Where Do the Locals Eat in Edinburgh?
If you want to know the best places to eat, just ask the locals.
Edinburgh is home to some of the best restaurants in the UK, and we should know; we live here! Featuring a diverse range of cuisines to suit any taste or diet, our dynamic city offers everything from quintessentially Scottish cuisine to worldly wonders. Immerse yourself in our blog to discover the most-loved restaurants in the capital.
Lucky Yu Canteen
Speciality dumplings are the highlight at this Asian-inspired restaurant, where delicious food is served at incredible prices. Featuring soft and fluffy bao buns, wings, Katsu sandos, and a great range of drinks to boot. You might need to book to ensure you get a seat, as this hole in the wall is very popular. Our top tip: order multiple items and share to get a taste of everything, family style.
Everything is better with Butta. Juicy, fresh burgers for everyone, whether you’re meat-free or a total carnivore. If you couldn’t already tell by the name, their food is made with their special seasoned butta. Spice lovers, we have to recommend the jalapeno relish as a kicking addition to any meal.
The Sheep Heid Inn
Scotland’s oldest surviving pub, this beautifully restored building was once a favourite amongst royals and poets. Enjoy your favourite pub classics or Sunday lunch, made to a premium standard, whilst you take a sip from their diverse drink options. Our favourites include a crispy duck pizza and the spiced coconut curry. Exuding charm and character, find yourself a seat inside or explore the hidden courtyard.
A true taste of Scotland, Fhior prides itself on transforming local produce into mouth-watering, upmarket dishes. Fluid menus alter with the season, using experience and instinct to create traditionally-inspired cuisine. Dinner features seven or ten courses of the finest fare, with lunch offering a smaller four or seven course tasting menu. Ever changing and evolving, no two experiences at Fhior will be the same.
Journey into the Levant in this fusion between Asia, the Mediterranian, and Africa. Flavoursome mezze dishes are complimented with freshly grilled delights, topped off with a creative cocktail menu. Hummus is a must-try, no matter which flavour you choose, and the steak is succulent and seasoned to perfection.
The Voyage of Buck
Named after the famous traveller and philanthropist, this award winning cocktail bar also serves a luscious range of parisian-inspired bites. Brunch is our best-loved meal at this eatery, particularly the brioche French toast or a classic eggs benedict. Quirky, unique decor is tastefully accompanied by a well-stocked bar, with knowledgeable and friendly staff on hand.
Authentic Mexican street food, freshly prepared and exquisitely spiced. Specialising in soft shell tacos in every flavour you can imagine, these easy-to-eat delights are very moreish. Share a range of dishes with your group or select your favourite, just be sure to pair with one of their incredible cocktails.
With so many amazing options available, choosing your next Edinburgh meal is going to be a tough decision. When you’re full up on good grub, our luxury hotel is the perfect place to unwind.