Edinburgh certainly has its fair share of expensive, exclusive, fine dining establishments. As the capital of Scotland you’ll find some of the best cuisine that the country has to offer, but it doesn’t all have to be expensive. In this list we round up some of the best value restaurants in the city. These are the places to go if you have a budget to maintain, or you just want to get an idea of what the locals really eat most of the time.
We’ve got a wide array of culinary delights to show you, from high quality burgers and chips at Wannaburger, to the some of the best fish and chips from the Tailend. For a bit more spice, try the delicious Mexican food at Taquito, or sample Indian tapas at the critically acclaimed Mother India Cafe. We’ve also got some of the finest pub grub in the city, if you want to soak up the lively atmosphere and get to grips with Scottish pub culture while you eat.
The Old Town and the city center always attract tourists, but that also tends to mean that there are a lot of tourist trap eateries where the food quality doesn’t live up to the prices. If you want an authentic taste of Scotland, to find the best value restaurants in Edinburgh that are popular with the locals, then work your way through this lot.