Best Budget Dining in Edinburgh

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

Best Budget Dining in Edinburgh



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.


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