Food & Drinks in New Town

Valvona & Crolla

The acknowledged queen of Edinburgh delicatessens, established during the 1930s, Valvona & Crolla is packed with Mediterranean goodies, including an excellent choice of fine wines. It also has a good cafe.
Cosmetics in New Town

Jo Malone

This sweet-smelling palace of posh cosmetics has in-store experts offering a ‘fragrance-combining’ consultation that will allow you to choose your perfect perfume, along with a range of other scents to layer over it…
Arts & Crafts in New Town

Scottish Gallery

Home to Edinburgh’s leading art dealers Aitken Dott, this private gallery exhibits and sells paintings by contemporary Scottish artists and the masters of the late 19th and early 20th centuries (including the Scotti…
Food & Drinks in New Town


Crombie’s is a top-quality butcher shop where the good folk of Edinburgh go to stock up on prime Scottish beef and lamb, and superb homemade haggis. It’s also famous for its gourmet sausages, with almost three dozen…
Design in New Town

Curiouser and Curiouser

A quirky independent boutique on hip Broughton St, selling everything from art prints to jewellery, homewares, stationery and books. The focus is on excellent design, with pieces by local and international artists, …
Maps in New Town

Carson Clark Gallery

Scotland’s leading map specialist has knowledgeable staff who are more than happy to advise on the interesting range of original and facsimile antique maps, charts and plans of Scotland, Europe and the rest of the w…
Fashion & Accessories in New Town


An ornately corniced and plastered foyer leads into three floors of white-painted, minimalist art-gallery-like decor showing off the best of mainstream designer labels for men, including Paul Smith, Calvin Klein, Hu…
Fashion & Accessories in New Town


This great little store has an emphasis on up-and-coming new designers from all over the world. Look for handbags by Dutch label Smaak and Italy's Gianni Chiarini (and indeed Covet's own range of bags), jewellery by…
Jewellery in New Town


Made in a workshop in Fife, the jewellery on display at Alchemia is designed in Scotland and inspired by the shapes and colours of the natural world. If nothing catches your eye, you can request bespoke jewellery – …
Books in New Town

McNaughtan’s Bookshop

The maze of shelves at McNaughtan’s basement bookshop – established in 1957 – houses a broad spectrum of general secondhand and antiquarian books, with good selections of Scottish, history, travel, art and architect…