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Edinburgh - best places to eat?

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MrsHenryWales Fri 14-Apr-17 10:35:46

Where's best for a pre-theatre supper in Edinburgh? After exceptional food if possible.

We're staying at the Balmoral but I think DH would rather leave the hotel to eat (unless it's so good not to be missed?).

The Witchery has special memories for us but we've not been there for a long time and reading Tripadvisor I wonder if the food is a bit 'meh'?

Recommendations gratefully received!

amicissimma Fri 14-Apr-17 17:37:26

The Café Royal. They even have an Early Bird menu.

chemenger Fri 14-Apr-17 17:49:09

Harvey Nichols is very nice, Cafe St Honore is a small traditional French restaurant that is very reliable, Michael Neave Whisky Bar and Reastarant is just off the Royal Mile and is good, Dine, above the Traverse theatre is excellent and I also like Angels with Bagpipes.

dailystuck71 Sat 15-Apr-17 09:27:10

The restaurant is very good at the Balmoral but you could look at Twenty Princes Street.

Amarone is good, not exceptional but they do have a very good wine list.

Doublejeopardy Sat 15-Apr-17 09:29:27

Recently ate at 20 princes st was lovely nice bar and good food if you like steak.

We also had afternoon tea in the library on the royal mile which was really beautiful food and an unusual surrounding

ZiggyForever Sat 15-Apr-17 09:37:54

Angels With Bagpipes seconded - beautiful food. Enjoy Edinburgh, I used to live nearby and I miss it!

conkerchops Sat 22-Apr-17 20:17:20

Cafe st honore is amazing!

shesnotme Sat 22-Apr-17 20:18:32

The cafe royal or mark greenaway

HamletsSister Sat 22-Apr-17 20:21:21

L'Escargot Bleu or The Ox, both on Broughton St

The Kitchin or Castle Terrace

shesnotme Sat 22-Apr-17 20:24:45

I wasnt that impressed with the witchery food

ByTheWishingWell Sat 22-Apr-17 20:27:50

Castle Terrace is fantastic.

KourtneyKardashian Sat 22-Apr-17 20:28:59

Love this place if you like curry Mother India

It's like tapas but Indian. Best curries I've ever had.

museumum Sat 22-Apr-17 20:32:43

Which theatre?
I'd recommend angels with bagpipes or Ondine the dogs is very good too mother India is great - Indian tapas-style. The Bon vivant is good too.

MrsJamesMathews Mon 24-Apr-17 14:46:35

Thanks everyone, some lovely suggestions. Sitting down to check them all out now.

We're going to King's Theatre.

And does anyone know the Chaophraya restaurant? DH loves Thai so I should probably think about going there.

HamletsSister Mon 24-Apr-17 18:52:08

Ate there last week - superb! But make sure you book. The entrance is 3 floors up and it feels like you are visiting someone's office but the restaurant is gorgeous and I loved the food.

Book a table with a view.

MrsJamesMathews Tue 25-Apr-17 09:00:08

Thanks Hamlets, will do.

Very excited. I ❤️ Edinburgh!

Blankiefan Tue 02-May-17 20:59:04

Ondine is very nice - lung menu is very reasonable.

If you dont mind heading out of the city, First Coast on Daley road is lovely. Neighbourhood feel, seasonal food, funky tunes, friendly service, great Prosecco!

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