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.

  • Hawksmoor - Edinburgh

    23 West Register Street, EH2 2AA

    City Centre, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: British, Seafood, Modern

    About Hawksmoor - Edinburgh

    Hawksmoor is a renowned family of steak restaurants committed to serving the finest cuts of meat as well as a quality seafood selection. This Edinburgh venue is situated in the show-stopping location of the A-Listed former Royal Bank of Scotland headquarters.
    There, you can dine on dry-aged beef from grass-fed, native breeds and sustainably sourced seafood. Dishes are complemented by a selection of fine wines and striking cocktails, as well as craft beers and spirits.

  • The Grand Cafe

    The Scotsman Hotel, EH1 1TR

    Old Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: British, Traditional

    About The Grand Cafe

    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.

  • Vinyasa

    34 St. Marys Street, EH1 1SX

    Old Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian/Vegan

    About Vinyasa

    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.

  • Spencer's Bistro

    43-45 Salisbury Road, EH16 5AA

    North Edinburgh, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: British, Scottish, Traditional

    About Spencer's Bistro

  • Maison Bleue

    36-38 Victoria Street, EH1 2JW

    Old Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: British, French, Mediterranean

    About Maison Bleue

    Maison Bleue is a vibrant bistro on Victoria Street in Edinburgh’s Old Town serving French, North African, Asian and traditional Scottish cuisine. The historic blue building has been a local dining fixture since 1998. Inside, you will find an eclectic interior of 15th century archways, victorian stairways and hidden corners, which mirrors the variety of the menu.

  • Cafe Andaluz Old Town George IV Bridge

    10-11 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EE

    Old Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

    About Cafe Andaluz Old Town George IV Bridge

    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.

  • Salisbury Green Hotel & Bistro

    18 Holyrood Park Road, EH16 5AY

    South East Edinburgh, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: British

    About Salisbury Green Hotel & Bistro

    Salisbury Green Hotel & Bistro and Lounge are part of Salisbury Green Hotel, a hotel on Pollock Halls Campus in Edinburgh’s Newington. Decked out in bright colours and with lots of natural light, both the Bistro and Lounge offer a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere in which to unwind and enjoy the food.

  • 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.

  • 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, EH1 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.

  • 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.

  • Biblos

    1 Chambers Street, EH1 1HR

    Old Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: British, Gastro Pub

    About Biblos

    Biblos is on Chambers Street in the atmospheric Old Town. Handy for Edinburgh Uni, and with licensing hours which are very popular with students, Biblos is open from breakfast until the small hours. The wall-to- ceiling, wraparound windows are great for people watching, particularly during the Festival. Part of Biblos, the adjacent B Bar runs live music every night. The cocktail list begs to be explored thoroughly.

  • Mia Restaurant Morningside

    394 Morningside Road, EH10 5HX

    Haymarket, Gorgie & Dalry, Edinburgh

    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.

  • Cadiz

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

    New Town, Edinburgh

    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.