City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Restaurants: L

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Take It Away Spud

Long-established baked potato, takeaway shop providing a simple, wholesome, affordable fillings in a buttered spud jacket.

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Tapa: Barra y Restaurante

Spanish cuisine in the heart of Leith with meals for budget conscious diners.

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Teuchters Landing

Formerly the popular Waterfront Bar and Grill, this cosy bar on the edge of the Leith's waterfront provides vegetarian and non-veggie comfort food served in large and small mugs. The venue was once a ferry waiting room, and with its patio extending over the water, it still retains much of that...

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The Antiquary

Well-loved Stockbridge pub which features guest ales, occasional live music and excellent food service.

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The Brunton

The Bistro at Brunton Theatre

Brunton Theatre in Musselburgh is a popular venue attracting people from around East Lothian and Edinburgh with a programme of drama, music, dance, films and children’s shows. The Bistro is an attractive, casual and welcoming “country-style kitchen” with pine tables and banquette wall seats....

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The Blackbird

Two of my favourite places to eat and drink are Treacle on Broughton Street and Hamilton’s in Stockbridge, offering homely comfort, cool music and warm ambience. Martin and Colin, the entrepreneurs behind these fun and funky Bistro-Bars, have now created The Blackbird, near Tollcross - a...

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The Bonham Hotel - Restaurant and Consulting Room

Within a few months of opening in 1998,  the Bonham, Edinburgh was already noticed by discerning world travellers, not least Conde Nast Traveller magazine who deemed it one of 21 Coolest hotels in the world based on its "relaxed conviviality".  

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The Bothy - Restaurant and Drinkery

As part of the heritage Murrayfield Hotel, the smart new Bothy Restaurant and Drinkery Bar has a cool, contemporary design - leather booth seats, artwork, industrial stone & steel décor. Music, quiz nights and events create a lively pub atmosphere for locals and hotel guests alike.


The Canons' Gait

Bistro bar, with food, a good range of real ales, occasional live music. The pub is in the Canongate area of the Royal Mile, just up from Holyrood.

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The Cellar Door Restaurant

Provides some of local and continental meals - lunch, high tea, dinner - at reasonable prices.

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The Clay Oven

The Clay Oven is based in Morningside, Edinburgh, and is part of an award winning group of Indian restaurants.

Our Indian cuisine is varied and excellent; the spirit is of fine food and reassuring quality service. Our rich ingredients and the delicacy of our herbs and spices compliment...

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The Devil's Advocate

Hidden away in the Medieval maze of ancient cobbled alleyways off the Royal Mile, you’ll find this classy Whisky Bar and Bistro half way down Advocate’s Close. This historic Water Pumphouse has been imaginatively revamped into a contemporary Old Town Tavern; original stone and brickwork, ships...

The Dogs

David Ramsden's original no frills restaurant, named after his canine friends, serving classic, Scottish and English fare.

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The Engine Shed

Friendly, informal setting, in a tastefully renovated old building, for cheap veggie nosh supplied by members of the Garvald Centre, for people with learning difficulties. Good place for a nutritional feast before or after a visit to nearby...

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The French Fancies

Coffee, tea, cakes and recipes from a French childhood in this new home made delicatessen.

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The Gardener’s Cottage

The restaurant is housed in an historic building located in Royal Terrace Gardens at the foot of Calton Hill in the heart of Edinburgh World Heritage Site. Originally the cottage for the gardener, the B-listed building was designed by William Playfair and constructed in 1836.

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The Glasshouse Off The Mile

Good, honest, fresh food served in a contemporary, calm oasis in the heart of the Old Town, just off the Mile.   The Glasshouse is passionate about uncomplicated food which is clearly reflected throughout the menus.


The Granary

Hearty food in contemporary glass-fronted gastropub down on the waterfront in Leith. The split level venue also hosts live theatre and music.

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The Honours Restaurant

Michelin starred restaurant owner Martin Wishart's Parisian style brasserie marries seasonal Scottish food with traditional French cuisine.

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The Inn on the Mile

The Inn on the Mile

On the corner of North Bridge and the Royal Mile, you’re not likely to miss finding this historic pub with its outdoor tables. The decor blends traditional architectural features with modern urban style. Designer Jim Hamilton decided to open up the space to expose bare brickwork, timber...

The Kitchin

Michelin-starred, waterfront restaurant run by husband and wife team Tom & Michaela Kitchin. The ethos is locally sourced in-season ingredients.

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The Mosque Kitchen

The new Mosque Kitchen, which moved from the nearby Edinburgh Mosque after a dispute, provides affordable indian curries. This time the restaurant is inside rather than under a tarpaulin roof.

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The Mulroy

West End restaurant serving Scottish/French food served in smart, intimate, Edwardian setting.

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The Other Place

The former Stag's Head has been stylishly renovated to create a smart, contemporary Bar-Bistro, while the ingenious old street map ceiling reflects its Canonmills heritage.

Comfy wing and club armchairs are perfect to relax over a leisurely drink and pub grub dishes from the distinctive...

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The Place Bar & Restaurant

Boutique hotel, bar and restaurant located at the east end of the city centre in three Georgian row houses. Homely bar meals, such as roast chicken, burgers, mussels and fish and chips with a restaurant that's more like a smart-casual Bistro.

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The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen

Vibrant restaurant set in the heart of Edinburgh on George Street. Serving the best locally sourced Scottish produce in a newly restored Georgian townhouse.

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The Raeburn

The former Raeburn House House in Stockbridge re-opened in April, 2014 after careful refurbishment combining original Georgian period architecture with contemporary decorative style. Stone walls, wood panelling, classic tweed and leather and the casual ambience of an Urban Inn. The Raeburn is...

The Refinery St Andrew Square

First Scottish restaurant-bar by designers Drake & Morgan providing cocktails and a seasonal menu in historic square in Edinburgh's New Town. Menu ranges from full Scottish breakfast to comforting roasted suppers.

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The Riparian Rooms

The Riparian Rooms is inspired by the history of Broughton, originally Broc Tun, “the farm beside the brook.” The spacious, light-filled Brasserie has a quirky decor - stone walls, dark wood, leather and velvet furnishings. With outdoor patio seating, this is a smart-casual place for all day...

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The Roamin' Nose

Taking over the address of the former Duck's a la Marche Noir, and latterly Garrigue, the restaurant space is now transformed into a very casual, laid back Cafe-Bistro. The design style is a farmhouse kitchen with vintage, scrubbed wood tables and chairs. Call in for breakfast, coffee & cake...