Discover the Hidden Delights of Scotland's Incomparable Natural Larder

Simon Hill

By , Local Expert, Edinburgh
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There are many Scottish restaurants in Edinburgh offering high quality, locally-sourced produce, the finest beef, and the freshest seafood around. You will find all kinds of cuisines are well catered for, from Italian to Indian, from Chinese to Mexican, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find authentic Scottish cooking.

The country may have a reputation for deep frying everything, and there are plenty of chippies to serve you deep fried treats if that’s what you’re after, but you can also find fine dining and quality gastronomy with a Scottish flavor.

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    The Kitchin

    The Kitchin is named after Tom Kitchin, one of the finest chefs working in Scotland today, and his food never disappoints.

    Local Expert Tip: "Make sure to book in advance and ask the knowledgeable staff if there's anything you're uncertain about. If you're lucky you may even get to meet the chef."

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    Using foraged and locally sourced ingredients Aizle serves unconventional and delicious Scottish cuisine.

    Local Expert Tip: "You will not recognize all of the items on the list of ingredients, but staff are knowledgeable and helpful and it pays to take a chance!"

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    Castle Terrace

    There are lots of surprises in store for you at Castle Terrace and you'll be talking about the inventive food for days afterwards.

    Local Expert Tip: "Make sure you book in advance and try the seven course tasting menu for a real treat."

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    Stac Polly

    With some of the best examples of traditional Scottish dishes and delightful contemporary offerings Stac...  Read more »

    Local Expert Tip: "The private dining room is a great place to enjoy a traditional meal with friends."

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    Angels with Bagpipes

    There aren't many good restaurants near Haymarket station and so if you're staying in the West of the city you'll want to eat at First Coast.

    Local Expert Tip: "Request the Halo room when you book for a snug and intimate romantic meal."

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    Whether you love seafood or steak you'll be happy at Wildfire and you can wash your meal down with a tasty selection of single malts.

    Local Expert Tip: "Go here if you're in need of a mouth watering steak as they serve top quality prime Aberdeen Angus hung for 21 days."

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    Dubh Prais

    The combination of location and quality cuisine makes Number One a perfect dining experience.

    Local Expert Tip: "Look out for the black cooking pot on the sign and doorway or you could walk right past this restaurant."

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    Wedgwood the Restaurant

    Wedgwood the Restaurant offers delicious Scottish game and seafood, and real attention to detail.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the confit duck potato cake followed by the seaweed crusted lamb loin for a real treat."

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    Angels with Bagpipes is a great combination of historic setting, quality Scottish food, and modern comfort and service.

    Local Expert Tip: "Don't leave without finishing your meal with the Banoffee pie, it's one of the best you'll find anywhere."

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    Blonde Restaurant

    The Royal Mile is home to a lot of tourist traps, but Dubh Prais is a rare example of genuine Scottish cuisine.

    Local Expert Tip: "Make sure you book in advance and start with the Stornoway black pudding with red onion marmalade."



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