Restaurants, BYOB, "Edinburgh"

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Malvarosa

262 Portobello High Street, Edinburgh, EH15 2AT

Named after Valencia’s main beach, Malvarosa also embraces the name of its proprietor, Alvaro Bernabeu, the avuncular presence greeting regulars and newcomers alike at this unpretentious tapas bar. Alvaro brought his Spanish heritage to Portobello in…

Zupa

57 Elm Row, Edinburgh, EH7 4AQ

Bodega

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

Occupying a corridor-bar-style space on Elm Row, Bodega sets about bringing the fresh combinations of the Mexican tacqueria to Edinburgh. Cosily lit, even in the early evening, the snug room fits just 20 diners plus a fridge barrel stuffed with Jarritos…

Rivage

126–130 Easter Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5RJ

Rivage may seem an understated presence from the outside, but there’s nothing low-key about the restaurant’s menu or the kitchen’s execution of it. Husband and wife team Ryad Meeajane and Catherine Thomson look after the kitchen and front of house…

Tanjore

6–8 Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9HX

When you head to Tanjore, and it’s heartily recommended you do, there are two reasons to bring an appetite. First, this is where to sample the finest Southern Indian cuisine in Edinburgh. Second, you’ll be tempted to order everything on the enticing…

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Hanedan

41 West Preston Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9PY

Since opening in 2004, this simple, straightforward Turkish restaurant has proved to be a popular addition to the Southside scene, thanks to its reasonably priced meals and a relaxed neighbourhood vibe. The Lalezar, a shared six-plate mixed mezze…

Shilla

13b Dundas Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QG

An inconspicuous door and narrow staircase lead you down to the four small, connected stone–walled rooms that form Shilla, which is clearly popular with Edinburgh’s Eastern Asian community who seem to take precedence with the serving staff. You’ll…

Pomegranate

1 Antigua Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3NH

The team behind the ever popular Hanam’s put every inch of available space to good use in their new Antigua Street venture. Carved out below street level, whitewashed shisha pipe caves nestle alongside a cosy private dining room swathed in Arabic…

Nawroz

26–30 Potterow, Edinburgh, EH8 9BT

Friendly and speedy service, and a lunch menu deal of two courses for £7 (three for £10) make Kurdish and Middle Eastern Nawroz a popular choice among the student population, who pop in for a hearty kebab or shawarma after lectures. It’s spacious and…

Indaba

3 Lochrin Terrace, Edinburgh, EH3 9QJ

Cosy little Indaba is tucked around the corner from the Cameo Cinema in Tollcross, providing tapas with a difference and truly something for everyone. People with gluten and wheat intolerances will be particularly delighted with a menu that, somewhat…

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Bijou

2 Restalrig Road, Edinburgh, EH6 8BN

Bijou came under new ownership in 2011 but both head chef Alastair Berry and the quirky but useful menu formula of offering most items in bijou, medium or large size have remained. The low-key interior features a sprinkling of café-style tables, a small…

Suruchi

14a Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DH

Ideally placed to capitalise on the pre-theatre crowd spilling over the road from the Festival Theatre, Suruchi has carved a niche for itself that has quite cheerily survived the recent change of ownership. The light and airy upstairs room is brightly…

Beirut

24 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9BU

Proud to call itself Edinburgh’s first Lebanese restaurant, Beirut offers some of the best-value lunch deals in town. Its keen pricing and reasonable BYOB charges make it an attractive option for anyone looking for interesting food without breaking open…

Ong Gie

22a Brougham Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9JU

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…

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Affogato

36 Queensferry Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4QS

Artisanal Gelato hand crafted every day on site by our Gelato Maestro. Located in the heart of Edinburgh's West End, we use natural products without colourings or additives, sourced locally where possible. We also churn a variety of gluten-free…

Cafe Casablanca

373 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 8SE

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…

Taste Good

67-71 Slateford Road, Edinburgh, EH11 1PR

New Saffrani

11 South College Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AA

This small restaurant tucked away off Nicolson Street has retained its all-round quality through a recent change in ownership, with an extensive list of curries from a variety of Indian regions. To start, chicken chat is a substantial dish of spicy…

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The Wild Restaurant

21 Newington Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1QR

The Wild Restaurant is dedicated to promoting the Sustainable Philosophy. Our contribution is to provide our customers with freshly prepared, nutritious meals, and great service. We offer this new perspective excellent sustainable dishes at…

Origano

277 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 8PD

Origano is a bijou alternative to the modern, mass-production Italian restaurant. Although styled as a New York trattoria, the cosy dining room would not be out of place in Greenwich Village or Sienna. Stripped wooden floors and ceilings, simple…

Loon Fung

2 Warriston Place, Canonmills, Edinburgh, EH3 5LE

Apparently it’s good feng shui to have your property on a river, which perhaps explains why the Loon Fung, sitting by the Water of Leith, has now been going for over forty years. Owner Sammy Tam doesn’t hold with such things, however, and puts success…

Ristorante Gennaro

64 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2JR

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…