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Restaurants in Edinburgh

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43 places to eat in Edinburgh

Restaurants in Edinburgh
The Standing Order
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The Standing Order is a place rich in history and was formerly and nowadays we can see the big safe that was in it. After first turning into a pub, it was where smokers went so that they wouldn't bother the rest of the clientele. It's located on George Street, a parallel street to Princess Street and it has an exit to Rose Street. They call it a fast food restaurant with high quality food, reasonable prices and a lot of charm.
Cafés in Edinburgh
Cafe Hub
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The Hub is an icon of the city, although it looks like a church, it's actually a super modern coffee shop, where the famous Edinburgh Festival is held every year. Built in the mid-nineteenth century, the building is listed as a historic site. Initially it was going to be the place where people would join together to discuss the current issues of Edinburgh. In the twentieth century, it was a church, part of the Scottish church, but now the Edinburgh Festival Association bought and transformed it in order to open it to the public in 2000. There are still details that resemble its former life as a church, the windows, the Gothic arches, the stone angels at the gates, and it's mixed with the modern theme of the festival, which is one of the biggest events in Europe in terms of classical music, theater, opera and dance. The festival is held in August and lasts three weeks, and if you visit the city at this time, you should book everything faaaaar in advance because the hotels fill up several months before. In the normal season, The Hub has a small cafe where they serve not only pastries, but sandwiches and hot dishes, it's pretty basic food but in an exceptional place.
Restaurants in Edinburgh
The Elephant House
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The Elephant House cafeteria was the place where JK Rowling began writing Harry Potter on paper napkins. It is a very friendly local that has seating in the rear with wonderful views of Edinburgh Castle. For those with more of a sweet tooth I recommend the Marshmallow Delight, a hot chocolate with cream on top. They also serve meals, simple dishes typical of the UK, which in general is delicious.
Restaurants in Edinburgh
The Last Drop
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Located in the Grassmarket, where the executions field was situated, and, as a last wish of those ve were going to die, they were given the option of having their last drink in the tavern. It´s traditional place where you can try the famous Haggis, nappies and tatties. Beware of ghosts!
Restaurants in Edinburgh
Wannaburger
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Wannaburger is a chain of fast food burgers in Scotland. There are two restaurants in Edinburgh one is on the Royal Mile, number 217, High Street. This is definitely a tourist area, which is filled at noon but at night there aren´t many people, and then there's the West End, Queensferry Street. The latter is more lively at night. They say they have the best burgers in town, and what it does have is fresh Angus beef, which is a type of Scottish beef that is quite tender and declicious. Chicken is are British, and the bread is cooked every day in each store. A hamburger will come out to be about 7 pounds. There is a ton to choose from and even vegetarian food as well. Each hamburger that you eat also goes to a charity for children.
Restaurants in Edinburgh
Ryan's Bar
Ryan's Bar is in a lively neighborhood in West End. It's open every day from the morning on, when they offer a typical Scottish breakfast, with sausage, blood sausage, another kind of square sausage, white beans in tomato sauce and eggs made to order, until the evening when it turns into a bar. It's a well-decorated place, with a main bar, a wine bar, a space dedicated to coffee and a terrace for those few good days in summer. The Cellar Bar is a wine bar, a very valued place, that you'll find in the basement of the place. It has wood décor and bottles everywhere, it's a nice place, more than every now that smoking is prohibited inside. The locals come to have a drink after work, later they go upstairs to eat. The ones ve stay below pick at some nachos or wraps, even though they can choose from the same menu downstairs.
Restaurants in Edinburgh
Zizzi Edinburgh
Zizzi is an Italian restaurant. I like to go because they have an open kitchen, so you can watch the chef while he is preparing your pizza. They serve a selection of pizza's that cost about 10 pounds each. A lot of the time they have 2 for 1 deals on main courses, so you can eat well for cheap. In Scotland, the prices are slightly less expensive than the rest of the UK, but overall eating out is very expensive. If you check out the daily newspaper or look on Zizzi's website, you may find voucher codes. The pizzas are very good, but of course it depends on ve prepares it. I have gone several times and have yet to be disappointed. Yes, the drinks are a bit expensive. There are a few beers, italian and national ones, they always come in a bottle, and they charge a lot for them. The wine is a little pricey as well. It ends up being around 25 pounds per person for a pizza and a beer. There is a good atmosphere, mostly young professionals.
