Best Scottish restaurants in Edinburgh

Best Scottish restaurants in Edinburgh

Angels with Bagpipes

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


The city's vibrant Scottish scene works hard to elevate itself beyond traditional tourist-driven plates. Friendly neighbourhood bistros, elegant city-centre eateries and polished fine dining venues combine to deliver precise and considered cooking that showcases the country's finest seasonal produce, often washed down with the best Scotland's brewers and distillers have to offer.

Angels with Bagpipes
Impressive modern Scottish cooking in an atmospheric restaurant at the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town.

Café St Honoré
A strong sustainable ethos overlays accomplished cooking and exemplary sourcing in a delightful French bistro setting.

Edinburgh Food Studio
A communal, convivial fine-dining experience. Expect intense flavours and creative cooking using impeccably sourced ingredients.

A low-key and likeable modern Scottish restaurant showcasing seasonal Scottish produce prepared with considerable care.

The Gardeners Cottage
A pretty cottage set in an urban park provides a picturesque setting for high-end inventive seasonal cooking.

The Kitchin
A revered and respected Edinburgh institution with a Michelin star since 2007 and a nature-to-plate approach to fine dining.
New Chapter Contemporary Scottish fare with hints of European influence in a stylish neighbourhood venue that's worth crossing town for.

Achingly cool dining in a converted warehouse restaurant that's daringly different and deeply delicious.

A Timberyard
10 Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DS
Atmosphere, intimacy and gastronomic excellence, perfect for a sophisticated date or dinner with foodie friends.
B Café St Honoré
34 North West Thistle Street Lane, Edinburgh, EH2 1EA
Firmly established city centre favourite with a focus on quality and flavour using ethically sourced local produce.
C Angels with Bagpipes
343 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1PW
Royal Mile favourite for everything from snacks to formal dining, producing clever cooking using locally sourced ingredients.
D Fhior
36 Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3SB
Stylish but simply decorated space where local sourcing is important and the quality of the cooking does the talking.
E The Gardener's Cottage
1 Royal Terrace Gardens, Edinburgh, EH7 5DX
Unassuming, informal restaurant cooking exciting seasonal dishes using the finest produce.
F The Kitchin
78 Commercial Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6LX
A revered and respected Edinburgh institution which is neither stuffy or exclusive, despite its lengthy list of plaudits and awards.

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