Guidebook for Edinburgh

Cathy

Guidebook for Edinburgh

Food Scene
Really tasty Indian food and good atmosphere
68
locals recommend
Mother India's Cafe
3-5 Infirmary St
68
locals recommend
Really tasty Indian food and good atmosphere
A country pub but its so close and its lovely. Great food (and beer), ancient, cosy and properly Scottish in pretty Duddingston village at the foot of Arthur's seat. Great to walk from the flat and back. Best to book a table if you want to eat. Tel 0131 661 7974
125
locals recommend
The Sheep Heid Inn
43-45 The Causeway
125
locals recommend
A country pub but its so close and its lovely. Great food (and beer), ancient, cosy and properly Scottish in pretty Duddingston village at the foot of Arthur's seat. Great to walk from the flat and back. Best to book a table if you want to eat. Tel 0131 661 7974
Spanish Tapas, very friendly and delicious... a proper taste of Spain in the far North.
10
locals recommend
Lasal
6-8 Howden St
10
locals recommend
Spanish Tapas, very friendly and delicious... a proper taste of Spain in the far North.
Chinese takeaway that is actually pretty good and very close. Good range of vegetarian food which is what we want anyway. Tel: 0131 667 6688
Hot Kung Fu
6 Newington Rd
Chinese takeaway that is actually pretty good and very close. Good range of vegetarian food which is what we want anyway. Tel: 0131 667 6688
this is a quick eat kind of place very popular with students and really good inexpensive food. Hungry after the Museum pop in here.
147
locals recommend
Ting Thai Caravan
147
locals recommend
this is a quick eat kind of place very popular with students and really good inexpensive food. Hungry after the Museum pop in here.
Kids and everyone else loves it. Gelato and ice cream and coffee. Its a winner.
78
locals recommend
Mary's Milk Bar
19 Grassmarket
78
locals recommend
Kids and everyone else loves it. Gelato and ice cream and coffee. Its a winner.
Modern Scottish so they say. Tasty and a short walk away.
25
locals recommend
Blonde Restaurant
71-75 St. Leonard's St
25
locals recommend
Modern Scottish so they say. Tasty and a short walk away.
Deli, coffee, lunch, seats outside over looking the meadows. Been here for years. Proper.
53
locals recommend
Victor Hugo Deli
26/29 Melville Terrace
53
locals recommend
Deli, coffee, lunch, seats outside over looking the meadows. Been here for years. Proper.
Grab a coffee and a Swedish pastry after a brisk walk across the Meadows. Highly recommended.
77
locals recommend
Söderberg The Meadows
27 Simpson Loan
77
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Grab a coffee and a Swedish pastry after a brisk walk across the Meadows. Highly recommended.
Great bread and breakfast too
16
locals recommend
Cuckoo's Bakery
116 Bruntsfield Pl
16
locals recommend
Great bread and breakfast too
Fresh bread and bakery
12
locals recommend
The Wee Boulangerie
67 Clerk St
12
locals recommend
Fresh bread and bakery
Pub with Burgers
37
locals recommend
The Southern Bar
22-26 S Clerk St
37
locals recommend
Pub with Burgers
Japanese restaurant and takeaway. Very basic inside but tasty. Also do take away
Ichiban
34 W Preston St
Japanese restaurant and takeaway. Very basic inside but tasty. Also do take away
Great local turkish restaurant with delicious food. Gets busy so best to book
24
locals recommend
Hanedan
41 W Preston St
24
locals recommend
Great local turkish restaurant with delicious food. Gets busy so best to book
Chinese Hot pot and BBQ all you can eat for £17.50 per head. An experience in itself - choose the hot pot to cook your own food (all kinds of veg, meat and fish) in varying broths, or the hot plate for BBQ style. Then eat with all sauces provided. Fun, tasty and different. They give you a list to write your choices on. Most people in here are Chinese which is always a good sign.
Lian Pu
14 Marshall St
Chinese Hot pot and BBQ all you can eat for £17.50 per head. An experience in itself - choose the hot pot to cook your own food (all kinds of veg, meat and fish) in varying broths, or the hot plate for BBQ style. Then eat with all sauces provided. Fun, tasty and different. They give you a list to write your choices on. Most people in here are Chinese which is always a good sign.
Great Pizza!
11
locals recommend
Söderberg Pavilion
11
locals recommend
Great Pizza!
Great Pizza. They have also just opened up a take away branch on South Clerk Street very close to the flat.
16
locals recommend
Dough Pizzeria
172 Rose St
16
locals recommend
Great Pizza. They have also just opened up a take away branch on South Clerk Street very close to the flat.
Indian vegetarian​ restaurant.
34
locals recommend
Kalpna
2-3 St Patrick Square
34
locals recommend
Indian vegetarian​ restaurant.
Totally delicious sushi bar. Small restaurant, bar seating only but SO good.
6
locals recommend
Maki & Ramen
57 Nicolson St
6
locals recommend
Totally delicious sushi bar. Small restaurant, bar seating only but SO good.
very close for food and drinks. Nice atmosphere.
19
locals recommend
Southpour
1-5 Newington Rd
19
locals recommend
very close for food and drinks. Nice atmosphere.
Newly opened and very close, has good reviews. Good for breakfast too.
The Urban Fox
19-21 Causewayside
Newly opened and very close, has good reviews. Good for breakfast too.
Excellent restaurant with glowing reviews and prices to match close to flat. Booking essential.
43
locals recommend
Aizle
107-109 St. Leonard's St
43
locals recommend
Excellent restaurant with glowing reviews and prices to match close to flat. Booking essential.
Fantastic indian... yes its a chain but its great.
94
locals recommend
Dishoom Edinburgh
3a St Andrew Square
94
locals recommend
Fantastic indian... yes its a chain but its great.
