Restaurants

Top Choice Scottish in Holyrood & Arthur’s Seat

Rhubarb

Set in the splendid 17th-century Prestonfield hotel, Rhubarb is a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds. The over-the-top decor of rich reds set off with black and gold and the sensuous surfaces – damask, bro…
Top Choice Scottish in South Edinburgh

First Coast

This popular neighbourhood bistro has a striking main dining area with sea-blue wood panelling and stripped stonework, and a short and simple menu offering hearty comfort food such as fish with creamy mash, brown sh…
Top Choice Scottish in New Town

Gardener's Cottage

This country cottage in the heart of the city, bedecked with flowers and fairy lights, offers one of Edinburgh's most interesting dining experiences – two tiny rooms with communal tables made of salvaged timber, and…
Top Choice Scottish in West End & Dean Village

Timberyard

Ancient, worn floorboards, cast-iron pillars, exposed joists, and tables made from slabs of old mahogany create a rustic, retro atmosphere in this slow-food restaurant where the accent is on locally sourced produce …
Top Choice French in Leith

Martin Wishart

In 2001 this restaurant became the first in Edinburgh to win a Michelin star, and it's retained it ever since. The eponymous chef has worked with Albert Roux, Marco Pierre White and Nick Nairn, and brings a modern F…
Top Choice Scottish in Leith

Kitchin

Fresh, seasonal, locally sourced Scottish produce is the philosophy that has won a Michelin star for this elegant but unpretentious restaurant. The menu moves with the seasons, of course, so expect fresh salads in s…
Top Choice Cafe in Old Town

Mums

This nostalgia-fuelled cafe serves up classic British comfort food that wouldn't look out of place on a 1950s menu – bacon and eggs, bangers and mash, shepherd's pie, fish and chips. But there's a twist – the food i…
Top Choice Indian in New Town

Dishoom

Dishoom is a new addition to Edinburgh’s dining scene and the mini-chain’s first opening outside London. Inspired by the Irani cafes of Bombay, this is exquisite Indian street food served in upmarket surroundings; t…
Top Choice Scottish in West End & Dean Village

Castle Terrace

It was little more than a year after opening in 2010 that Castle Terrace was awarded a Michelin star under chef-patron Dominic Jack (the star was lost in 2015). The menu is seasonal and applies honed Parisian skills…
Top Choice Scottish in Old Town

Grain Store

An atmospheric upstairs dining room on picturesque Victoria St, the Grain Store has a well-earned reputation for serving the finest Scottish produce, perfectly prepared in dishes such as Orkney scallops with pumpkin…