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.
In recent years a number of the Scottish capital’s restaurants have secured coveted Michelin stars such as the wonderful Castle Terrace which offers up a French twist on seasonal Scottish produce in the shadow of Edinburgh’s castle. For a delicious meal in a less formal environment, the Field is a good pick. Those with a more adventurous palate will love the unconventional approach of Aizle restaurant.
Restaurants like these prove that Edinburgh can compete with any city in the world when it comes to gastronomy. With easy access to the sea, you’ll find the seafood is unsurpassed, and there’s a reason that Angus beef is exported all over the world.
You’ll also find plenty of traditional hearty fare, if that’s what you’re in the mood for. Let’s take a look at the best Scottish restaurants Edinburgh has to offer, from the Water of Leith to the New Town and on beyond the Royal Mile.