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Want to eat like a local? Treat yourself to the very best of local food and drink at our favourite Scottish bars and restaurants.

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Scott's on Princes Street

Scotts ' On Princes Street

A trendy open plan bar and restaurant in the heart of Edinburgh, Scott's is the place to be for a light lunch, relaxed cream tea or traditional cuisine at dinner time. You can’t beat the stunning views, looking towards Edinburgh’s Castle, The Scott Monument and Princes Street Gardens.

The menu is packed with Scottish classics with modern twists as well as tempting all round favourites. If you haven’t worked up a big appetite, call in for an afternoon tea or enjoy a carefully crafted cocktail, paired with bar nibbles.

Scott's all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet is open to hotel residents and non-residents and includes porridge oats, Scotch pancakes, haggis and tattie scones, or start your day with a Lavazza coffee and a breakfast bun from our lounge menu.

Scott’s on Princes Street is just a few minutes’ walk from Edinburgh Waverley station, situated within Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel.

53 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2DG (Tel: 0131 342 1013)

A Room in the West End


This cosy restaurant is situated below Teuchters Bar on William Street in Edinburghs West End, just a few minutes’ walk away from Princes Street and Haymarket Train Station.

The emphasis is placed on fresh, affordable Scottish produce with dishes created in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Bright colours, simple wooden furniture and granite candles give a warm welcoming feel to the place at all times without being too stuffy.

For more intimate or private moments the quirky, delightfully snug alcove tables are housed at the back of the restaurant.

After enjoying your delicious meal relax in the comfort of Teuchters Bar stocking over 80 malt whiskies, 16 beers on tap and 20 wines and bubblies by the glass!

26 Williams Street, Edinburgh EH3 7NH (Tel:  0131 226 1036)

Cranston's Restaurant - Old Waverley Hotel

Cranstons At Old Waverley Hotel

Cranston’s is a beautiful Scottish restaurant on the world renowned Princes Street located on the first floor of The Old Waverley Hotel. This Edinburgh restaurant has been fully refurbished and offers a refined and relaxed atmosphere as well as boasting the best views in the city. The restaurant chefs pride themselves in creating dishes with a wide choice of fresh produce sourced locally.  The À la carte menu offers the finest carefully chosen ingredients, derived from Oban and local organic firms which reveal a multitude of Scottish cuisine. Lunch prices start £14.95for 2 courses or £1795 for 3 courses. Enjoy a two course dinner from just £21.95 per person.

43 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2BY (Tel: 0131 556 4648) 

Amber Restaurant

Amber Restaurant

Visitors to Amber Restaurant will not only enjoy the best Scottish seasonal cuisine but if desired, can sample the finest whisky from the restaurant’s unique and unrivalled whisky bar which boasts rare and sought after Single Malts and Blends.  Diners can choose from Scottish tapas, succulent beef, fresh, seasonal seafood and vegetarian dishes.

354 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NE  (Tel: 0131 477 8477)

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Scotch Malt Whisky Society

A beautiful Georgian town house in Edinburgh’s New Town offers local residents and visitors a fine dining experience in relaxed and distinguished surroundings.  This private members club with superb views across the Firth of Forth is part of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society.  However, non-members are also offered a warm welcome and the opportunity to sample traditional cuisine including marinated scallops and sea bass, farm guinea fowl and tartare of Highland venison.

28 Queen St, Edinburgh, EH2 1JX (Tel: 0131 220 2044)

David Bann Vegetarian Restaurant

David Bann Restaurant Cr Website

Situated in Edinburgh’s Old Town just off the Royal Mile, this popular vegetarian restaurant boasts an ample menu designed to thrill and satisfy the tastebuds.  An imaginative and competitively priced menu offers an excellent choice including tartlet of caramelised onion, smoked cheese and slow dried tomato, smoked mushroom and basil ravioli with tomato and basil soup and a warm salad of baby potatoes with beetroot, swede and mint served with a honey balsamic dressing. Their fresh rosemary and thyme chunky chips are a firm favourite. 

