The exciting and cosmopolitan restaurants of Leith, Edinburgh. For hundreds of years this has been the port area of the city. The docks have long been bustling with cargoes and people arriving and leaving and this cultural melting pot has had a distinctive impact on the restaurants of Edinburgh, especially Leith. Each new wave of people arriving at the port have brought their food with them and this is why you will find such a wide variety of eateries in the area. French, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Chinese, Indian and Thai are just some of the cuisines you will find in this busy area of the city.