Great places to eat in Edinburgh

From wood-fired pizzas and decadent romance to Michelin-starred magic and India street food, there are plenty of reasons to take trains to Edinburgh…  


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Our staff know our destinations like they know trains, here’s Adam’s local culinary guide to Edinburgh.

"ll go for breakie at Ostara, Renroc for brunch and Bross Bagels for lunch. I’ll grab a coffee from Little Fitzroy then I’ll drink the evening away at the Bellfield microbrewery and watch the trains go past."


  • Where to find Ostara? 92 Lothian Road, EH3 9BE
  • How much? ££-£££ 

Café Renroc

  • Where to find Café Renroc? 91 Montgomery St, Edinburgh EH7 5HZ
  • How much? ££-£££ 

Bross Bagels

  • Where to find Bross Bagels? 186 Portobello High St, Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 1EX
  • How much? £-££ 

Little Fitzroy

  • Where to find Little Fitzroy? 46 Easter Rd, Edinburgh EH7 5PJ
  • How much? £-££ 

Bellfield Tap Room

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The Haven 

A modern version of the classic greasy spoon. All-day breakfast or a veggie breakfast will get you off to a flying start, but you can also have a morning roll or that traditional Scottish favourite porridge. With a stag’s head on the wall and comfy armchairs, it's proper homely.

  • Where to find it? 8/9 Anchorfield, EH6 4JG
  • How much? £  



Alplings serves up the kind of grub normally reserved for the Alpine slopes. Take the downhill to Leith Farmers’ market for vegetarian bread-based dumplings (cheese, beetroot and spinach) topped with a choice of parmesan buttermelt, horseradish, mushroom and gorgonzola.

  • Where to find it? Leith Farmers’ market on Saturdays and Stockbridge market Sundays
  • How much? £  


La Favorita 

Thin and crispy pizzas lovingly and freshly made using dough from Padova Veneta and cooked in a 3000°C wood-fired oven have made this an award-winning pizzeria. It's earned the title Best Pizza Restaurant in the UK at least five years in a row…. But if you don't fancy the pizza then there are grills and pasta too.

  • Where to find it?  325-331 Leith Walk, EH6 8SA
  • How much? ££


Martin Wishart 

Winning a Michelin star every year since 2001, Martin Wishart's restaurant in the Port of Leith knows its onions when it comes to seriously posh nosh. He combines the best of traditional and modern French cooking, having trained under chefs like Albert Roux and Michel Roux Jr. You've bought a cheap ticket to Edinburgh… go on, you can afford it…

  • Where to find it? South West 54 The Shore, Leith, EH6 6RA
  • How much? £££


Scran and Scallie

If you’re after an authentic Scottish dining experience this’ll be right up your street. The brainchild of two of Scotland's top Michelin-star chefs, Scran and Scallie offer life-affirming Scots classics such as Sheep's Heid Scotch Broth (tastier than it sounds) and a daily crumble. The décor is a mix of modern Scottish and Scandinavian.

  • Where to find it? 1 Comely Bank Road, Stockbridge, EH4 1DT
  • How much? ££


The Witchery by the Castle 

Dating back to the 16th century, this gothic, wood-panelled, candle-lit space is ideal for impressing a date. It’s seriously romantic, and the food is mighty fine. It led the way for the revival of fine dining in the city and if you stick to the set menu it won't break the bank. Sir Cameron Mackintosh described it as ‘Delicious food in an idyllic setting’. You can dine al fresco in the summer.

  • Where to find it? Castlehill, The Royal Mile, EH1 2NF
  • How much? ££-£££


Tuk Tuk 

A homage to the roadside culinary geniuses of India who help feed the nation – but in a restaurant out of the cold where you can sit down. Curries, biryani, flatbreads and a new one on us a fiery Kolkata chilli noodle dish. Bombay cola and fresh mint tea of chai complete the Indian experience. BYOB – beer and wine only.

  • Where to find it? 1 Leven Street
  • How much? ££


Bread Meats Bread 

This no-booking joint offers burgers so packed to the rafters they have to be held together with a wooden pick. The signature Lothian Wolf burger has American cheese, crispy bacon, pulled pork in BBQ sauce, crispy fried onions and Nduja mayo. It's so happening it's even made cheese on toast trendy.

  • Where to find it? 92 Lothian Road, EH3 9BE
  • How much? ££