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Edinburgh is known for its vibrant food scene, with a diverse range of restaurants serving delicious cuisine from around the world. From traditional Scottish dishes to international fusion cuisine, there’s a restaurant in Edinburgh to suit every taste and budget.

One of the most popular Edinburgh restaurants is The Kitchin, a Michelin-starred restaurant located in Leith. Run by Tom Kitchin and his team, this place to eat offers contemporary Scottish cuisine using the freshest local ingredient. The menu changes regularly to reflect the seasons, but you can expect dishes like roasted chicken breasts with wild garlic, gnocchi and artichoke, as well as a risotto of broccoli with Shepherd’s Store cheese.

For a more casual restaurant in Edinburgh, there is Mamma’s American Pizza. One of the city’s most popular restaurants, it has a simple concept – handmade, fresh stone-baked pizza alongside delicious steak on the stone – but it’s executed to perfection. Its inclusive menu caters to all dietary requirements, making it an excellent option for vegans and vegetarians looking for places to eat in Edinburgh.

When it comes to Italian restaurants in Edinburgh, look no further than Locanda De Gusti! This restaurant serves authentic Italian dishes using the best Scottish ingredients and imported artisan products from Italy. Start with some antipasti like burrata with mortadella salad and roasted oyster mushrooms, then move on to a classic pasta dish like linguine with Scottish lobster or Ragu with slow-cooked lamb shoulder.

Moreover, you are truly spoilt for choice when it comes to Indian restaurants in Edinburgh. One of the top picks however is Pakora Bar, which specialises in real homemade Punjabi street cuisine. Look forward to Scottish specialities like their famous haggis pakora!

These are just a few of the top Edinburgh restaurants – there are plenty more to explore. Whether you’re looking for fine dining or a quick bite, traditional Scottish food or international flavours, you’ll find it all in this foodie-friendly city.

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    The Kitchin

    78 Commercial Quay
    EH6 6LX

    +44 (0)131 555 1755

    Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply looking for a memorable night out, The Kitchin is a perfect choice. From its commitment to using locally sourced, sustainable ingredients to its inventive and delicious menu, everything about this restaurant is designed to impress.

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    The Perch

    The Perch
    110 Hanover Street
    EH2 1DR

    A family-owned restaurant situated on Edinburgh’s Hanover Street, serving an a la carte dinner menu, a set lunch menu, and a weekend roast cooked with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.

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    The Table Edinburgh

    The Table
    3A Dundas Street
    EH3 6QG

    0131 281 1689

    As Edinburgh’s only fine-dining chef’s table, find a unique experience where guests can enjoy mouth-watering dishes alongside intimate interaction with the chef.

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    10 Lady Lawson Street
    EH3 9DS

    +44 131 221 1222

    Timberyard is a must-visit destination for anyone visiting Edinburgh. The restaurant offers a unique and memorable dining experience, with inventive dishes made using the freshest local ingredients.

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    Vittoria on the Walk

    113 Brunswick St
    EH7 5HR

    0131 556 6171

    Vittoria on the Walk is an Italian superb restaurant located in Edinburgh. The restaurant has been serving locals and tourists for over 45 years, and its popularity has only grown over the years.

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