Edinburgh Restaurants

Eat walk Edinburgh offer food walking tours that take in the Old and New Towns of the City. Visiting Edinburgh bars and restaurants to taste locally sourced Scottish food and drink. You local guide will talk about the hsitory of the area as you walk between venues. On our Edinburgh food walking tour we will take you to bars and restaurants where locals eat and some which you might not find on your own.

On our Edinburgh food walking tour your guide will recommend other places to visit after the tour is over. We normally recommend bars and restaurants near where people coming on our tour are staying. But below are a few suggestions of places to eat that are not on our tour but as locals we have eaten there and can thouroughly recommend.


The Kitchin

The Kitchin run by Tom Kitchin in Leith is one of four Michelin star restaurants in Edinburgh. Quite hard to book dinner at the Kitchin but if you are available mid week you are more likely to be book a table at shorter notice for lunch. But still book in advance if possible to avoid dissappointment.  An ever changing menu using locally sourced produce and with the glass wall through to the kitchen providing the opportuntiy to see Tom Kitchin and his  talented chefs work their magic.  Well worth ordering tea or coffee at the end of meal  for the hand made sweet treats that come with it.

3 Course set lunch from £35

Wine pairing from £27

The Kitchin

Fishers in the City

Fishers the original restaurant is in Leith, but their sister restaurant Fishers in the City is in town in Thistle street. It is well known for it”s great Scottish seafood selection but also has a nice choice of Scotttish steaks as well. Offers a lovely relaxed atmosphere, very popular with locals and visitors alike, so best to book to avoid dissappointment. They do a fantastic cream chowder and my personal favourite Sheltand Mussels, both available as a starter or main course.

2 courses £16.00 / 3 courses £20.00
Every day from 12:00 – 6:00pm

Fishers Fish Soup, salmon & smoked haddock, cream chowder Small £5.25/ Large £8.75

Steamed Shetland Mussels £7.75 / £14.25
with a choice of sauces White wine, cream & garlic- or -Lemongrass broth

Fishers in the City


The Outsider on George IV Bridge has great views from the windows to the back of the Restaurant over the Greyfriars Kirk and Edinburgh Castle. The lunch time menu is great value and well worth a visit if in the area. Just a couple minutes walk from St Giles Cathedral and the National Museum of Scotland. Many of main course half price compared to their dinner menu. Slightly smaller portions but very filling, Mussels from £7.20, menu changes daily but can be viewed on their web site.

The Outsider

David Bann, Vegetarian restaurant

David Bann’s  vegetarian restaurant, in St Mary Street is a great place for dinner. I myself do like my meat and fish but very much enjoyed my time dining here. The main courses were good but found the starters and dessert fantastic. If vegan and vegetarian is your preferred option then most restaurants in Edinburgh do have choices on their menu. But if you are looking for a nice intimate meal to round off a day sightseeing then David Bann is the place.