30 British Restaurants in Edinburgh

Flying the flag high

As one of the most beautiful and historic cities in all of Great Britain, it’s only fitting that British restaurants in Edinburgh are plenty and proud. Too often British cooking is overlooked or cast aside as not the type of food that you’d ever go out of your way to eat, but the British restaurants in Edinburgh stand to show why the reality is quite the opposite. Whether in the suburbs or the heart of the city, Edinburgh’s British restaurants are some of Quandoo’s most popular and best-reviewed – proof, we think, that British cooking is somewhat of a silent champion.

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The Cellar Door

Old Town
British
5.3/6292
The Cellar Door

A Room In Leith Seafood and Game Bistro Bar

Leith
British££££
5.4/6170
A Room In Leith Seafood and Game Bistro Bar

Hendersons Salad Table & Restaurant

New Town
European££££
4.7/6143
Hendersons Salad Table & Restaurant
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The Riccarton Inn Pub and Dining

Currie
British
5.1/6125
The Riccarton Inn Pub and Dining

Babas Bistro

Kirkcaldy
British££££
5.4/671
Babas Bistro

Ravelston House

Musselburgh
British££££
5.0/64
Ravelston House
New

Coronation Inn

Arniston Engine
British££££
6.0/61
Coronation Inn

The Elizabethan

Halbeath
British££££
5.0/61
The Elizabethan

Greenmantle

Old Town
British££££
4.1/611
Greenmantle

Rosslyn Inn

Roslin
British££££
5.0/61
Rosslyn Inn

Spatch

Old Town
British££££
Spatch
New

Piecebox

Merchiston
British££££
Piecebox

Uncle's Fish & Chips

Old Town
British££££
Uncle's Fish & Chips

Papillon

Leith
European££££
Papillon

The Flotterstone Inn

Milton Bridge
British££££
The Flotterstone Inn

The Old Mill - Penicuik

Penicuik
British££££
The Old Mill - Penicuik

The Royal McGregor

Old Town
British££££
5.3/6224
The Royal McGregor

A Room In The West End

West End
European££££
5.3/6129
A Room In The West End

Black Pig and Oyster

Leith
European££££
5.8/629
Black Pig and Oyster

Mussel & Steak Bar

Old Town
British££££
5.2/6241
Mussel & Steak Bar
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    Old or new?

    Yep, this is a question of the Old Town or the New Town, but it’s also a question of whether you’re after good old traditional British food or something more refined and contemporary? The British restaurants in Edinburgh of course mean you’ve got the option of either or, but the differences aren’t as subtle as you might think. Find yourself a little pub and enjoy pub classics that have more than withstood the test of time, or visit a bang up to date restaurant like The Cellar Door or The Apartment to enjoy more modern looks and tastes. The British restaurants in Edinburgh, we assure you, are a thing to behold.