What is it? Buzzy fine dining restaurant with soothing views over the Water of Leith.
Why go? Heron has made some serious moves since opening in 2021. It was recently awarded a Michelin star – making chefs Sam Yorke and Tomás Gormley the youngest in Scotland to receive the recognition – and spotlights farm to table dining, meaning everything on the menu is inconceivably fresh. A-la-carte and two tasting menus are on offer, always changing to reflect the best of the seasons. Think: hand-dived Orkney scallops with blood orange, mackerel with fig leaf and hazelnut, Gubbeen cheese with heather honey. Our mouths are quite literally dribbling at the thought.