Category: Foodie

Looking for a snack or a fine dining restaurant Edinburgh has great independent places to eat. To get you to the table we have Total Foodie, Top Restaurants, Budget Eats and Cafe Culture.

Edinburgh’s guide to the best cafe’s and restaurants on our FOODIE MAP

The Ship on the Shore

Highly Recommended
26 Shore, Edinburgh, EH6 6QN - Map
Ship

A great sea food dining experience by the water front. Eat in the bar area or the main restaurant, the catch is superb. One of the best restaurants in Edinburgh, do not mistake this place for the white ship in … Read More

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Porto and Fi

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47 Newhaven Main Street, Edinburgh, EH6 4NQ - Map
Porto & Fi Edinburgh

Waterside location, simple and delightful menu, good service all with a drop of upmarket style. Serving a range of local and regional produce in relaxed surroundings Porto & Fi is a great spot for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or an … Read More

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The Manna House Bakery

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22 Easter Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5RG - Map
The Manna House

A French bakery in Edinburgh that serves a great coffee and very, very good breads and pastries! Located at the top of Easter Road in the East of Edinburgh this wee French bakery offers sit in or take away eats, … Read More

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Los Cardos

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281 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 8PD - Map
Los Cardos

Fresh home made Mexican food with loads of flavour and authentic style. Los Cardos on Leith Walk is authentic, clean, comfy, friendly and most importantly very tasty. The owner Neil (from the USA) explained his take on good Mexican food which … Read More

Category: Budget Eats, Foodie, Leith
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Razzo Coffee

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43 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH2 2AD - Map
Razzo Flat white

Razzo coffee cafe is set in St Andrew Square,  great location and superb coffee. This wee round glass house of a coffee stop is a wonderful addition to the once closed St Andrew Square. It’s a great spot to grab … Read More

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Bite Me

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167 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, Eh3 8AG - Map
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  Bite Me is bright and airy inside, the food is wholesome and tasty. Bite Me plays to its strengths, it has a large interior serving and dining space with simple decor and original modern art enhancing the traditional features … Read More

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Jolly Ristorante & Pizzeria

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This place is one of Edinburgh’s hidden gems and worth a visit if you are going as a couple or a large group; they cater well for both. The outside doesnt exactly lure you in and when you enter you … Read More

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La Favourita

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325 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 8SA - Map
La Favourita Inside

Its smart modern, friendly and they do serve very good pizza and great anti pasti. This is possibly Leith Walk’s busiest restaurant and deservedly so. There are lots of tables and situated in a stylish clean environment, a number of … Read More

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Mimi’s Bakehouse

Highly Recommended
63 Shore, Edinburgh, EH6 6RA - Map
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From gorgeous homemade cakes to belly busting breakfasts Mimi’s in Edinburgh is a slice of food magic. Located on the Shore in Leith Mimi’s offers relaxed and gentle surroundings where people of all ages sit, sip, nibble and chatter. The … Read More

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The Dogs Restaurant

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110 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1DR - Map
The Dogs Restaurant

The Dogs do good honest food in a quirky setting, woof woof! The menu is good British food, mains from £8-12, and options such as Cumberland sausage, home made baked beans and chips £17 for two people. A star gazey … Read More

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Roseleaf Bar and Cafe

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23 Sandport Place, Edinburgh, EH6 6EW - Map
Roseleaf Bar and Cafe

  The Roseleaf brings a level of elegance and frivolity mixed with traditional fixtures, good food and service. Located on the Water of Leith a step away from the Shore this bar makes the very best of the original fixtures … Read More

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Loopy Lorna’s Tea House

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33A Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4DR - Map
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Loopy Lorna’s has got a reputation for being one of the best tea houses in Edinburgh and beyond. Tea and Cake! Located in Morningside Loopy Lorn’s is a well established tea room serving its sweet and savoury offerings inside the … Read More

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Milk Cafe

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232 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EA - Map
Milk Good Food Fast

Milk cafe serves good food fast in Edinburgh’s West End beating the hum drum of predictable sandwich shops hands down. From the outside this place looks cool with striking lettering and a slightly retro look and feel. MILK is white … Read More

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Union of Genius

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8 Forrest Road, Edinburgh EH1 2QN - Map
Union of Genius Soup

Edinburgh’s hottest and freshest soup cafe! Situated on Forrest Road this is a sweet place that is serving very good soup with very good bread, it’s reasonably priced and is in our budget food guide. It’s a simple formula and Union … Read More

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Print Works Coffee

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42 Constitution Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6RS - Map
Print Works Coffee

Coffee in Leith, Edinburgh? Simple, stylish, good food, and great coffee. Print Works Coffee comes recommended in our coffee guide. Situated in Leith Print Works is a simple, stylish little coffee bar selling good sweet and savoury snacks as well … Read More

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Bonningtons Eaterie

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75 Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9JG - Map
Bonningtons Coffee Stop

A coffee and sandwich shop using fresh produce serving great food and coffee with enthusiasm. We went into this place as it was the closest sandwich option in our vicinity, we came out knowing we would be back. We ordered … Read More

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Illegal Jacks

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113-117 Lothian Road, EH3 9AN - Map
Illegal Jacks Lunch

Tasty Mexican food, quick helpful service and good value is not illegal any more. The only thing you will find illegal about this place are the flavours, they serve good Mexican food USA style which is great, big portions too. … Read More

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Hula Juice Bar

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103 West Bow, Edinburgh, EH1 2JP - Map
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An oasis in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket this place feels very relaxed. Tucked away between the main run of the Grassmarket and Victoria Street Hula Juice bar is a nice surprise in a landscape of pubs and shops. It offers a range of … Read More

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Cafe St Honore

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34 North West Thistle Street Lane, Edinburgh, EH2 1EA - Map
Cafe St.Honore

Cafe St Honore has a Parisian ambiance and serves great seasonal food from local suppliers cooked by chef Neil Forbes. Located on a back lane of Thistle Street the inside of this place could be from mid century Paris, and … Read More

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Made in Edinburgh: The Best Scotch Eggs!

