Stockbridge is one of Edinburgh’s trendier suburbs. Close to the city center, but away from the noise and traffic it is known for its fine architecture and its independent shops, bars and restaurants. Whether you are looking for a fine dining experience, or a lighter less formal meal you will be spoiled for choice.
The best restaurant in the area is arguably Purslane. Recent winner of Scotland's Best Fine Dining Restaurant in the Scottish Entertainment & Hospitality Awards this delightful restaurant manages to remain relaxed and laid back while treating diners to some of the most beautifully presented dishes in the capital.
Stockbridge is fairly cosmopolitan. You will find some delightful little family run restaurants showcasing the best in traditional Italian and Spanish cooking as well as deliciously spicy offerings from India and Thailand. The quality of these restaurants is generally very high, and the focus tends to be on authentic and traditional cuisine rather than the more pedestrian offerings in some city center restaurants.
For a less formal meal, why not head to one of Stockbridge’s many drinking establishments. Stockbridge is also home to Scran & Scallie, the gastro-pub owned by two Michelin starred chefs! So, whether your prefer a wine bar serving bistro style food, a traditional bar with classic British pub grub, or a high end gastro-pub you will find something to suit your taste.