There are plenty of good places to grab lunch in Edinburgh. The city has a thriving restaurant scene and a huge choice of cafes. There are also many, many pubs and bars that serve food, and of course all the usual chains.
For wonderfully fresh, seasonal produce you cannot go wrong with the delightfully pastoral Gardener’s Cottage in the shadow of Calton Hill. At the other end of Princes Street you can tuck into a delicious gourmet burger at the ever popular Cambridge Bar. Bustling and welcoming, this delightful pub has become famous for the quality of food on offer and also stocks a great selection of real ales.
Manna House in Easter Road serves up a wonderful blend of the virtuous (delicious home made soups, sandwiches and salads) and the decadent (cakes and patisseries to tempt even the most confirmed ascetic) to take away or sit in.
For an indulgent treat you could check out the Michelin-starred Kitchin. While an evening meal would cost a pretty penny, you can sample their wares at lunch time without stretching your budget to breaking point.
Why pick up a limp sandwich when you can have a freshly prepared burrito? Why go to a familiar burger joint when you can get a fresh, homemade gourmet burger? Why eat in the same old chain restaurants when you can enjoy stunning Scottish seafood or sample local produce in a Michelin-starred establishment? Let’s take a closer look at some the top Edinburgh lunch spots and see if we can find something to tempt you whatever your budget and tastes.