Best restaurants in Edinburgh

  • Apex Haymarket - Metro West End

    90 Haymarket Terrace, EH12 5LQ

    West End, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: 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.

  • Junction Restaurant

    107 Queensferry Road, EH4 3HL

    North Edinburgh, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Cuisine:British, International, Vegetarian/Vegan

    About Junction Restaurant

    Part of the Holiday Inn Edinburgh City West on Queensferry Road, Junction Restaurant is a cheery spot. Bright, spacious and light, it has large windows which look out onto the hotel’s leafy grounds. It is sunny in summer and cosy during the capital’s more brisk seasons. Naturally, non-residents are as welcome to dine as those staying at the hotel.

  • Belted Burgers

    57A Frederick Street, EH2 1LH

    New Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Cuisine:Scottish, Burgers

    About Belted Burgers

    The second in a planned group of restaurants, Edinburgh’s Belted Burgers is a bar and restaurant in a quirky cellar space on Frederick Street. Open from noon to midnight (the Pen bar is open to 1am), Belted is a lively spot for a top notch burger, boozy milkshake, craft beer or even a dance to the occasional bout of live music. It is a family-friendly spot which offers free baby food.

  • O'Oliviero

    64 Grassmarket , EH1 2JR

    Old Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Cuisine:Italian, Pizza

    About O'Oliviero

    Old Town Italian restaurant

    With a prize location on the Grassmarket and in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle, o’Oliviero Italian restaurant is right at the centre of all the Old Town bustle. This makes it ideal for people-watching, especially if you can bag one of the outside tables. Inside, the walls are hung with pictures of Rome, Venice and Florence. The welcome is always warm and o’Oliviero is popular with Edinburgh residents and visitors alike.

  • The Telford Arms

    76 Telford Road, EH4 2NF

    North Edinburgh, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Cuisine:British, Gastro Pub

    About The Telford Arms

    The Telford Arms is on Telford Road. A traditional Edinburgh bar, it serves the local community as well as staff from the nearby Western General Hospital and passing trade. A family-friendly pub, it shows all the big football matches. Regular bingo, quiz and disco nights mean there is never a dull evening and the outdoor seating is always popular when the sun is shining. Visit on a weekend to witness the local tradition of running the Telford train…

  • STEAK Brasserie

    12 Picardy Place, EH1 3JT

    New Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Cuisine:British, Steaks & Grill, Bistros & Brasseries

    About STEAK Brasserie

    STEAK Brasserie is an informal and welcoming steak restaurant on Picardy Place. A lively bar leads on to a seductive, dimly-lit dining room with stripped walls and gleaming glasses and cutlery. In some senses, STEAK Brasserie is the charming little brother to next door’s Steak Restaurant.

  • Cadiz

    1st Floor, 77b George Street , EH2 3EE

    New Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Cuisine:Seafood, Spanish

    About Cadiz

    Opened in the summer of 2016, Cadiz is a cosmopolitan seafood restaurant on George Street in Edinburgh city centre. The menu takes much inspiration from the Mediterranean and the decor wouldn’t look out of place in a smart harbour restaurant in the South of France.

  • Harry's Bar

    7B Randolph Place, EH3 7TE

    West End, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Cuisine:British, European

    About Harry's Bar

    In the past, Harry’s Bar was a hip 80s Edinburgh hangout; these days it’s a social enterprise establishment promising ethical, sustainable and organic produce wherever possible. Décor is cool and modern, with exposed brick and moody lighting. With a jumping weekend dance floor, Saturday afternoon jazz, a cosmopolitan menu of smokehouse small plates and a wide variety of craft beers and cocktails, Harry’s is reclaiming its place at the heart of West End nightlife.

  • Shri Bheemas - Nicolson St

    14A Nicolson St, EH8 9DH

    South Side, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Cuisine:Indian, International

    About Shri Bheemas - Nicolson St

    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.

