Fodor's Expert Review Cannonball Restaurant

$$ Old Town Italian Fodor's Choice
The name refers to one of the most delightful quirks of Edinburgh's Old Town—the cannonball embedded in the wall outside, said to have been fired at the castle while Bonnie Prince Charlie was in residence (not true, but a good story). The atmosphere in this three-story restaurant and whisky bar is casual and relaxed, despite the gorgeous art deco dining room with views of the castle esplanade. Victor and Carina Contini, whose unique brand of Italian-Scottish cuisine has been drawing crowds for more than a decade, preside over all. The inventive menus change seasonally, but perennial favorites include the bread-crumbed haggis "cannonballs" and the lobster thermidor macaroni and cheese.
Italian Lively Lunch Dinner Fodor's Choice $$

Quick Facts

356 Castlehill
Edinburgh, Edinburgh  EH1 2NF, Scotland

0131-225–1550

www.contini.com/cannonball

Known For:
  • Scrumptious Italian-Scottish cuisine
  • Great views of the castle
  • Bread-crumbed haggis cannonballs

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