City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Restaurants

These are recently added Edinburgh restaurants. See also our latest Edinburgh Restaurant Reviews

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56 North

Somewhere between a bar and a restaurant with food and cocktail menu.

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A Room in Leith

Formerly Skippers, this is the newly expanded "A Room in Leith", having moved a few yards from the original address on the waterfront it shared with Teuchter’s Landing, with outdoor patio and pontoon seating, it's the place for beers, wines and pub grub.

Across the cobbled...

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Absolute Thai

Small, family operated restaurant featuring traditional and contemporary Thai food. Drinkers should BYOB (£2.50 corkage).

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Adele's Cafe

Just along the road from Cineworld, a coeliac friendly, pretty cafe offering takeaway sandwiches drinks and cake

Adele's Cafe is now closed.

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Al Dente

Take a trip down Easter Road to number 139, only a short walk across from Leith Walk. Step inside this tiny wee Trattoria serving italian food of the highest quality.

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Amore Dogs

Italian cuisine “doggy style” - David Ramsden's follow-up to successful gastropub formula of "the Dogs" restaurant based upstairs.

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Angel's Share Bar and Club Room

Angel’s Share is an all-in-one smart designer hotel, bar, restaurant and nightclub.

This happening, gathering place was voted the Best New Bar in Scotland 2013 at the Dram Scottish Licenced Trade Awards.

The décor is all about glamour with eight glittering chandeliers...

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Angels With Bagpipes

"Mixing an atmospheric Old Town setting with chic, contemporary looks, Angels with Bagpipes was designed to be the sort of romantic Edinburgh restaurant where Rabbie Burns might take Sofia Loren for a sophisticated date."

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Asti - Cucina Italiana

Good food from breakfast to dinner in this Italian cafe/bar - pastas, risottos, and handmade desserts.

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Avoca Bar and Grill

Stockbridge gastropub offering classic dishes from cooked brunches to fish 'n' chips, roast beef and yorkshire pudding, nachos, and ploughman's lunch.

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B'Est Restaurant, Edinburgh


A French Restaurant that lives up to the true French restaurant philosophy - high quality well cooked and affordable food

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Baked Potato Shop on Cockburn Street

Baked Potato Shop, The

Cheap and cheerful takeaway filled tatties just off the Royal Mile.

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Bar Roma

Long-running, popular, central Italian eatery with famously flirtatious waiters. Popular with larger parties especially hen and stag nights

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Bay of Bengal Indian Restaurant

Bay of Bengal Indian Restaurant

Established in 1978, our restaurant is often known as the best restaurant in Edinburgh for serving top quality food. Our menu offers traditional exotic Indian, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian, Halal and Thai dishes with an experienced top chefs special recommendations for each selection. Some selected...

Beirut Restaurant, Edinburgh


Sleek, modern restaurant offering both a traditional and creative approach to Lebanese cuisine.

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Bella Italia Ocean Terminal

Bella Italia Edinburgh Ocean Terminal is a new addition to the UK Italian restaurant chain, offering a broad menu of pizzas, pastas, risottos and meat and fish main dishes.

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Bells Diner

Small, friendly New Town restaurant with winning line-up of affordable, gourmet burgers, milkshakes, and the like.

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Bennet's Bar

Long-established pub serving cask ales and home made, traditional food

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Bistro Moderne by Mark Greenaway

Taking over the address of the former Café Fish, the extremely talented chef Mark Greenaway has opened his new smart- casual Bistro. The Art Deco marble and wood interior is now furnished with plush leather and soft tweed. Imaginative, exciting, artistic cuisine is his trademark complemented by...

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Black Bo's Vegetarian Restaurant and Bar

Long-established, Old Town vegetarian restaurant, affectionately also known as simply "Bo's", with adjoining bar.

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Blackwood's Bar and Grill

In the heart of the New Town, just up the hill from Stockbridge, two grand Georgian townhouses on Gloucester Place have been glamorously redesigned to create the Nira Caledonia hotel and Blackwood's Bar and Grill. The Restaurant name refers to its literary connection. From 1826 - 1854, this was...


Informal but sophisticated restaurant, with a "European" menu, in particular variations on traditional Scottish dishes, seafood, and game.

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Blue Parrot Cantina

For long a great place to stop and drink tea, this small, informal, basement cafe now specialises in Mexican food. Look for the blue parrot and head downstairs.