  • Shri Bheemas - Constitution St

    121 Constitution St, EH6 7AE

    Leith, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Cuisine:Indian, International

    About Shri Bheemas - Constitution St

    One of two Shri Bheema restaurants in Edinburgh, the Leith branch is on Constitution Street. Part of an award-winning group of restaurants that stretches from Aberdeen to the south of England, this Shri Bheema is a family-run restaurant specialising in regional specialities from the north and south of India.

  • Chop House Market Street

    Arch 15 East Market Street, EH8 8FS

    City Centre, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Cuisine:British, Modern, Steaks & Grill

    About Chop House Market Street

    Following on from the success of Leith’s Chop House, this second branch opened in the summer of 2016 in a C-listed brickwork arch in the New Waverley project on East Market Street. Laid out over two floors, it features a staircase and hanging booth seating, both custom-made from steel. Along with highlighted architectural details of the brickwork, these give Chop House a chic post industrial feel. As well as the vibrant restaurant, the new Chop House boasts an impressive bar – the place to enjoy a pre or post dinner drink, or to spend an evening with friends sampling carefully-selected craft beers and bespoke seasonal cocktails.

  • Mia Restaurant Morningside

    394 Morningside Road, EH10 5HX

    Haymarket, Gorgie & Dalry, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Cuisine:Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood

    About Mia Restaurant Morningside

    Mia Italian Kitchen on Morningside Road is the younger sister to the Mia restaurant on Dalry Road. A family-run restaurant, it attracts friends meeting for coffee, cake and a catch-up; resting lunchtime shoppers and couples out for dinner. It is especially welcoming to families and children are offered freshly cooked, smaller portions of adult dishes.

  • Bar a vin

    17A Queensferry St, EH2 4QW

    New Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: 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.

  • Badger & Co

    32 Castle street, EH2 3HT

    City Centre, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Cuisine:British, Traditional, Gastro Pub

    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.

  • Taisteal

    1 Raeburn Place, EH4 1HU

    Stockbridge, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: 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.

  • Navadhanya

    88 Haymarket Terrace, EH12 5LQ

    Haymarket, Gorgie & Dalry, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Cuisine:Indian, Modern

    About Navadhanya

    Navadhanya is on Haymarket Terrace in Edinburgh’s West End. The kitchen team at Navadhanya have a background in luxury Indian hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants in the UK. Aptly, the bright, modern decor reflects the bright, modern cuisine.

  • Brasserie at Melville Castle

    Melville Gate , EH18 1AP

    Dalkeith & Surrounding, Midlothian

    Cuisine: 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.

  • The Refinery

    5 St Andrew Square, EH2 2BD

    City Centre, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: 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.

  • Seasons Vietnamese

    87-89 Newhaven Road, EH6 5QJ

    Leith, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Cuisine:Chinese, Far Eastern, Vegetarian/Vegan

    About Seasons Vietnamese

    Edinburgh is well served for Thai restaurants but there is less opportunity to try dishes from its nearby neighbour. Seasons Vietnamese Restaurant on Newhaven Road is helping to change that. If you have ever wondered what people eat in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, now is your chance to find out. As with many of the noodle shops of Vietnam’s capital, the decor at Seasons Vietnamese Restaurant is functional rather than plush.

  • The Brasserie at the Glasshouse

    Glasshouse Hotel, EH1 3AA

    New Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Cuisine:British, Modern

    About The Brasserie at the Glasshouse

    The Brasserie at the Glasshouse is part of the five star Glasshouse hotel on Greenside Place in Edinburgh city centre. Glass walls flood the restaurant with light and give dramatic views of nearby Calton Hill. Comfy armchairs and upholstered benches in Paris green and forest hues give the Brasserie a peaceful, relaxing ambience.

    Before or after dinner you can enjoy a drink in the recently renovated Snug whisky bar, which serves a selection of almost 100 types of Scotch. You can sip your dram by the fireplace or on the roof garden and even pair it with a premium cigar. And if whisky isn’t your tipple of choice, then the bar’s team of expert mixologists can also craft you a cocktail.