Restaurants, Child friendly in Edinburgh

230 places within 5 miles

Sorted by popularity / distance

Café at the Palace

0.5 miles
Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, EH8 8DX

Situated next door to Holyrood Palace, this café is the obvious place to grab a sandwich or hearty bowl of soup after visiting the Queen’s Gallery and Palace, or after an invigorating trek round Arthur’s Seat or tour of the Scottish Parliament. With…

Hemma

0.6 miles
75 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AU

Meaning ‘home’ in Swedish, Hemma is the latest addition to Mike and Anna Christopherson’s string of Scandinavian style bars. And with its soft furnishings and quirky interiors, it does indeed have a laidback, homely atmosphere, despite the modern feel…

Foodies at Holyrood

0.6 miles
67 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AU

Holyrood feels strangely disconnected from the rest of the city despite (or because of) being home to both parliament and palace. Still, should you find yourself down this way at least you can get a decent bite to eat. A fairly mainstream menu features…

The Engine Shed

0.7 miles
19 St Leonards Lane, Edinburgh, EH8 9SD

The Engine Shed acts as a training school to springboard adults with learning difficulties into meaningful, satisfying work. Trainees prepare, cook and serve all the food, as well as making the famously good bread, tofu, hummus and cakes, all of which…

The Sheep Heid

0.7 miles
43–45 The Causeway, Duddingston, Edinburgh, EH15 3QA

As Edinburgh’s oldest pub, having first opened its doors as far back as 1360, Duddingston’s Sheep Heid Inn has a true country pub feel despite being just a few minutes’ drive from the centre of town. Inside the bar’s main area, the decor is understated…

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Rice Terraces

0.8 miles
93 St Leonard's Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9QY

Edinburgh’s only Filipino restaurant is a family-run affair with an informal, homely ambience to match. Owner and head chef Zenaida Taylor and her son David are on hand to talk you through the dishes and it’s worth taking a chance on some of the less…

David Bann

0.8 miles
56–58 St Mary's Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SX

As relaxing as its romantic aubergine tones and colour-blocked walls are, diners could be excused for finding a meal at David Bann a tad confusing. A mixed message comes through its menu, which sees imaginative and elegant starters and desserts…

Rivage

0.8 miles
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…

Wedgwood the Restaurant

0.8 miles
267 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8BQ

This popular Royal Mile restaurant has been serving consistently good food since opening in 2007. The exciting menu offers unusual twists on seasonal Scottish produce such as lobster thermidor as a crème brûlée with a Bloody Mary sorbet to balance the…

Empires

0.8 miles
24 St Mary's Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SU

It would be easy to wander past the narrow St Mary’s Street frontage of Empires. However, an inquisitive peer inside reveals a compact dark-wood interior that comes to life when illuminated by candles and coloured lanterns. A handful of ground-level…

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The Terrace Brasserie

0.8 miles
Royal Terrace Hotel, 18–22 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh, EH7 5AQ

Situated on one of the grandest Georgian streets in Edinburgh is the dining-room of the Royal Terrace Hotel. The concise menu features some interesting ideas that lift it above the usual brasserie fare. For starters the soft sweetness of the scallops is…

Circus

0.8 miles
8 St Mary's Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SU

Circus has a relaxed, hangout vibe with original art hanging on whitewashed walls, chunky wooden furniture and colourful Turkish lamps. Food serving hours run from breakfast right the way through to dinner, making this a popular place with folk staying…

Vinyasa

0.8 miles
34 St. Marys Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SX

Vinyasa is a new kid on the block, opening its doors in February 2013. The décor is fresh and modern, with lime-green walls, pink flock booth seating and cushioned dining chairs ensuring a comfortable rather than slouchy feel. Lunchtime diners can enjoy…

Ten Hill Place

0.8 miles
10 Hill Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9DS

While it might be primarily geared up to cater for visitors staying in one of its 77 rooms, Ten Hill Place has enough individuality to make it worth a visit for those who already have a bed in the city to call their own. The plum and white dining room…

Dovecot Café by Stag Espresso

0.9 miles
Dovecot Studios, 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT

The bright, welcoming café within the Dovecot tapestry exhibition space is a happy discovery for tourists, local workers and art appreciators alike. Nestled within the former Infirmary Street swimming baths, it's a spot well worth seeking out for its…

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The Salisbury Arms

0.9 miles
58 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5AD

Despite being opposite Edinburgh University’s main halls of residence, the Salisbury Arms, with its subtle, rustic elegance and light, spacious dining area, is a far cry from the restored Georgian building’s previous incarnation, popular student…

Kilimanjaro Coffee

0.9 miles
104 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9EJ

Bang in the middle of studentville, Kilimanjaro has a laid-back vibe, conducive to whiling away an afternoon reading and nattering or making a start on that essay. The chunky tables, worn wooden chairs and leather sofas are comfy and inviting and the…

The Storytelling Café

0.9 miles
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR

The best seat in the Storytelling Cafe is by the horizontal window overlooking the Royal Mile. With a mid-size theatre on the premises and an emphasis on history and oral tradition, this multi-genre venue offers crafts and storytelling workshops as well…

Rhubarb

0.9 miles
Prestonfield House, Priestfield Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5UT

Prepare to be transported to a place of indulgence, located in the grand setting of Prestonfield House, where Rhubarb wows from start to finish. Pure decadence is reflected in the rich fabrics, evocative fragrances and delightful service. Royalty have…

Tanjore

0.9 miles
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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Bar 50

0.9 miles
50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1NE

Situated in among the pubs and clubs of the Cowgate, Bar 50 is an ideal place for students and backpackers to relax over a pint and a game of pool during the day, or kick start a great night out on a budget. With large pitchers of cocktails for under a…

The Mosque Kitchen

0.9 miles
31–33 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9BX

Quite who is the Mosque Kitchen, who is the Original Mosque Kitchen and who is the original Original Mosque Kitchen is very much up for debate – just ask one of the staff here. However, regardless of who is more authentic, the two venues share a similar…

Suruchi

0.9 miles
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…

Edinburgh Larder Café

0.9 miles
15 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1NB

This deservedly popular café features a veritable Who’s Who of top-quality Scottish producers. With meat from Peelham, salad and vegetables from Phantassie and bread from Au Gourmand the simple dishes on offer can rely on the quality of ingredients to…

Spoon

0.9 miles
6a Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DH

Rocking the boho bedsit chic, with elegantly mismatched retro furniture, lampshades and crockery, this is one Spoon that’s unquestionably more loving than greasy. The menu’s packed with wholesome, healthy options, a decent proportion of which are…