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Bon Vivant

Franco-Scottish eating and drinking establishment in Edinburgh's New Town, situated on a quiet street off George Street. Broad selection of wines and popular, tapas style snacks.

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Bread Street Brasserie

Resident restaurant of Edinburgh's Point Hotel, now re-launched as the Bread Street Brasserie.

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Broughton Delicatessen

Eclectic meals based on taste, quality, and seasonality. Sit-in cafe, with local artists exhibiting, and takeaway (office lunches and the like).

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Buffalo Grill

Burgers, steaks, bbq chicken, and seafood chow for omnivores to get their teeth into. Veggie options too although it's more about the meat.

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Café Andaluz

Edinburgh's largest Spanish restaurant purveying classics such as tapas, paella, spanish wines, and cocktails. Lunch, pre-theatre, and "Spanish Sunday" specials. There are also two Café Andaluz across in Glasgow.

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Cafe Camino

The St. Mary's Cathedral Cafe, popular for breakfast and lunch. Outside tables available.

Food includes bacon butties, children's lunch boxes, home made soup, salads, baked goods, and ice cream. Also has fairtrade coffee & tea, wine, beer and cider.

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Cafe Domenico's

Warm hearted Italian treasure serving up excellent pasta dishes and daily specials down near the Port of Leith.

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Cavalry Club

Indian, Vegetarian

Popular curryhouse that expanded in 2007 from its original Stockbridge home.



Quality Thai food in Edinburgh's Causewayside at great value prices

Chez Jules (Cockburn Street)


Authentic French bistro food from the renowned Pierre Levicky in the Old Town.

Chez Jules (Hanover Street)


Authentic French bistro food from the renowned Pierre Levicky in the New Town.

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Chez Pierre


Pierre Levicky's French-influenced restaurant from the man who pioneered affordable gourmet meals with the Pierre Victoire chain.

Chop Chop (Leith)


Leith based branch of the Gordon Ramsay endorsed dumpling empire builders.

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Circle Cafe

Breakfast, Brunch, Cafes, Scottish

Fresh, seasonal, interesting, affordable, stylish, hand-made food, served in a comfortable, informal and contemporary space.

City Cafe, Edinburgh

City Cafe

American, Breakfast, Brunch, Cafes

Under new management in 2010, the City Cafe has taken on a Fifties American diner theme complete with jukebox and kids' activities. Open late.

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Coco on Broughton


High quality chocolate heaven has arrived to tempt  Broughton Village!

Coffee Angel


Friendly,  relaxed cafe offering soups, on-site sandwiches, cakes, and selling award winning teas and fair trade coffees.  Local ingredients are sourced where possible.

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Cross and Corner

Brunch, Pub-grub, Scottish, Vegetarian

On the corner of Eyre Place and Canonmills, the McLachlan’s Ale House was a traditional local boozer, complete with darts board. With a funky new look, it's now re-named Cross and Corner.

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Cucina at Hotel Missoni


Stylishly designed Italian restaurant recently named as one of Scotland's top dining places in the Observer Food Monthly Awards 2010.

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David Bann's Vegetarian Restaurant

Scottish, Vegetarian

Just off the Royal Mile, you will find this leading light of Edinburgh's gourmet vegetarian food movement.

Diner 7

American, Breakfast, Cafes

American-style diner in Leith specialising in chargrilled burgers and steaks. There is also a daily specials menu, a full Sunday breakfast menu and a selection of desserts and ice creams.

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Divino Enoteca


Stylish Italian wine bar, bistro and restaurant in the bowels of the Old Town.

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Ethical restaurant and cafe with greengrocer and grocer shop on site.

Edinburgh Larder Bistro

Brunch, Scottish

West End Edinburgh restaurant providing seasonal Scottish produce.

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eh15 Restaurant & Bar


Step into eh15 on the top floor of the Club at Jewel & Esk College, and you will find a bright, modern restaurant and bar, with amazing views of Arthur’s S

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Elephants and Bagels

Breakfast, Brunch, Cafes, Vegetarian

As the name suggests, a cosy, breakfast and all-day cafe with a distinctive elephantine theme. Serves an array of bagel sandwiches.



Central tea boutique and cafe that has a tea for every occasion it would seem.