Find the Best Restaurants in Trendy Stockbridge

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. 

Suree is a traditional Thai restaurant located on trendy St Stephen's Street, Stockbridge. The interior is simply decorated and furnished with crisp white colors complemented by gold embossed prints and the obligatory statue of Budda. The menu...  Read More

Maison Hector is a friendly and welcoming Stockbridge pub serving rather good pub food at pretty reasonable prices. The interior is an unassuming mix of leather benches strewn with scatter cushions, high backed bar stools and retro floral...  Read More

Scran & Scallie is a gastro-pub run by the Michelin starred chefs Tom Kitchin and Dominic Jack. Situated in the affluent suburb of Stockbridge it is less formal than The Kitchin, or Castle Terrace but still significantly more refined than...  Read More

Rollo is a quirky and inviting restaurant and wine bar in the leafy suburb of Stockbridge. It is a family run affair, infused with both their love of art and their warm friendly welcome. The interior is very cozy, with numerous little tables...  Read More

Henri's of Edinburgh is a traditional French delicatessen and café located in trendy Stockbridge. Henri started with a shop in Morningside which had an impressive selection of French cheeses, charcuterie and wines, but a very small seating...  Read More

Veritas is a wonderful traditional Italian restaurant located in the heart of Stockbridge, north of the city center. This is a delightful little restaurant with an intimate and cozy atmosphere where your taste buds will be treated to the real...  Read More

Rafael's is a cozy family-run Spanish restaurant in the leafy suburb of Stockbridge. Its diminutive size and basement setting add to the warm ambiance, making for a deliciously intimate dining setting. The interior is clean and fresh with more...  Read More

Lancers is a sophisticated Bengali and North Indian restaurant situated in the affluent suburb of Stockbridge. The interior is beautifully decorated, with bespoke hand printed wall coverings, beautiful rosewood tables and crisp white linen. As...  Read More

The Stockbridge Restaurant has been delighting locals and visitors alike for over a decade. It is a romantic and atmospheric subterranean delight, featuring wonderful, local produce cooked to perfection. The interior is quite beautiful. Grey...  Read More

At first glance Purslane appears to be a contradiction, offering casual and rustic fine dining. Yet scores of happy customers and a rapidly growing reputation confirm that this commitment to excellent cuisine without the stuffy formality...  Read More


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Simon has lived in various corners of Edinburgh over the last 18 years. He fell in love with the city as a small child after visiting the castle and returned to study Scottish History.

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