With lots of fantastic restaurants serving up international cuisine in Edinburgh, you can eat your way around the world without venturing outside the city bypass. Take a look at our guide to some of the top global restaurants in Scotland’s capital.
Around the World Favourites
Contini George Street
The award-winning Contini George Street combines the finest ingredients from Scotland’s own larder with freshly imported produce from Italy. This is classic Italian cuisine at its very best.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this is a beautiful building to dine in. Housed in a former 19th century banking hall, choose a cosy booths for two, larger space for a family celebration, or choose to go alfresco on their summer terrace.
Cadiz Edinburgh takes its name from the city and port in southwestern Spain and brings together traditional Spanish dishes with the finest of Scottish seafood and fresh local ingredients.
Take your pick from Cumbrae oysters, Shetland mussels and Scottish lobster, or visit at the weekend for Paella Sundays, available in three delicious combinations.
Bringing the flavours of Japan to Edinburgh, Harajuku Kitchen combine traditional family recipes with creative flair.
Pick from all kinds of rice, noodle and sushi dishes, alongside fresh salads, all of which include vegetarian, vegan and non-gluten offerings.
“Come for the name, stay for the food” claims the website for Karen’s Unicorn. There’s no doubt that the unusual title pulls some curious punters through its doors, but its reputation for good Chinese food is well known amongst locals.
They specialise in giving the traditional Chinese dishes a bit of a hot and spicy kick, so keep an eye out for the likes of salty and chilli prawns and monk fish with ginger.
Chinese Manor House
Ideally situated for the airport, Edinburgh Zoo and Murrayfield Stadium, Chinese Manor House has become a firm favourite with both locals and visitors looking for top quality Chinese cuisine.
With a wide menu, they also offer a variety of gluten free and vegan dishes, so no one needs to miss out.
A stunning rooftop restaurant with panoramic views across the city, Chaophrya presents a perfect blend of authentic Thai cuisine bursting with sensational flavours.
The chef’s signature starter selection featuring chicken satay, pork, prawn, grilled squid on bamboo skewers and Thai fish cakes served with a warm satay sauce is a firm favourite.
If you love tacos, you won’t want to miss Bodega Taqueria. This bright and welcoming restaurant in Leith specialises in creating these morish delights.
Combining the simple taco with the flavours of Asia, Europe, North America and Australia, you can be sure of some exciting street-style size tacos here.
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