Restaurants, pubs & cafes in Edinburgh

The Abbotsford

Edinburgh's most outstandingly preserved Edwardian pub featuring an original island bar carved from Spanish mahogany is surrounded by bar seating & solid wooden tables. Elegant Jacobean ceiling worth looking up. Well placed for city centre lunch, dinner or other refreshment. ...

3-5 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PR


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Ada Restaurant

One of the finest fusions between traditional Turkish cuisine & Mediterranean flavours. The meat used in the carnivorous dishes is marinated & then chargrilled in an open kitchen using traditional recipes. Open 7 days, from lunchtime till late.

9A Antigua Street, Edinburgh EH1 3NH


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Amarone

Has all the style of a contemporary Milanese restaurant & pizzeria. The Bar stocks a wide range of Italian wines, Champagnes, Prosecco & superb cocktails. Good central location for a relaxed dinner or just to take a break from the ...

12-13 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh EH2 2AF


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Angels with Bagpipes

A delightful addition to the local restaurant scene. Whilst strolling down the Royal Mile, be sure to pay a visit. A wide array of Scottish dishes & an excellent wine & whisky list to choose from go well with what ...

343 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PW


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The Auld Hoose

Home of the Biggest Nachos in Edinburgh – or maybe the world! Meat, Veggie & Vegan food served in huge portions. Cask & Craft Beer. Metal, Punk & Goth Jukebox. Students get a 10% discount on all food purchases!
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23-25 St. Leonard's Street, Edinburgh EH8 9QN, UK


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Bennets Bar

One of the city's oldest & most historic pubs dating back to 1839, neighbouring The Kings Theatre. A venerable institution now, serving over 150 malt whiskies, traditional ale & Scottish fayre. You're certain to find something appealing within.

8 Leven Street, Edinburgh EH3 9LG


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Bhatti’s Fried Chicken

Fried to delicious perfection, in crispy golden batter, served in all shapes & sizes, for a sit-in or take-away… at Bhatti’s the chicken rules on the menu. You will always find something to tickle your fancy here. Move over, Colonel, ...

7 St Patrick Street, Edinburgh EH8 9HB


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Brew Lab

Edinburgh’s home for speciality coffee. Serving a range of meticulously brewed, single–origin filter, espresso & cold brew coffees, as well as a selection of artisanal food with local provenance. Sourdough baguettes, soups & salads at lunch. Craft beer & natural ...

6-8 South College Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AA


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Brewhemia

Brewhemia’s story is one steeped in adventure, a love of great food, drinks & a passion for theatrics. A haven for those with a thirst for discovery, tank fresh beer, artisan coffee, fresh Scottish scran, cocktails & super fine wine. ...

1A Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DE


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Cadiz

A serious contender for the best seafood restaurant title. This wonderfully opulent restaurant with bold dishes on the menu & fantastic cocktails will surprise & delight you. A distinctly Mediterranean & international flavour awaits. Open every day from midday. Lunch/Pre-theatre ...

77B George Street, Edinburgh EH2 3EE


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Cafe Andaluz

The taste of Andalusia in the heart of Edinburgh. Now with two great locations in the city, Cafe Andaluz is your port of call when you are in need of great Spanish tapas. Open Mon-Sat 12 noon to 11pm ...

77B George Street, Edinburgh EH2 3EE


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Cafe Hub

A relaxed, laid back place to enjoy a range of meals & light bites when you're out & about the Royal Mile. Whether you are stopping for coffee & cake or something more substantial, there will be something to tempt ...

Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NE


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Chez Jules

Inviting French bistro conveniently located in Hanover Street, close enough to the city centre, yet far away enough from the hustle & bustle of the main shopping thoroughfares. A delightful oasis of French hospitality & cuisine. Open 7 days all ...

109 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DJ


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The Cumberland Bar

Nestled in the residential streets of Edinburgh's Georgian New Town, The Cumberland Bar offers the finest real ales, wines, spirits & delicious food in welcoming wood panelled surroundings. With a secluded beer garden that is unique to the New ...

1 Cumberland Street, Edinburgh EH3 6SB


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Côte Brasserie

Cote is very conveniently located in the heart of the New Town, close to Princes & George Streets, so visit for breakfast, lunch or dinner – it will always be on your way. Sample some of the fabulous hors d’oeuvres ...

