Edinburgh is graced with an impressive five Michelin-starred restaurants, and a large number of AA rosette winners, so if you are looking to treat yourself to a lavish fine dining experience, you are spoiled for choice. For some, fine dining may conjure up images of overpriced and undersized dishes served by pompous and elitist waiting staff in an over dressed and stuffy environment. Thankfully that is not the case with any of the wonderful eateries on our list of Edinburgh’s top ten fine dining establishments.
For fresh Scottish produce prepared with style and an impressive eye for detail you cannot go wrong with a trip to The Kitchin. Run by multi award-winning Scottish chef Tom Kitchin and with an obvious commitment to local sourcing this sophisticated, but relaxed restaurant really does Scotland’s larder justice.
If you want to enjoy classic French haute-cuisine along with spectacular views of the city, the lavish indulgence of Castle Terrace will not disappoint. You don’t have to have a Michelin star to wow the crowds. Purslane in Stockbridge won the accolade of Scotland's Best Fine Dining Restaurant in the 2015 Scottish Entertainment & Hospitality Awards and is a firm favourite with foodies, bloggers, and critics.
You cannot go wrong with any of these fabulous restaurants, so perhaps it is time to throw caution to the wind and treat yourself to the best in fine dining.