56-58 St Mary's St, Edinburgh EH1 1SX (Tel: 0131 556 5888)

The Ox Edinburgh

The Ox

Located at the bottom of Broughton Street, The Ox is a lively and vibrant place serving fantastic fresh local and seasonal produce specialising in Ox related items such as Ox cheek, Oxtail soup as well as lots of other great dishes and specials. They also do a fantastic Sunday roast with all the trimmings which proves very popular as well. The Ox is a great addition to Broughton Street.

49-51 London St, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH3 6LX (Tel: 0131 556 9808)

The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen

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Housed in a Georgian townhouse on George Street, The Printing Press pays homage to the capital’s rich literary heritage whilst offering relaxed dining in an elegant, all-day restaurant that champions seasonal, Scottish produce.  The Printing Press has been developed by one of London’s most respected restaurateurs, Des McDonald.   

Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner – with a late bar serving food and drink till 1am.

21-25 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PB (Tel: 0131 240 7177)

The Whiski Rooms

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Situated within a short distance of Edinburgh Castle, the Whiski Rooms boast stunning views over the mound and Princes Street.

With a bar, bistro, restaurant and shop, the Whiski Rooms neatly captures a superb food and drink experience under one convenient roof.  Their food menu seamlessly blends classic and modern dishes using only the finest and freshest, locally sourced produce. Their extensive drinks menu offers in excess of 300 malts and blended whiskies, not to mention cocktails, Scottish craft beers and an excellent wine list. They also offer whisky tasting with cheese or chocolate if you want to put your tastebuds to the test. 

4-7 North Bank Street, Edinburgh EH1 2LP (Tel: 0131 225 7224)

The Scran and Scallie

The Scran And Scallie

From the award winning team of the Michelin starred Kitchin restaurant in Leith, the Scran and Scallie is a warm and welcoming gastropub in Stockbridge serving up delicious food made from quality seasonal local produce. 

Get comfortable in the cosy decor with Scottish details like tartan and tweed, with a touch of Scandinavian influence. On the menu, expect modern dishes like fish and chips, fish pie and Sunday roast offered beside forgotten classics like sheep's heid broth, cottage pie and eton mess.

This is the perfect place to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon. 

1 Comely Bank Road,  Edinburgh EH4 1DR (Tel: 0131 332 6281)

No. 11 Brasserie

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Located in Edinburgh’s trendy East End, No 11 Brasserie has created a space that celebrates fresh Scottish produce and ingredients with an ever-changing seasonal menu. Their current autumn menu includes Fillet of Sole Meuniere and Butternut Squash with local foraged woodland mushrooms and many more. The brasserie’s interior also reflects the heritage of the city’s Georgian architecture. Particularly interesting and a great talking point is the mural on the wall which includes portraits of Scottish Enlightenment figures and a map of Gregory Playfair’s famous architectures around the city. 

11 Brunswick Street, Edinburgh EH7 5JB (Tel: 0131 557 6910)

Innis & Gunn Beer Kitchen

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Located close to the Usher Hall and the Filmhouse, the award winning Innis & Gunn Beer Kitchen offers relaxed casual dining for beer and food enthusiasts looking for drinking and dining experiences that have passion and craft behind them.

The beers on offer are varied and rotational - from fresh, unpasteurised Innis & Gunn beer direct from the brewery, to craft beer offerings from Scotland and the rest of the world. And if beer isn’t your thing, then there is also a well-crafted range of cocktails, hoptails, wines and spirits, to suit all pockets and palates.

All of their fresh and seasonal dishes are carefully paired with complimenting beers for a dining experience full of flavour and quality. Whether you are already familiar with Innis & Gunn (one of the UK’s most successful international craft beer businesses), or you are just discovering them, the Beer Kitchen has something for everyone.

81-83 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9AW (Tel: 0131 228 6392)


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