You won't believe the fantastic selection of restaurants and places to eat in Scotland - but you'll be delighted when you try them! The Bearded Baker Rowan Taylor is the Bearded Baker — or bagel man. It serves what can only be described as good, honest cooking in an appealingly rambling, just the right side of scruffy setting. With a new facelift and expanded premises it should be a little easier to get a table at the weekend or during the summer, but it is still safest to book well in advance — although it is always worth checking for last-minute cancellations. The French angle got sidelined long ago in favour of locally sourced Scottish produce, cooked expertly, slavishly following the principles of Slow Food. Proprietors Virginie and Ghislain have transformed the former Oratory of St. Small, friendly New Town restaurant with winning line-up of affordable, gourmet burgers, milkshakes, and the like. Peanut caramel cheesecake has my name written all over it, although 11-hour slow-roasted belly pork makes me go weak at the knees as well.
He fell in love with the city as a small child after visiting the castle and returned to study Scottish History. P artisan produce from Italy, combining them with prime Scottish ingredients to recreate authentic dishes from southern Italy. For those who just have to have a choice, lunch is served à la carte and there is brunch at weekends. Take a trip down Easter Road to number 139, only a short walk across from Leith Walk. Sitting in the splendidly renovated Assembly Rooms, it is artfully divided into clever nooks and crannies with bread and pasta stations and meat bars.
You could hole up here nursing a latte for days amongst the coffee bean sacks. We exchanged a bit of friendly banter with him as he showed us to our table in the window. Café St Honoré has been around for donkeys, but still, quite rightly, comes up in conversation as one of the nicest spots for a smart bistro meal in the centre of Edinburgh. Set above hipster basement bar, Kin, in a string of small Scandi-chic rooms, the restaurant serves four- and seven-course tasting menus with a playful element that lets seasonal ingredients sing. Owner Paul Anderson sources his beans from Swedish coffee roaster Koppi, founded by champion baristas Anne Lunell and Charles Nystrand — who also occasionally hold workshops and tastings at Lowdown.
Best restaurants for supper club vibes… Edinburgh Food Studio Ground-breaking restaurant and research hub Edinburgh Food Studio continues to evolve organically. Step inside this tiny wee Trattoria serving italian food of the highest quality. Think exposed brickwork, a mix of high tables and turquoise velvet banquettes and tables spilling out onto the pavement. The menu is heavy on recession-busting offal and cheaper cuts of meat, like liver, oxtail, venison and rabbit. Dine in the rich baroque surroundings of the original oak-pannelled Witchery or among the elegant candle-lit charms of the Secret Garden.
From the deliciously decadent to a heartwarming brew, we lift the lid on the best afternoon tea in the city. Its ethos is a simple one: take the model of what makes a great Michelin-starred restaurant and strip it right back to its basics, using ethically, locally and seasonally sourced produce. People visit Edinburgh for all sorts of reasons, from the rich history and stunning architecture, to the possibility of meeting Ronnie Corbett. Worth a mention is the starter of Sound of Mull scallops with cauliflower korma, pineapple, capers and peanut dust. Toast, a cool jazz-filled wine café in an old art gallery on The Shore is a buzzing place for brunch. From Isle of Mull scallops to smoked salmon from the Inverawe Smokehouse in Argyll and pork from Peelham Farm in Berwickshire, guests can be sure that they are receiving the most gourmet options Scotland has to offer.
. Edinburgh's thriving restaurant scene stretches from cheap, chilled cafés to sophisticated modern dining rooms, all fuelled by Scotland's excellent natural larder. Monteiths also do an impressive weekend lunch, so head over for a cracking Sunday roast, a plate of haggis or eggs Benedict from noon onwards. If you are a vegetarian or have allergies, request a copy of the set menu in advance so they can accommodate your needs. Not only has he recently launched his first pub with rooms, The Bonnie Badger in East Lothian bonniebadger. Scottish favourites include creamy Cullen Skink with artisan bread, hand-dived Orkney scallops with chorizo, chilli and spring onion and crispy Campbells haggis bonbons with Glenkinchie single malt whisky and Arran mustard mayo. Start off at the Oyster Bar to quaff some Loch Na Keal oysters and a glass of champagne, and then sit down at a table for a dinner of Dunbar lobster or Shetland mussels.
Lunch or dinner around £18-£30 0131 332 6281; scran-and-scallie The Dogs David Ramsden, owner of The Dogs, is an Edinburgh restaurant stalwart and well-known curmudgeon , and this consistently good, mid-priced place to eat is his response to the ubiquitous gastropub. Housed in what was formerly a wine bar, the gastropub still boasts an extensive menu of wine and ale to match its foods. Treat yourself at some of the finest restaurants in the country. Fantastic selection of pizza toppings and all pre-defined are able to be customised. Cap off your meal with a unique cocktail like a Heather Honey Julep made with Singleton whisky, Drambuie, heather honey and mint. He burst on the Edinburgh scene in 2011 at Picardy Place then moved his restaurant to North Castle Street in 2013. Then, of course, there's the food: this city has some of the most fabulous restaurants in all of Scotland, serving everything from pulled pork pizza to haggis spring rolls.
The Frederick Street basement café with its rustic, rough-hewn wood groove is mountain hut chic. Only the best quality food, imported directly from France or sourced locally here in Scotland, is served. We are a family restaurant with over 30 years in the food industry with both of our chefs starting their careers from small restaurants in Kathmandu, Nepal. The bijoux little joint just 16 diners at the bar and smattering of tables features dishes such as earthy game broth with a plump doughy duck bun followed by venison selection, brussel sprouts, salt-baked celeriac and chestnut. Best restaurants in Edinburgh for casual dining… Southside Scran Tom Kitchin is on a roll. Fhior Scott Smith wowed Edinburgh diners with his first restaurant, Norn, in Leith. However, it has now settled into an Old Town nest and shows no sign of flying off anytime soon.
Gave my son a birthday dessert on him which was a nice touch. The pièce de résistance, however, is the fish and chips in Belhaven Best beer batter. Here the two chefs separated and made their journey to Ireland and Scotland separately and ultimately met here in Edinburgh. Our waiter Lukoss was very helpful and charming with a good sense of humour. The cooking style is Modern Scottish with a nod to the Orkneys, the produce local, seasonal farm, field and fishing boat, the menu split into wee and bigger bites.