End believe dining should be an enjoyable experience no matter the occasion, whether it be a romantic meal, informal catch up with friends or a family gathering for a special occasion.

  • Tigerlily

    125 George Street, EH2 4JN

    New Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: British, Modern, Pan-Asian

    About Tigerlily

    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.

  • Rabble

    55a Frederick Street, EH2 1LH

    New Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: British, Modern

    About Rabble

    Rabble is a cosmopolitan restaurant and bar with rooms on Frederick Street, right in the heart of Edinburgh city centre. A glass roof and lots of vibrant green plants give the dining area an enjoyable outdoors-but-indoors feel. In the bar, a glowing wall of bottles catches the eye as do the two gleaming copper tanks which dispense fresh, unpasteurised Staropramen. Classic and modern cocktails, highballs, great wines and bespoke gin and tonics complete the picture. Rabble is part of the award-winning Montpeliers group.

  • Indigo Yard

    7 Charlotte Lane, EH2 4QZ

    New Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: British, Modern, Gastro Pub

    About Indigo Yard

    Part of the award-winning Montpeliers group, Indigo Yard is a welcoming bar and restaurant on Charlotte Lane, just off Queensferry Road in Edinburgh’s West End. As well as a covered outside terrace, it has a light and airy bar, cosy mezzanine and a dining area with comfortable booth seating. Up-cycled and reclaimed materials give it all an enjoyably rustic edge but, underneath the stripped walls and wooden boards, this is a sleek, professional operation.

  • Spatch

    3 Hunter Square, EH1 1QW

    Old Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: European, Modern

    About Spatch

    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.

  • ISHKA

    83 Morrison Street, EH3 8BU

    City Centre, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Modern

    About ISHKA

    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.

  • Whiski Rooms

    4 - 7 North Bank Strret , EH1 2LP

    Old Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Scottish

    About Whiski Rooms

    With views overlooking The Mound and central Edinburgh, Whiski Rooms is an award-winning whisky bar, restaurant and shop on North Bank Street. Stripped stone walls and whisky-themed pictures add to the ambience, as do the daily whisky tastings. Many of the dishes can be paired with a recommended whisky and, if you like what you try, the Whiski Rooms’ shop means you can buy a bottle to take home. Cocktails, craft beers and live music in the evenings add to Whiski Rooms’ appeal.

  • Charwood

    47 Buckstone Terrace, EH10 6QJ

    South West Edinburgh, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: British, Steaks & Grill, Pizza

    About Charwood

    Based on Buckstone Terrace in Edinburgh’s Fairmilehead, Charwood is a restaurant, char grill and lounge bar which acts as a community hub and events space for the local area. The interior is spacious, bright and colourful. An award-winning, family-friendly venue, it has a weekly pub quiz, kids’ club and also shows sports in the lounge bar.

  • Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Edinburgh

    Hilton Edinburgh Carlton Hotel, E11 1SD

    City Centre, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: British, Steaks & Grill

    About Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Edinburgh

    Sleek steakhouse in Edinburgh city centre

    Opened in 2016, this Marco Pierre White Steakhouse emerged as part of a multi-million refurbishment of Hilton Edinburgh Carlton Hotel. Located on the North Bridge in Edinburgh city centre, the restaurant is a chic, contemporary dining room. As well as Edinburgh landscapes and Marco caricatures, the space is decorated with a moody black and white portrait of The Guv’nor beside his trademark black and white throne.

  • Rojava Restaurant

    97-101 Morrison Street, EH3 8BX

    New Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Turkish

    About Rojava Restaurant

    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.

  • La Garrigue

    31 Jeffrey Street, EH1 1DH

    Old Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: European, French

    About La Garrigue

    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.

  • The Lantern Room @ Courtyard By Marriott Edinburgh

    1-3 Baxter's Place, EH1 3AF

    New Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: British, Modern

    About The Lantern Room @ Courtyard By Marriott Edinburgh

    The Lantern Room @ Courtyard By Marriott Edinburgh is an informal restaurant and bar on Baxter’s Place by Edinburgh Playhouse. Opened at the end of 2016, it has a smart, contemporary decor and serves everything from lunch and afternoon tea to after work drinks and dinner. The waiting staff are as welcoming as they are professional and the bar staff are always happy to mix up a cocktail. The spacious heated terrace is great for people watching, perhaps over a sun downer or two.

