Edinburgh's late night restaurants
Selecting Edinburgh’s best late night chippie is a mug’s game since everyone has a favourite, but Bene’s is worth a thought. The fish and chips are great, it also does pizza and it opens until midnight in the week, 2am on Fridays and Saturdays. And it counts royalty among its customers.
Essentially a fish and chip shop with a fairly extensive and traditional café attached, the menu here includes dishes like omelette, pasta, pies, pizza, sausage and mash or even unreconstructed gammon steak with pineapple, chips and peas. Alternatively there is always fish and chips to eat in or take away. The City is old fashioned, dependable, very handy for the Festival Theatre and opens daily until 1am.
Not all late night food needs to be gobbled down out of a takeaway carton – sometimes you might even sit at a table and eat your way through something civilised and Italian. Giuliano’s, opposite the Edinburgh Playhouse, has a huge menu of fish and meat dishes, pasta, pizza and salads. It catches the late night crowd by staying open daily until 1am.
Among the latest of the takeaways, Palmyra keeps going until 2am during the week, 3am on Fridays and Saturdays. It does burgers and pizza but the wraps here are things of wonder. The basic falafel wrap has customers eulogising but you could also trade up to the likes of baba ganoush or kofta kebab wraps. Ideal for the post-midnight munchies.