Highly Recommended
Black Pudding Scotch Eggs

The Pea Green Boat make the best Scotch Eggs we have ever tasted. Highly Recommended by Eh1 and worthy of awards. The Pea Green Boat is a small catering business based in Portobello. Scotch eggs are how it all started … Read More

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Yocoko Noodle Bar Edinburgh

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45 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1LL - Map
Yocoko Noodle Bar Edinburgh

Yocoko has a simple frontage, simple dining set up and great food at great prices. Situated just over the bridges in Newington Yocoko noodle bar is a great addition to the range of eastern eateries on offer in this part … Read More

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Restaurant 21212

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3 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh, EH7 5AB - Map
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A sublime Michelin-starred dining experience, expect the best in modern French cuisine served with style, passion and a touch of humour. A relative new-comer to the high end of Edinburgh’s eating out scene, 21212 wasted no time in securing accolades … Read More

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Tailend Fish Bar and Restaurant

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14 Albert Place, Edinburgh, EH7 5HN - Map
Tailend Fish Bar

The Tailend in Edinburgh does a very good fishy on a dishy! Its supper! If your in for a take away expect good service and your fish and chips to be fried fresh, it comes in a cardboard box which … Read More

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Project Coffee

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196 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4DF - Map
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Possibly the smoothest coffee bar in town! Located in Bruntsfield with floor to ceiling windows (retaining the original wrought iron window surrounds) this place has a classic feel. Bare stone walls, wooden floors, white tiling, copper table tops and light … Read More

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Compass Bar

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44 Queen Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, EH6 7EX - Map
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Battered fish surfs on a sea of chips with a crest of tartar sauce, book a table or be disappointed. If you are in Leith you should find your way to the Compass Bar, its situated in a slightly off beat location. … Read More

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The Kitchin

Highly Recommended
78 Commercial Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6LX - Map
Tom KItchen

Tom Kitchin, Michelin Star, an exquisite experience with food genius and local produce at it’s heart. Tom Kitchin’s Michelin Star Restaurant in Leith is a must go if you are a foodie in Edinburgh, the restaurant has an air of unforced … Read More

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The Kings Wark

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36 Shore, Edinburgh, EH6 6QU - Map
The Kings Wark Michelin Guide

Good food at good prices, water front location and a clutch of Michelin Guide recommendations. This is a foodie pub, having eaten here for the last ten years the quality of the food never waivers. For the best experience eating in … Read More

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Castle Terrace Restaurant

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33/35 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2EL - Map
Castle Terrace Appetizer

Dominic Jack Chef  Patron has earned his Michelin Star through his hard work, innovation, attention to detail and foodie flare. City center with a Michelin Star, 3AA Rosettes and nominated New Comer of the year by five foodie ambassadors. On arrival you … Read More

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Artisan Roast

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57 Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3RJ - Map
Artisan Roast Coffee Bar

The best coffee in Edinburgh, blender and bean supplier, caffeine extraordinaire. Possibly the best coffee in Edinburgh. This independent trader and cafe supplies beans from around the world and makes great coffee as well as supplying coffee establishments throughout Scotland. Forget the predictability of milky … Read More

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Ronde Cafe and Cycles

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66 Hamilton Place, Edinburgh, EH3 5AZ - Map
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Turn up on two wheels or two feet this place is retro neat! A specialist cycling shop and cafe bringing a social aspect to Edinburgh’s cycling community and those on foot in search of good coffee. Located in Stockbridge this … Read More

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S.Luca Ice Cream & Cafe

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16 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4DB - Map
S.Luca

An ice cream and sweetie emporium, a kid’s dream, an adult’s heaven! A family run company making homemade ice cream since 1908 located in Musselburgh and Morningside. Have an ice cream or a fancy desert in the cafe or take … Read More

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Chop Chop Haymarket

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248 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8DT - Map
Chop Chop

The food is tasty and authentic, good service, central location, well worth a visit. You may know Chop Chop Chinese restaurant had a good start in Edinburgh’s West End with a recommendation from Gordon Ramsay and an AA Rosette award. … Read More

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Elephant House

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21 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EN - Map
Elephant House Edinburgh

Sit about and read the paper, hot drink and a snack, this is as relaxed a place as you will find. The Elephant House has been here for a long time and has its maintained its calm down to earth … Read More

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Mosque Kitchen

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35 Nicholson Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9BX - Map
The Curries

Probably the best budget place to eat in Edinburgh, if you enjoy spicy food. Having been to the Mosk Kitchen many times the food is consistently good. A meal can cost from as little as £3.50 for a vegetarian option … Read More

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