Food and Drink in Portobello

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Whether it’s coffee and cake or a more formal occasion, there’s a mix of places to try out, both on the beach front and on the high street.

Cafes & Bistros

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Whether its breakfast, lunch, supper, or home-made gelato, The Beach House Cafe is sure to tick all the boxes. With a focus on organic, locally sourced food, they specialise in homemade cakes and scones, a wide variety of gluten free options and top-notch quality coffee.

With picture-perfect beach views, Miro's Bistro is a local family favourite dinner destination, with everything fresh and locally sourced where possible.

Fresh, healthy food in a child friendly environment - Reds is an enjoyable mix of bistro, restaurant and playground, offering something for everyone. Little ones love the soft play area, while older kids, and adults, love the retro video games machine!

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Now with five bakeries across Edinburgh, Twelve Triangles know how to get your morning off to a good start - all their takeaway bread, croissants and doughnuts are made and shaped by hand by their bakers. Open daily, 8:30am – 2pm/sell out, so make sure you get there early.

Bringing a taste of Montreal style bagels packed with NYC deli inspired fillings to Edinburgh, Bross Bagels Portobello offer an extensive and exciting choice of lunch options. Why not try the local specialty – The Porty (hot smoked salmon, lemon and dill schmear, pickles and cracked black pepper). Yes, it is as good as it sounds.

Oscars Gelato

Home-made in Portobello, Oscar’s Gelato prides itself on using fresh and real ingredients, with a constantly changing range of over 30 flavours – from Biscoff to Bubblegum. Find them on the promenade. 


For a taste of authentic Spanish tapas, Malvarosa Restaurant should be your port of call. Choose from either a light lunch of one or two tapas, or choose more for a more leisurely and filling evening meal.

Dedicated to providing the best of local and international real ale and a now with a newly added restaurant serving a blend of Scottish home cooking and fine dining cuisine, Foresters Guild offers a unique alfresco dining experience in their beach huts.


Bringing a feel of the Caribbean to the east coast of Scotland, The Boathouse Bar & Grill serves cocktails and beers on a hand-crafted wooden outdoor terrace – a great way to experience that holiday feeling!

With brews from some of Scotland’s finest independent breweries and spirits focussed on small-batch, high-quality Scottish producers, Portobello Tap offers a unique selection. Together with tasty burgers from Jones & Son and a recently refurbished beer garden, it’s a pleasant way to spend a summer afternoon.

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