Edinburgh and the Lothians Restaurants

Edinburgh's eclectic restaurant scene has attracted a brigade of well-known chefs, including the award-winning trio of Martin Wishart, Tom Kitchin, and Paul Kitching. They and dozens of others have abandoned the tried-and-true recipes for more adventurous cuisine. Of course, you can always find traditional fare, which usually means the Scottish-French style that harks back to the historical "Auld Alliance" of the 13th century. The Scottish element is the preference for fresh and local foodstuffs; the French supply the sauces. In Edinburgh, you can sample anything from Malaysian rendang (a thick, coconut-milk stew) to Kurdish kebabs, while the long-established French, Italian, Chinese, Pakistani, and Indian communities ensure that the majority of the globe's most treasured cuisines are well represented.

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  • 1. L'Escargot Bleu

    $ | New Town | French

    When it comes to quality at a good value, this pretty little French bistro, situated on one of Edinburgh's trendiest streets, is almost impossible...Read More

  • 2. The Pompadour

    $$$$ | New Town | French

    Sophisticated surroundings, spectacular views, and sumptuous cuisine make this restaurant, originally opened in 1925, one of Edinburgh's best...Read More

  • 3. Wedgwood the Restaurant

    $$$ | Old Town | British

    Rejecting the idea that fine dining should be a stuffy affair, owners Paul Wedgwood and Lisa Channon are in charge at this Royal Mile gem. Local...Read More

  • 4. 21212

    $$$$ | New Town | French

    Paul Kitching is one of Britain's most innovative chefs, and the theatrical dining experience at 21212 delivers surprises galore. Set within...Read More

  • 5. First Coast

    $$ | Haymarket | International

    This laid-back bistro, just a few minutes from Haymarket Station, has a loyal following—and for good reason. Its multicultural menu has everything...Read More

  • 6. Howies

    $ | Old Town | British

    The Victoria Street branch of this bistro chain is a good choice for contemporary Scottish fare, with lots of fresh local produce. Alongside...Read More

  • 7. La Garrigue

    $$$ | Old Town | French

    Edinburgh is blessed with several excellent French bistros, and this is one of the best. Although the modern decor evokes Paris, the food has...Read More

  • 8. Michael Neave Kitchen and Whisky Bar

    $$ | Old Town | British

    Young chef Michael Neave delivers exceptional cuisine at affordable prices in his restaurant just off the Royal Mile. With a mission to "explore...Read More

  • 9. Number One

    $$$$ | New Town | British

    Clublike but unstuffy, this outstanding basement restaurant, set within the Edwardian splendor of The Balmoral hotel, is made for intimate dining...Read More

  • 10. Galvin Brasserie de Luxe

    $$$ | New Town | French

    This Parisian-style brasserie combines handsome surroundings with first-class cuisine from London brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin. Dapper waiters...Read More

  • 11. Norn

    $$$$ | Leith | Scandinavian

    Opened in summer 2016, Norn is a relative newcomer to Leith's upmarket dining scene, but the signs are it's here to stay. Owner and chef Scott...Read More

  • 12. Jasmine

    $ | West End | Chinese

    Fresh seafood and meat matched with just the right spices is the main attraction of this small, friendly Cantonese restaurant. The standout...Read More

  • 13. Restaurant Mark Greenaway

    $$$$ | New Town | British

    Fine dining with a real sense of fun is what makes Restaurant Mark Greenaway stand out from the crowd. Inventive dishes and serving styles populate...Read More

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