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The Baked Potato Shop
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With a ton of cheddar. It looks like a lie that something so simple like a baked potato could be this good. Very recommendable that you take your potato away and eat it on one of the benches nearby because eating inside the restaurant is impossible. It's too hot and there's nowhere to sit. Also, the waiters speak really fast.
Restaurants in Edinburgh
Mamma's American Pizza
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In Grassmarket Square, just behind Edinburgh Castle, this American-style pizzeria offers an innovative menu full of new ideas, because it fuses typical ingredients used in traditional Scottish cuisine with traditional Italian-American cuisine. It's a small, well decorated place, and it´s quite pleasant. It´s usually best to book at peak times. Usually, as in most of the United Kingdom, the pizzas are measured in inches approx. A 12 "is for two people. In this case, they make the pizzas after you choose the ingredients. In one of the photos there is a pizza with Cheddar cheese, bacon and haggis ... it´s really a delicious combination. But there is something to suit everyone´s tastes. You can order meats or salmon, which are cooked in a stone oven, so the menu is quite varied.
Cafés in Edinburgh
Mimi's Bakehouse
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Right in the Royal Mile, you can't miss this shop, as the candy window display is spectacular! Cupcakes and cakes of all colours and flavours ... don't miss it!
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Oink Hog Roast
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If you get hungry exploring the streets of historic Edinburgh, head to Victoria Street for some delicious roast pig at "Oink!" In fact, pig is the only thing on the menu, and the whole roasted pig is right there in front of you, just waiting to be eaten. I'd be lying if I didn't say it was heavenly.
Restaurants in Edinburgh
Deacon Brodies Tavern
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It's the first place that I ate in Edinburgh and, of course, I had to order an impressive Haggis, a kind of sausage for undemanding Scottish stomachs, mostly because it is heavy and is served with a delicious whiskey sauce. Everything is washed down with a good beer and a plate of fish and chips to whet your appetite.
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The Royal McGregor
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Although with regard to meals I´m more in favor of Glasgow, I must admit that this downtown restaurant in the city of Edinburgh is one of the best places in terms of Scottish food that I've tasted. The menu is typical and can be checked on their website, however I think the star is the famous haggis, which in this place is presented as a timbale giving it a good presentation (which is not commonly done). This restaurant is in the heart of the city, the value is more than good and the service is also second to none in the area, considering it is located on one of the most notorious streets in the capital, the famous "Royal Mile". But maybe that´s not a good thing for them, as one would think that being in that location it would be a typical place for tourists, with expensive prices and limited quality. Like I said, it´s completely different, it´s more than recommendable, especially those ve are interested in discovering the food of this country.
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Gennaro Ristorante
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Gennaro Italian restaurant is located in Grassmarket. You can taste a pizza that is almost Italian and excellent lasagna prepared with Bolognese sauce. The location is nice in the summer and although the temperatures are not so high, the tables are set up outside . The service is friendly and the cost is reasonable.
Culinary Interest in Edinburgh
Scottish Soup
In general, this soup is typical of Scotland and if it's made of vegetables, we're talking about "broth." If it's made with fish and potatoes and milk or fresh cream, it's called "Cullen Skin." Other kinds of soups can be found throughout the United Kingdom. Cheers.
Restaurants in Edinburgh
Point Restaurant
The Point Restaurant is an elegant restaurant located next to the Point hotels. The restaurant is suitable for ceremonies or important dinners. The tables are all fully laden with attention to detail. The food is served in a precise and orderly manner even if the quantities are rather small. It has an extensive wine list, including Italian and French wines.
Tapas Bars in Edinburgh
The Kenilworth
Located north of Princes St, in the center of the Scottish capital, the Kenilworth pub is a real institution in Edinburgh! The high ceilings and décor plunge you into a quaint atmosphere, but the great beers available will take you back down to earth. This is the best we have found so far in Scotland!
Restaurants in Edinburgh
The Conan Doyle
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This is a traditional pub with a unique character, known for the quality of its beers and its food. It's largely made from wood, and stands near the statue of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The waiters are very friendly, the food is good and it is not very expensive. Try the haggis, I was skeptical at first but it is delicious :).
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