The best Edinburgh city centre restaurants

Edinburgh has the highest density of award winning restaurants and famous bistros and brasseries of any part of Scotland.


Edinburgh's eating out establishments put the fantastic local produce to good use in the kitchen in the creation of innovative and award winning cuisine. A long tradition of hospitality combined with stiff competition ensure that local chefs are at the forefront of modern Scottish cooking and the area's reputation in culinary circles is well deserved with restaurants and hotels regularly featuring in the review sections of the press - with much critical acclaim.

For the visitor the Taste of Scotland scheme and the new Eat Scotland national food grading scheme are good indicators and guides to the best that the area has to offer. And each year the Taste of Edinburgh Food Festival provides the opportunity for local chefs to display their talents with visitors and local people alike able to choose from a great range of special menus and themed evenings.


The top 10 edinburgh retaurants - the Guardian