Top five Michelin-starred restaurants in Edinburgh

The Kitchin, Martin Wishart, The Plumed Horse, Number One and 21212

Top five Michelin-starred restaurants in Edinburgh

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.

5: 21212
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.

The Kitchin

78 Commercial Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6LX

Refurbished in early 2015 and now twice the size, Tom Kitchin’s original Leith site continues its impressive evolution while the approach remains consistently on brand, promising ‘from nature to plate’. The new surroundings reflect the natural approach…

Number One

1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ

No. 1 Princes Street is the address of that grand dame of Edinburgh hotels, the Balmoral, and its Michelin-starred fine-dining restaurant. Open only in the evenings, and having undergone a major refurbishment in early 2015, Number One’s red lacquered…

Plumed Horse

50–54 Henderson Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6DE

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, Edinburgh, EH6 6RA

Martin Wishart’s Michelin-starred temple to elegant, inventive fine dining is one of the key destination restaurants in Edinburgh. It’s the place for special occasions, expense accounts and deep-pocketed foodies. Set discreetly on the Shore in Leith, it…


3 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh, EH7 5AB

Paul Kitching is a man who has clearly worked hard to evolve his own voice in the kitchen: a complex and witty patchwork approach to cooking with its own unique language. So on the menu you might see C.A.M x 123 or perhaps Beef Fillet 'Cow Py'…


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