The food and drink scene in Leith is one of the most exciting in Edinburgh. If you’re after fine dining, the Michelin-starred Kitchin or Restaurant Martin Wishart cannot be missed; not just two of the finest in Edinburgh, they’re renowned throughout the UK for serving inventive, creative and unique cuisine.
If you’re after something less formal but no less tasty, pub-style eateries like The Compass and The Roseleaf give you a relaxed, welcoming venue any time of day with menus you will need to return to again and again, just to try everything on offer. Teuchters Landing offers an extensive drinks and food menu to satisfy any palette, and if you want some authentic Scottish Fish and Chips, check out Pierinos.
For an after-dinner drink, or just for a cheeky beverage after a long day at work, The Lionness of Leith offers an uncomplicated and chilled atmosphere - or check out Boda Bar, where you’ll find a compact venue filled with charm and fun with frequent special events including pub quizzes and even the odd vegan night.
Leith is also home to the renowned Leith Market on Dock Place - a traditional farmers’ market, it’s home to delicious street food, that special something to stock up your kitchen with and beautiful crafts made by local artisans. This market is famous throughout the city as being a foodie’s paradise. Your taste buds will thank you - as will anyone you bring along.
The cafe scene in Leith is lively, with artisan bakeries serving fresh pastries, coffee and delicious freshly-baked bread.
Want to eat in a venue with a difference? Step aboard The Royal Yacht Britannia to explore Her Majesty The Queen’s former floating palace and head to the Royal Deck Tea Room to try the delicious soups and sandwiches, as well as freshly baked cakes and scones, which are all made in the Royal Galley.
Also in Leith and owned by The Royal Yacht Britannia, is luxury 23-cabin, floating hotel, Fingal. A former Northern Lighthouse Board vessel she is now berthed at Leith’s Alexandra Dock. Decadent afternoon tea is available on board Fingal (booking required).
Wherever you venture in Leith, you’re guaranteed a down to earth, welcoming and authentically Scottish welcome.