Best bistros and brasseries in Edinburgh
- Eating and Drinking Guide
- 16 April 2018
Sample some of Edinburgh's best cuisine in bistros across the city
From wee neighbourhood suppers to big shiny nights out, Edinburgh's bistros and brasseries are ever-evolving. Their sheer variety means you can expect everything from innovative dishes to old-time classics, from long-time institutions to new favourites. Fun times abound, whether that's for lunch, for dinner, or for anything in-between.
An informal neighbourhood gem with a seasonal French-accented menu and a refreshingly humble, unassuming vibe.
This small, understated neighbourhood bistro offers boldly flavoured dishes and a very friendly welcome.
Entering its 15th year, this Haymarket stalwart continues to do everything well at affordable prices.
Martin Wishart puts a sophisticated spin on brasserie dining at his stylish New Town eatery.
Everything you want in a bistro – friendly, comfortable and cosseting, whether you're dining solo or hosting a party.
The Rabbit Hole
A family-run Marchmont bistro that executes a seasonal menu of classic dishes with creativity and flair, alongside an appealing wine list.
The Shore Bar & Restaurant
This appealing waterfront bistro is the perfect choice for those nights when you just want good food in relaxed surroundings.
Pocket-pleasing real home cooking is taken up a notch at this neighbourhood eatery on Leith Walk.