The Very Best Local Restaurants in Edinburgh

Don’t they say that the surest path to discovering a place’s culture runs through the stomach? Our Edinburgh locals feel the same and they’re eager to share their favorite spots for breakfast, lunch, dinner, casual spots, fine dining, traditional kitchen, ethnic cuisine and everything in between — all without breaking the bank. When it comes to the best food in town, you’re in safe, expert hands with these restaurants.

Bar Rollo – Diminutive restaurant and bar

Bar Rollo – Diminutive restaurant and bar

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“Bar Rollo” Edinburgh is a minuscule Scottish/Asian restaurant, but what it lacks in size it doesn’t lack in character, with nary a prawn cracker in sight!

Full Article by Anson Clark

Bell’s Diner – A tiny New Town Institution

Bell’s Diner – A tiny New Town Institution

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“Bell’s Diner” is great for when I need a simple, quality restaurant in Edinburgh’s Stockbridge. Their mains and milkshakes make it one of my favourites.

Full Article by Anson Clark

Cafe Royal – The most beautiful pub?

Cafe Royal – The most beautiful pub?

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“Cafe Royal” (est. 1863) in Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful bars I’ve ever seen! It’s now a listed building, an amazing example of a Victorian pub.

Full Article by Fiona Diack

Chez Jules – Super value French bistro

Chez Jules – Super value French bistro

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“Chez Jules” (est. 2010) is a true Edinburgh institution. It’s in a basement and its food is plentiful, tasty and amazingly cheap! A fun joint all around.

Full Article by Mark Gorman

Chop Chop – Delightful dumplings

Chop Chop – Delightful dumplings

Image by Alasdair MacQuarrie

“Chop Chop”, a neighborhood Chinese restaurants, has become something of an Edinburgh institution over the years… I love their (very hot!) spicy noodles.

Full Article by Alasdair MacQuarrie

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