The 5 Best Restaurants in Edinburgh

By Lauren Jade Hill

Bringing together the great culinary traditions and outstanding produce Scotland takes pride in, with the city’s international influence and internationally renowned chefs, Edinburgh is home to a number of exceptional fine dining restaurants. Here’s our pick of the five best restaurants in Edinburgh.

Number One

Proving its excellence, Number One has retained a Michelin star for well over a decade. Widely considered to be one of Edinburgh’s top restaurants, the fine dining favorite is tucked into the grand surroundings of The Balmoral Hotel, right in the heart of the city. Modern Scottish cuisine is the focus here; executive chef Jeff Bland comes up with creative dishes encompassing Scottish produce, which can be tried in a seven or ten-course tasting menu with wine pairing. Having been refurbished in 2015, the dining room is warm and inviting with contemporary décor that’s in keeping with its elegant surroundings.