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 or would rather good ol' Scottish cuisine, we've got the recommendations for you. Check out our list of top Edinburgh restaurants here. 

Last updated on 25th September 2023

Porty Vault

For those mouthwatering BBQ eats, check out Porty Vault on Portobello High Street. Whether you're after an oozy mac 'n' cheese with truffle oil and parmesan or an 8-hour smoked sausage, this venue is set to impress. Feeling thirsty? Quaff down a few craft beers.

Wildwood Edinburgh

Wildwood has to be one of the best restaurants in Edinburgh for dinner, boasting an elegant, laid-back atmosphere alongside a menu of delish Italian cuisine. Book yourself in to gobble down comforting pasta dishes and stone-baked pizzas.


Timberyard in Edinburgh is a gorgeous, family-run restaurant set in a repurposed warehouse. It doesn't get trendier than this, with its rustic bare-brick walls, intimate candle lighting and wooden tables. Pop by for eye-catching plates of British fare amplified using international flavours.

The Little Chartroom

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


Condita is blowing it out of the water with its culinary offering, which has made it one of the only Michelin star restaurants in Edinburgh. Settle into the cute, cosy surrounds, where you'll receive a surprise multi-course tasting menu from the highly acclaimed chef, Conor Toomey.


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.

Tuk Tuk

Tuk Tuk shows its guests what casual Indian dining is all about. Whether you're shovelling down fiery sheesh kebabs, enjoying a rogan josh curry or snacking on some moreish pakoras, this is sure to satiate your cravings for cool restaurants in Edinburgh.

Whiski Rooms

Ideal if your date is a big fan of the firewater spirit, Whiski Rooms couples authentic Scottish dishes with traditional drinks; think elevated fish and chips, haggis and neeps, plus so much more. While you tuck in, sip many a dram of the good stuff from international bottles, many of which are rare.