Best Restaurants in Edinburgh for Good Pre-Theatre Deals

Best Pre-Theatre Dining in Edinburgh


Where to head if you're looking for a good feed before a show


Whether you're after a quick bite or a more lavish pre-show meal, there are restaurants in Edinburgh of all cuisines with good, affordable menus to fill you up before you head to the theatre.

Taken from the 2016/17 The List Eating & Drinking Guide – £5.95 (plus p&p)

Dine with Stuart Muir
Saltire Court, 10 (1F) Cambridge Street, Tollcross, EH1 2ED
Renowned chef Stuart Muir doing Scottish classics in a stylish venue above the Traverse Theatre. | read our full review

Harajuku Kitchen
10 Gillespie Place, Tollcross, EH10 4HS
Just up the road from the King's Theatre, this popular spot dishes up a taste of Japan. | read our full review

Henricks Bar & Bistro
1 Barclay Place, Southside, EH10 4HW
Relaxed Meadows-side bar with a good wine list and cheery service; popular option for families or pre-theatre crowd. | read our full review

1 Antigua Street, Leith Walk, EH1 3NH
Across from the Playhouse, sample Middle Eastern mezze-style food, along with chargrilled meats and shisha pipes at this animated city-centre eatery. | read our full review

The Potting Shed
32 Potterow, Southside, EH8 9BT
Pleasingly quirky, allotment-themed gastropub that's handy for the Festival Theatre, with tasty, seasonal, local food and a wide selection of wines, cocktails and real ales. | read our full review

55–57 West Nicolson Street, Southside, EH8 9DB
Again in the Festival Theatre catchment, this friendly, family-run bistro has low-key prices and a seriously good kitchen. | read our full review

You might also want to consider: Bia Bistrot, Bonsai Bar Bistro,
Chaophraya Edinburgh, Passorn

Eating & Drinking Guide 2015/16

Eating & Drinking Guide 2016/17

23rd Edition published April 2016. Widely recognised as the most reliable, comprehensive and authoritative guide to eating out in more than 950+ restaurants, bistros, cafes and bars in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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