Your ultimate guide to Edinburgh

Discover Edinburgh's best things to do, restaurants, theatre and nightlife

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The best breakfasts and brunches in Edinburgh

We all need to eat sometime, and whether you're up with the sparrows or crawling out of bed at noon, it's important to eat right. The following is a list of the best places in Edinburgh to get your action-packed day off to a good start – or to nurse your hangover after an action-packed night.

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Foo Fighters to wrap up Sonic Highways 2015 UK stadium tour at Edinburgh's Murrayfield

Tickets on sale from Fri Nov 21

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Science friction: exploring science via movies at the Biomedical Ethics Film Festival

Discussing science through the medium of movies

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Five essential Edinburgh bands

Following Young Fathers' Mercury Prize win, here are five more Edinburgh acts you should have on your radar

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27 fab things to do in Edinburgh this week

Something for everyone, whether you're Crimbo crazy or bah humbug

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Recommended Edinburgh events

Art

Stan Douglas

Evocative explorations of the artificial reality of photography

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Theatre

Stick Man - Live On Stage

The kid-friendly story of a twiggy hero attempting to return home to his family tree

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Things to Do

Night In The Garden

A nocturnal light show transforms the Royal Botanic Gardens

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Music

Perfume Genius

Seattle chamber pop singer-songwriter performing songs from critically acclaimed third album ‘Too Bright’

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Theatre

Hopelessly Devoted

Paines Plough and Birmingham Repertory Theatre bring you a new play by Mercury Award-nominated poet Kate Tempest

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Where to eat and drink in Edinburgh

Restaurants

The best coffee shops and cafés in Edinburgh

Whether it's from the bean or leaf, get your caffeine kick at these Edinburgh favourites

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Edinburgh's best burgers

The humble burger has been rescued from the clutches of fast food conglomerates and greasy roadside venders in recent years, with gourmet beef patties and assorted toppings now the order of the day. Here's where to get your meaty fix – in a brioche bun, with homemade slaw, natch – in Scotland's capital.

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Bars and pubs

The best bars in Edinburgh

Pubs and bars are closely linked but unidentical twins: the former are cosy retreats with an emphasis on chairs and chatter, while the latter favour a more stylish hang-out vibe you won't mind standing and mingling in. We'd hope you have room in your life for both, but for nights when only a bar will do, the following options will see you right.

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Bars and pubs

The best pubs in Edinburgh

From trendy spots to traditional taverns, Edinburgh's spoilt for choice when it comes to its boozers

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The best restaurants in Edinburgh

From Michelin-starred restaurants and destination dining to student-friendly curry houses and perfect pizzerias

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The best theatres in Edinburgh

There's a lot more to Edinburgh than just the Fringe. These theatres provide thespian delights throughout the year

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Nightlife

The best clubs in Edinburgh

Chart choruses loom large across the city, but these are the clubs with a little more credibility

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The best art galleries in Edinburgh

From classy independent collections to the National Gallery, quality art is everywhere in Edinburgh

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Top ten Edinburgh attractions

Views from Edinburgh Castle, tea on the Royal Yacht Britannia, Hollyrood House - don't let the tourists have all the fun

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The best music venues in Edinburgh

From classical recitals to lo-fi folk performances, improv jazz and floor-filling electronica, here's where to get your live music fix

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