Great italian
53
locals recommend
Locanda de Gusti
102 Dalry Rd
53
locals recommend
Great italian
Unusual combinations, hipster vibe, good atmosphere and tasty. Special occasion...
98
locals recommend
TIMBERYARD
98
locals recommend
Unusual combinations, hipster vibe, good atmosphere and tasty. Special occasion...
great and fun Mexican restaurant. Small, atmospheric​ and very tasty
95
locals recommend
El Cartel
64 Thistle St
95
locals recommend
great and fun Mexican restaurant. Small, atmospheric​ and very tasty
Parks & Nature
Amazing! Take a right out the flat door, right again on to Dalkeith Road and then left at the traffic lights.
942
locals recommend
Arthur's Seat
942
locals recommend
Amazing! Take a right out the flat door, right again on to Dalkeith Road and then left at the traffic lights.
Great open space. Really good Children's play park too. Nicest way to walk into town.
337
locals recommend
The Meadows
337
locals recommend
Great open space. Really good Children's play park too. Nicest way to walk into town.
This is a splendid Botanic garden. Hugely enjoyable and wonderful glass houses - always good to get some warmth!
586
locals recommend
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
586
locals recommend
This is a splendid Botanic garden. Hugely enjoyable and wonderful glass houses - always good to get some warmth!
Take a walk around Crammond along the shore or up the river and have a drink in the pub. Always love it here.
28
locals recommend
Cramond
28
locals recommend
Take a walk around Crammond along the shore or up the river and have a drink in the pub. Always love it here.
Lovely walks along rivers to a loch. Also the Flotterstone Inn for a pint!
7
locals recommend
Pentland Hills Cafe Express
7
locals recommend
Lovely walks along rivers to a loch. Also the Flotterstone Inn for a pint!
Drinks & Nightlife
Traditional Edinburgh pub, knowledgable barmen, good beer
Cask and Barrel (Southside)
24-26 W Preston St
Traditional Edinburgh pub, knowledgable barmen, good beer
Amazingly beautiful and elegant old pub.
76
locals recommend
Cafe Royal
19 W Register St
76
locals recommend
Amazingly beautiful and elegant old pub.
Hidden behind Summerhall (go through the main building) and in a courtyard at the back is the Royal Dick (in former Animal hospital) Great beer brewed on the premises and a gin distillery too. Food available. Quirky and fun.
20
locals recommend
The Royal Dick Bar
1 Summerhall Pl
20
locals recommend
Hidden behind Summerhall (go through the main building) and in a courtyard at the back is the Royal Dick (in former Animal hospital) Great beer brewed on the premises and a gin distillery too. Food available. Quirky and fun.
Authentic Edinburgh pub with regular folk music. Go here for a bit of fiddle playing and soaking up the atmosphere afternoons or eves.
91
locals recommend
Sandy Bell's
25 Forrest Rd
91
locals recommend
Authentic Edinburgh pub with regular folk music. Go here for a bit of fiddle playing and soaking up the atmosphere afternoons or eves.
Great coffee and cafe with delicious food and doughnuts​.
8
locals recommend
Baba Budan
19 E Market St
8
locals recommend
Great coffee and cafe with delicious food and doughnuts​.
Close to flat great for special occasions or just a very delicious meal.
18
locals recommend
Edinburgh Food Studio
158 Dalkeith Rd
18
locals recommend
Close to flat great for special occasions or just a very delicious meal.
Arts & Culture
Just fantastic for all ages but wonderful for Kids. Beautiful building with interesting stuffed animals, exhibitions and objects and its free! How perfect is that!
595
locals recommend
National Museum of Scotland
595
locals recommend
Just fantastic for all ages but wonderful for Kids. Beautiful building with interesting stuffed animals, exhibitions and objects and its free! How perfect is that!
Amazing for kids. Really good day out.
118
locals recommend
Dynamic Earth
118
locals recommend
Amazing for kids. Really good day out.
224
locals recommend
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
1 Queen St
224
locals recommend
Everything Else
Homeopathy and natural health shop if thats your thing!
Jan de Vries Healthcare
39 E Newington Pl
Homeopathy and natural health shop if thats your thing!
Well you can't walk here but its a great zoo!
120
locals recommend
Edinburgh Zoo
134 Corstorphine Rd
120
locals recommend
Well you can't walk here but its a great zoo!
Essentials
Food!
12
locals recommend
Sainsbury's Local
33-39 S Clerk St
12
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Food!
Entertainment & Activities
Great Olympic sized pool... and so close! With diving boards too. Check times for Public Diving - some with instruction. There's also soft play for small kids.
47
locals recommend
Royal Commonwealth Pool
21 Dalkeith Rd
47
locals recommend
Great Olympic sized pool... and so close! With diving boards too. Check times for Public Diving - some with instruction. There's also soft play for small kids.
Old victorian bath house and swimming pool. Reconditioned and just lovely.
20
locals recommend
Warrender Swim Centre
55 Thirlestane Rd
20
locals recommend
Old victorian bath house and swimming pool. Reconditioned and just lovely.
Art house cinema. Perfect.
185
locals recommend
Cameo Picturehouse
38 Home St
185
locals recommend
Art house cinema. Perfect.
Dry Ski Slope with Chair lift on the Pentland Hills
22
locals recommend
Midlothian Snowsports Centre, Hillend
22
locals recommend
Dry Ski Slope with Chair lift on the Pentland Hills
Largest climbing wall in Europe. Its very impressive.
30
locals recommend
Edinburgh International Climbing Arena: Ratho
30
locals recommend
Largest climbing wall in Europe. Its very impressive.