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

Beirut – A Middle Eastern feast

Beirut – A Middle Eastern feast

Image by Catriona Laxton

“Beirut” may just be my favourite restaurant in Edinburgh. It has an incredibly extensive offering of Middle Esastern specialties and such warm staff!

Full Article by Catriona Laxton

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

Bluebird Cafe – American eatery

Bluebird Cafe – American eatery

Image by Sarah Mackenzie

“Bluebird Cafe” is a good example of how Edinburgh does independent coffee shops that thrive in small spaces. I love getting a hot breakfast burrito here.

Full Article by Sarah Mackenzie

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

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