Best bistros and brasseries in Edinburgh
- Eating and Drinking Guide
- 22 May 2019
Sample some of Edinburgh's best cuisine in bistros across the city
Loyal to their French roots while showcasing Scotland's larder, Edinburgh's bistros and brasseries are thriving. From fine dining in prime locations with breathtaking views to cosy local joints serving up comfort food, the high standard across the city is supported by great service and talented chefs.
A playfully innovative menu and brilliant wine list make this chic little venue shine like a beacon on Great Junction Street.
Forage & Chatter
Daring, inventive and eccentric, this venture oozes confidence and culinary ingenuity, setting a high bar for exciting brasserie cuisine.
Alongside the chef's fertile brain, this wee bistro continues to evolve, with creative use of veg, pretty desserts and exceptionally friendly service in a cute, sunny room.
The Little Chartroom
Precision cooking and focused flavours are the hallmarks of this little gem on Leith Walk. A petite venue packing a seriously big punch.
In the heart of the tourist trail, but still popular with locals attracted by the great atmosphere, pleasant service and good-value lunch specials.
The Rabbit Hole
The epitome of a local brasserie with a hugely loyal following – a little off the beaten track but well worth the trip.
An exciting newcomer serving refined small plates in stylish surroundings, with an open kitchen where diners can watch the chef in action.
The tiny Walnut on Leith Walk is one of the toughest tables to book in town, thanks to a classy French-Scottish menu and excellent prices.