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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
Gastropub
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“Converted church. Now a restaurant, pub and theatre. Don’t miss their excellent Play, a Pie and a Pint series. ”
  • 117 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is my number 1 tip when visiting Edinburgh! It has beautiful architecture, lovely food and a great atmosphere for a drink, lunch, dinner or afternoon tea.”
  • 143 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”
  • 152 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Our favourite place for breakfast, you can ask for typical bacon and egg roll ;) delicious:) ”
  • 159 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Great Thai street food joint. It can get really busy, but it's totally worth the wait.”
  • 142 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
Restaurant
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“Located right next to the river, this is another of my favs. A converted church, with woodburning stove - it's a great place to go for lunch or dinner on a chilly day! All ingredients are locally sourced. ”
  • 51 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
Bar
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“Combining traditional Scottish dishes with some new-fangled twists, the restaurant abides by the seasons, going local on everything from produce to venison, and even wine. The atmosphere is as exquisite as the food, with a verdant courtyard that feels a bit like a magical forest. Less expensive, brasserie-style food is served on the upper level, while the Wee Pub — Scotland's smallest! — is a great place for a nightcap”
  • 89 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
Gastropub
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“Cute, traditional bar with a good selection of draught beers and traditional music on Tueday nights. For a more intimate dining experience, head downstairs to their restaurant whose motto is "Think global eat local" so as you can imagine their menu is rather varied but using the finest Scottish produce. These guys also have haggis on their menu for those brave enough to try it. Go on!”
  • 92 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“One of our favourite places for a cooked breakfast within walking distance! Booking a table is recommended. ”
  • 106 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
Cocktail Bar
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“Nearby cocktail bar that often serves their cocktails in cute wee tea cups :)”
  • 127 locals recommend