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Edinburgh Restaurants Guide
There are over 300 restaurants in Edinburgh ranging from Asian to Thai cuisine (we couldn't find any restaurant starting with a "z") and so many tea houses that it's impossible to count them all. No worries, our Edinburgh restaurants guide and reviews below are a sample of what's best in Edinburgh for the grown ups and wee ones. Bon appetit...
Named restaurant of the year 2012, the 21212 is Edinburgh's only Michelin star restaurant with rooms.
Set in the heart of the city, Paul Kitching's restaurant has received rave reviews since it opened in 2009 as well as many awards including Best New Restaurant, Restaurant of the Year and the prestigious 4 AA rosettes and frankly, there are good reasons for that.
The restaurant is situated on a Grade A Listed Georgian Terrace.
The food is magnificient - whoever doesn't like Paul's Creamy Gourmet Mushroom Risotto (6 varities of mushrooms) should rethink their approach to food and life in general.
A 3 course lunch starts at an incredible £28.
This is a 5 star restaurant with 4 beautifully appointed large, stylish bedrooms.
In our view, 21212 is the perfect combination of taste, affordabilty and special moment.
Contact3 Royal TerraceEdinburghEH7 5ABTelephone (UK): 0845 22 21212 | Telephone (abroad): (0044)(0)131 523 1030
Sounds French, tastes French and is definitely French!
Chez Jules is indeed a French bistro located in Hanover Street, in Edinburgh city centre. The restaurant, and its sister's Pierre Victoire, was established by a French chef so the food there is 100%...French.
Put simply, they make, good, traditional and honest food that you would expect to find in a French family run "auberge" where food is the epitome of life's pleasures.
The lobster is an event in itself (£19.90 for a whole one) and is flambé in Brandy.
If you're French you'll like the frogs' legs, snails and oysters (all taste yummy) and if you're not... you'll like them too.
Chez Jules has a relaxed atmosphere, the music is unmistakably French (Serge Gainsbourg, Edit Piaf, Brigitte Bardot, Charles Aznavour, etc) and it feels great.
Make sure to book early as the place is always busy.
Open 7 days a week.
Sunday to Thursday 12.00 to 23.00
Friday & Saturday 12.00 to 12.00
Address & contact109 Hanover StreetEdinburghEH1 4DJ Telephone (0044) (0)131 226 6992Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Loopy Lorna's Tea House
Loopy Lorna is a class apart. It is located within the Church Hill Theatre on Morningside Road (Edinburgh south) and it is a genuinely welcoming, warm and friendly place.
You'll see loads of parents with young children (the place is definitely child friendly) and there is a toys area where they can play.
The cake displays will beg you to give up that diet right now, there is a very decent choice of teas and knitted tea cosies are really fun.
The food is good and does feel natural (as in not industrial). Breakfast and lunch are certainly worth a visit!
If you're eating at Loopy lorna and have a baby with you, you can get (free) heated baby food and free nappies if needed. The place is fairly modest size wise but even if there's a lot of buggies/pushchairs, staff are always happy to try to fit them in.
From 1st September the Church Hill premises will be open 9.00 - 17.00, 7 days a week (kitchen closes at 4.30pm).
Address & contactChurch Hill Theatre33a Morningside RoadEdinburghEH10 4DR Telephone: (0044) (0)131 447 3042
This is a family-owned Indian and Bangladeshi restaurant, located in the south of Edinburgh, only 10 minute walk from the Royal Mile.
The restaurant serves up authentic cuisine, which is popular with celebrity guests including James Corden, but alcohol is strictly "bring your own bottle" due to the family's religious beliefs.
The menu is definitely affordable, the choice is great and it's just very, very good and authentic!
Contact29 St Leonards StreetEdinburghEH8 9QN
Telephone: (0044)(0)131 667 0123www.kismot.co.uk
The Water of Leith Cafe Bistro
For a quick bite to eat lunch on the run, don't miss the Water of Leith Cafe Bistro, which also doubles up as an art gallery.
The food is all homemade with a large choice of sandwiches, soups and other dishes, it is moderatelly priced and the Wi-Fi is free.
The bistro is convivial and clean and there's a wee area for the little ones so what's not to like? It's open Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 to 17.30.
Contact52 Coburg StreetEdinburghEH6 6HJ
Telephone: (0044)(0)131 555 2613
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