Restaurants, BYOB in Edinburgh

101 places within 5 miles

Sorted by popularity / distance

Xanadu Chinese Restaurant

0.5 miles
13–14 Dalziel Place, Meadowbank, Edinburgh, EH7 5TP

Husband and wife team Colin and Irene Chiu run this friendly neighbourhood restaurant perched just off the main road through Meadowbank. Named after an emperor’s summer palace, Xanadu’s own decor is simple and functional with Chinese scenes on the pale…

Spoilt for Choice

0.6 miles
19 Marionville Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5TY

Billing itself as Edinburgh's new home of 'soul food' this Afro-Caribbean take away in Meadowbank has big plans: lunchtime opening starts in May 2012 and they are scouting sites for a dedicated restaurant. These are bold moves for a tiny site with just…

Bonsai Bar Bistro

0.8 miles
46 West Richmond Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DZ

Fancy a relaxed neighbourhood Japanese? Want to kick back with a cold drink and a steady cascade of dumplings, tempura, sushi and sizzling teriyaki that won’t end in a painful bill? Often the anticipated atmosphere for Japanese dining is formal or a bit…


0.8 miles
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…


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

Hidden away behind an unassuming exterior halfway down St Mary’s Street you’ll find Empires, part restaurant, part enchanted grotto. Split across two levels, or three if you count the raised window table with a commanding view of the room, the dark-wood…

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Kampong Ah Lee Malaysian Delight

0.9 miles
28 Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9HX

A traditional, family-run Malay food stop in the heart of Edinburgh, Kampong Ah Lee has been serving diners looking for a hearty, authentic slice of south-east Asia since 2007. Head chef Peter Lee’s decades of experience show in plate after plate of…


0.9 miles
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…

Red Fort

0.9 miles
10 Drummond Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9TU


0.9 miles
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…

The Himalaya Centre

0.9 miles
20 South Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9PR

In 2005, at the Scottish Parliament, the Dalai Lama told Reka Gawa: ‘Don't forget you’re Tibetan; keep the culture alive.’ She had long dreamed of opening a shop, and in 2007, inspired by his words, she did so: the photo of their meeting hangs proudly…

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Kim's Korean Meals

0.9 miles
5 Buccleuch Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9JN

Wouldn’t it be great to have a long-lost Korean family, who would warmly welcome and generously feed you whenever you rolled up? Great news. Head to a check-by-jowl affair in the midst of Buccleuch Street. Perplexed as to what to order? Not a problem.


0.9 miles
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…

Lian Pu

1.0 miles
14 Marshall Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9BU

Named after the Chinese opera masks tradition, Lian Pu’s fast-food interior is just as colourful. Stepping back from the Cantonese-style food we’ve come to equate with ‘Chinese’, the aim is to introduce people to less familiar regional dishes: their…

Café Andamiro

1.0 miles
113 Buccleuch Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9NG

Partly pastry café, partly casual restaurant, Café Andamiro, newly arrived in 2014, joins the Far Eastern dining community expanding around the University of Edinburgh. The setting is low key and not homey, but has style. The menu is a genuine mix of…

Nile Valley

1.0 miles
6 Chapel Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AY

Nile Valley has remained almost completely unchanged for years. The posters wallpapering the stairs down to the dingy basement dining area rotate, advertising new club nights and student drama productions. It’s a Sudanese restaurant, with popular Middle…

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Brazilian Sensation

1.0 miles
117–119 Buccleuch Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9NG

If ever there was an example of a restaurant that hides its light under a bushel, it must be Brazilian Sensation. At first glance it looks more like a cafe than a restaurant, but to walk past it would be to truly miss out - this is one of the very best…

Buffalo Grill

1.0 miles
12–14 Chapel Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AY

Both the Buffalo Grills have a down-home, easy familiarity and not just because the older of the two has been dishing up steaks, burgers and other char-grilled favourites for 28 years. It’s more likely to be the incredibly friendly welcome and the warm…

Howies at Waterloo

1.0 miles
29 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3BQ

The Howies brand is firmly established within Edinburgh and is known for delivering reliable mid-priced Scottish bistro food. It may not set the culinary heather alight but the likes of braised beef shoulder, game terrine and banoffee pie are cooked…


1.0 miles
94 Buccleuch Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9NH


1.0 miles
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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Kam Po

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


1.0 miles
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…

Laila's Bistro

1.0 miles
63 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1BS

This recent entrant to Edinburgh’s dining scene is brought to you by the people behind Hanam’s and Pomegranate and the menu is in very much the same territory, with a mix of Mediterranean dishes supplemented by the occasional bistro favourite like…

CC Blooms

1.0 miles
23–24 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3AA

Previously known solely as Edinburgh’s most lively after-hours gay bar and club, CC Bloom’s has of late done a good job of fixing itself up – both in terms of its interior and its hedonistic good-time reputation – as a pleasant bar and diner for all…

Hong Fu Noodle

1.0 miles
3–7 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3BG

Owner Jing Si promises real Chinese cooking at Hong Fu Noodle Bar. The recently revamped menu has some genuinely unusual dishes, with Szechuan and Northern Chinese influences predominating. Gone are the ubiquitous prawn toast and chow mein, to be…