Best bistros and brasseries in Edinburgh

Best bistros in Edinburgh

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Sample some of Edinburgh's best cuisine in bistros across the city

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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.

Bijou
An informal neighbourhood gem with a seasonal French-accented menu and a refreshingly humble, unassuming vibe.

Educated Flea
This small, understated neighbourhood bistro offers boldly flavoured dishes and a very friendly welcome.

First Coast
Entering its 15th year, this Haymarket stalwart continues to do everything well at affordable prices.

The Honours
Martin Wishart puts a sophisticated spin on brasserie dining at his stylish New Town eatery.

Otro
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.

The Walnut
Pocket-pleasing real home cooking is taken up a notch at this neighbourhood eatery on Leith Walk.

Eating & Drinking Guide 2018/19

Eating & Drinking Guide 2018/19

25th Edition published April 2018. 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.
A First Coast
97–101 Dalry Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2AB
This Haymarket stalwart continues to deliver creative seasonal dishes at affordable prices.
B Otro
22 Coates Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 7AF
Creative, classy and popular, Otro is fast becoming a gem of the West End.
C The Honours
58a North Castle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3LU
With it's fine dining pedigree, this stylish New Town brasserie delivers a Michelin-like experience.
D The Rabbit Hole
11 Roseneath Street, Edinburgh, EH9 1JH
An established local bistro that attracts diners from across the city, lured by well-executed classic dishes.
E Educated Flea
32b Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3SB
Busy wee venue running lively brunches, lunches and dinners with good measures of imagination and cheer.
F The Walnut
9 Croall Place, Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH7 4LT
Pocket-pleasing French-Scottish eatery, enticing the crowds to Leith Walk.
G The Shore Bar & Restaurant
3 The Shore, Edinburgh, EH6 6QW
Atmospheric old-fashioned bar and bistro offering great food accompanied by live jazz several times a week.
H Bijou
2 Restalrig Road, Edinburgh, EH6 8BN
Neighbourhood bistro with loyal local customers, open from breakfast to dinner.

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