Best restaurants in Edinburgh

  • Britannia Spice

    150 Commercial Street, EH6 6LB

    Leith, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Far Eastern, Indian

    About Britannia Spice

    Named after the Royal Yacht Britannia which is berthed nearby, Britannia Spice is located in a former whisky warehouse on Commercial Street. The restaurant itself is in ship-shape condition; immaculately clean with rope ladders and ships’ helms carefully chosen to accentuate the maritime theme. Child-friendly and wheelchair accessible, Britannia Spice serves multi-ethnic cuisine with dishes from India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Thailand. An AA Rosette for culinary excellence is the latest in a long line of awards.

  • Bonnie & Whistle

    19 St Andrew Square, EH2 1AU

    City Centre, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: International, Modern

    About Bonnie & Whistle

  • Tolbooth Tavern

    167 Canongate, EH8 8BN

    Old Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Scottish, Traditional, Bar Food

    About Tolbooth Tavern

    Housed in a former toll collection point, prison and court that originally date back to 1591, the Tolbooth Tavern is a cosy and traditional Scottish pub. The small exterior gives way to a spacious bar and mezzanine dining area. The Royal Mile location attracts many visitors as well as a regular clientele of locals.

  • Drinks & Dining (within Ten Hill Place)

    10 Hill Place, EH8 9DS

    South Side, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Modern

    About Drinks & Dining (within Ten Hill Place)

    Located in a historic part of Edinburgh, just mere moments from the centre of town, Ten Hill Place Hotel is owned by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

    Inside you’ll find the hotel’s restaurant, Drinks & Dining providing a modern & comfortable space to enjoy a relaxing meal.

    The hotel scooped the regional winner at the hotel awards in 2019 for the top informal fine dining hotel.

  • Chez Mal - Edinburgh City

    22 St Andrew Square, EH2 1AY

    New Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Modern

    About Chez Mal - Edinburgh City

    Based at the landmark St. Andrew Square, Chez Mal Edinburgh City serves up French-inspired cuisine within Malmaison hotel. The interior is sumptuous, with banquette seating in deep teal velvet, design-led lighting and hanging greenery.

    Despite the voguish vibe, the brasserie setting means that it’s all very relaxed too. This means that you can make a beeline here for a casual meal, special occasion dinner or leisurely Sunday lunch.

  • Luci's Restaurant and Cocktail Bar

    14 High Street, EH18 1ND

    South East Edinburgh, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

    About Luci's Restaurant and Cocktail Bar

    Based in a charming village outside Edinburgh, Luci’s serves up Italian cuisine and cocktails in a setting overlooking the River Esk. Beyond its rustic stone walls is a sleek, minimalist interior with cheerful splashes of lemon yellow and a welcoming feel. Views of the river make for a relaxing dining experience.

  • Juniper Bar

    20 Princes Street, EH2 2AN

    New Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: British

    About Juniper Bar

    With its illuminated glass-fronted exterior, Juniper on Princes Street makes a very stylish first impression. Inside, you will find an imaginative cocktail spot offering city skyline views, plush purple seating and an engraved wooden bar. Alternatively, you can cosy up in the quieter Library area with its big picture windows, comfy chairs and original fireplace.

  • Surf & Turf Holyrood

    81 Holyrood Road, EH8 8AU

    Old Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: British, Scottish, Seafood

    About Surf & Turf Holyrood

    Quality steak and seafood in Holyrood

    Based in the 4-star Marriott Edinburgh Holyrood, 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).

  • Froth & Flame

    192 Morrison Street, EH3 8EB

    New Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Scottish, Gastro Pub

    About Froth & Flame

    Froth & Flame is a gastropub in Edinburgh’s Haymarket, where you can experience a variety of dishes and wash down food with a range of craft and International brews.

  • Mono Restaurant

    85 South Bridge, EH1 1HN

    City Centre, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Italian, Modern

    About Mono Restaurant

    Fine Italian dining in Old Town
    Promising an innovative take on Italian cuisine, Mono aims to offer guests a memorable, multi-sensory fine dining experience.
    In keeping with the cutting-edge culinary ethos, the restaurant even boasts its own ‘research lab’ overseen by Italian foodie Joseph Crolla and Head Chef Maciek Zielinski (previously of Michelin starred restaurants in Rome and Milan).
    Yet in contrast, Mono’s woody interior is simple, natural and unfussy. This keeps the focus firmly on the beautiful plate arrangements, fresh flavours and sensuous delights.

