Whilst Edinburgh becomes the city that doesn’t sleep during August, it’s certainly not the city that doesn’t eat (thank god!). You’ll be spoiled for choice with the selection of cafes, restaurants, bars and coffee shops on offer but luckily for you, we’ve chomped through the best and the worst to find you your new favourites, so you won’t have to.
Howie’s is a bit of a Scottish institution, having been part of the Edinburgh culinary scene since 1991. Offering simple, but well cooked food in a selection of comfortable surroundings. With 4 difference branches within Edinburgh, you’re never far from a Howie’s.
Another home grown Edinburgh restaurant, successful enough to spawn brother and sister sites, Seadogs in the seafood specialist within the Dogs chain (the others being The Dogs, which serves traditional modern Scottish food, and Dogs Amore, their Italian cousin). Run by the slightly eccentric and dog loving David Ramsden, Seadogs offers good food at great value prices and in a stylish, central location. Don’t be put off by the framed dog photos dotted around... they don’t bite.
Situated on the George IV Bridge, The Outsider serves a fantastic selection of meat and fish, as well as a range of lighter bites that are served with salad, and their home made, and unforgettable beetroot coleslaw. Their cinnamon ice cream is also to die for, and the view of Edinburgh castle is absolutely breathtaking.