Best Mediterranean restaurants in Edinburgh

Best Mediterranean restaurants in Edinburgh

Tapa / credit: Caitlin Cooke

No matter the weather in the Scottish capital, bask in the sun with these eateries from along the Mare Nostrum


From the best of the Levant to comforting Greek options, Edinburgh has plenty of commendable dining choices that hark from along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Whether it's tapas for a team or street food in your lunch hour, these eateries will surely whisk you away to warmer climes.

Levantine cuisine and killer cocktails at this sophisticated eatery in the Principal Hotel.

Pera: Turkish Mangal & Meze Bar
This cosy mangal and mezze bar brings the best of Turkish cuisine to Leith Walk.

A firm neighbourhood favourite offering a selection of interesting Greek mezze dishes.

A great all-rounder by The Shore, still working hard to stay fresh almost ten years after its opening.

This cosy Greek bistro is the perfect spot for dreaming of sun-kissed climes, with warm, generous service and food.

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 Taisteal
1 Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, EH4 1HU
Michelin-trained chef Gordon Craig uses inspiration from his travels abroad to create imaginative dishes that fuse global ingredients with local produce.
B Baba
130 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4JZ
Superbly spiced, lavish Lavantine foods served with elegant cocktails in stylish, versatile surroundings – also with express lunches.
C Taxidi
6 Brougham Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9JH
Cosy Greek bistro serving up fantastic food in a friendly fashion.
D Spitaki
133–135 East Claremont Street, Edinburgh, EH7 4JA
Family-run Greek taverna serving traditional mezze to loyal locals.
E Pera: Turkish Mangal & Meze Bar
57 Elm Row, Edinburgh, EH7 4AQ
Warm service and generous portions of tasty Turkish delights in shoe-box sized mangal and mezze bar.
F Tapa
19 Shore Place, Edinburgh, EH6 6SW
Stylish Spanish restaurant in a former warehouse offering flexible menus and adventurous food and drink pairings.