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10 Incredible Places You Must Eat In Edinburgh

Looking for Edinburgh’s best restaurants? Then look no further! We’ve compiled this list of our favourite places to eat in Scotland’s beautiful capital. Whether you’re looking for fine dining, a mind-blowing BBQ or South African steak we’ve got you covered.

1. Blackfriars

Blackfriars Bar & Restaurant, 57-61 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1NB

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There’s no doubt about it, Blackfriars is cool. Not in a stuffy, unfriendly sort of way, mind you. It just radiates hip sophistication with its selection of American craft beer and locally sourced wild ingredients. Knowledgeable, attentive staff will make you feel at home in no time, while you enjoy the ambience of Edinburgh’s historic old town.

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Average Price £18

2. L’escargot bleu

L'escargot bleu, 56 Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3SA

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French food made with the best seasonal Scottish ingredients. Sounds good right? If you’ve been to L’escargot bleu, you’ll know it’s quite possibly the best French food in Edinburgh. The kitchen has one rule- quality- and it shows! Thanks to @Jen_J_Clark for suggesting L’escargot bleu on Twitter.

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Average Price -£30

3. Wildest Drams

209-213 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PE

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Wildest Drams’ philosophy is that every customer should be made to feel at home in a friendly and relaxed environment. With an amazing range of food and drink to boot, this place really is special. Hand finished tables, food sourced from all over Scotland and a vast range of Scottish Craft Beer make it the must-visit restaurant for locals and tourists alike.

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Average Price- £15

4. Indaba

Indaba Edinburgh Ltd, 3 Lochrin Terrace, Tollcross, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, EH3 9QJ

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Freshly sourced local ingredients come together in an eclectic mix of home cooked tastes from Spain, South America, South Africa and Scotland. While that’s quite a mix of countries beginning with S, the food on offer at Indaba is nothing to be scoffed at. Top quality tapas is the order of the day here! Insider tip: keep your eye on the specials board for some incredible dishes.

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Average Price: £17

5. Roseleaf

23/24 Sandport Place, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6EW

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This adorable bar and café must be one of the cutest spots in Edinburgh. Filled with pre-loved furniture and antique treasures, we’d recommend you sit back and soak in the atmosphere with a speciality tea. The top class food on offer has earned this place a well-deserved reputation; just make sure you book if you’re planning on taking a few friends!

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Average Price- £12

6. Reekie’s Smokehouse

20 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AF

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Who doesn’t love a BBQ? Even better when you don’t have to eat burnt sausages on your mate’s patio. Instead enjoy some of the best quality ingredients cooked to perfection in two American-built BBQ smokers. Locally sourced meat, whiskey, Irn Bru and sauces made to order make Reekie’s ultimate smokehouse experience- don’t miss out.

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Average Price- £10

7. Ondine

2 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1AD

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Ondine is a restaurant with a real buzz about it. Some of the finest sea-food in town can be found here, lovingly prepared by a chef with 30 years’ experience. To put it simply, if you love seafood you have to try Ondine.

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Average Price- £20

8. Monteiths Bar

61 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR

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Just off the Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh’s old town is Monteiths Restaurant and Bar. If you’re after daring cocktails and seasonal dishes then this is the place for you. The fact that so many locals frequent this place is testament to the quality on offer. The entrance is wedged between two kiltmakers down a narrow alley, so keep your eyes peeled!

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Average Price- £30

9. The Dogs

110 hanover street, edinburgh, eh2 1dr

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Great food, even better value and cute pictures of dogs… Does it get any better than that? The Dogs is proof that great food made with quality ingredients doesn’t need to break the bank. This place is a must.

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Average Price- £13

10. Number One

Edinburgh EH2 2EQ

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A Michelin starred restaurant for 12 years, Number One is pure class all the way. If you’re out to impress or want to celebrate an occasion in style, then this is the place for you. A menu fused with Scottish and French flavours created by some of the best chefs in the city, need we say more?

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Average Price- £70

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