  • Dining Room at The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

    28 Queen Street, EH2 1JX

    New Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: French, Scottish, Modern

    About Dining Room at The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

    Modern European cooking in Edinburgh city centre

    Part of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Dining Room at 28 Queen Street serves some of the capital’s finest food. Situated on the first floor of the Society’s townhouse, the elegant dining room enjoys views over Queen Street Gardens and the New Town. Along with spacious Georgian proportions, The Dining Room features bold contemporary furniture and striking, whisky-themed
    art. Private dining rooms, a Charles Heidsieck Champagne table and the superb range of single cask whisky in the ground floor Kaleidoscope Bar add to the appeal.

  • The Refinery

    5 St Andrew Square, EH2 2BD

    City Centre, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Modern

    About The Refinery

    Part of the Drake & Morgan bar group, The Refinery is a stylish dining hub overlooking St. Andrew Square in the heart of the city. The vibe is both laidback and glamorous, so think intimate low lighting, wooden walls and furry cushions. At The Refinery, contemporary comfort food is served accompanied by experimental botanical cocktails by specialist mixologist Fabrizio Cioffi, aka ‘The Gardener’. His creations use ingredients from the restaurant’s very own cocktail garden, which includes British plants and species from Fabrizio’s hometown of Napoli. If you are looking for a relaxed yet sophisticated spot for an elegant meal or a special date, then this is where to head.

  • Brasserie at Melville Castle

    Melville Gate , EH18 1AP

    Dalkeith & Surrounding, Midlothian

    Cuisine: European, Traditional, Bistros & Brasseries

    About Brasserie at Melville Castle

    Brasserie Restaurant is a much loved feature of Melville Castle Hotel on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Now a family-run hotel, the castle has a colourful history. Both Queen Victoria and Mary Queen of Scots have visited. As the name suggests, the Brasserie Restaurant and Cellar Bar are in the cellar of the castle.

  • Taisteal

    1 Raeburn Place, EH4 1HU

    Stockbridge, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: British, Scottish, Modern

    About Taisteal

    Meaning travel or journey in Gaelic, Taisteal is a contemporary Scottish restaurant on Raeburn Place in Edinburgh’s Stockbridge neighbourhood. As well as extensive stints in numerous Michelin-starred restaurants, the Chef Proprietor has travelled widely. He brings all of these experiences to bear on the menu at Taisteal. The restaurant launched at the start of 2017 with the aim of delivering elements of fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere.

  • Badger & Co

    32 Castle street, EH2 3HT

    City Centre, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: British, Scottish, Traditional

    About Badger & Co

    Badger & Co is on Castle Street in the former home of Kenneth Grahame, the author of Wind in the Willows. This history plays a prominent part in the decor. Think Toad Hall’s padded leather seats, chandeliers and wood panelled walls. There are deer heads wearing wigs and a picture of a well dressed badger riding a penny farthing. It’s how a 21st century hipster might imagine an Edwardian gentleman’s club. As well as a private dining room, there are several intriguing nooks and crannies
    and a courtyard for al fresco drinks and dining.

  • Bar a vin

    17A Queensferry St, EH2 4QW

    New Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: French

    About Bar a vin

    The latest addition to Edinburgh’s family of l’escargot restaurants, bar à vin is an authentic French wine bar on Queensferry Street. With walls covered in vintage French drink adverts and old pastis bottle lights hanging from the ceiling, bar à vin is a quirky spot for lunch, an after work glass of wine with nibbles or a leisurely get together with friends over a couple of bottles and a generous platter of charcuterie.

  • The Everest Nepalese and Indian Restaurant

    52 Home Street, EH3 9NA

    Tollcross, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian/Vegan, Nepalese

    About The Everest Nepalese and Indian Restaurant

    Located on Home Street in Tollcross, The Everest Nepalese and Indian Restaurant is a simply decorated, family-run restaurant. It welcomes couples and family groups and is well suited to group celebrations. Its proximity to the King’s Theatre and cinemas such as the Cameo, Odeon and Filmhouse make it ideal for a pre-show bite to eat.

  • Namaste Kathmandu

    17-19 Forrest Road, EH1 2QH

    Old Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Indian

    About Namaste Kathmandu

    Namaste Kathmandu is a long established Nepalese and Indian restaurant on Edinburgh’s Forrest Road. Simply decorated with scenes of Nepalese life and beautiful tapestries from the Himalayan region, it is handy for a quick lunch, pre-theatre bite or a family celebration.