Top five Michelin-starred restaurants in Edinburgh
The Kitchin, Martin Wishart, The Plumed Horse, Number One and 21212
Food from The Kitchin
1: The Kitchin
The menu here reflects chef/owner Tom Kitchin’s passion for locally-sourced Scottish produce with French interpretations. One of Edinburgh’s A-list restaurants, it won its accolade just six months after opening in the summer of 2006
2: Restaurant Martin Wishart
Martin Wishart’s eponymous venue remains a mecca for Edinburgh’s high earners and food connoisseurs. Dishes are divine and the service second to none.
3: Plumed Horse
Opened in 2006, the Plumed Horse has demanded – and garnered – a lot of attention from food critics and lovers of eating out.
4: Number One
If you’re looking for a place for a romantic meal and some seriously imaginative cuisine, head for Number One, where the dining room and the food are both opulent.
With interior design as interesting as the food itself, 21212 may be a relative newcomer to the Edinburgh Michelin scene, but is fast becoming an established player on the gourmet track.
78 Commercial Quay,
Treasure maps tend to be jealously guarded, prised from cold, dead hands or relinquished reluctantly at gunpoint. The Kitchin, however, does things differently, each diner presented with a wee scroll depicting Scotland in relief, X marking the spots…
1 Princes Street,
Having held a star for well over a decade, Number One is a go-to for Edinburgh diners desperate for the Michelin experience. Spotless tablecloths, weighty cutlery and trolleys groaning with breads and cheeses all play to the fine-dining formula, and the…
50–54 Henderson Street,
To begin at the end – and a mighty fine end indeed, distinguished by desserts as delightful on the eye as the spoon. A vibrant gingerbread mousse contrasts with sweet, crunchy ‘rocks’ of honeycomb, a thing of true beauty. Then nougat parfait, delicately…
Restaurant Martin Wishart
54 The Shore,
You know that moment at the theatre when the lights go down, just before the curtain goes up? The bit when the audience holds its collective breath? That’s what an encounter with Martin Wishart’s tasting menu is like. You scan the menu before you eat…
3 Royal Terrace,
Paul Kitching has been cooking his own sweet way since his Michelin-starred fine-diner opened five years ago. It starts with a menu beating a distinctive 2-1-2-1-2 rhythm of choices at each course. The two ‘ones’ are soup and cheese courses, punctuating…