Scotland's compact, hilly capital is home to hundreds of fantastic theatres, bars, venues, and of course, a multitude of restaurants. Edinburgh city centre has a certain energy unlike anywhere else in the world – it's constantly buzzing with different events and festivals which, combined with the people of Edinburgh (and their fantastic sense of humour), make it a truly unique spot. So whether you're planning a weekend in Edinburgh or you're a local who fancies something new and exciting, no matter what kind of food you're searching for, Edinburgh's city centre restaurants will provide. It's worth remembering that there's a lot more to Scottish food than haggis so just get out there and broaden your horizons – you'll like what you find, we promise!
From the medieval Old Town to the elegant Georgian New Town complete with stunning gardens and neoclassical buildings, there are ample restaurants in Edinburgh city centre for a spot of fine dining. For those who feel like experiencing the highest accolade awarded to restaurateurs, there are not one, not two but four Michelin-starred restaurants in Edinburgh's city centre. Choose from contemporary French dining at 21212, modern Scottish cuisine at Number One in Balmoral Hotel, a conscientious farm-to-plate philosophy at The Kitchin or well established traditional dining at Restaurant Martin Wishart. All four establishments have one Michelin star and truly lead the way for other restaurants in the city centre of Edinburgh.
Looming over the city is Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland's crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish rulers. And down below, on the city streets you will find a fantastic fusion of multiculturalism which leads to an amazingly varied range of restaurants in Edinburgh's city centre. With Indian curry houses, steakhouses, Japanese izakayas, American diners, Italian trattorias, Chinese restaurants, seafood spots and just about any other kind of cuisine that you can think of spread across Edinburgh, you'll spoilt for choice! Not sure where to start?
From the imposing peak of Arthur's Seat in Holyrood Park across to the sweeping views of Calton Hill, you'll find plenty of places where you can pop in for a quick, tasty bite of grub. Whether you want a craft beer pub serving artisanal pizza, a Mexican joint whipping up quesadillas and margaritas, a BBQ smokehouse with imported IPAs, or a BYO Thai street food spot – there are mountains of ‘em to choose from.
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