  • Indian Lounge

    129a Rose Street, EH2 3DT

    City Centre, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Indian, Seafood, Vegetarian/Vegan

    About Indian Lounge

    Indian Lounge is a family-run Punjabi restaurant on Rose Street in Edinburgh city centre. Serving curries to visitors and Edinburgh residents for over thirty years, the 80 seat Indian Lounge is one of the capital’s oldest Indian restaurants.

  • Hootenannies

    16 Home Street, EH3 9LY

    Tollcross, Edinburgh

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  • 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.

  • Boteco Do Brasil Edinburgh

    47 Lothian Street, EH1 1HB

    Old Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Tapas, Brazilian

    About Boteco Do Brasil Edinburgh

    Boteco Do Brasil is a vibrant restaurant and bar that promises to bring a taste of Brazil to the capital’s diners. Located on Lothian Street in Old Town, this brightly decorated spot serves up a wide range of traditional dishes and unique cocktails. With a large tapas and a la carte menu, visitors can sample the true flavours of Latin America. In the evening, Brazilian music creates an exciting carnival buzz.

  • Twenty Princes Street

    20 Princes Street, EH2 2AN

    New Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: British, Seafood, Steaks & Grill

    About Twenty Princes Street

    Twenty Princes Street Grill & Smokehouse has a prime city centre position on Edinburgh’s Princes Street. Triple height windows give the first floor restaurant fantastic views over the city centre to the Castle. With oak floors, ornate ceilings and leather banquette seating, the interior is just as eye-catching. In the kitchen, the chefs use lots of Lothian-sourced ingredients to create dishes with flair.

  • Itchycoo Bar & Kitchen - Radisson Blu

    Radisson Blu Hotel, EH1 1TH

    Old Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Bar Food

    About Itchycoo Bar & Kitchen - Radisson Blu

    Itchycoo Bar & Kitchen is on Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile and specialises in traditional Scottish dishes as well as other bar food favourites. Close to attractions such as Edinburgh Castle, St. Giles Cathedral and the Museum of Childhood, Itchycoo Bar & Kitchen is the ideal venue for sightseers looking for a light lunch or friends and family enjoying a drink or evening meal.

  • Mintleaf

    28 Bernard Street, EH6 6PP

    Leith, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Indian, Thai, Vegetarian/Vegan

    About Mintleaf

    Mintleaf is a vibrant restaurant on Bernard Street in Leith and offers authentic Thai and Indian cuisine. Around the corner from The Shore, the restaurant is wheelchair accessible, child-friendly, and also boasts two private dining rooms on the mezzanine floor. Striking as the decor is, it’s the Indian and Thai dishes which keep the customers coming back.

  • Angels Share Hotel, Bar & Restaurant

    Hope Street, EH2 4EL

    New Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Scottish, Steaks & Grill

    About Angels Share Hotel, Bar & Restaurant

    The Angels Share Hotel, Bar and Restaurant is a stylish, Scottish restaurant set on Hope Street in the heart of Edinburgh’s West End.

  • Edinburgh River Life

    82-84 Dalry Road , EH11 2AX

    West End, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Caribbean, French

    About Edinburgh River Life

    Edinburgh River Life is on Dalry Road in the Haymarket area of Edinburgh. The restaurant opened in 2012 and provides quality French and Caribbean cuisine, with many regular customers considering it a ‘hidden gem’ in Scotland’s capital. With comfortable seating, warm welcomes and friendly service, Edinburgh River Life offers a glimpse of French-Caribbean culture and cuisine in a relaxed setting.

  • Smoke Stack

    53-55 Broughton St, EH1 3RJ

    City Centre, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: British, Steaks & Grill

    About Smoke Stack

    A popular fixture on Edinburgh’s Broughton Street since the 1990s, Smoke Stack is a laidback steak house and bar. Stone walls, tiles, chunky wooden furniture and bare light bulbs give it a stripped back feel but the atmosphere is as warm and welcoming as you could wish for.