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Restaurants & Cafés

Your guide to the best restaurants in Edinburgh

The best restaurants in Edinburgh
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The best restaurants in Edinburgh

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

Edinburgh’s best lunch spots
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Edinburgh’s best lunch spots

Enjoy a stellar soup or a high-class sandwich at some of Edinburgh's finest

Date restaurants in Edinburgh
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Date restaurants in Edinburgh

The places that'll provide a perfect intimate ambience for getting to know someone

The best cheap eats in Edinburgh
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The best cheap eats in Edinburgh

From hog roasts you'll smell before even seeing to succulent chicken dishes

Edinburgh’s finest non-Michelin starred restaurants
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Edinburgh’s finest non-Michelin starred restaurants

Not every good eatery has a stellar mark of quality by a French tyre manufacturer

Recommended Edinburgh restaurants

The Gardener's Cottage
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The Gardener's Cottage

A top-notch restaurant with some serious culinary kudos

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
Users say
3 out of 5 stars
The Scran & Scallie
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The Scran & Scallie

From the hands of not one, but two, of Edinburgh’s Michelin-starred chefs

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Users say
5 out of 5 stars
L'Escargot Bleu
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L'Escargot Bleu

Authentic Gallic cooking in the home of a former clockmaker

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Dusit
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Dusit

A compact, stone-walled spot more than matching the local competition

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Users say
5 out of 5 stars

Even more restaurants in Edinburgh you need to dine at

Café St Honoré
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Café St Honoré

It's been around for donkey's, but is still the spot for a smart bistro meal

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Users say
4 out of 5 stars
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Café Portrait
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Café Portrait

A cracking, informal dining room at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
The Dining Room
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The Dining Room

Excellent cooking from James Freeman, and plenty of whisky to boot

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Users say
4 out of 5 stars
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First Coast
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First Coast

A friendly bistro popular with professionals and its loyal locals

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
Mithas
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Mithas

A step or two above your typical Indian restaurant. Go for the tasting menu

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Users say
5 out of 5 stars

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