51 Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 1LH


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Dine

An acclaimed luxury brasserie, cocktail lounge & bar by award-winning Chef Stuart Muir. Situated next to the Usher Hall, above the Traverse Theatre. Menus are designed using fresh, local & sustainable produce. Especially good value are the two-course lunch menu ...

10 (1F) Cambridge Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2ED


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The Dome

Four wonderfully grand & opulent areas to choose from. The Grill Room is open 7 days from 12 noon until late (à la carte lunch & dinner menus). The Club Room - open Mon to Wed from 10am till 5pm ...

14 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PF


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The Elephant House

Be sure to visit this gourmet tea, coffee house & restaurant, made famous as the place of inspiration for J.K. Rowling who sat writing much of her early Harry Potter novels here. Due to that fact, the crowds taking photos ...

21 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EN


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Forth Floor Restaurant & Brasserie

With panoramic views from the Castle to the Firth of Forth, this is a stunning location for lunch or dinner under the auspices of Harvey Nichols. Fine Scottish produce & outstanding service. With a choice between the restaurant & brasserie, ...

30 - 34 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh EH2 2AD


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Fusion Gourmet

A wonderful addition to the city’s exotic culinary scene. Fusion Gourmet scores high on authenticity, which results in a loyal customer base as whoever tastes the food is bound to be converted into a regular. Smart interior, with a modern ...

14-18 Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh EH3 9DS


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Gait Craft Beer Bar & Kitchen

A bright pub with history priding themselves on stocking Scottish craft beers. A wide range of craft beers is actually well paired with food. Great Scottish menu available. A fabulous cellar downstairs is featuring its own bar & with a ...

232 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DQ


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GF Café

A fully gluten-free café is something Edinburgh has waited for a while. Now it has finally arrived in Dalry, close to Haymarket. Panini, rolls, pasta & home baking; all delicious & prepared with love & care. Yummy bagels & daily ...

37 Dalry Place, Edinburgh EH11 2BU


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Ghillie-Dhu

Traditional Scottish Pub atmosphere combined with a live entertainment venue 7 days a week until 3am. Food is served using local produce with ales & drams of premium spirits to sample. Ceilidh Club on Fridays & Ghillie Gigs every Saturday ...

2 Rutland Place, Edinburgh EH1 2AD


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Ginger Restaurant

Lovingly combining the Indian & Nepalese cuisines, Ginger offers quality food, presented well & with great attention. Good range of Biryani & Tandoori dishes, vibrant curries & very light papadums. The Mixed Grilled Platter with exquisitely spicy barbecue dishes is ...

11 South College Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AA


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Giuliano’s Union Place

The original Giuliano's was an instant success, renowned country wide for excellent food, now an institution in Edinburgh. Fine wine & the friendliest Italian atmosphere & service. Within short walking distance from Princes Street, conveniently located just opposite the Playhouse.

18-19 Union Place, Edinburgh EH1 3NQ


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The Golden Dragon

Conveniently located just off Princes Street, this authentic Chinese restaurant has been catering to the needs of discerning diners since 1964. Come in for mouth-watering Dim Sum or Barbecued Spare Ribs prepared with care and panache like nowhere else in ...

21 Castle Street, Edinburgh EH2 3DN


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Guildford Arms

Well preserved gem of a pub, built in 1896. Friendly staff & beautiful interior make this the perfect setting to enjoy well kept cask ales. Mezzanine Gallery Restaurant overlooks the classic Victorian Bar. Located at the East End of Princes ...

1 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AA


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Gurkha Café

Nepalese & Indian restaurant in the heart of the Old Town, close to Waverley Station & the Royal Mile. It has an extensive variety of extraordinary Nepalese delicacies as well as Indian all time favourites which are all prepared to ...

27 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP


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Henderson’s Vegan

Established in 1962 & serving freshly prepared vegetarian & vegan dishes made from the best seasonal organic ingredients, Hendersons has become an institution in Edinburgh. A few years ago, this particular outlet went completely Vegan as the city’s first ...

25c Thistle Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DX


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Ignite

Setting the Capital alight with Bengali & Indian dining, Ignite is one of Edinburgh's most stylish & sophisticated restaurants. Perfect for intimate dinners or business lunches. Great attention to culinary pairings. Located close to the Haymarket station & many hotels ...

272-274 Morrison Street, Edinburgh EH3 8DT


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Indian Lounge

First Class Indian dining experience – that’s 
how to describe this
restaurant which has been going strong for over 35 years. Only a 2 minute walk from Princes Street, it is conveniently located when you’re out & about in our lovely ...

