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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Shopping Mall
“Just across the road there is a big shopping centre Ocean terminal which offers fantastic shopping opportunities, including retail shops such as Debenhams, H&M, Gap, Superdry, M&S food and many others. A good choice or restaurants, bars, cinema VUE and entrance to the famous 5* visitor attraction Royal Yacht Britannia.”
  • 165 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“See how the Queen travelled the oceans. Visit the shopping centre attached!”
  • 162 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Yacht was inaugurated by The Queen. Its open for public view. Very nice view of Edinburgh Ocean Terminal and shore. ”
  • 96 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!”
  • 137 locals recommend
Café
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“Quirky pub serving really good quality home made pub grub and cocktails in teapots. Cosy atmosphere and board games, they also have a good separate vegan menu!”
  • 152 locals recommend
Cafe
“Fantastic old bar. Worth going in just to look around and admire the artwork ”
  • 114 locals recommend
Pub
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“A perfect example of a contemporary British pub; family-friendly, with sports on TV, and a good range of reasonably priced food. They also have an excellent range of whiskies to try, and a seating area right on the water round the back for sunny afternoons.”
  • 108 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.”
  • 130 locals recommend
Cupcake Shop
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“Tray-bakes, scones and cakes galore at friendly cafe with camp 40s decor, lunches and teas.”
  • 107 locals recommend
Bar
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“In the shell of a derelict pub with a dark history in the heart of Leith, Edinburgh, 'The Lioness of Leith' opened as a bar/bistro in December 2013. 'Lioness Burgers' was born in early February 2018 out of the passion to deliver a real 'gourmet' burger menu to the locals of Leith. ”
  • 78 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Excellent food and service.A real foodies’ treat,without being too pretentious.Wonderful vegetarian and vegan options.”
  • 87 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“By far and away the best seafood place in Edinburgh. Incredible choice of seafood presented in a variety of ways.....all perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. The cocktails here are also fantastic. Booking recommended.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Probably the best fish and seafood restaurant in Leith and maybe Edinburgh. You need to book. Not the cheapest but worth every penny!”
  • 87 locals recommend
Bar
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“Royal residency and armory of King James I. The building would be restored by Queen Mary in her reign & later becomes a plague hospital. Granted to Bernhard Lindsay in 1613 by King James VI, bestowing upon him the right to reconstruct the building and keep four taverns on the site. Complete with ghostly presence in the basement this building has stood in the heart of Leith for almost 600 years.”
  • 96 locals recommend
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Park
“Leith's own park, just a minute's walk from the flat. Perfect for picnics or an afternoon amble.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“As a big steak lover, this is my favourite steak place in Edinburgh. There are three of these restaurants now in Edinburgh, this one in Leith is the original and I'd say the best.”
  • 47 locals recommend