If there’s one thing I’m really good at, it’s probably always finding the best food spots around town. Be it at home, or in a far away destination – you can always count on me when it comes to finding yummy treats and delicious restaurants. In Edinburgh, it wasn’t much different. In only three days we ate more than I usually do in a week and ALL of it was absolutely delicious. So I thought I’d also share my little Edinburgh Food Guide with you today.
EDINBURGH FOOD GUIDE
Dine Edinburgh *
We actually were invited by Dine to enjoy their “dine with wine” experience. This included a bottle of house wine and a three-course meal for each of us plus pre-drinks in their fabulous cocktail bar. When I first had a look at their website, I thought the restaurant would be so beyond my budget. However, that wasn’t the case at all. Dine is absolutely incredible and amazed me in every way. The food they make is out of this world (tuna tartar, sweet potato mash with roasted veggies and cheesecake – come to mama) and the staff was so friendly. And above all that, it’s so affordable. The dinner and wine experience we had, would have normally cost about 50£ for two, which is absolutely fair for food this good in an atmosphere as classy and welcoming as this. Also, if you’re there try one of their cocktails. We decided to let the bar keepers come up with a unique mix for each of us and were blown away. SO GOOD!
For more information on Dine or to book visit www.dineedinburgh.co.uk. Dine, Saltire Court, 10 (1F) Cambridge Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2ED.
Hula Juice Bar
Another place I utterly loved was Hula Juice Bar. We went there to grab a quick bite for lunch and some coffee. They do – as their name indicates – also offer amazing juices, though. I opted for an avocado toast with the best Matcha latte I ever tasted. The interior is absolutely adorable too, and the staff super friendly. If you’re a fan of Instagram-worthy food, pastel colours and everything hipster and vegan, you should definitely go there.
For more visit www.hulajuicebar.co.uk or their Instagram account. Hula Juice Bar, 103-105 West Bow, Edinburgh EH1 2JP
Okay, let’s talk serious food porn now. The Pantry literally is one of the most delicious and cool places I’ve ever been to. We stumbled upon it after strolling through Circus Lance (it’s right around the corner) and sat down for pancakes (me) and a delicious BLT roll (him) plus coffee. I absolutely adored the interior and my food was to-die-for. I’m a lover of pancakes and order them whenever possible but I seriously never had better ones. So definitely don’t miss out on this hip and yummy place when you’re in Edinburgh.
For more visit www.thepantryedinburgh.co.uk or their Facebook page. The Pantry, AT 1 North West Circus Place, Edinburgh EH3 6ST
The Elephant House
Ahhhh, you guys know how much of a Potterhead I am. So how could I leave out this gem of a coffee shop? Not only is it the birthplace of Harry Potter, but also a very delicious and cute café, offering delicious warm drinks and heavenly self-made cakes. If you want to sit down you do have to queue as it usually is crowded by fans and tourists. Once you make it inside, though, its vibe is absolutely incomparable and unique. Don’t forget to go to the loo – if you love Harry Potter you’re going to cry at all the messages.
For more visit www.elephanthouse.biz The Elephant House, 21 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EN
The World’s End
On to something entirely different now. I just couldn’t end this Edinburgh Food Guide without including at least one pub. So we opted for the World’s End Pub as it was only a few minutes from our hotel and supposed to be really good. Legend says that its name comes from the fact that once upon a time the city ended right at the corner of this pub – so interesting. We ordered some beers and enjoyed a big plate of fish ‘n’ chips, which admittedly were really delicious. Again, really affordable and fun. Do come early, though, as it easily gets crowded and doesn’t have too much space inside.
For more visit www.worldsend-edinburgh.co.uk. The World's End, 2-8 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1TB
- Pumpkin Brown | Cute café, brunch, and cakes
- The Baked Potato Shop | Baked Potatoes
- Yeni Restaurant | Meze
- Oink | Best Pulled Pork in Town
- The Edinburgh Larder | Scones, Cakes and Tea
If you have any other restaurants or café to add to this Edinburgh Travel Guide, do not hesitate to comment them down below :)