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Restaurants in Edinburgh

 Edinburgh: a top restaurant destination for foodies

Scotland’s capital city is without a doubt one of Europe’s top tourist destinations, with its medieval Old Town, the famous Edinburgh castle, its long and winding cobbled streets and abundance of art galleries and museums making it prominent on many travellers’ bucket lists. Edinburgh’s interesting history, vibrant culture and beautiful medieval architecture are not the only things making a trip to the city attractive – Edinburgh is also a must-visit destination for foodies. Dining out in the Scottish capital is a real joy; here you can experience cuisine from all over the globe without leaving the city, with Edinburgh restaurants including everything from Michelin-star restaurants down to budget-friendly gems.

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Côte Edinburgh

Côte Edinburgh

New Town
French££££
5.3/61119
Côte Edinburgh
Viva Mexico

Viva Mexico

Old Town
Mexican££££
5.4/6475
Viva Mexico
Noks Kitchen

Noks Kitchen

Stockbridge
Thai££££
5.7/6275
Noks Kitchen
Bar Napoli

Bar Napoli

New Town
Italian££££
5.1/6301
Bar Napoli
Mussel & Steak Bar

Mussel & Steak Bar

Old Town
European££££
5.2/6242
Mussel & Steak Bar
Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant

Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant

Old Town
Asian££££
5.4/6282
Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant
Hendersons Vegan Restaurant

Hendersons Vegan Restaurant

New Town
Vegan££££
5.5/6239
Hendersons Vegan Restaurant
The Basement

The Basement

City Centre
Mexican££££
5.4/6217
The Basement
The Cellar Door

The Cellar Door

Old Town
European
5.4/6247
The Cellar Door
The Royal McGregor

The Royal McGregor

Old Town
European££££
5.3/6210
The Royal McGregor
Shezan

Shezan

New Town
Indian££££
5.1/6219
Shezan
China Red - New Market Road

China Red - New Market Road

Slateford
Chinese££££
4.9/6173
China Red - New Market Road
Nova Pizza Vegetarian Kitchen

Nova Pizza Vegetarian Kitchen

New Town
Italian££££
5.5/6157
Nova Pizza Vegetarian Kitchen
Checkpoint

Checkpoint

Old Town
Caf飣££
4.9/6112
Checkpoint
Rendezvous Chinese Restaurant

Rendezvous Chinese Restaurant

West End
Chinese££££
5.3/6164
Rendezvous Chinese Restaurant
Hendersons Salad Table & Restaurant

Hendersons Salad Table & Restaurant

New Town
European££££
4.6/6134
Hendersons Salad Table & Restaurant
Bombay Lounge Dalkeith

Bombay Lounge Dalkeith

Town Centre
Indian££££
5.5/6158
Bombay Lounge Dalkeith
El Quijote

El Quijote

Tollcross
Spanish££££
5.2/6145
El Quijote
A Room In Leith Seafood and Game Bistro Bar

A Room In Leith Seafood and Game Bistro Bar

Leith
European££££
5.4/6153
A Room In Leith Seafood and Game Bistro Bar
China Town Restaurant

China Town Restaurant

Coates
Chinese££££
5.3/6159
China Town Restaurant
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    Discover the flavours of the world at Edinburgh’s international restaurants

    It may be the capital of Scotland but that doesn’t mean you can’t explore the spicy depths of South Asia, tuck into some real Italian pizza, or take off on a culinary adventure to Latin America when dining out in Edinburgh. There are restaurants in Edinburgh to satisfy every kind of craving, from classic curry houses to fine French restaurants, USA-style steakhouses and traditional Italian trattorias, making it one of the best cities for eating out in in the UK. The only problem will be deciding which kind of cuisine to go for…
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    Experience Scottish cuisine at traditional Scottish restaurants in Edinburgh

    Of course you can’t take a trip to Edinburgh without trying out some Scottish cuisine. You’ll find a number of amazing Scottish restaurants located all over the city where you can sample Scottish delicacies. From haggis – a savoury pudding made from sheep’s heart, liver and lungs mixed with onion, oatmeal, suet and spices and traditionally served inside a sheep’s stomach – to the equally infamous deep-fried Mars bar, adventurous foodies will certainly have a field day in Edinburgh. For those feeling less bold, why not take advantage of the array of fresh Scottish seafood available at Edinburgh restaurants or go for an Indian-Scottish fusion dish? And be sure to try out some Edinburgh Rock candy too!
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    Find the perfect restaurants for The Edinburgh Festival Fringe

    To say the Edinburgh Festival is a big deal is an understatement. Every year almost 100,000 visitors descend upon Scotland’s capital city for the largest arts festival in the world, during which the city comes alive with three weeks of theatre, comedy, music and dance performances. All those people means the competition for a space at the best restaurants in Edinburgh can be tough, but luckily Quandoo can help you beat the crowds and reserve a table, or at least some elbow space at the bar!
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    Edinburgh restaurants offering pre-theatre dining

    Even when The Edinburgh Festival is over, the city is still a hotspot for culture, home to a whole host of different theatres and entertainment venues. If you are planning a trip to one of Edinburgh’s many West End theatres, why not book a table at one of the best restaurants in Edinburgh to fuel up for the main event and really make your evening extra special? Quandoo can help you find the best restaurants in Edinburgh close to the city’s many acclaimed theatres and concert halls, such as the Edinburgh Playhouse, The King’s Theatre and Murrayfield Stadium.
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    Eat out on a budget at Edinburgh restaurants

    As one of Europe’s top tourist destinations, finding a place to eat in the centre of Edinburgh that won’t cost a small fortune can be quite the task. It may be known for its elegant eateries and host of Michelin-star awarded venues, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t dine out at Edinburgh restaurants on a budget. The city offers lots of purse-friendly dining options, even in the top tourist destinations, perfect for travellers on a budget or the city’s large student population – you just need to know where to go. Browse Edinburgh’s top restaurants by price range on Quandoo and let us help you keep both your stomach and your bank account happy.
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    Book the best restaurants in Edinburgh with Quandoo

    No matter if you are a local Edinburger looking for a hidden gem, or a traveller on the hunt for the city’s top culinary spots, Quandoo can do all of the hard work and find the best restaurants in Edinburgh for you. Easily browse the best restaurants all over Edinburgh, from the medieval Old Town all the way over to Leith, and from there quickly and simply book a table online. Whether you're craving some pasta carbonara or have a taste for Thai, need to find the perfect place for an important business lunch in the city centre, are trying to impress that special someone with a trip to one of the most romantic restaurants in Edinburgh, or need book the best venue for a big group gathering and have an evening out to remember, just download the app and let Quandoo be your own personal food guide to Edinburgh!