Restaurants, BYOB, "Edinburgh"

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Bodega

62 Elm Row, Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH7 4AQ

What you see is what you get at this simply furnished restaurant with a single row of tables and room for only 20 diners. A relative newcomer to the capital’s Mexican scene, Bodega is steadily building a local clientele drawn by a short menu of tacos…

Malvarosa

262 Portobello High Street, Edinburgh, EH15 2AT

A welcoming splash of colour on Portobello High Street, Malvarosa beckons the hungry of east Edinburgh with its swinging ‘tapas’ sign. After a decade working in the city, Alvaro Bernabeu missed the taste of home so much he opened his own restaurant to…

Rivage

126–130 Easter Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5RJ

Meandering down Easter Road, you could easily walk past the humble exterior of Rivage. But once inside, your senses are rewarded with alluring aromas from the tandoor oven, which is visible from the main dining room. Since opening in 2007, Rivage has…

Tanjore

6–8 Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9HX

Although a relative newcomer, Tanjore is becoming an increasingly popular spot for diners in the know. And quite rightly so. Tanjore exquisitely exhibits the best of south Indian cuisine, a lot of which is not to be found on menus in other Indian…

Nawroz

26–30 Potterow, Edinburgh, EH8 9BT

Nawroz is named after the Persian New Year holiday, but you don’t have to be marking a special occasion to sample this restaurant’s authentic Kurdish and Middle Eastern cuisine. The décor is a clash of modern and traditional, the dark tiled floor, bare…

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Hanedan

41 West Preston Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9PY

Behind a modest shop frontage on West Preston Street, tiny Hanedan is often crammed with regulars who have come to love its unpretentious charm and keen prices. But check opening times: chef-proprietor Gursel Bahar is very much his own man and locals…

Pomegranate

1 Antigua Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3NH

Situated on a brightly lit corner opposite the Playhouse Theatre, Pomegranate looks like a convenient place to grab a good value pre-theatre fill-up before catching a show, but take a closer look and you’ll find there’s more here than immediately meets…

Indaba

3 Lochrin Terrace, Edinburgh, EH3 9QJ

Ploughing its own idiosyncratic furrow since 2010, just round the corner from the Cameo cinema, the modestly sized and quirkily decorated Indaba combines tapas with South African and Venezuelan influences to delightful effect. Although the menu takes in…

Bijou

2 Restalrig Road, Edinburgh, EH6 8BN

Leith’s charming Bijou is a local bistro everyone would want round their corner: a small, relaxed place serving reliably delicious, creative, and reasonably priced food, ideal for taking a romantic date, friends, family, or just yourself for a…

Suruchi

14a Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DH

One of the best-kept secrets of the Old Town, nestled above a sandwich franchise and a music shop on Nicolson Street, Suruchi provides an inconspicuous oasis of calm in the bustling district of Newington. As Scotland’s first Thali restaurant, this…

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Beirut

24 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9BU

Despite being only a few years old, Beirut has firmly established itself on the capital’s dining scene by offering quality fare at affordable prices. Although there’s a full range of mains, including shish tawouk – succulent chicken skewers with garlic…

Bluerapa Thai

6 Torphichen Place, Edinburgh, EH3 8DU

Small, sparse and brightly lit, Bluerapa has been plying its trade in the unprepossessing Haymarket byway of Torphichen Place for just under two years. Punters in search of fine dining might consider venturing furthering into town – the food here is…

Cafe Casablanca

373 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 8SE

Ong Gie

22a Brougham Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9JU

Evolving from its pocket-sized origins across town, Ong Gie has landed on its feet in Tollcross. Uniquely, among Edinburgh’s Korean restaurants, Ong Gie features Korean BBQ for diners who desire some food participation. Choose your favoured protein…

Ginger Snap

Unit 3, Corunna Place, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 5JG

Tania Dixon moved her successful catering business Ginger Snap from Perthshire to Edinburgh in 2012, carrying with her an impressive client list including Brewin Dolphin, Bonham's and Louis Vuitton. She's an experienced and highly regarded wedding…

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Taste Good

67-71 Slateford Road, Edinburgh, EH11 1PR

Affogato

36 Queensferry Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4QS

Could this be the finest ice cream in Edinburgh? If it’s not, it’s right up there with the best. Strictly speaking, it’s actually gelato that Anna Campbell’s friendly West End establishment both creates (on the premises) and serves from its revolving…

Origano

277 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 8PD

Origano owners Simon and Dominik were once colleagues at a popular pizza chain, and were convinced they could do it better themselves. And they do. Now with their reputation earned, Dominik disappoints a procession of on-spec customers with an…

The Wild Restaurant

21 Newington Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1QR

You wouldn’t guess from the unprepossessing frontage, but there’s a lot going on here. Having moved into the space vacated by The Wild Elephant, young couple Nico Masecchia and Lili Johnson are developing a unique take on what will hopefully prove more…

Ristorante Gennaro

64 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2JR
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Edinburgh Rendezvous

10a Queensferry Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4PG

Having first opened its doors in 1956, the Edinburgh Rendezvous is among the oldest Chinese restaurants in Scotland. In the past couple of years the second-floor space has undergone a makeover, with red drapes hanging from the ceiling that add a…

Loon Fung

2 Warriston Place, Canonmills, Edinburgh, EH3 5LE

It’s 1974 and the Loon Fung is one of the coolest restaurants in Edinburgh, famous for its lemon chicken and Cantonese cuisine that surpasses all competitors. Fast forward to today, and it is the city’s longest-running Chinese restaurant and still…

Kam Po

34 West Preston Street, Southside, Edinburgh, EH8 9PY

Kwok Brasserie

44 Ratcliffe Terrace, Causewayside, Edinburgh, EH9 1ST

Kwok isn't the best known name in Edinburgh's restaurant scene, and on arrival you can understand why. Located in a part of town best known for real-ale boozers, some dispiriting kebab joints and a lot of boarded-up premises it's easy to ignore the…

Songkran II

8 Gloucester Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6EG