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The Outsider

15/16 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EE

It’s worth grabbing a table here for the view from those oversized rear windows alone – watching the sun dip behind the rooftops of the Grassmarket, the hulking mass of Edinburgh Castle looming in the background, is a magical sight, whether you’re a…

Chaophraya

33 Castle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3DN

If you are looking for a destination dining experience featuring Thai food, then Chaophraya should fit the bill perfectly. With its city-centre rooftop location, intricate lighting arrangements and stunning view of the castle, this place is all about…

The Espy

62–64 Bath Street, Portobello, Edinburgh, EH15 1HF

The Espy is a real neighbourhood favourite, full of coffee-drinking mums by day, families in the early evening and a casual crowd by night. The twinkling fairy lights and old pictures of Portobello create a comfortable place to come for a quiet pint…

Monteiths

57–61 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR

There is no shortage of tacky tourist honeypots on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, but hidden among the overpriced eateries and giftshops selling Lady Di tartan and kilt towels, this bar/restaurant is a pleasant surprise. It’s down a close lit by candles and…

WEST Brewery

Building 4 Templeton Building, Glasgow Green, Glasgow, G40 1AW

Who would have thought you could set up a Bavarian brewery in the East End of Glasgow and establish yourself as one of the most talked about places in the city? Not many, but Petra Wetzel has done it with a charm, success, and character second to none.

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Buddy's Bar Diner Grill

677–681 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G41 2AB

Buddy’s, perhaps more than any other, epitomises the all-encompassing boom of the American-diner throughout the city. What began as a reasonable-sized takeaway now stands as a 60-seater restaurant that holds court on Pollokshaws Road. The recent…

Cookie

72 Nithsdale Road, Glasgow, G41 2AN

After nearly five years Cookie is now well established in the Southside, but it has not taken its foot off the gas for a second in its drive to be a cut above your average neighbourhood eatery. There is a constant desire to deliver a good, affordable…

The Den at Dining In with Mother India

1347 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AD

The bistro-like ambience of The Den relaxes and intrigues while the thoughtfully selective menu reassures the discerning diner that this is no mere Indian takeaway sit-in. Dishes are tantalisingly described by their ingredients. A range of fresh fish…

Punjabi Junction

122–124 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5DT

Set up by the Sikh Sanjog charity and staffed by volunteers, Punjabi Junction has a 'down home' simplicity that Leithers are happy to lay claim to. The interior has an endearing blue and orange railway theme and the menu is succinct and full of…

Hemma

75 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AU

Holyrood’s Hemma has become one of Edinburgh’s go-to venues for relaxed family time. Although grabbing its share of the nearby after-work crowd, popular kid-friendly weekend brunches are the main event with chilled-out staff ensuring its nice and…

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QuattroZero

40 Queensferry Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4RA

In an area of town peculiarly rich in pizza-pasta joints, QuattroZero needs a USP, and it’s price. Simple, diner-style décor is colourful, brightly lit and family friendly, and at £5.95 for a starter and main course over lunchtime – with great big…

The Vintage

60 Henderson Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6DE

Since opening in 2013 The Vintage has won a host of awards and a reputation as one of the best places to drink and eat in Edinburgh. A joint venture with the Williams Brothers Brewery, this relaxed, friendly bar takes the idea of a gastro-pub and raises…

Apiary

33 Newington Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1QR

To avoid any confusion, it’s nothing to do with hairy mammals – it’s all about the bees (an apiary, for the uninitiated, is a collection of beehives). Or, indeed, the birds and the bees, as this Southside newbie is the younger sibling to Bruntsfield’s…

Fratelli Sarti

42 Renfield Street, Glasgow, G2 1NF

Fratelli Sarti have three City Centre venues, all sharing the same à la carte menus; and all have a devoted patronage solidly built on authenticity and warm service. The Renfield Street branch has an inviting, candle-lit, wood panelled and marbled…

Joseph Pearce’s

23 Elm Row, Edinburgh, EH7 4AA

An Elm Row institution, Pearce’s – as it is commonly referred to by its sea of regulars – appeals to a smorgasbord of clientele. On a Friday night you will find it stowed out with local office workers and residents, whereas daytime Monday to Friday is a…

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Circle by Di Giorgio

1 Brandon Terrace, Canonmills, Edinburgh, EH3 5AE

Joining the hotbed of café competition in Canonmills, Circle by Di Giorgio opened under new owners Nadia and Ivan Di Giorgio in August 2013 and has already earned its stripes. Straddling the divide between bistro and café, a strong Italian influence…

Fanny Trollope's

1066 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8LY

This cosy bistro located in the heart of hip and trendy Finnieston offers simple yet impressive cooking centred on an ethos of high quality and locally sourced ingredients. Tables are arranged galley style, with works by Scottish artists dotting the…

The Kilderkin

67 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8BT

Musical references abound at Kilderkin, with owner James’s album covers and vinyl adorning the walls, a wonderfully eclectic playlist on the stereo and a handful of playful evening menu pizza names. Hoinkytoink Woman marries nearby Oink’s pulled pork…

The Butterfly and the Pig West

2 Partick Bridge Street, Glasgow, G11 6PL

Moving in on Partick Cross is the Butterfly and the Pig’s new West End venture, combining cosy pub and restaurant with a wide, sunny tearoom upstairs. Prepare for a surprise, as behind the modern buff-brick, plate-glass façade they channel the same…

The Forest Café

141 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9JN

The Forest Café, a hippy-ish, vegetarian café in a glass-fronted corner on Lauriston Place, affords excellent views for people-watching both outside and in. Here, in dusty nooks, an army of volunteers bustle among mismatched, recycled chairs and…

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The Holyrood 9A

9a Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AE

From the same stable as its Southside cousin The Southern and Lothian Road hangout Red Squirrel, Holyrood 9a has impeccable pedigree when it comes to beer and burgers. With over two dozen draughts on tap including familiar craft beer favourites from…

Spoon

6a Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DH

Plenty of restaurants bandy about their seasonal produce credentials, but not all take it as seriously as Spoon, where what’s on the plate takes its cue from what’s in season locally. It’s a mix and match kind of place: casual café by day, unpretentious…

Café Marlayne

13 Antigua Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3NH

Don’t come here to snap pictures of your grub before you scoff it. Not that what’s on your plate is unappetising, or entirely uneasy on the eye. Rather, this is more relaxed French-influenced café than starched-linen restaurant. It’s an all-day affair.

The Cambridge Bar

20 Young Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4JB

The Cambridge Bar is all about the burgers, and once it had a reputation for the best burgers in town, but is it still true? The menu offers beef, buffalo, chicken breast and veggie bean, either with your own toppings, or in the Cambridge’s own combos.

Clark & Sons

14 Busby Road, Clarkston Toll, Glasgow, G76 7XL

Clark & Sons is so big it could be could be mistaken for a hotel dining room. Comfy fabric booths, plush sofas and floor to ceiling windows give it an ultra contemporary feel. The bar and restaurant are at their best at the weekend when the…