The center of Edinburgh is blessed with many very good restaurants, and competition is fierce. However, anyone heading a little out of the center towards Haymarket and Dalry would find a smattering of takeaways, chip shops and cafes only interrupted by the odd little gem. The regeneration of Haymarket station and the gentrification of the residential area of Dalry has changed all of that.
You will still find traditional bars, takeaways and some great chippies, but now they sit cheek by jowl with upscale Italian and Indian restaurants and fine dining Scottish and European establishments. In fact for those in the know, many of the city’s best eateries can be found in this rather unassuming location.
Just round the corner from the train station you can enjoy the very best in modern Scottish cuisine in the wonderfully relaxed Atelier. This chic restaurant is the equal of any of the city center’s best, but manages to retain a laconic and charming ambiance not often found in such a fine dining establishment.
Head further out into the tenement flats of Dalry and you will find one of the city’s best Italian restaurants, the delightful Locanda De Gusti. Traditional, welcoming and disarmingly simple, their menu is a true homage to Neopolitan cuisine which has won many admirers.
You may have to look a little harder to find the best that Haymarket and Dalry have to offer – but never fear, we are here to help!