Best Edinburgh Restaurants

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    10. The Tailend Restaurant and Fish Bar

    Sometimes you just fancy a simple meal of fish and chips. It's a popular British tradition and something that must be tried on your visit to Edinburgh. The Tailend offers fresh fish and chips made to order while you...

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    9. Mithas

    You'll find a blend of tried and tested Indian dishes along with innovative twists and new ideas at Mithas. The best of local ingredients are combined with a range of tempting spices to create some truly gorgeous...

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    8. La Favorita

    This excellent Italian restaurant serves up the best authentic Italian pizza in town. You'll also find a selection of gourmet pasta dishes and plenty of vegetarian options. You can even get gluten-free pasta and...

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    7. Los Cardos

    If you are after a spot of Mexican fast food, then Los Cardos on Leith Walk should be at the top of your list. You'll find a typical Tex Mex menu with reasonable prices and a few delicious surprises. There is a small...

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    6. Rhubarb

    Rhubarb is the decadent and romantic restaurant of the Prestonfield House Hotel. Nestling in the shadow of Arthur's seat, Prestonfield House is a beautiful seventeenth century building. The restaurant is formed from...

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    5. Henderson's

    This was Edinburgh's first vegetarian restaurant, and many still consider it the best. Long, shared tables run the length of the basement room, where candlelight, a nice wine list and live piano or guitar add...

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    3. Fisher's Bistro

    Tantalizing seafood dishes served in a friendly, no-frills atmosphere. Fisher's Bistro is located on The Shore in Leith and offers a first rate casual dining experience. Menu selections change daily, featuring dishes...

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    2. Passorn

    Passorn ("Angel") is a relative newcomer to the Edinburgh dining scene, but has quickly earned a loyal following. Using only authentic Thai recipes (many of which are the well-guarded family treasures of the...

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    1. The Kitchin

    Seasonal local produce is the name of the game at The Kitchin. Chef Patron Tom Kitchin is a well-known celebrity chef and he won a Michelin star just six months after opening The Kitchin in 2006. The restaurant has...

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About Edinburgh Restaurants

The culinary capital of Scotland offers a wide range of cuisine from Michelin starred fine dining to quality, fresh fish and chips. There are options with a real international flavor from Mexican to Chinese, French to American, Indian to Italian and beyond. There are also plenty of Scottish options offering the finest of local produce. Edinburgh is a great place to dine out.


About Simon Hill

Simon has lived in various corners of Edinburgh over the last 18 years. He fell in love with the city as a small child after visiting the castle and returned to study Scottish History. After leaving Edinburgh University, he worked in the games industry for seven years before embarking on a full-time writing career. He also married and had two...  Read more »

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