EDINBURGH- Food & Drink 

 2-8 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1TB

This traditional Scottish pub is steeped in history as it's a 16th century listed building. For Outlander fans it featured in the novel Voyager. It's a friendly, very tiny bar and restaurant with very limited seating so if you are not prepared to wait it's best to book. Its become even more popular since being linked to Outlander. The food was great and the staff were friendly and helpful. The name comes from a time when the Anglo-Scot Battle of Flodden was fought and lost by the Scotts and Edinburgh started to fortify its city. A wall was built to protect the capital and the residents inside. The walled gates were seen as 'the end of the world', hence the name. You can see the brass markers on the street outside where the wall once stood. 

58 Thistle Street Edinburgh EH2 1EN     Nice restaurant with beautiful seafood, bit on the pricey side but I ended up with food poisoning the next day so not sure I can recommend it. No one else in the party of 7 was sick though so can't be sure it was this restaurant.

36/38 Victoria Street, Edinburgh EH1 2JW

In the Grassmarket, just off the Royal Mile - A group of us had dinner here before the Tattoo last time we were there. They offer a menu of French, North African, and traditional Scottish cuisine using cooking skills from each region. The food and staff were both excellent and I would recommend them.

Eat Walk Edinburgh, 77 -80 High Street Edinburgh Italian and American comfort food classics in a family-friendly atmosphere. The decor is cool with photos of old movie stars and set up like a 50’s American dinner. The staff were nice. We had breakfast there and it was good value for money.

14 George Street Edinburgh EH2 2PF

Stunning architecture -Corinthian columns, marble bars, and a dome ceiling that was just breathtaking. You can eat in the restaurant or just the bar where we ate. The prices were surprisingly reasonable and cheaper than a lot of other places we had tried. Plus it was straight across the road from our hotel, it's one of my favorite places

26 George 1V Bridge Edinburgh EH1 1EN

Housed in a 19th-century church, this unique themed gothic venue has 3 bars over 3 levels with an eclectic menu and a monster show. The decor is based on the old Frankenstein horror movies and on the hour there is a monster show with flashing lights, electric static charges, vats of bubbling liquid and the monster himself makes an appearance. The original black and white Frankenstein movies play on large screens above the bar just to add to the mood. Situated in Edinburgh's Old Town, Close to the Royal Mile. The Food is reasonably priced and good and the staff are friendly. There is Karaoke on some nights which is entertaining.

4-6 South Bridge Edinburgh 

Licence Pizza bar. Staff were friendly and the pizza was tasty.

 

WEATHERSPOON'S

Weatherspoons restaurants are always great food and great value. There are 6 outlets in Edinburgh but they can be found all over the UK. There is a Wetherspoons app you can download too. On the app, you can order a meal and drinks and they have a reorder function, pay using Apple Pay, Google Pay, or Paypal, choose from deals including the club nights, find directions and information and you can book a hotel stay with them. 

  • The Foot of the walk 183 Constitution Street, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 7AA

  • The Playfair  - Omni Centre, Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AJ

  • The Booking Office  -17 Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1BQ

  • The Standing Order - 62-66 George Street, New Town, Edinburgh EH2 2JR

  • The Alexander Graham Bell  -  126-128 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4JZ

  • The Caley Picture House - 31 Lothian Road Edinburgh EH1 2DJ

Lamb Shank

Sticky Toffee Pudding

PLACES IM PLANNING ON TRYING

Once I've had the opportunity to try these for myself I will write more. These are places that have been recommended on the Travel to Scotland page and I've checked out they have great reviews.  

THEATRE ROYAL BAR  

25-27 Greenside Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3AA

Traditional stop for pre-&-post-theatre drinks & classic pub grub amid Victorian wood & brass decor. Offering quality local real ales, beers, and an array of malt whiskies, spirits, wines, and cocktails along with traditional British cuisine, served throughout the day and a roast dinner is served on a Sunday.

BLONDE

71-75 St. Leonard's St, Edinburgh EH8 9QR

Airy, candlelit dining room with a menu of modern Scottish cuisine, cooked using local produce.

