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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Gastropub
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“A little bit of a walk from old town. Lunch and dinner. Must book. Famous chef”
  • 198 locals recommend
Bakery
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“This is a fantastic little cafe just round the corner from the flat. They have an amazing selection of fresh breads and other bakery treats. You can sit in for breakfast, lunch etc or grab something to take back. Probably one of the best coffee's in Edinburgh too.”
  • 160 locals recommend
Bar
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“Amazing pub and restaurant. It is worth a visit to have a look at its dome.”
  • 144 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Incredible seasonal, regional eating experience involving tasting menus and communal dining. They do a pretty mean brunch too! Booking needed”
  • 153 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Omg omg, just fantastic place to eat, quick and super tasty, reasonably priced too! Be prepared to share your space to others- this ia not a fancy restaurant ”
  • 143 locals recommend
Pub
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“Shabby chic in style, this popular bar is relaxed and serves a wide variety of drinks as well as food. - Elm Row SPECIAL DIETS Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options MEALS Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks CUISINES Bar, European, Pub FEATURES Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible”
  • 132 locals recommend
Scottish Restaurant
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“Another foodies’ treat,by The Shore.There’s also a lovely bar,if you’d just like a drink.The cocktails are impressive!”
  • 138 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Fantastic pizza and you can either go and eat in their lovely restaurant, order it for delivery at home or, if you are at The Joker & The Thief on Leith Walk, order it and have it with your pint of Tennent's (they serve it up on a platter, and provide napkins etc....amazing!). The Vesuvio is my firm favourite!”
  • 118 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“One of our favourite places for a cooked breakfast within walking distance! Booking a table is recommended. ”
  • 107 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Best pizzeria with kids. Friendly authentic Italian staff and they can choose an ice cream for pudding. Online deliveries too”
  • 131 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Craft Beer bar specialising in small breweries. Very good food served annoyingly in take out boxes for eating inside.”
  • 87 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Good for Cocktails and holds an eclectic collection of Scottish and world whisky . Really nice atmosphere. ”
  • 102 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
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“Italian themed cafe and shop, with a great reputation and a lot of variety. - Elm Row”
  • 113 locals recommend
Cafe
“Beautiful bar with excellent food - highly recommend the burger and fish and chips. Very well known and loved bar in Leith”
  • 114 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Nearby cocktail bar that often serves their cocktails in cute wee tea cups :)”
  • 127 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Hosts a live jazz trio in the bar on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings, Sunday lunch and some Saturday afternoons. An excellent option for a relaxing drink with some discrete live music. They're also owned by the same people who run Fishers next door, I believe. Their menu is on par with their neighbour and counterpart, with dishes starting from around £14. While I've never eaten here personally, I'm sure it will be just as good as Fishers.”
  • 129 locals recommend