129A Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 3DT


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Ishka

For a quick bite to eat, a lingering lunch or a delicious afternoon or evening sipping some fabulous cocktails, ISHKA is the latest addition to the city’s vibrant restaurant and cocktail scene. Conveniently located in the bustling business district, opposite ...

83 Morrison Street, Edinburgh EH3 8BU


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Kasturi

In the heart of the vibrant West End this restaurant offers a haven for the connoisseur of gourmet Indian food. Ideal for that special evening occasion, pre-theatre & particularly welcoming to visitors to the city. Elegant decor & friendly service ...

35-37, Shandwick Place, Edinburgh EH2 4RG


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La Bruschetta

With its convenient location in the heart of the Haymarket area and right opposite the train station, La Bruschetta is perfect for both, a quick lunch & a more sophisticated dinner. Highly recommended by food critics, the restaurant excels in ...

13 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5DR


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Le Roi Fou

Crowned Best New Restaurant at the 2017 Scottish Food Awards, Le Roi Fou’s menu aims to inspire & awe. Undoubtedly, the restaurant has a certain je ne sais quoi much envied by others. Galician octopus, Scottish halibut, Hebridean crab chowder, ...

1 Forth Street, Edinburgh EH1 3JX


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Leo’s Beanery

Hearty breakfast & lunch, delicious home baking & artisan coffee & tea await at this delightful café in the New Town & their sister location at Dovecot Studios. Free wifi. Sit-in or take away. Open daily till 5pm - Dovecot ...

23A Howe Street, Edinburgh EH3 6TF


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Loch Fyne

Well worth a visit due not just to the cuisine, but also to the unsurpassed views of the river Forth & Newhaven harbour. A nice stroll away from the Royal Yacht Britannia. Great food, separate bar, delicatessen counter & a ...

25 Pier Place, Edinburgh EH6 4LP


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Luscious Edinburgh

In the heart of the Old Town & slap bang on the Royal Mile, this quirky little family-run gem can be found. Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner, Luscious offers fresh, tasty, simple & honest food. Wonderfully rich selection of teas ...

261 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BQ


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The Magnum

For great dining and traditional enjoyment you can't go wrong with this delightful restaurant & bar conveniently situated for the city centre.
Open 7 days.

1 Albany Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom


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Mia

Cosy, welcoming & full of exquisite Italian atmosphere & flavour. An extensive, authentic menu with the signature Tricolore pizza & well-executed carnivorous mains guarantees a taste bud satisfaction. Regular themed regional nights will bring distant feel & flavour to your ...

96 Dalry Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom


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Mosque Kitchen

An Indian dining experience with a difference in a trademark cafeteria style setting. The place is much loved by the locals, students & tourists alike and famous for its good food. It is well set in the vicinity of the ...

The Mosque Kitchen, Edinburgh, United Kingdom


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New Chapter

Based in the heart of the city this family owned restaurant serves quality, fresh, innovative Scottish & modern European food, always with a twist. Whether you’re enjoying a stroll in Botanic Gardens or shopping on Princes Street, whether it’s a ...

18 Eyre Place, Edinburgh EH3 5EP, United Kingdom


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OMNi Centre

If you're looking for fun, food, films, or great fitness facilities & somewhere to take friends & family then you've come to the right place. Situated in the heart of the city centre, OMNi is Edinburgh's premier leisure & entertainment ...

Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA, United Kingdom


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Ondine

The first restaurant from award-winning chef Roy Brett and is designed for all who enjoy the simple pleasure of eating good food in a relaxed yet stylish environment.

2 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, United Kingdom


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Otro Restaurant

In an airy Georgian townhouse in the heart of the West End is a family run brasserie offering their take on Scottish & Modern European favourites, alongside a bespoke wine list & seasonal cocktail menu. Enjoy local produce, carefully selected ...

22 Coates Crescent, Edinburgh EH3 7AF, United Kingdom


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Papii Café

This is your go-to place when you’re in need of a fabulous breakfast. Waffles, bagels, bacon rolls, eggs Florentine or Benedict, milkshakes & way above-average sandwiches on the menu will spoil you for choice. Fast service & friendly staff. Conveniently ...

