Official Guide to Edinburgh
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Fine Dining

Treat yourself at some of the finest restaurants in the country in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh is renouned for its fine eating scene. The city is home to four Michelin Starred restaurants and some of the most opulent and luxurious dining experiences in the UK. Take a look at our list below and get a taste of the outstanding restaurants that await you in Scotland's capital...

The Dome

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Grand and opulent, the Dome is a favourite with locals and visitors alike.  Situated in Edinburgh’s bustling George Street, diners can enjoy lunch, afternoon tea or dinner under its majestic dome.  Traditional fare includes haggis, neeps and tatties served with a whisky sauce. Delicious.

14 George St, New Town, Edinburgh EH2 2PF, 0131 624 8624 (Website)

The Tower Restaurant and Terrace

The Tower

Outstanding views and mouth-watering cuisine is clearly on the menu at James Thomson’s superb rooftop restaurant situated above the Museum of Scotland.  A stone’s throw from all the Royal Mile’s major tourist attractions, it’s the perfect place to relax and admire the magnificent views across the capital.  Whether its brunch, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner, dishes are bursting with flavour and packed full of the freshest and finest, seasonal ingredients.  Choose from fresh Scottish oysters, Borders beef and autumn game. 

National Museum Of Scotland, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, 0131 225 3003 (Website)

The Witchery

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A unique and dare we say, slightly magical, dining venue situated a short walk from Edinburgh Castle.  The Witchery has been delighting tastebuds for  many years and has gained an outstanding reputation for providing superb cuisine at reasonable prices.  Scottish seafood, lamb, game and a legendary Angus beef steak tartare feature on an inspirational menu.  Open for lunch and dinner, diners can also opt for a pre and post theatre supper.

Castlehill, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2NF, 0131 225 5613 (Website)

Rhubarb Restaurant

Rhubarb Prestonfield

The very best of Scottish cooking is on the menu at James Thomson’s Rhubarb Restaurant in the sumptuous surroundings of Prestonfield Hotel.  Diners can choose from an eclectic fare of hand-dived scallops, roast loin of Glemalmond Estate roe deer, Dornochi lamb and poached autumn fruits for a sweet finale.

Priestfield Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5UT, 0131 225 1333 (Website)

The Kitchin

The Kitchin

Based near the Shore of Leith, this Michelin star restaurant is offers up authentic Scottish feel with a few modern twists. During your meal you will be presented with a map showing where all the produce had come from and at the time learning your Scottish geography. The Kitchin also has an glass view into the Kitchin and if you’re booked on a lucky day you might be able to catch a little glimpse into Tom Kitchin himself preparing the meals.

78 Commercial St, Edinburgh EH6 6LX, 0131 555 1755 (Website

Colonnades at the Signet Library

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If you’re looking for a decadent treat then make you sure you book a table at the Colonnades at the Signet Library. Here you can dine in an elegant and historic surroundings set in the heart of Edinburgh. The Colonnades are open during the day for champagne afternoon tea and lunch options. However during the August festival they will also serve a 5-course dinner with optional wine pairings.

The Signet Library, Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, 0131 226 1064 (Website

The Pompadour by Galvin

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Dine and enjoy French cuisine in a beautiful setting with Edinburgh castle directly in view. The Michelin star Pompadour by Galvin offers a menu with an exciting range of seasonal dishes, including venison, grouse and pigeon, which showcase the best of Scottish seasonal ingredients. The decor is decidedly French in style and opulence which makes this a memorable venue for that extra special occasion. 

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian, Princes St, Edinburgh EH1 2AB, 0131 222 8975 (Website) 

Wedgewood the Restaurant

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This Michelin star restaurant on the Royal Mile offers guests a tasty and inventive menu which takes pride in using local ingredients. Chef and owner Paul Wedgewood is renowned for sourcing wild local ingredients. If you are interested in joining Paul on this gastronomic expedition then you can join in with their bespoke “Wild Foraging Experience” around Edinburgh.

Royal Mile, 267 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BQ, 0131 558 8737 (Website

Number One

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Number One restaurant is the sort of place you should go when celebrating a special occasion proving a delightful Michelin-starred dinning in elegant surroundings. Why not try out their 10 course tasting menu for a truly scrumptious experience? 

Balmoral Hotel, 1 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ, 0131 557 5727 (Website)

The Honours

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Very chic, stylish restaurant from Martin Wishart offering the highest quality of local ingredients to produce a wonderful gastronomic bistro menu. The beautifully decorated interior will lend it a Parisian classy feel. Whether it's lunch or dinner this is an excellent restaurant that will make you want to come back for more.

58A North Castle Street, Edinburgh EH2 3LU, 0131 220 2513 (Website)

Castle Terrace Restaurant

Castle Terrace

After a hard and tiresome tour of the Edinburgh Castle, the Castle Terrace Restaurant is the ideal place to sit down, rest and eat something exquisite. Expect to find innovative flavour combinations such as popcorn souffle. This restaurant is from the same family as The Kitchin in Leith which who also knows how to impress guests with their fresh, elegant, vibrant seasonal dishes.

33-35 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2EL, 0131 229 1222 (Website)

21212

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When dining at a Michelin starred restaurant you come in with high expectations, and at 21212 by Paul Kitching you will be left with them met. Set in the beautiful Georgian townhouse in Edinburgh’s Royal Terrace, 21212 is aMichelin starred restaurant with bedrooms availble. Guests are able to relax in their sumptuous drawing room with some drinks before taking their seat in the dining room. The kitchen is windowed to the dining room which makes for a different atmosphere, where guests are accompanying the hard work done in the kitchen. 

3 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB, 0131 523 1030 (Website)

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