Best Restaurants In Edinburgh

Armed with some of the freshest ingredients in the whole of the UK, as well as a passion for absolutely delicious grub, the capital has always been a foodie paradise. Whether you're down for a platter of Thai delights in the city centre or would rather good ol' Scottish cuisine in the Old Town, we've got the recommendations for you. Check out our list of top Edinburgh restaurants here. 

Last updated on 4th May 2022

Wahaca Edinburgh

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One place that never disappoints is Wahaca. A beautiful eatery decked out in vibrant colours and indoor plants, it slings out mouthwatering Mexican morsels of deliciousness, from tacos and quesadillas to burrito and salads. And to wash it down? Margaritas, of course.

A brilliant Mexican restaurant in Edinburgh, El Cartel offers laid-back seating and unique eats. Tuck into crispy confit duck or braised ox tongue tacos, as well as ceviche, wings and ribs. To drink? Tequila tipples make a star appearance in the form of fierce cocktails.

A modern Indian restaurant in Edinburgh, Navadhanya rustles up a wide variety of fine dining dishes. From venison sheesh kebab to chicken chettinadu and malabar prawn, its menu of fresh, inventive dishes will have you grinning for days.

If you're after Michelin rated restaurants in Edinburgh, Number One has made its way onto the list for over a decade. Based inside the world-famous Balmoral Hotel, the charm, style and incredible flavours of this icon firmly place it at the top of the city's culinary circle.

Tuk Tuk is a cool restaurant in Edinbugh that shows its guests what casual dining is all about. Whether you're shovelling down fiery sheesh kebabs, enjoying a rogan josh curry or snacking on some moreish pakoras, you will leave the restaurant well-fed and with a smile on your face.

Up there as one of the very best restaurants in the city, Fhior is well-known for its delectable four to 10-course tasting menus. Each dish is made with either foraged ingredients or those from the country's highly regarded suppliers, resulting in mouthwatering, eye-pleasing creations.

The chefs over at The Little Chartroom know what's up in the good grub department, as they sling out gorgeous dishes using fresh, seasonal ingredients. From beef rump with haggis pie to cured monkfish accompanied by rhubarb, this place makes the most of what Scotland has to offer.