Dining in Edinburgh

Scottish cuisine is experiencing a true Renaissance. Diners won't have to stray too far from the historic Royal Mile in Edinburgh to find tasty, innovative and quality food skillfully prepared to the highest standards.

The Witchery by the Castle
Mere steps away from Edinburgh Castle and a historic site in its own right, The Witchery provides spectacular Gothic dining ambiance. Meals with contemporary Scottish flair include haggis, roast loin of Scottish red deer, locally sourced seafood and seasonal produce. In the evenings the restaurant is magical by candlelight, while the fixed price luncheon menu is a good value by day.

Relish superb Scottish seafood in a restaurant with views out over the Royal Mile. Nouveau Scottish cuisine focuses on fresh seafood, but also offers heartier fare for meat lovers, as well as a selection of vegetarian dishes.

Thai restaurant featuring an interesting Scottish take on classic dishes. Enjoy fresh scallops or venison in place of more traditional ingredients.

La Favorita
La Favorita is a pizzeria specializing in fresh, quality ingredients on a delightfully thin crust that are baked to perfection in a wood-fired onsite oven. The wide range of menu items covers a selection of traditional Italian fare. Customers can mollify a sweet tooth with homemade tiramisu for dessert.

The Grain Store
Atmospheric stone walls in the dining room frame fresh Scottish cuisine centering around seafood, venison, lamb and beef. Luncheon menu offers excellent value for money, while the a la carte dinners feature rustic, artfully prepared food.

This is a midrange tapas restaurant featuring the best of Spanish, Venezuelan and South African cuisine. Highly unusual ingredients on the imaginative menu include springbok and South African sausage. Excellent vegetarian choices include a non-meat haggis.

Indian food with dine in or take away menus. Specialties include the "Kismot Killer," an ultra-spicy concoction that ensures those who successfully finish it a picture in the restaurant's Hall of Fame.

An innovative and original menu is the highlight of this charming brasserie. Fresh Scottish ingredients grace unusual dishes such as lobster thermidor crème brulee or pan-fried pigeon. A generous dessert menu offers a delightful end to any meal.

Castle Terrace
Quality ingredients head the menu at this Michelin Star restaurant. Expect to find spectacular presentation for the locally sourced ingredients, such as fresh North Sea hake, ox tongue and roe deer.