Best Budget Dining in Edinburgh

Best Budget Dining in Edinburgh


It’s all about cheap eats at these budget-friendly restaurants


At the end of the month your bank account isn’t always looking the prettiest, but alas, hunger prevails. Thankfully, Edinburgh is filled with plenty of budget-friendly eateries when cooking just ain’t looking likely. Whether it’s to grab and go or sit in and fill your boots with as much chicken chow mein as possible, take a look at our best picks.

Taken from the 2016/17 The List Eating & Drinking Guide – £5.95 (plus p&p)

China Red
30 Grindlay Street, West End, EH3 9AP
Stylish new Chinese buffet restaurant with over 40 tempting dishes, offering great value in the heart of the city. | read our review of China Red

Los Cardos
281 Leith Walk, Leith, EH6 8PD
Tex-Mex takeaway food with a Scottish twist, and the option to eat in or at a nearby bar. | read our review of Los Cardos

Maki & Ramen
13 West Richmond Street, Southside, EH8 9EF
Bustling noodle joint offering steaming hot ramen and freshly made sushi.
read our review of Maki & Ramen

The Mash Tun
154 Easter Road, Leith, EH7 5RL
Unpretentious neighbourhood sports pub with good beer, good grub, and a good pub quiz. | read our review of The Mash Tun

3 Robertsons Close, Cowgate, Old Town, EH1 1LY
Eccentric interiors, cheap booze, a midweek pub quiz and weekend DJ's give Pilgrim a loyal student clientele. | read our review of Pilgrim

The Green Police Box, Middle Meadow Walk, Lauriston Place, Old Town, EH1 9AU
Police box by the Meadows serving up 100% gluten-free crêpes with a sunny, healthy Brazilian spin. | read our review of Tupiniquim

You might also want to consider: Barburrito (Lothian Road), Barburrito (Shandwick Place), The Bluebird Café, Wee Buddha

Eating & Drinking Guide 2015/16

Eating & Drinking Guide 2016/17

23rd Edition published April 2016. Widely recognised as the most reliable, comprehensive and authoritative guide to eating out in more than 950+ restaurants, bistros, cafes and bars in Glasgow and Edinburgh.