The dining room at Michelin starred The Kitchin

Fine dining in Edinburgh

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

Edinburgh is renowned for its fine food scene. The city is home to five Michelin starred restaurants and some of the most opulent and luxurious dining experiences you can find in the UK. Take a look at our list below and get a taste for the outstanding restaurants that await you in Scotland’s capital.

The Dome exterior

The Dome

14 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PF

Grand and opulent, The Dome is a favourite with locals and visitors alike.

A former 19th century bank, diners can enjoy lunch, afternoon tea or dinner under its majestic dome. Traditional fare includes haggis, neeps and tatties served with a whisky sauce, while the restaurant’s menu also offers mouth-watering flavours from further afield, all presented in a manner that befits its surroundings.

Be sure to pay a visit during the festive season when the building is festooned with an array of dazzling lights and stunning Christmas tree.

Plate of food at Fhior


36 Broughton St, Edinburgh EH1 3SB

Owner of numerous awards and a listing in the Good Food Guide and Michelin Guide, Fhior’s ethos lies in showcasing Scottish seasonal produce.

Guests visiting the restaurant can choose between a seven or ten-course tasting menu – a dining experience that delivers a constantly evolving series of dishes.

Keep an eye on their website for their Mixtapes supper club. Featuring a new menu each month, these take place in Fhior’s intimate private dining room and kitchen, which means that each dish is cooked and served directly in front of you by their chefs: giving you a front row view into each step of the seasonally-inspired beautifully curated dishes.


The Witchery

Castlehill, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 2NF

The Witchery is a unique and dare we say, slightly magical, dining venue situated a short walk from Edinburgh Castle.

It has been delighting tastebuds for many years and has gained an outstanding reputation for providing superb cuisine using only the best seasonal produce. 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.

Dining room at The Spence

The Spence

Gleneagles Townhouse, 39 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh EH2 2AD

Set in the heart of Gleneagles Townhouse, a luxury 5 star hotel, The Spence is adorned with towering columns and intricate cornicing – the perfect backdrop to enjoy their seasonally-inspired dishes.

Open from morning until night, it is open to both hotel guests and members, and non-residents. Choose from the beautifully presented breakfast, à la carte or afternoon tea menus. Or for the perfect weekend treat, the Brunch Club (a feast of delicious food accompanied by live music on the last weekend of every month) or the sumptuous Sunday lunch offer the perfect excuse to catch up with family and friends.

Just in for drinks? The restaurants central bar sits underneath an extraordinary glass-domed ceiling and serves up a seasonally rotating, locally inspired list of cocktails, local whiskies, beers, spirits and wine.


Rhubarb Restaurant

Priestfield Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5UT

The very best of Scottish cooking is on the menu at Rhubarb Restaurant in the sumptuous surroundings of Prestonfield House Hotel.

Diners can choose from an eclectic fare of Glenkinchie whisky-cured sea trout, Glen Etive red deer, Angus beef châteaubriand and rhubarb Gâteau St Honoré for a sweet finale.

The Kitchin dishes follow Scottish seasonality

The Kitchin

78 Commercial Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6LX

Based near the shore in Leith, The Kitchin is a Michelin star restaurant offering up an authentic Scottish feel with a few modern twists. During your meal you will be presented with a map showing where all the produce has come from, giving an opportunity to learn a little Scottish geography as you eat.

The restaurant gives diners a view into the actual kitchen – and if you’re lucky enough to be booked in on a certain day, you might be able to catch a glimpse of chef Tom Kitchin himself preparing meals.


Wedgwood the Restaurant

267 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8BQ

A passion for fine food and drink is the driving force behind Wedgwood the Restaurant on the Royal Mile, which offers guests an appetizing and inventive menu, taking pride in the best local ingredients.

If you want a truly unique experience, consider joining chef Paul Wedgwood on a gastronomic expedition with the restaurant’s bespoke “Wild Foraging Experience” around Edinburgh.

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The Balmoral Number One Restaurant

Number One

Balmoral Hotel, 1 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ

Located within the illustrious Balmoral Hotel, Number One expertly combines Scottish cuisine with modern touches.

For a special treat, why not try this 4 AA Rosette restaurant’s 7 course daily menu, which is a showcase of fresh seasonal produce.


Restaurant Martin Wishart

54 The Shore, Edinburgh, EH6 6RA

Situated on the shore overlooking the Water of Leith, Restaurant Martin Wishart’s Michelin star restaurant brings the very best of Scottish and French cuisine to life from its seasonal menu.

If you’re a lover of seafood, you will certainly not want to miss the opportunity to sample the fish, shellfish and crustacean tasting menu, and for those who have a sweet tooth, why not try the bramley apple souffle or lemon bergamot cremeux?



87-91A, Henderson Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6ED

Also located on Leith’s shore, Heron is a relaxed fine dining restaurant with high ceilings and soft lighting, where the emphasis is placed on beautifully balanced dishes that showcase Scotland’s quality seasonal produce.

This Michelin starred restaurant offers both a tasting and à la carte menu, with pescatarian, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free menus available.



15 Salisbury Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1SL

Opened in 2018, and quickly gaining a Michelin star, Condita boasts an intimate dining experience featuring a surprise tasting menu which lasts around three hours.

From the food and wine, right through to the décor, every aspect of Condita offers a unique dining experience.

Timberyard Restaurant


10 Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DS

Breathing new life into what was previously a props and costume store, Timberyard is a Michelin starred relaxed restaurant which mixes rustic charm with an exceptional menu.

Making creative dishes comprised of locally sourced artisan produce, the charm of this restaurant is added to by a woodburning stove and chunky wooden tables.


No.11 Hotel & Brasserie

11 Brunswick Street, Edinburgh, EH7 5JB

Located in Edinburgh’s east end, No.11 Hotel & Brasserie has created a space that celebrates fresh Scottish produce and ingredients with an ever-changing seasonal menu.

The brasserie’s interior also reflects the heritage of the city’s Georgian architecture. Look out for the mural which includes portraits of Scottish Enlightenment figures and a map of architect’s Gregory Playfair’s famous buildings around the city.

If you fancy extending your stay, they also have a small number of delightful bedrooms.


Argile Restaurant

21 Argyle Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1JJ

The small but perfectly formed Argile Restaurantis an intimate chef’s table dining experience in the city’s Marchmont neighbourhood.

Their multi-course menu changes with the seasons and perfectly blends the best of Scotland’s natural larder with a classic French twist.

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