Top 5 restaurants in Edinburgh

Despite the world thinking we eat haggis every day, Edinburgh does in fact offer a variety of excellent restaurants to enjoy with your friends or family.

We are lucky to reside in such a culinary wonderland. From enjoying a Chinese to dining out at a Greek restaurant, Edinburgh boasts cuisine from all across the globe.

We had an ask around the office and here are our top 5 restaurants in Edinburgh.

Chinese Manor House, Corstorphine

It wouldn’t be a top 5 restaurant review without including a Chinese option now, would it!

Established in 2002, the Manor House puts quality and the freshness of their ingredients at the top of their list.

Scoring an enviable 4.2 out of 5 stars on Google, the Manor House showcases excellent customer service and an idyllic atmosphere.

Be sure to try their specials menu, which includes salt and chilli haggis (obviously!) and molten chocolate toffee banana for dessert!

Mia, Morningside

The family run restaurant, Mia, first became established in November 2013, with the new Mia Italian Kitchen opening in Morningside August 2016.

These guys are culinary geniuses when it comes to the art of Italian cuisine. From ravioli to pizzas, garlic bread to focaccia, Mia has you dining out as if you were in Rome.

Their wifi password is even ‘’weloveyou’’ – well Mia, we love you too!

Papilio, Brunstfield

Challenging Mia to the prestigious VMH Edinburgh Italian favourite restaurant award is Papilio.

These masters bring 20 years of culinary knowledge to the table and place ‘‘great food prepared with care and personal service’’ as their main drivers.

Take advantage of their 2-course lunch menu, which operates everyday between 12 noon to 2.30pm. We wouldn’t blame you if you took a later lunch and enjoyed a glass of red, or two!

At the weekend, of course…

Spitaki Greek Taverna, East Claremont Street

Spitaki, translated as ‘’The Little House’’, is a Greek restaurant which first opened its doors on June 2015.

The restaurant itself is owned by Christos. As a Greek man he understands the food, culture and the need for a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Spitaki is the ideal place to bring a friend, partner or colleague out for dinner as they have superb meze platers to enjoy.

Feeling a bit hungry or not willing to share? We don’t blame you! Try the keftedes instead – minced pork and beef mix kebab served with tzatziki!

L’Escargot Bleu, Broughton Street

As a tip of the hat to French cuisine, L’Escargot Bleu certainly gives us a taste to remember.

These guys are listed in numerous guides such as ‘Best Newcomer of the Year’ in the List Eating & Drinking Guide and chef patron Fred Berkmiller himself was a finalist for the ‘Chef of the Year’ title at the CIS Excellence Awards 2016.

L’Escargot Bleu offers the perfect collaboration of Scottish and French cuisine. Sourcing the finest Scottish products from local suppliers, such as the wild Scottish snails sourced from the Isle of Barra, coupled with the characteristics of a classic French restaurant in Paris – mmm bien!

VMH aime L’Escargot Bleu!

There are so many fantastic restaurants to enjoy in Edinburgh. No matter whatever your favourite cuisine is, there’s always a place for you to go out and enjoy.

Have we missed any out? What are some of your favourite Edinburgh restaurants? Let us know!

*Images taken from restaurants Instagram accounts*

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