HOWIES 

Howies is an independent  group of 3 restaurants based in Edinburgh established in 1990

 

 

 

 

 

1. HOWIE'S  WATERLOO

29 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3BQ

Housed in a gorgeous Georgian building, Howies Waterloo Place sits at the foot of Calton Hill at the east end of Princes Street. Built in 1815  to celebrate the Battle Of Waterloo, the sense of history is tangible. High ceilings and original period features are the background to Howies contemporary Scottish style. This is the link to their Facebook page. 

2. HOWIES VICTORIA

10 - 14 Victoria Street Edinburgh EH1 2HG

Howies Victoria in Edinburgh’s historic Old Town sits on Edinburgh’s famous Victoria Street,  one of Europe’s most beautiful streets,  a 2-minute walk from Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Mile, and The Grassmarket.

The Victoria Street venue is caved out of the rock that Edinburgh Castle perches on above.

Paired back stone walls, wooden floors, and an eclectic mix of Scottish art marry marvelously with the historic surroundings.

Open

  • For lunch and dinner from Wednesday dinner until Sunday dinner
  • Call 0131 225 1721.
  • victoriastreet@howies.uk.com

3. SCOTTS KITCHEN

Scotts Kitchen Edinburgh

Just up the road is their sister restaurant Scotts Kitchen which sits on a sweeping South Facing Terrace.

  • Open 7 Days a week

Don’t miss our fantastic lunch and early dining offers.

Lunch offer

THE SHEEP HEID INN.

43-45 The Causeway, Edinburgh EH15 3QA,

 

 

 

 

I'll be honest, it was the name that got me intrigued with this one.

ANGELS WITH BAGPIPES 

343 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1PW,

Situated in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town this family-friendly restaurant has lush decor and is housed in a 16th-century building that creates an intimate mood for stylish Scottish fine dining. They source fresh ingredients from Scotland’s stunning natural larder and offer a  modern Scottish seasonal menu throughout the day.

OPEN

  • Mon—Wed—Closed
  • Thu—17:30—21:45
  • Fri—Sun—12:00—21:45
  • info@angelswithbagpipes.co.uk
  • (0131) 220-1111

TOM KITCHIN RESTAURANTS 

Thomas William Kitchin is a Scottish chef and owner of The Kitchin, where he became Scotland's youngest winner of a Michelin star. He runs the Michelin-starred restaurant the Kitchen and gastropub Scran and Scallie in Edinburgh which is owned by his wife. I first heard of him when he was featured on Men in Kilts. 

The KITCHIN

8, Commercial Quay, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6LX,

Tom Kitchin uses French techniques on Scottish produce in a refined, chic converted whisky warehouse.

  • https://thekitchin.com/menus/drinks
  • Phone: +44 131 555 1755

THE SCRAN AND SCALLIE.

1 Comely Bank Rd, Stockbridge, Edinburgh EH4 1DR,

A rustic-chic gastropub with a modern Scottish menu, draught, bottled beers, and whiskies galore. This is the link to their Facebook page.

 

THE GRAIN STORE

30 Victoria St, Edinburgh EH1 2JW,

A creative menu of fresh local Scottish produce is served in the vaulted and alcoved former storeroom.

Hours

  • Thursday 5:30–10:30 am, 12–4 pm
  • Friday 5:30–10:30 am, 12–4 pm
  • Saturday 5:30–10:30 am, 12–4 pm
  • Sunday 12:30–4p
  • Phone: +44 131 225 7635
  • http://www.grainstore-restaurant.co.uk/#menus-section

THE WHISKI BAR AND RESTAURANT

119 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1SG

Whiski Bar & Restaurant is a stunning multi-award-winning whisky bar and Scottish restaurant on the Royal Mile, full of character and with a brilliant atmosphere. They serve fresh Scottish food using the best local produce. They even have a haggis burger. They have over 300 Scotch malt whiskies and a great selection of cocktails, a  fantastic selection, of wines, local craft beers, and live Scottish music (when permitted). This is their Facebook link. 

Hours:

  • Friday to Sunday 10 am–10:30 pm
  • Monday to Thursday 12–10:30 pm
  • Menu: whiskibar.co.uk
  • Phone: +44 131 556 3095

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