Quirky Restaurants In Edinburgh

It's easy to get used to eating in the same place, but sometimes you need something a little different. Luckily, these unique restaurants in Edinburgh are just the tonic, delivering everything from kooky interiors and interesting sights, to dishes you aren't likely to see this side of Scotland. So take a look at our list of quirky Edinburgh restaurants and eat somewhere unique.

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Last updated on 16th January 2024

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Porty Vault

Fancy dining with a difference? You'll want to head to Porty Vault on Portobello High Street. This fabulous venue has a crackin' BBQ menu, filled with mac 'n' cheese favourites and smoked sausages. If you're feeling thirsty, opt for one of its 36 beers on tap in the cool space.

Tuk Tuk

Taking its name from the little cabs that zip through India's side-streets, this quirky restaurant is all about vibrant décor and vibrant food. Come here for authentic dishes and fantastic street food, all while surrounded by unique interior choices like vintage Bollywood film posters.


Cute, quirky and 100% vegan and vegetarian, Novapizza is a one-of-a-kind Italian just a short walk from Queen Street Gardens. If you're in the market for delicious plates of pasta, seitan steaks and more slices than the body has room for, this intimate spot has certainly got the goods.


One of Edinburgh's best pizza restaurants, Civerinos is home to a world famous selection of slices, from the classic pepperoni and four cheese, to philly cheese steak and delicious calzones. On top of that you'll find boozy slushies and delicious desserts to complete your meal.