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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.
Entertainment
“Bar much beloved by many- and for good reason. Unpretentious and old style without being hostile or stuffy. Well worth a visit!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Clothing Store
“Minimal women's clothing store with cashmere, jewellery and perfumes. Great online shop too.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Veterinarian
“A very interesting street. Start at Queen's Street across Heriot Row and you will see Glass and Thomson (the quintessential Edinburgh coffee shop and the subject of Alexander McCall-Smith's books), the Scottish Gallery for contemporary art (and a few other smaller galleries around), antique shops including Quadrant Antiques where the owner Sandy Leask is great to chat to about antiques and life generally, and a fabulous cashmere/wool/clothes shop called Epitome. If you like Chinese food, Kwei-Lin would be a good place to stop for lunch - excellent food.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Pub
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“A classic 'New Town' bar - posh boys and girls having loud fun, but recommended still!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bakery
“This small bakery offers the option to be able to sit-in or take away their fresh breads and cakes. They have a relaxing and friendly vibe which allows for an interesting place to lunch or to grab a quick pastry to take on your adventure.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Great gallery representing some fine artist. Approachable and interesting pieces on display with some fantastic jewellery too.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
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“Quite pricey but if you fancy a treat, great Chinese food and great service.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Indian restaurant with good food and nice atmosphere. Reasonably easy to get a table. Does takeaway and delivery too.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Small boutique and interesting art gallery offers unique pieces in a bright and clean space.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Great little Chinese restaurant with a nice interior, great food and a nice atmosphere. It has a great lunch deal on during the week.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery Store
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“Again pricey as it's a convenience store, but fine for a pint of milk and snacks.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Route
“Beautiful street of the New Town area, a neighbourhood of prestigious Georgian houses. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Cafe
  • 1 local recommends
Store
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Chinese Restaurant
“Quite pricey but if you fancy a treat, great Chinese food and great service.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Indian restaurant with good food and nice atmosphere. Reasonably easy to get a table. Does takeaway and delivery too.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Great little Chinese restaurant with a nice interior, great food and a nice atmosphere. It has a great lunch deal on during the week.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery Store
“Again pricey as it's a convenience store, but fine for a pint of milk and snacks.”
  • 7 locals recommend
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