The Best Tasting Menu Restaurants In Edinburgh For 2024

A rollercoaster of the chef's greatest hits, the easiest way to unveil a restaurant's soul is through its tasting menu. No indecision here ‚Äď just kick back, relish delectable creations, and resist splashing out the cash for the wine pairings. From the heart of the Old Town to The Shore in Leith, we've hunted down the greatest bites for every discerning palate. Loosen that belt a notch, and let's dive into the best tasting menus in Edinburgh.

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Gaucho

Step into¬†Gaucho's¬†contemporary, glass-clad haven just off St Andrew Square, where sophisticated interiors inspired by Argentina's lush forests welcome you with open arms. From succulent, flame-kissed steaks like the ancho ribeye to meaty empanadas and zesty ceviche ‚Äď each bite on this sleek joint's tasting menu (¬£75) is a teleportation to Argentina's diverse culinary wonderland. Feelin' fancy? Wash it all down with stellar South American wines from their impressive list.¬†

Gaucho Tasting Menu Edinburgh | DesignMyNight

Gaucho's got you covered with prime cuts and fun Argentinian vibes.

Six By Nico

Every bit as exciting as its Glasgow counterpart,¬†Six by Nico in Edinburgh's New Town is a culinary whirlwind. With a sleek design and a rotating six-course tasting menu that reinvents the wheel every six weeks, from Leith's docklands to the magic of the funfair, each theme is a surprise. The latest feast features mushroom velout√© served in ‚Äėspinning teacups‚Äô and win-a-goldfish-style laksa arancini¬†‚Äď all for just ¬£39. A small price to pay for a taste journey like no other, if you ask us.

Six By Nico Tasting Menu Edinburgh | DesignMyNight

Six By Nico blends flavours and conjures up stories that'll blow your mind.

FHIOR

A trendy Scottish kitchen where culinary creativity takes the spotlight, FHIOR is all about dishing out modern marvels using native ingredients from artisan producers and foraged treasures. Indulge in their elegant, precision-packed dishes on a seven-course tasting adventure for £105 or go big with the 10-course tasting menu at £130, showcasing delicacies like fresh mackerel on a smoked broth canvas or raw halibut draped in zesty lime and spring onion attire. 

FHIOR Tasting Menu Restaurant Edinburgh | DesignMyNight

Get FHIORed up for a gourmet journey through Scotland's finest.

The Table

Chef Sean Clark brings a decade of expertise from swanky spots like Aqua at the Shard and Four Seasons at Park Lane to The Table on Dundas Street,¬†the¬†interactive haute cuisine hub in Edinburgh. Picture this: a stone countertop table, 10 lucky guests, and a kitchen-facing setup designed by the fabulous Fiona Denholm. No stiff multi-course formality here ‚Äď this swish joint goes for a laid-back, surprise-packed approach with their nightly mystery menu featuring past hits like Peter's Last Payday (rabbit with turnip, pine nut, and date) and A Kraken Shade of Pink (squid risotto with pink Champagne).

The Table Tasting Menu Restaurant Edinburgh | DesignMyNight

Come to The Table; your tastebuds will thank you.

The Kitchin 

Situated near the waterfront, The Kitchin offers an authentic Scottish ambience with a touch of modernity. Guided by Tom Kitchin's 'From Nature to Plate' philosophy, every dish at this Michelin star gem, from the bluefin tuna ‚ÄėRossini‚Äô to the rhubarb and yuzu tart, showcases a passion for the finest local, seasonal produce. Whether you're a veggie lover or a full-on carnivore, this swish joint has got you covered. Opt for the classic surprise taster or take a plant-based trip with the chef's veggie delight, one of the best vegetarian tasting menus in Edinburgh.

The Kitchin Fine Dining Restaurant Edinburgh | DesignMyNight

A map displays the origins of each ingredient, providing a bit of Scottish geography alongside your meal at The Kitchin.

Purslane

Nestled in the heart of Stockbridge, this intimate 20-seater basement spot unveils itself as an unexpected culinary treasure in Edinburgh. Chef Paul Gunning, boasting training from culinary maestros like Marco Pierre White, crafts a menu that exudes sophistication ‚Äď all at an incredible value. Purslane's rustic and relaxed ambience sets the stage for skillfully prepared dishes in a delicious five-course tasting menu, ranging from pan-fried scallops with orange marmalade to Earl Grey panna cotta and chocolate mud.

Purslane Fine Dining Edinburgh | DesignMyNight

Purslane is a fine dining haven in Stockbridge serving flavourful seasonal delights.

Aizle

Head to Charlotte Square's best-kept secret, Aizle, for a Michelin-worthy adventure. Located in the Garden Room at The Kimpton, this leafy haunt's eight-course tasting menu is available for dinner from Wednesday to Saturday in a bright and airy setting. Their talented chefs make everything in-house, from the hand-churned butter to the aged kombucha and more, using fresh, local ingredients like kohlrabi and Yorkshire rhubarb to present a seasonal eight-course tasting menu at only £125 per person. Feelin' fancy? Add in paired drinks for an extra £90.

Aizle Fine Dining Restaurant Edinburgh | DesignMyNight

Prepare to be blown away by the flavours of Aizle's Michelin-worthy tasting menu deals in Edinburgh.

Martin Wishart 

Looking for a delicious lunch tasting menu in Edinburgh? A culinary institution in the historic port of Leith, Martin Wishart is a Michelin star spot that has been dishing out French-inspired magic since 2001. Helmed by the maestro himself, the kitchen squad ensures one chef for every two guests, pampering each diner with French finesse. Opt for the classic tasting menu flaunting lobster tortellini and ceviche of Gigha halibut, or go full veggie with the fantastic golden beetroot and black truffle on the vegetarian menu. Whatever you choose, brace yourself for a divine and downright tasty dining adventure. 

Martin Wishart Fine Dining Restaurant Edinburgh | DesignMyNight

Over a decade in the game, Martin Wishart serves the finest in traditional and modern French cuisine, with a touch of Scottish flair.

Wedgwood The Restaurant

Situated on Edinburgh's iconic Royal Mile, Wedgwood The Restaurant is a fine dining establishment blending French and Scottish cuisine. Led by head chef and co-owner Paul Wedgwood, this tastefully decorated joint relies on a bounty of fresh, local produce and hand-foraged herbs to craft delicious dishes. For a flavour adventure, the Wee Tour of Scotland tasting menu beckons at an enticing £50 per person. This five-course extravaganza invites diners to savour the finest ingredients with dishes like Scrabster monkfish and wild Highland venison on offer.

Wedgwood Fine Dining Edinburgh | DesignMyNight

Wedgwood's menu showcases the best of local Scottish produce.

Condita

Surfing the culinary waves in Edinburgh,¬†Condita¬†earned its Michelin star in 2020 and swiftly became a local gastronomic darling. Beyond the norm, this intimate haunt takes diners on a blindfolded three-hour journey, serving a surprise set of dishes each evening. Chef Conor Toomey, driven by a passion for produce, champions seasonal Scottish ingredients ‚Äď from cold-water mackerel to the finest crab, whipping up goodies like dehydrated turnips, nasturtium, miso emulsion, and olive oil.

Condita Tasting Menu Edinburgh | DesignMyNight

Condita in three words? Intriguing, surprising and hyper-seasonal.

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