Best International Restaurants in Edinburgh

Five of the city’s best around the world restaurants, from Portugal to South Africa

Best International Restaurants in Edinburgh



This globetrotting selection showcases some of the most exciting tastes on offer in the city – from the mezze dishes of Turkey, Greece and Lebanon, to the exotic meats of Africa, with a twist to the comfort food of North and South America. So take a chance – try a new country (or even a new continent), experience new flavours and explore menus full of unfamiliar dishes. More often than not they won’t disappoint, and their low-frills, home-cooking approach (often with generous BYOB policies) also mean they won’t break the bank.

24 Nicolson Square, Southside, EH8 9BU
Edinburgh's only specialist Lebanese restaurant serving a wide selection of mezze, grills and stews. | read our review of Beirut

70 Rose Street North Lane, City Centre, EH2 3DX
A hidden gem down a cobbled lane, doing Californian fine dining with an excellent wine store too. | read our review of Calistoga

Frontier Restaurant
8 Gillespie Place, Tollcross, EH10 4HS
Great American cooking in Tollcross, with burgers, hotdogs and other favourites for carnivores and vegetarians. | read our review of Frontier Restaurant

Knights Kitchen
126 Nicolson Street, Southside, EH9 9EH
A tightly packed nook of colour, energy and freshly cooked dishes from across the African continent. | read our review of Knights Kitchen

Pera: Turkish Mangal & Meze Bar
57 Elm Row, Leith, EH7 4AQ
Excellent shoebox-sized Leith Walk café doing breakfasts with salty Turkish spicy sausage and hot mezze platters for under a tenner. | read our review of Pera

133-135 East Claremont Street, EH7 4JA
A new spitaki or 'little house', this Greek taverna's holiday-memory décor and delicious, simple mezze dishes will bring on the Santorini and Kos flashbacks. | read our review of Spitaki

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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