Best restaurants in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a multicultural city and so is its food scene. Even if much smaller than London, it offers proper traditional food from many different nationalities.

I love to sample new food but I also have my favorite places where I keep going back to and I recommend them if you want to spice up your culinary routine.


This cosy Scottish restaurant is named after the water of life, whiski. It has an extensive menu of whiski which go from £5 to crazy amount of £ so it is perfect for everyone. They serve local produce like meat and seafood and focus on quality. Not only is the food delicious but the restaurant itself is really nice. Maybe a bit dark because it is in a basement, but perfect for a romantic dinner.

Mixed grill
Scallops on black pudding

Osteria del Tempo Perso

This is my favourite Italian restaurant in Edinburgh because it is very authentic, the waiters are professionals, the pace you are served with is very chilled, hence the name of Osteria of the lost time, and the food is all home-made and absolutely delicious. Last time we went we had this delicious piece of meat together with the best bottle of rose Pinot Grigio wine I have ever had in my life.

Spinach and ricotta homemade ravioli with butter and sage – my favourite
Classic lasagna – Ba’s favourite
T-bone steak

Fiocchi di neve

This new Italian deli in Dalry is my favourite place to go to when I don’t feel like cooking but I want to have home-made food. The owners have a long good reputation as they are owners of both Locanda de Gusti and Pizzeria 1926, some of the highest rated restaurant in Edinburgh and Scotland. They serve Italian delicatessen, fresh pastries, bread and more.

Parmigiana and meat-filled pepper

Ting Thai Caravan 

This is the best place for a pad thai or a green thai curry in Edinburgh. The set up is very casual and be ready to queue but the food is proper street food style and it is worth it. They also serve delicious starters and if you order before than 6 pm your bill is halved (check if the offer is still in place before you go though).

Xiang Bala Hot Pot

A £15.99 all you can eat-buffet in the heart of Dalry Road, this place is one of my favourites in winter. You can choose among a huge variety of seafood, noodles and meats. Veggies too. And the house wine bottle is £14.90.

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