Best International Restaurants in Edinburgh
Five of the city’s best around the world restaurants, from Portugal to South Africa
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.
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.
calistoga.co.uk | read our review of Calistoga
8 Gillespie Place, Tollcross, EH10 4HS
Great American cooking in Tollcross, with burgers, hotdogs and other favourites for carnivores and vegetarians.
frontierestaurant.co.uk | read our review of Frontier Restaurant
126 Nicolson Street, Southside, EH9 9EH
A tightly packed nook of colour, energy and freshly cooked dishes from across the African continent.
knightskitchen.co.uk | 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.
turkishrestaurantedinburgh.co.uk | 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.
spitaki.co.uk | read our review of Spitaki