There's nothing like that new-restaurant energy to enliven a dining experience. Forget waiting till the buzz dies down-head to the hotspots that have got the critics buzzing and the locals lining up. For a see-and-be-seen experience full of flavor, don't miss Edinburgh's latest restaurants.
Elegance permeates throughout this Victorian cafe-bar, from the marble flooring, stained glass and ceramic tiles and the ornately decorated main Cafe Royal Circle Bar to the delicious Oyster Bar in an adjoining room. Besides the featured dish - oysters served on crush ice - the food is delectable. Your senses will perk as you bite into the various tender meats and fish.
At the Bombay Bicycle Club, feast on traditional Bengali cuisine spiced up with some more innovative recipes - the seafood dishes are especially good and the banquets are a great option if you can't make up your mind which dish to choose.
The Vintner Rooms, a 17th century wine warehouse, features high-ceilings, colorful tapestries and, of course, a well-stocked bar. The menu boasts a strong seafood selection, such as locally sourced lobster, as well as a delicious French cheese selection.
19 West Register Street
100 lindsay road
A quaint and classy restaurant that serves some of the best fish and chips in town. Few tourists know about this restaurant gem... read more
The Royal Mile
The Witchery has developed a reputation for succulent food served in the most indulgent setting. Gothic décor and antique furniture and low, red lighting sets the romantic mood - you'll feel as if you are truly eating in a castle... read more
33 Castle Street
4 Princes Street
87 Giles Street
Relaxed dining in 17th c wine warehouse... read more
6 Brougham Place