You can choose from countless great restaurants in Edinburgh when eating out, and many of them offer great lunch menu options, with reasonable prices and good quality, locally sourced ingredients.
Most set lunch menu prices vary depending on the number of courses, but you will typically get two courses, with dessert, drinks, and bread available for extra.
10-14 Victoria Street, Edimburgo EH1 2HG
0131 225 1721
Victoria Street is definitely a place you should explore in the Old Town, an interesting and eclectic street. There you will find Howies, which has established itself as a restaurant favourite in the city. It’s usually quite busy inside, so it’s best to book in advance or go early. Their menu is great value for money, with the option of 2 or 3 courses on the set menu.
You will be met by friendly staff, and a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere, in a restaurant designed for the Old Town, with simple stone walls and wooden floors. You can choose from classic Scottish dishes, but with an elegant, modern twist, made from fresh, seasonal ingredients. Specialities include the classic haggis, neeps & tatties, and the fresh fish catch of the day.
21 Old Fishmarket Close, Edinburgh EH1 1RW
0131 226 4747
This is a relatively new addition to Edinburgh, but here you will find one of the best lunch deals in the city. Their Express Lunch for Busy People, includes a starter, main, and dessert for an unbeatable price.
It’s located in a simple venue, in one of the closes leading off the Royal Mile, so you’ll feel like you’ve discovered a well-kept secret! You will enjoy high quality service, and an array of seasonal, Scottish ingredients in the menu. There are a few options for each course, and these change daily, so you can try something new every time.
192 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 4AZ
0131 225 3636
Wildfire is a cosy, bistro style restaurant on Rose Street, one of the best streets in the New Town for eating out. You will find excellent service, and delicious food, in a traditional, comfortable setting.
You can try their 2 course menu, which is available every day from Tuesday to Sunday, with the additional option of a roast dinner on Sundays. It’s often quite busy, so advanced booking or arriving early is recommended.
You will see traditional Scottish dishes on their menu, with hearty potion sizes, made from high quality, locally sourced ingredients. In particular, you should try their steak and seafood options!
267 Canongate (Royal Mile), Edinburgh EH8 8BQ
0131 558 8737
Wedgwood has won several awards, and features in the Michelin guide, making it one of Edinburgh’s top quality restaurants; but you can still enjoy their lunch menu for an affordable price!
Located on the historic Royal Mile, you can enjoy a 2 or 3 course lunch menu, with the highest quality cuisine. Service is attentive and welcoming, and you will never be rushed to finish your meal. The ingredients are carefully selected, with the chef even foraging for some himself, and the menu changes daily depending on what is in season. You’re sure to have an unforgettable meal here!
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