New foodie openings in Edinburgh for 2016
01 February 2016
- food and drink
Edinburgh's food and drink scene is constantly thriving. We're sure there'll be plenty more restaurants and bar openings to come later this year, but in the meantime we’ve rounded up all the places you should try that have opened up in the last couple of months. So if you‘re bored of eating and drinking at the same place and fancy trying something new, check out one of the new cafés, bars and restaurants on our list below:
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Located just above the traverse theatre, Dine recently opened in November 2015 with an aim to be a relaxed brasserie-style dining and drinking venue. Dine also has its dedicated 30-seat champagne lounge in the city centre which features sumptuous couches where guests can relax for the evening. The new lounge also makes Dine the perfect place for pre- or post-theatre and after-work drinks. Guests can enjoy champagne and platters served on elm wood boards, made with wood felled from Edinburgh Castle.
Saltire Court, Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED (website)
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This is definitely a place that pizza lovers dont want to miss - boasting an impressive total of 26 pizzas on its menu! However if pizza isn't your thing then don't fret, as the restaurant also offers options such as pasta bowls, baked crab pots, calamari and voodoo chicken. You can find Tutto Matto in the heart of the capital's student hub and handily opposite the Festival Theatre, so head along to enjoy a taste of Italy!
16 Nicolson St, EH8 9DH (website)
[Image Credit: Byron Burger Facebook]
We've not forgotten about burger lovers as we introduce the brand spanking new Byron Burger on North Bridge. You may recoginse the name as it's a British chain with 56 outlets. You'll normally find queues in their London branches which often stretch around the block. Byron cook their burgers 'medium' unless asked otherwise and also offer their signature 'squishy buns'.
Have a taste of their original Byron Burger, which includes dry cure bacon, mature Cheddar, shredded iceberg, tomato, red onion and Byron sauce. Pair it with the courgette fries for a different take on chips. Looks like Byron Burger has definitely grabbed our attention and will fit very well in Edinburgh!
29-31 North Bridge, EH1 1SF (website)
[Image Credit: Obadiah Coffee Instagram]
The Grassmarket now has a new pop up coffee shop located next to Dancebase, offering a selection of coffees originating from Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Rwanda and Kenya. The shop is furnished simply and comfortably with a mix of repurposed school desks and stools and some comfortable, mid-century style chairs. You never know, you might find yourself ordering a second cup!
16 Grassmarket, EH12HY (website)
[Image Credit: Lowdown Coffee Twitter]
If you're looking for a truly laid-back coffee house then Lowdown on George Street is the place for you. The coffee shop uses the famous Swedish coffee Koppi coupled with the latest methods of brewing, giving Edinburgh a unique coffee option for the city. Coffee breaks or 'Fika' in Sweden remains a focal point of Swedish and Scandinavian day-to-day life and something that we are sure Edinburgh residents can get used to!
40 George Street, EH2 2LE (facebook)
Bread Meats Bread
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Already a popular name in Glasgow, Bread Meats Bread is the latest gourmet sandwich and burger joint that has expanded to Edinburgh. Look out for Edinburgh themed burgers such as Lothian Wolf and Sunshine on Beef. A meat lovers paradise, this is the place to load up on slow cooked BBQ classics, slurp down calorie-busting milkshakes and get lost in bowls of cheesy fries. Go on, you know you want to.
92 Lothian Rd, EH3 9BE (website)
[Image Credit: Meltmongers Facebook]
Make way for Edinburgh's newest toastie place! It's the hot melting cheese in a crispy buttery pocket of toasted goodness that truly makes it everyone's comfort food. Depending on what you fancy, Meltmongers also offer sweet treats such as peanut butter and banana fried melt with optional Nutella - apparently the sandwich of choice of none other than the king himself - Elvis Presley!
80 Bruntsfield Place, EH10 4HG (facebook)
Wee Buddha Pub Kitchen
[Image Credit: Wee Buddha Pub Kitchen Facebook]
Terrible at ordering food? Get food envy on a regular basis? Like Asian food? Discover the new asian influenced tapas and pub grub landing in Edinburgh at Wee Buddha Pub Kitchen! Stop by and try one of their Bloody Mary cocktails and snacks such as chicken satay. There's even a Buddah craft lager, for when you need to find your inner zen.
2B Jamaica Street, EH3 6HH (facebook)
Brew Lab Coffee - Queen Street Lane
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Brew Lab fans will rejoice as they now have a second store to pop into if they're in the West End of Edinburgh. We love the deconstructed look of stripped back walls with exposed fittings. Situated close enough to the buzz of the city centre but just off the beaten track of Queensferry Street Lane. With well selected choice of beans and selection of ways to have your coffee brewed. Budding coffee makers can also head along to their Nicholson Street branch to join in the training courses that Brew Lab offers.
3a Queensferry Street Lane, EH2 4PF (website)
Century General Store and Cafe - Montrose House
[Image Credit: Century General Store Facebook]
There are a few things that bring people together one of those things is the mutual love of a cuppa in the morning. Squish together a café and a general store and you're left feeling happy and relaxed in a homely environment - a real winner in our eyes. The recently new shop for Century General Store on Montrose Terrace offers the same ethos as their Marchmont branch, which aims to support the small businesses by offering locally produced edibles and merchandise. Ranging from pastries to homewares. Their online shop also allows for home delivery of their products throughout the UK.
1-7 Montrose Terrace, EH7 5DJ (website)