Scotland has some of the best, and most sought after, natural produce in the world served by award-winning restaurants. With the Atlantic on its doorstep, fresh mountain waters, lush rolling hills, fertile soil and varied weather, Scotland's abundant natural larder is renowned for its unrivalled quality. From Aberdeen Angus beef, Stornoway Black Pudding, Arbroath Smokies and Shetland salmon and shellfish to Scottish whisky, ales, scones, shortbread, not to forget haggis - Scotland is a culinary heaven for foodie lovers.

Into the night Edinburgh’s music and bar scene is lively and unique - savour the delights of a locally brewed beer, smooth malt whisky or a hand-crafted cocktail in a traditional or trend-setting venue.

Here are a list of our colleagues' favourite eateries and bars in Edinburgh.

Restaurant Price Comment
Angels with Bagpipes £££ Stylish Scottish fine dining
Cafe Andamiro ££ Korean and Japanese classics in café setting
David Bann £££ Creative, eclectic vegetarian cuisine
The Grain Store ££££ Creative menu of fresh local Scottish produce
Kim’s Mini Meals ££ Korean home cooking. Prepare to queue.
Mother India ££ Tapas Style Indian food
Nile Valley Café ££ African Cuisine, serving traditional Sudanese food in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere
Paradise Palms ££ 100% meat free and often vegan ‘soul food’
The Apartment £££ Contemporary European brasserie
The Holyrood 9A ££ Voted one of Edinburgh’s best burger restaurants with a selection of real ales and craft beers
Ting Thai Caravan ££ Innovative Thai street food
WildManWood Pizza ££ Wood-fired traditional pizzas
Bars and Pubs Price Comment
Malones £ Traditional Irish bar with live music
Pear Tree House £ Enjoy a beer or whisky in their walled courtyard
Scotch at the Balmoral Hotel £££ Cosy bar at the posh Balmoral Hotel offering 500+ varieties of Scotch whisky in a classic space
The Bow Bar £ Traditional local bar emphasising cask beers and single malts
The Dome £££ Corinthian columns, marble bars and palms make this a decadent choice for cocktails
The Golf Tavern ££ Founded in 1456, this smart links-side pub serves up cask ales and a pub menu
The Halfway House £ Edinburgh’s smallest pub located on the famous Fleshmarket Close serving 4 cask ales and a selection of malt whisky.
The Royal Dick ££ Located in Summerhall serving spirits, wines and home-brewed Summerhall Pale Ale in a unique setting.
The World’s End £ In the 16th Century Edinburgh’s walled city gates were located outside the pub, the world outside these gates were no longer the people’s of Edinburgh: hence the name.
Whiski Bar & Restaurant ££ Renowned bar serving over 270 whiskies
Whiski Rooms £££ Over 300 malts to sample

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