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Edinburgh restaurants

49 replies

Poley01 · 31/03/2022 14:38

Tell me your absolute favourites, no budget ....Special trip for DH 40th

Thanks Smile

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TeeNoG · 01/04/2022 22:30

Fishers at the Shore or Tapa, also based at the Shore 😊


TeeNoG · 01/04/2022 22:32

My parents in law also enjoyed Martin Wisharts - they dine out a lot and said it was one of the best dining experiences they have ever had.


darlingdodo · 01/04/2022 22:33

Do a review on this thread after you've been - friends say the service is top notch there. Really want to go but we're belt tightening hugely so won't be splurging any time soon, sadly. Our last anniversary was a Vietnamese restaurant for about a tenth of the price! But still nicer than the Witchery.......


Chocbuttonsandredwine · 01/04/2022 22:48

I like Rollo too.


Chocbuttonsandredwine · 01/04/2022 22:50

Was looking to book Fingal for my mum for finishing her chemo… difficult to find restaurant reviews though


MyHusbandTheIdiot · 01/04/2022 22:52

The Table is fabulous


ReflectiveJournal · 01/04/2022 22:56

21212 (though it was a long time ago)
Eleanor leith walk ( great british menu winner)


WouldBeGood · 01/04/2022 23:09

Number 1 at the Balmoral

Martin Wishart


electrocautery · 01/04/2022 23:12

Martin Wishart



Forth Floor Harvey Nichols



The Kitchin

Six by Nico

Cafe Marlayne


ISpyCobraKai · 01/04/2022 23:13

I'm wondering about going to Martin Wishart.
I've been to his restaurant at Cameron House, albeit a long time ago and the service was horribly snooty.
My friend and I who went to The Kitchin ten times, now won't go back,but we'd like somewhere similar but definitely not snooty!


NeverHadANickname · 01/04/2022 23:14

I loved 21212. I went on my own a few years ago and the food and service was amazing.


WouldBeGood · 01/04/2022 23:17

The service at Martin Wishart is lovely. Ditto the Balmoral. Lovely food and non wanky


DisappointingAvocado · 01/04/2022 23:27

Didn't find Martin Wishart snooty at all, thought it was relaxed and lovely.

Lookout on Calton Hill would be my vote. Spectacular views and vibe. Food is done by Gardener's cottage which is a foodies' favourite.


Eightytwenty · 01/04/2022 23:30

My top choices:
The Kitchin

Lots of the others are fine but perhaps not as special as you are looking for. Maki & ramen is brilliant - but not fine dining. Definitely not the Witchery. Food is overpriced. Bonnie and Wild or the Pitt for an informal second night.


ISpyCobraKai · 01/04/2022 23:34

Definitely @NeverHadANickname as I'd like to go somewhere really good on my own.


gardenhelpneeded · 01/04/2022 23:43

Martin Wishart is top notch.


Habibtihayatiii · 01/04/2022 23:50

Tantra in the new town. Affordable but innovative Indian inspired food.


Poley01 · 02/04/2022 11:26

Amazing suggestions everyone thanks so much for your replies Grin have so many to visit it's a good excuse to book another trip!

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Saltyandvinegar · 02/04/2022 12:48


Absolutely loved L'Escargot Bleu - could almost imagine we were on hols in France rather than Edinburgh. Staff were super friendly. Great food and it's the first Pasture For Life Certified Restaurant in UK meaning the meat is 💯 pasture fed.

Had another lovely meal at Wedgwood.

Felt the same. Read the trip advisor reviews after and it seems they can be a bit rude on occasion 🤣🤣🤣 I think anyone going should go with an open mind.

TheAbbotOfUnreason · 02/04/2022 12:57

Rhubarb at Prestonfield is much better (although a little way out of town).

We had a fabulous special meal there last summer. Really good service - quite posh (escorted to your table by blokes in kilts) but not at all snooty. I had the most amazing featherblade of beef.


FinallyHere · 02/04/2022 13:52

Another vote for Martin Wishart in Leith

DH was part of a group performing at the Fringe s few years running. I helped with leaflets and general moral support in return to a visit to Martin Wishart. Never had a disappointing meal there, either in spite of the build up each year.


Villanelle17 · 02/04/2022 16:43

I liked Dine.


KittyBurrito · 02/04/2022 16:59

Aizle is astonishing


MyHusbandTheIdiot · 02/04/2022 18:02

Ooohh, another great one is The Palmerston for less formal but absolutely delicious food and a great vibe.

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