Best Scottish Restaurants in Edinburgh

The city’s top Scottish restaurants prove there’s much more to local food than haggis and whisky

Best Scottish Restaurants in Edinburgh

Café St Honoré


From rising stars to Michelin stars; proven track-records to new arrivals; the Scottish restaurant scene in Edinburgh continues to flourish. High-quality ingredients from Scotland’s larder combine with the impressive talents of the city’s chefs and diners are spoiled for choice, whatever their budget. The recent arrival of several stylish venues run by ambitious individuals offering imaginative menus at keen prices has raised the bar even higher. It’s no time to rest on one’s laurels, even for the most established restaurants – which of course is great news for those seeking wonderful food.

107–109 St Leonard's Street, Southside, EH8 9QY
One of Edinburgh’s most exciting restaurants: stays unpretentious while showcasing its progressive mindset with fine sourcing and presentation. | read our review of Aizle

Café St Honoré
34 North West Thistle Street Lane, New Town, EH2 1EA
A taste of Paris with 97% sustainable and mostly Scottish ingredients, this is a top choice for ethical meat eaters. | read our review of Café St Honoré

Castle Terrace
33–35 Castle Terrace, West End, EH1 2EL
A sophisticated, light and airy restaurant, with consistent quality and style on the plate. | read our review of Castle Terrace

Edinburgh Food Studio
158 Dalkeith Road, Southside, EH16 5DX
Innovative space for cooking, eating and sharing with meticulous sourcing, great food and a fabby drinks list too. | read our review of Edinburgh Food Studio

41 West Nicolson Street, Southside, EH8 9DB
Top-bracket contemporary Scottish cooking with a playful heart at very reasonable prices, served in a simple Southside dining room. | read our review of Field

The Gardener's Cottage
1 Royal Terrace Gardens, New Town, EH7 5DX
Social dining and seasonal cooking which is so imaginative, interesting and delicious you'll never be bored or disappointed. | read our review of The Gardener's Cottage

The Grain Store
30 Victoria Street, Old Town, EH1 2JW
Top Scottish dining in one of Edinburgh's most intimate and romantic restaurants on picturesque Victoria Street. | read our review of The Grain Store

The Kitchin
78 Commercial Quay, Leith, EH6 6LX
Michelin-starred since 2007, the Kitchin remains loyal to its ethos of creating exceptional dishes using the finest Scottish seasonal produce. | read our review of The Kitchin

Number One
Balmoral Hotel, 1 Princes Street, New Town, EH2 2EQ
High-end dining experience in a city centre establishment that has boasted a Michelin star for more than a decade. | read our review of Number One

10 Lady Lawson Street, West End, EH3 9DS
The style: cool warehouse conversion. The substance: professionally presented home-grown produce and impeccably sourced ingredients. | read our review of Timberyard

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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