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.

  • 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

    32 - 34 Grindlay Street, EH3 9AP

    Stockbridge, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Cuisine: Indian, Modern

    About Navadhanya

    Navadhanya has newly located to Grindlay Street in Edinburgh’s Stockbridge. 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 Voyage of Buck

    29-31 William Street, EH3 7NF

    New Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Cuisine: British, European, Modern

    About The Voyage of Buck

    The Voyage of Buck is a West End restaurant and cocktail spot based around a fictitious 19th century explorer named Buck. Expect a menu of globally influenced food and an extensive selection of creative cocktails, both inspired by Buck’s imaginary travels. The decor is also a nod to heroic Victorian adventurers and conjures up the feeling of being in some balmy Colonial bar. A cabinet of curiosities adds to the overall theme. Cosy booths and sofas make this a relaxing spot to unwind over lunch or dinner while soaking up the vintage voyager vibe.

  • Dining Room at The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

    28 Queen Street, EH2 1JX

    New Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: 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 Lantern Room @ Courtyard By Marriott Edinburgh

    1-3 Baxter's Place, EH1 3AF

    New Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: 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.

  • La Garrigue

    31 Jeffrey Street, EH1 1DH

    Old Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: 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.

  • Rojava Restaurant

    97-101 Morrison Street, EH3 8BX

    New Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: 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.

  • Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Edinburgh

    Hilton Edinburgh Carlton Hotel, E11 1SD

    City Centre, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: 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.

  • Tribeca Edinburgh

    7-11 East London Street, EH7 4BN

    New Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Cuisine: International, American

    About Tribeca Edinburgh

    Located on the corner of East London and Broughton Streets, the second Edinburgh TriBeCa quickly established itself after opening in 2016. Based on the classic American diner – with a large splash of NYC pizzazz – it is a cool mix of stripped brick walls, neon and pictures of the awe-inspiring Manhattan skyline by night. Open from breakfast through to 10pm, the New Town TriBeCa lives up its slogan: A little slice of the Big Apple in the heart of your neighbourhood.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 24 Royal Terrace

    Royal Terrace, EH7 5AH

    City Centre, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Cuisine: British, Traditional

    About 24 Royal Terrace

    Located on Edinburgh’s most prestigious Georgian terrace, rt’s is the bar for 24 Royal Terrace, a boutique hotel housed in a William Playfair-designed townhouse. The Georgian setting works well with the multi-million pound modern refurbishment and makes rt’s quite exceptional. Hung with an ever changing collection of contemporary Scottish paintings as well as both Modern British and Aboriginal art, rt’s features an extensive whisky collection and its own house Champagne. It is unique. Where else in Edinburgh can you sip on a Sporran Cooler cocktail while admiring a John Bellany painting? For all the chic surrounds and original art, prices are in line with other Edinburgh city centre venues.

  • STEAK Brasserie

    14 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.