As the capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh has a cosmopolitan atmosphere and a vibrant restaurant scene offering all sorts of culinary delights. The discerning locals like quality seafood and locally sourced produce. There is also a great deal of demand for international flavors, especially Indian, Asian and Italian cuisine.
Edinburgh has a number of fine dining establishments and several Michelins starred restaurants if you are looking to push the boat out and really treat yourself. The Kitchin has a menu inspired by classic French cuisine but using fresh Scottish produce. Stylish, contemporary and refined this Michelin starred restaurant has been wowing critics since it opened in 2006.
Edinburgh is perfectly placed to enjoy the culinary treasures of the sea, and there are a number of excellent seafood restaurants within the capital. Fishers in the City is one of the best places to sample the ocean’s bounty in a stylish and relaxed dining room.
The stereotypical view of Scottish cuisine as a series of deep fried dishes and haggis is far from the reality. However, you should consider sampling some top quality fish and chips at the Tailend considered by many to be Edinburgh’s best chippie!