I recently visited Edinburgh for the first time, and I only have good things to say about it (except for how cold it was). When I was there I visited a huge range of restaurants and bars. There was something for everyone. I will add that I was there over the Christmas period so everywhere was probably a bit busier than usual. I would definitely recommend trying to plan your trip around November/December as the Christmas market is AMAZING!! Keep reading to find about a bit more about the places I visited during my stay.
Wings (4 stars on TripAdvisor) – Located on Old Fisherman’s just off High Street. If you like wings this is the place to go, they offer around 40 different flavors of wings, with 6 wings per portion – so perfect for trying numerous flavors. I was lucky enough to be seated at a little table under the stairs that had a retro play station that we could play while waiting for our food. It was an extremely fun and casual atmosphere with great food and cheap drink.
Price: 8.5 /10
Find more info @ http://wingsedinburgh.com/
Urban Angel (4 stars on TripAdvisor) – Located on Hanover Street. Intimate little breakfast/brunch spot with cozy little benches and a little fire. They run brunch all day long. Their menu has something for everyone, from the more indulgent French Toast (slices around an inch high) that comes with maple syrup and bacon, to the healthier option of porridge with mixed seeds and goji berries. This spot is perfect for hiding away from the cold.
Find more info @ http://www.urban-angel.co.uk/
Devil’s Advocate (4.5 stars on TripAdvisor) – Located on Advocate’s close. This place is a bit more steered towards the people that are willing to pay a bit more for good quality fresh food in a candle lit setting. We only had main courses here but struggled to fault the food we tried. The meat in both of our dishes was so tender and tasty. I didn’t have one but heard that their cocktails are gorgeous, they had a heated balcony with blankets when I was there which I’m sure you could just go and have a drink there. I went around Christmas time and it was very busy so I would recommend booking just in case.
Find more info @ http://devilsadvocateedinburgh.co.uk/
All Bar One (3.5 stars on TripAdvisor) – Located on George’s Street. This place can be found all over the UK. We went for lunch one day, it was in such a gorgeous building with really high ceilings. Not very often am I given a menu and I love more than 6 of the options, but here I did. They had a wide range of different foods at a really good price. They do a lunch deal with a starter and a main course, and a cocktail deal from Sundays to Wednesdays on their most popular cocktails at £4.95. Lunch portions, not very big.
Find more info @ http://www.allbarone.co.uk/national-search/scotland-and-northern-ireland/all-bar-one-george-street-edinburgh
The Dome (4.5 stars on TripAdvisor)- Located on George’s Street. This place is a must when in Edinburgh. I was told by a friend to go there for a drink because it’s so fancy, I’ve never seen better Christmas decorations in my whole life. Apparently, to eat there is quite a fine dining experience, however, we just went and had a cocktail (best espresso martini EVER). I was talking to a lady when I was there and she told me to come back during the day to have a cup of tea/coffee upstairs, we didn’t have time but definitely will next time.
Price: 7.50£ – 8.50£ (Cocktails)
Find more info @ http://www.thedomeedinburgh.com/
I was told to go to an Italian restaurant called Amarone, we never had time to try it but if you are interested in checking it out you can find more info @ http://www.amaronerestaurant.co.uk/
I hope you found this post helpful, and enjoy your trip!
The Girl on the Go xx