Top Restaurants In Edinburgh

Posted on 23. May, 2011 by in Restaurants

As the capital of Scotland Edinburgh is an exciting, historic and diverse city offering a host of options for visitors wishing to eat out. At the leading edge of the Scottish culinary scene, Edinburgh is home to some of the best restaurants in the country, with something on offer to suit all styles and tastes.

Sitting just north of the English border, and within easy reach of the country’s many fishing famed villages and towns, farming areas and country estates, Edinburgh chefs have access to the highest quality of ingredients right on their doorstep. Adventurous diners may wish to take advantage of one of the many car rental deals on offer in the city and take a tour of the breathtaking landscapes that nurture the ingredients that are on offer in Edinburgh’s excellent eateries.

Best Edinburgh Restaurants

Edinburgh offers a great selection of top quality eating establishments for the visitor to try, with all tastes and palates catered for. Great places to eat out in Edinburgh include:

  • The Witchery by the Castle – sitting in the shadow of Edinburgh’s imposing and iconic castle keep and on the world famous Royal Mile, The Witchery enjoys an atmospheric setting that is perfect for intimate dinners “a deux”. The restaurant has earned a reputation as serving some of the finest food in the country from venison from wild red Cairngorm deer, to Isle of Mull scallops and sustainable smoked fish caught in Loch Duart and prepared by Inverawe Smokehouse. Dishes to try include the “Witchery Haggis, Neeps and Tatties and the “Wild Scottish Rabbit with its own Mousse”.
  • The Tower – this rooftop restaurant crowns the Museum of Scotland in Chambers Street and offers an exciting dining experience for visitors to Edinburgh. Recommended by restaurant reviewers from across the world, The Tower offers affordable dining in a stunning setting. Try the “Smoked Loch Etive Trout” or “Guy Grieves’ Hand-Dived Scallops” followed by a “Border Rib-Eye Steak” and a “Rhubarb Tarte Tatin”.
  • Rhubarb – the in house restaurant at the prestigious Prestonfield House hotel offers fine dining in sumptuous settings. Dishes to sample include the “Roast Red Grouse, Sauerkraut and Prunes with Armagnac” and the “Roast Rack of Dornoch Lamb Clamart with Dauphinoise Potatoes”.
  • The Club Room at The Dome – as one of three eating choices in this wonderful example of Edinburgh architecture, The Club Room at the Dome offers a unique dining experience. Candlelit dining takes place under crystal chandeliers in the walnut lined intimacy of this recently refurbished restaurant. Try the “Haggis Wrapped in Filo Pastry” followed by the “Beer Battered Haddock” for a truly Scottish feast.
  • Britannia Spice – no Edinburgh eating experience would be complete with trying one of the wonderful curries on offer at Britannia Spice. This award winning establishment on Edinburgh’s Ocean Drive offers a multi-ethnic exotic eastern menu with treats such as “Shahi Chicken” or “Himalayan Momo” definitely worth a try – also on offer is a mouth-watering Britannia Mixed Tandoori Dish – a must for meat lovers.

2 Responses to “Top Restaurants In Edinburgh”

  1. Catering Equipment in UK

    07. Mar, 2012

    You’ve put together a fantastic list of restaurants here. Edinburgh (and Scotland generally, for that matter) has a rich culinary heritage; it’s no wonder that the restaurants there are proving wildly popular.

    Best wishes, Alex.

  2. Tiger

    28. Oct, 2012

    Are fried Mars bars on the menu? Scots tell us it’s an urban myth, but I’ve seen em with my own eyes ;-)

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