101 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DJ, UK


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Passage to India

If you’re looking for a quality Indian restaurant in the city centre, look no further. Passage to India is your place. The chefs make all their tasty dishes using traditional methods & ingredients, with love & care. Opens at 4pm ...

20 Union Street, Edinburgh EH1 3NQ, UK


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The Pastry Section

All things mouth-wateringly delicious can be found in this lovely café located in the heart of Stockbridge. Cakes, scones, tortes, pastries, brownies, tarts, mini loaves, tray bakes, meringues… need we go on? They have it all. Served by the ever-friendly ...

86 Raeburn Place, Edinburgh EH4 1HH, UK


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Porto & Fi

Bistro café for quality dining overlooking the picturesque Newhaven harbour & the Firth of Forth. Wide selection of Scottish seafood dishes & international light bites & mains as well as delicious homemade cakes, scones and award winning Orkney ice cream ...

47 Newhaven Main Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom


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Quattro Zero

Quattro zero is situated in the heart of Edinburgh’s bustling West End. Inside, traditional Italian is mixed with today’s contemporary feel. Specialising in authentic, freshly prepared cuisine in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere, this is more than just an Italian cafe/pizza ...

40/41 Queensferry Street, Edinburgh EH2 4RA, UK


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Ransacked Black Oven

Affordable, tasty dishes taking inspiration from Persia & the Middle East – all served from the eponymous Ransacked wood-fired black oven. With exotic dishes on the menu, fabulous hummus & homemade sourdough bread, RBO is a fun place to feast. ...

27-29 Marshall Street, Edinburgh EH8 9BJ, UK


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Ryan’s Bar

Situated in the heart of the West End & with an extensive outdoor seating area & conservatory café, Ryan's is a fantastic bar, pub & café, all in one. It now also boasts the Usquabae Whisky Bar & Larder tucked ...

Ryan's Bar, Hope Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom


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Sakura

Sakura is an authentic Japanese restaurant located in Stockbridge. With a choice of sushi, sashimi, teppanyaki & other traditional Japanese dishes, you are in culinary heaven. One of the few places in Edinburgh to try pure-bred Wagyu beef.

24 Deanhaugh Street, Edinburgh EH4 1LY, UK


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Shezan

Just a stone’s throw away from the capital’s main hotels & attractions, this is the ideal place to experience top quality Indian & Punjabi cuisine at affordable prices. With a solid reputation built up over 30 years, this family-run restaurant ...

25 Union Street, Edinburgh EH1 3NQ, UK


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Six° North

Scotland’s only Belgian-inspired brewery. Situated in the New Town - a short walk from Princes Street - this Edinburgh taproom not only showcases their own beers, but boasts the countries largest taplist with over forty craft beers on draught. A ...

24 Howe Street, Edinburgh EH3 6TG, UK


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The Standing Order

The name comes from the building's former use as the Union Bank of Scotland, the premises being listed grade A. Nowadays, a lively pub & like with every other Wetherspoon venue, a warm welcome & wide selection of food & ...

62-66 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2LR, UK


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Tempo Tea Bar

Come & experience the fun side of tea in Edinburgh’s first bubble tea bar. Bubble Tea is an exciting & fresh type of tea-based drink & can be composed to your taste whatever the occasion or time of day! There ...

7 East Market Street, Edinburgh EH8 8FS, UK


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TGI Fridays

Original American Social bringing you the flavours from across the Atlantic. Signature grills, handcrafted burgers, dogs in a brioche bun with crispy fries or sizzling fajitas are here to make your mouth water & fill you belly. Proper tasty!
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36 Castle Street, Edinburgh EH2 3HT, United Kingdom


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Usquabae Whisky Bar & Larder

An unrivalled selection of over 400 whiskies to choose from & tutored whisky tastings in the heart of the vibrant West End. Elegant & relaxed setting plus a menu reflecting the natural quality & variety of Scotland’s larder will fulfil ...

2-4 Hope Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom


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Viva Mexico Restaurant

Widely regarded as "among the best Mexican Restaurants in Scotland", all dishes are prepared using fresh local produce. Fresh lime juice margaritas, Mexican beers & New World wine.

41 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom


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Whighams Wine Cellar

One of the city’s longest established wine bars. It understandably & rightfully stocks an unrivalled selection of wines, champagnes & real ales. Mouth-watering food is available daily from 12pm-10pm & includes tasty canapés, delightful tapas & wonderful Scottish seafood. Bar ...

13 Hope Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom


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