You’ll work up an appetite walking around Scotland’s hilly capital, so here’s our selection of our favourite restaurants and cafes.

 

Pickles

Pickles

This cosy cellar bar is a great place to share a bite to eat, perhaps with a bottle of wine. Pickles offers local pâtés, chutneys, meat and wonderful sharing platters. Get in quick though, because this place fills up quickly with locals, especially on the weekend.

Where to find it? 56A Broughton St, Edinburgh, EH1 3SA

How much? £££

Call: (0)131 557 5005

Pickles
Chop Chop

Chop Chop

If you’re a fan of dumplings then Chop Chop is your kind of Chinese restaurant - they’re perhaps the most celebrated in all of Scotland! Enjoy all your traditional favourites, as well as their popular cucumber salad (yes, really) and see why they’ve consistently been given awards for their food.


Where to find it? 248 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8DT

How much? ££

Call: (0)131 221 1155

Chop Chop
S Luca

S Luca

For those with a sweet tooth, this cafe and ice cream bar in Morningside should be a priority stop! The Scappaticcio family have been serving ice cream in Scotland for more than 100 years and they’ve perfected that luxury Italian recipe. If ice cream’s not your thing, it’s still a great place for a casual coffee.

Where to find it? 16 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4DB

How much? £

Call: (0)131 446 0233

S Luca
The Royal Mile Tavern

The Royal Mile Tavern

Slap bang in the middle of all the main tourist sites is this pub that serves traditional Scottish grub at reasonable prices. If you fancy trying haggis, neeps and tatties or even a deep-fried Mars Bar, then this is a great spot to do so. On sunnier days (yes, they do get some) there’s outdoor tables on the Royal Mile so you can people watch to your heart’s content!

Where to find it?  127 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SG

How much? ££

Call: (0)131 557 9681

Royal Mile Tavern
Restaurant Martin Wishart

Restaurant Martin Wishart

Diners willing to push the boat out a bit could do a lot worse than this eatery that combines Scottish ingredients with French flair. Edinburgh’s first Michelin Star was awarded to this well-regarded restaurant that’s been delighting Leith locals since 1999.


Where to find it?  54 The Shore, Edinburgh, EH6 6RA

How much? ££££

Call: (0) 131 553 3557

Martin Wishart
Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch

Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch

As the name hints at, this is a great cafe to head for in the morning, especially if you like your breakfast homemade and hearty. The square Scottish beef steak Lorne sausage they make in-house is worth the trip alone, but if you’re vegan or gluten free, fear not as there’s loads of options on this locally-sourced and affordable menu.


Where to find it? 65 Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9RU

How much? £

Call: (0)131 662 6969

Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch

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