Edinburgh Restaurant Festival 2015 takes over city's taste buds

Edinburgh Restaurant Festival 2015

Top chefs, restaurants and foodies come together to celebrate the best in gastronomy

After a successful debut in 2014, the Edinburgh Restaurant Festival (organised by This Is Edinburgh) will once more take over the city this October, showcasing the diverse range of food available in the capital. Restaurants across Edinburgh will offer hungry customers £15 lunches and £25 dinners (per person for three courses). Eateries taking part include Tower Restaurant, Prestonfield House, Contini Ristorante, No. 8 Lister Square, Kyloe and Cucina.

Launching the festival is Chef’s Table, an event that sees three of Edinburgh’s top chefs work together to create a meal that captures what the capital has to offer. Taking place at the Hub on the Royal Mile, tickets cost £25 and attendees will get the opportunity to speak to the culinary connoisseurs about their creations afterwards.

Plenty of other events will take place across the capital during the gastronomical celebration. On 10 Oct, the Grassmarket will transform into a family-friendly foodie haven, providing tasters, demonstrations, classes and early evening music. Eat Walk Edinburgh will return with their food tours, allowing diners to sample five tasting plates in some of the city’s finest restaurants and Harvey Nichols are planning to screen the film Chocolat (starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp), accompanied by a three-course meal and themed cocktails.

Plus, the Kiltr Street Feastival will take over St Andrew Square Gardens from 16–18 Oct to close the festival. The pop-up event brings together a hand-picked selection of street food, cultures and styles, with music provided by local DJs.

For more information about the Edinburgh Restaurant Festival, the set menus and event listings, visit thisisedinburgh.com/edinburghrestaurantfestival and follow @edinburgh and #edrestaurantfest on Twitter for the latest news and updates.

Various locations, Thu 8–Sun 18 Oct, times and prices vary.