Lucky you if you’re fortunate enough to visit Edinburgh, especially if it’s during the festival, or New Year. Edinburgh is a vibrant and historic place, with a wide selection of dining to tempt your palate. Enjoy a vast variety of things to see and do in Edinburgh and the Lothians and fill your perfect break with trips to castles and distilleries, country parks and excellent restaurants. Here are our 5 best restaurants in this wonderful city, if you have the opportunity, try one and see if you agree?
Five Best Restaurants in Edinburgh
They were butchers, so you can expect the best steaks in town, the haggis is fantastic also, having been voted the Best at Haggis Championships a few years ago. But there is more, the pork sausages have also won the McKirdy brother’s awards, so sit down, enjoy the atmosphere and have a great meal and a wonderful evening. Situated a short walk from Edinburgh’s Haymarket station, also around a 10 minute walk from the famous Princes Street, this is the place for the best steaks in Edinburgh.
For reservations: 0131 229 6660
Imagine sitting down at your table and being asked by the waiter what whisky you would care to sample, well Amber is a whisky themed restaurant the revels in the history of the amber nectar. The finest malt whiskies, great food, full of flavours and interesting options, you will enjoy your evening here. Located within the Scotch Whisky Experience beside Edinburgh’s castle, it has beautiful settings with a great atmosphere.
For reservations: 0131 477 8477
Point Hotel is situated in the heart of this fair city, Edinburgh, with fantastic views over the Castle and close to great shopping opportunities along the famous Princes Street. The restaurant, Bread Street Brasserie offers fine dining at a reasonable price and is well worth a try, with it’s relaxed atmosphere and a range of dishes full of great flavours using local quality ingredients. Booking is recommended to avoid any disappointment.
For reservations: 0131 221 5555
Named after the mountain, come here for authentic Scottish food, atmosphere and that world renowned hospitality of the Scotts. Situated along Dublin Street, in the heart of Edinburgh, they offer exciting interpretations of modern and traditional cuisine using local, fresh produce. The wine options are first class, as well as the selection of Scottish beers, fine malts, all waiting to be savoured. The food is always well presented, but also tastes fantastic, a venue not to be missed. A fantastic choice when looking for where to eat in Edinburgh.
For reservations: 0131 556 2231
By no means our last choice, but one had to be at the end, no matter. Considering the Tower is a museum, it is surprising that the Tower restaurant it has also become one of the hottest tables in Edinburgh. The ambience of this fine restaurant is pleasing and the intelligible menu with exquisite shellfish and oysters a delight to choose from. The best available seasonal ingredients are always on offer, served in the relaxed unfussy style of the classy and luxury restaurant.
For reservations: 0131 225 3003