Official Guide to Edinburgh

Toasts & Tastebuds

105418.008 ETAG Facebook Social Posts - Food &Drink (1200x 628) (1)With more restaurants per head of population than anywhere else in the UK outside of London, including four Michelin stars and three Bib Gourmands, Edinburgh has a wealth of destination restaurants and bars. Elsewhere in the city, supper clubs, pop-up restaurants, an innovative and growing vegan scene, mouth-watering street food, farmers’ markets and even ‘collaborative feasts’ give just a snapshot of the world-class cookery that’s on the doorstep in Scotland’s capital city. Everyone living in or visiting Edinburgh is undoubtedly spoilt for choice.

For Tastebuds 

Byron Classic Credit Byron Burgers 500X210With so many different palates and taste buds to please and moods to cater for, there's no wonder the Scottish capital city is home to such a thriving food and drink scene.

Here you can enjoy wholesome and nutritious eats in a range of healthy eating establishments, indulge in comfort food after a hard week at work or home, celebrate with afternoon tea, or mark a special occasion with a loved one in one of Edinburgh’s finest restaurants.  

If you’re not getting away this year, don't panic! You can always go intercontinental with foods from around the world or embrace the local larder in one of the city’s Scottish food restaurants.


Farmers' Markets

Edinburgh Farmers Market - Essential Edinburgh Montage (1)Edinburgh is peppered with food markets and farmers' markets - the hardest part is choosing where to go first! 

Pick from fresh seasonal produce including meats, fruits and vegetables, artisan breads, cheeses, sweet treats, and vegan delights.  

So if you enjoy cooking at home with locally sourced ingredients, you will love a day browsing around your local market. Visit our guide to Edinburgh Markets and discover one near you. 

For Toasts 

CocktailsEdinburgh has no shortage of pubs and bars, both old and new, catering to a wide variety of tastes - from the elegance of George Street, to the warmth and old world charm of the Old Town.

That’s why we’ve created this Edinburgh Bar Guide, featuring some of the top bars in Edinburgh to enjoy in 2020. 

Top 10 Edinburgh Whisky Bars

Whiski Rooms BarIt will surprise no-one that Edinburgh is exceptionally well served by Whisky Bars. The scene has exploded over the last 20 years, with a variety to satisfy the most discerning of aficionados. From the winding streets of the Old Town to the majestic New Town and Leith, you're never far away from a great bar to enjoy a dram.  Here are our top 10 whisky bars in Edinburgh


Top Edinburgh Gin Bars

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Edinburgh may be well known for whisky, but there is a second drink speeding up the ranks - gin. 

The spirit is fast becoming one of our city's favourite tipples, and over the past couple of years gin bars have been popping up all over Edinburgh. Here are some of our favourite gin bars in Edinburgh


Bar Crawl

While initially created to celebrate Edinburgh’s history, heritage and archaeology, this pub crawl will definitely surprise anyone who embarks on it. With a fountain of gin, a tipple in the oldest pub in Scotland, and the only bar with an emergency entrance, you can learn all about Edinburgh’s incredible history each pint along the way.

 For Royality and Loyalty 

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