The finest restaurants in Edinburgh

You can enjoy some of the finest restaurants in Scotland in Edinburgh, including many with Michelin stars and other awards, where you can have a truly special dining experience.

We’ve chosen some of our favourites Fine Dining restaurants in Edinburgh, which have the highest quality of food and service on offer.

1. The Kitchin

78 Commercial St, Edinburgh EH6 6LX

0131 555 1755

The Kitchin is one of Edinburgh’s Michelin starred restaurants. You will find it in The Shore area of Leith, and it is one of the top choices to visit while in the city, if you enjoy fine dining.

The restaurant is designed using wood and stone, so you can experience a comfortable, yet elegant atmosphere, and there is a screen so you can watch what is happening in the kitchen.

The Kitchin serves traditional Scottish dishes, but with a modern twist, and you can see a map displaying the origin of each ingredient, allowing you to understand more about Scotland’s geography, farming, and other industries.

You can try the three course set lunch menu for a good, affordable option. You can also choose from the full à la carte dinner menu, or try the seven course surprise tasting menu. It is advised to book well in advance, as it can be difficult to get a table otherwise.

The Kitchin

2. Aizle

107-109 St. Leonard's St, Edinburgh EH8 9QY

0131 662 9349

Aizle may appear simple and casual on the surface, lacking any elaborate decor inside, but you will discover that the food is finely crafted, and you will have a unique, surprising experience every time.

Located near the Southside of the city, Aizle is sure to provide you with an excellent dinner. If you make repeat visits, you will discover that their menu is constantly changing, depending on the produce available in each season. Instead of choosing from a menu, you only get to see the current ingredient list, which the chef will have used to create the day’s dishes.

The menu is a set, five course dinner, priced affordably, and you can also opt to add on drinks pairings. The ingredient list and menu is fixed each day, but dietary requirements can be catered for with advance bookings.


3. The Dining room, Scotch Malt Whisky Society

28 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JX

0131 220 2044

Uno de los restaurantes de Edimburgo que mejor ha sabido adaptar la cocina tradicional escocesa a las tendencias más vanguardistas, en este espectacular edificio georgiano de la New Town.

Disfrutarás de un ambiente muy relajado y de un servicio excelente en su elegante salón de estilo georgiano mientras te ofrecen algunas degustaciones que te sorprenderán.

Opción de maridaje de whisky de lo más interesante.

The Dining room

4. Purslane

33A St Stephen St, Edinburgh EH3 5AH

0131 226 3500

Located in the artsy neighbourhood of Stockbridge, Purslane advertises itself as offering a casual fine dining experience, and was chosen as Scotland’s Best Fine Dining Restaurant winner in 2015.

You can enjoy a cosy, welcoming atmosphere, which aims to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. Your food will be prepared with great attention to detail, using a large variety of fresh ingredients.

You can choose from 5 or 7 course tasting menus. You can also add supplementary wine pairings for the regular or premium versions.

Interior de Purslane

5. Ondine

2 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1AD

0131 226 1888

You will find Ondine in Edinburgh’s city centre, in the heart of the Old Town, yet you will notice that it has a very modern look inside, in contrast to its surroundings. It is especially well known for its excellent array of seafood.

You can choose from a fresh selection of oysters, scallops, shrimps, cockles, lobsters, mussels and crabs, all cooked in unique and exciting styles.

Try the fixed price lunch menu or a dinner from the à la carte menu. You could also try one of the various seafood platters available. Booking in advance is recommended.

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