Tom Kitchins’s restaurant on Commercial Quay is one of these, and offers amazing and intense flavour combinations served in a beautiful way, by friendly staff who are very knowledgable about what they are serving. If you are looking for a sophisticated dining experience and atmosphere that showcases the best of seasonal Scottish produce, The Kitchin is the place to visit.
The Witchery by the Castle
The Witchery by the Castle is renowned for its legendary food and wine and of course one of the best and most dramatic settings in the city. You will find it at the top of the Royal Mile, hidden within an ancient building right at the castle gates, and it is possible to eat in the original Witchery with its grand oak panelling. The Witchery is a fine-dining landmark in Scotland and is much admired by both locals, visitors and celebrities. Here you can choose from a fantastic selection of locally produced seafood and meat, and there is even some haggis on the menu.
The Grain Store
In Victoria Steet is The Grain Store, dedicated to serving top-notch local produce with everything individually cooked to order. With bare stone walls and imaginative lighting, the restaurant feels cosy yet makes the most of the windows. There is a fantastic value dinner menu and an extensive wine list to cater for all tastes, as well as efficient and friendly service on offer.
Angels with Bagpipes
Angels with Bagpipes belongs to the Valvona and Crolla collection of Edinburgh delis and restaurants. Not far from Giles’ Cathedral, in the restaurant you can see the impressive bronze statue of the angel with bagpipes in the window. The furnishings are contemporary with an intimate atmosphere and the menu tantalising with just the right amount of dishes to choose from, all of them at a high quality for a reasonable price, with great service on offer.
A Room in the Town
If you are in the New Town, A Room in the Town is a relaxed bistro that serves Scots-French food, with a strong focus on using fresh local meat. The restaurant allows you to bring your own wine if you prefer. With plain but colourful furnishings, it’s an ideal location to take your friends for a cosy night out.
If you are looking for some international flavour, Dusit on Thistle Street comes highly recommended. Here you will find some of the best Thai food in Edinburgh, with fresh flavours and a great range of excellent Thai dishes, served in a lively atmosphere. This is contemporary cuisine making the most of the best fresh local produce, and combining it with Asian herbs, spices and vegetables from Thailand.
Head to Leith Walk to experience the best Edinburgh has to offer in pizza, with wood-filled ovens adding a wonderful smokiness to the flavour, and a crisp base. La Favorita offers plenty of fresh toppings, made to order, stretched by hand, and of course real mozzarella cheese. It’s widely thought to be the best Italian restaurant in the city.
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