Best For Brunch In Edinburgh

It's the best meal of the day - when sweet and savoury join forces, the modest egg rules the roost and no one raises an eyebrow at bubbles before noon. Lucky for you, our city is packed with sunny spots ideal for a mid-morning feast. Whether you're keen to kick start your weekend with a bottomless bash, share a couple of breakfast pizzas with chums or soothe your hangover with a colourful smoothie bowl, we've got you sorted. Read on for a list of the best brunches in Edinburgh here.

Last updated on 30th September 2021

Le Monde

749 user reviews 4

For a girly day out in the city, there's no better place to start than Le Monde. Decked out with pastel pink hues, quirky neon signs and luxe velvet furnishings, the chic bar and restaurant is the perfect backdrop for a boozy brunch. Swing by to sample fluffy French toast, Scottish smoked salmon and vegetarian haggis, with gluten-free and vegan options available too.

Whether you're celebrating a birthday or simply trying to beat a hangover, Browns Brasserie & Bar invites you to settle into one of their plush armchairs and enjoy a range of mid-morning delights. Perfect for brunch in Edinburgh city centre, the menu includes lobster benedict, pancetta pancakes and a selection of breakfast smoothies.

Gaucho Edinburgh

32 user reviews 5

This luxe Argentian restaurant is taking things to the next level with their 'electro brunch feast'. Gaucho's weekend menu offers a selection of fruity cocktails alongside plush mains, including chorizo and chimichurri mayo sandwiches, followed by a smoked chocolate ganache.

Hanover Tap

82 user reviews 3

If you're on the hunt for a cheap bottomless brunch in Edinburgh, this bright and modern New Town boozer is a stellar option. Their boozy brunch menu will see you sipping on free-flowing lager, cocktails or fizz while chowing down one of their tasty plates, all for just £25 per person. 

Cold Town House

4 user reviews 3

This quirky pizza joint - housed within a former church is one of our top picks for brunch in Edinburgh. Polish off smoothie bowls and breakfast rolls within the stylishly renovated venue or head to the rooftop terrace to enjoy bottomless bubbles to a backdrop of the castle.

This stylish retro spot serves Edinburgh's only breakfast pizza (topped with pancetta, black pudding, mozzarella and beans), alongside a selection of bagels and granola bowls. Better yet? All dishes are priced at less than £6, so a hearty feast here won't make too much of a dent in your pocket.

Get bevved with a bottomless brunch in Edinburgh by heading to the oh-so-gorgeous Frederick Street venue, Rabble. For only £30, you'll be treated enjoy a welcome cocktail, continental breakfast items, hot dishes and two hours of bottomless prosecco - the stuff of Saturday morning dreams. 

For a quirky brunch in Edinburgh, Dishoom is our first port of call. Chow down fragrant bacon naans and parsi omelettes washed down with a steaming cup of house chai or Monsoon Catuai coffee. And if you're looking for something a little stronger? Their signature bloody mary is a potent mix of house spice and Luksusowa vodka.

This charming all-day restaurant wins our vote for the best vegetarian brunch in Edinburgh. Using vegan substitutes throughout their menu, breaky choices include chicken waffles and grilled cheese and bacon toasties alongside unlimited coffee, ice cream shakes and breakfast cocktails, all created from plant-based alternatives.

Southside Scran

1 user review 1

Headed up by Michelin-starred chef Tom Kitchin, Southside Scran plates up some of the finest breakfasts in Bruntsfield. From homemade drop scones to classic eggs and soldiers to veggie millefeuille, the impressive brunch menu is served between 9am and 11am every Saturday and Sunday.