Edinburgh Foody Restaurants

Here’s a round up of all the restaurants that we’ve visited since we started writing the Edinburgh Foody blog. We’ve included a few symbols to help you. We also added a few beer and gin establishments.

V = good for vegetarians although not necessarily vegetarian
F = good for fish
M = good for meat.
S = seasonal food

The links will take you through to our original post. Scroll down to see the restaurants on a map. Check out our café reviews too!

Carpaccio of smoked haddock, chopped duck egg and curry. Photo Brendan MacNeill

63 Tay Street: Carpaccio of smoked haddock, chopped duck egg and curry.

Edinburgh – City Centre, Leith

11 Brunswick Street

21212 Edinburgh

Al Dente

All Bar One

The Apartment Bistro

Basement Bar & Restaurant

Bistro Moderne

Blackfriar’s Street

Boozy Cow


Cafe St Honoré S

Castle Terrace

Contini Ristorante (Was Centrotre)

Chaophraya Thai

Chop Chop, Leith (now closed)

Cucina Restaurant and Bar

Cramond Brig

David Bann’s V


Le Di-vin French


Element Restaurant and Bar


The Dogs

Earthy, Edinburgh V


Edinburgh Larder Bistro S


L’Escargot Bleu, Edinburgh French

Fatma Restaurant, Leith Lebanese

First Coast, Edinburgh F


The Flying Dog

Gardener’s Cottage Restaurant, Edinburgh S

Galvin’s Brasserie de Luxe  French


Hay Sushi F

Hard Rock Café

Heads and Tails (Gin)

Henderson’s V

Hewat’s Restaurant

The Honours 

Hotel du Vin

Innis & Gunn (beer)

Joseph Pearce Swedish

Just Burgers and Beer

Kalpna V Indian

Kanpai Sushi  V F Japanese

The King’s Wark, Leith F

Kyloe Restaurtant M

Las Iguanas

Living Room

Locanda de Gusti Italian

The Magnum

Malmaison Edinburgh

Mark Greenaway

Meat Hook at Mathers

Michael Neave, Kitchen & Whisky Bar

Mithas, Leith V F Indian – Jan 2015 Mithas is now closed.

Mussel Inn, Edinburgh F

Mya Thai and Indian restaurant, Leith

Ondine’s  F

One Square

The Outsider

La P’tite Folie

La Petite Mort


Pizza Express, Queensferry Street

Pommery Bar (Open during Edinburgh Festival, August only)

The Pompadour

Portrait Café


The Restaurant, Scotch Malt Whisky Society (on the map under Scotch Malt Whisky Society)


A Room in the West End

A Room in Leith

Scran and Scallie

The Sheep Heid Inn, Edinburgh

The Stockbridge Restaurant

Stac Polly – Gin and Wine Bar


Sushiya F Japanese

Tang’s F Japanese


Teuchter’s Landing


Yo! Sushi F



Wagamama, Edinburgh  F

Wedgwood, Edinburgh

Whighams Wine Cellars


Zizzi’s Roxburgh Close

Edinburgh – Close by

The Boat House, Queenferry

Ducks, Aberlady

Melville Castle

Wee Restaurant Queensferry

Out of Edinburgh

63 Tay Street, Perth

Craig Millar, St Monan’s

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London

L’Enclume, Cartmel

St Fillans, Loch Earn

Gandolfi Fish, Glasgow F

Itihaas, Dalkeith Indian

Mark Hix, London

Sat Bains, Nottingham

Zamorin, Linlithgow Indian

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  2. Another vote for Gardeners Cottage!

  3. I’d love to try the Gardener’s Cottage. Have heard so many great things about this place!

  4. I love to have thali at Kalpna – get a little of a lot

  5. Favourite restaurant in Edinburgh just now is Nawroz. Love Kurdish food.

  6. The Gardener’s Cottage is where i would like to try. love the rusticity and the use of local fare.

  7. Kristoffer Boesen

    Wouldn’t mind going to The Dogs. I like the looks of their menu and the prices seem very reasonable considering the reviews they are getting.

  8. I love Mark’s style of cooking, it’s fresh, seasonal and picture perfect. He is a credit to Scotland cooking scene and to eat in his restaurant would be privilege.

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