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Plenty of good places to eat...
Plenty of good places to eat in Edinburgh catering for all tastes!
for a real cheap gresy breaky, go to 'Snax' on west register street just off princes street almose next door to princes street backpackers.
the wetherspoons pub on george street does nice cheap food.
northbridge brasserie is a bit more classy and does superb food, at a hgiher price. 2 of us had a 2 course meal with wine for £60.
Theres a great cafe on cockburn st called southern cross. Its got a great ambience friendly staff n great food a club sandwich n ciabatta n drinks was £22.
The Gallery Restaurant & Bar: Fine food with good view
The Playfair project at the National Gallery is a huge success and has fitted a good restaurant in the lower level offering views onto Princess St gardens. The food is excellent and very well presented in a chic enviroment. Also has an extensive wine list with well qualified sommeliers.
There is also a coffee shop in the foyer that serves up some excellent pastries.
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Kebab Mahal - Indian Restaurant & Takeaway: Halaal since 1979
Specialising in halal traditional tandoori and curry dishe
Busy Take out, always somebody eating in, at all times of day or night.
Sunday to Thursday - 12 noon to 12 midnight
Friday & Saturday - 12 noon to 2.00 am
Favorite Dish: Mixed Pakora £2.95
Chicken Vegetable Curry £4.85
Vegetable Biryani £4.85
ixed Kebab Small £3.75, Large £5.25
Tandoori Nan £1.75
Spiced Papadom £0.45
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The Canny Man's: The institution of Edinburgh
The Canny Mans - An institute dedicated to great food, excellent drinks and magnificent service! Yes, the drinks cost a little more than the 'scummy' chains, but they are also without the stinking drunks. Get yourself a table order the food, have a few drinks and ensure that you enjoy yourself. The staff are efficient and extremely polite providing a first class 'olde worlde' service from start to finish. The once visitted, never forgotten, constantly talked about bar in Edinburgh.
Here, here to the Cannys!
The Cannys serve food as a smörgåsbord (coming from the Swedish smörgås, meaning "Open Faced Sandwich" and bord, meaning Table). The phrase "open faced sandwich", "smörgås" in turn consists of the words "butter" and "goose", (smör and gås).
Gås literally means goose, but then referred to the small pieces of butter that formed and floated to the surface
of the cream while it was churned. These pieces reminded the old Swedish peasants of fat geese swimming to the
surface. The small butter pieces were just the right size to be placed and flattened out on bread.
Smörgås came to mean buttered bread.
Favorite Dish: Mussells (Cooked by my favourite girl in the kitchen)
Any of the alcoholic matched desserts :-)
Coffee (after the meal - OMG it comes with a Brandy)
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I ate at the most amazing...
I ate at the most amazing Sudanese restaurant on my last night there. I had no idea that food from that region also includes falafel and humus and incredible arrangements of food. It was close to Nathan Square.
A very bad sushi place (and probably the only one there) is on Rose street, called Yo Sushi! It's a really cute gimmick with revolving trays circulating around you, but the food was far from real sushi. I met a nice girl there from NYU though and showed her around the town on my last night. It was nice to have a new friend.
Calistoga: I agree re. Calistoga
agree with the previous tip on Calistoga. Ended up there on Saturday night cus Blonde restaurant was full and was pleasantly surprised- in fact I think the food was better!
Favorite Dish: The goat's cheese wrapped in parma ham starter was fab.
Calistoga: I agree re. Calistoga
I agree with the previous tip on Calistoga. Ended up there on Saturday night cus Blonde restaurant was full and was pleasantly surprised- in fact I think the food was better!
Favorite Dish: The goat's cheese wrapped in parma ham started was fab.
Of Edinburgh's many...
Of Edinburgh's many restaurants, I recommend Fishers - a seafood restaurant in Leith who also have a newer branch in the New Town. Other good places to try include The Tower, which is located above the new Museum of Scotland and offers stunning views of Edinburgh Castle and the Old Town. The Atrium in the Foyer of the Traverse Theatre is another good place for lunch or dinner, while the bistro Blue upstairs is equally good and open late. Although slightly out of the way, an excellent place for lunch is Valvona and Crolla on Elm Row - a great little cafe at the back of Edinburgh's finest deli.
A good place for a coffee is Cafe Florentin, which is just off the Royal Mile in the Old Town (near the Cathedral).
Favorite Dish: Scottish Lobster.
Michael_D's Restaurant Tip
If you have been to my pages, I dont do alot of food or restaraunt endorsements. Hey I eat waaay too well, not to worry;-) But its no secret, the food in the UK is about as unimaginative as anywhere in the world.I know, I lived there. But there are a few things in Scotland that stood out, modest though they were. Walkers Shortbreads are about as rich and wonderfull as any cookie Ive ever had and unlike the stuff we see in gourmet stores in the States they were downright cheap ..hey, no mystery, theyre made here. Also worth mentioning is NAIRN's Oatcakes, kinda like a cracker only a great vehicle to spread strawberry jam on and twice as good with tea!
With all due respect, keep the haggis (I did TRY it) and give me Walkers and Nairns. Ill have a complete section on Scottish Whiskey next..lol.
Being a cosmopolitan city, one...
Being a cosmopolitan city, one can find many different types of cuisine here. One of my favourite is a Szechaun restaurant just 15 mins from the city centre. It serves excellent szechaun soup! Just the right amount of spice and sourness!
Friendly waitresses and reasonable prices.
Favorite Dish: Szechuan soup.
You should try the Indian...
You should try the Indian food...there are a lot of places with indian food to take away.
There are a lot of coffe shoops with special cakes...try the 'strawberry cheese cake' in Oliver's, in Princess street. It is the best cake you will ever eat.
You can eat well in Edimburgh...
You can eat well in Edimburgh at almost any price. There are places specialize in traditional Scottish cooking, using fresh local produce...
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