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If you are a foodie then Edinburgh is a great place to visit. We collated this list of our top 5 must-visits in Edinburgh for foodie fans to ensure you don’t miss out on your next stay with us, if this doesn’t make you want to visit our beautiful city then nothing else will.

Scotland is renowned across the globe for its passion for food and drink and the capital spoils both its visitors and residents providing some of the world’s best suppliers, producers, and vendors. If you are a fan of whiskey, gin, meat, sweet delicacies, and everything in between then the Scottish capital is the place to be. We have an endless supply of Michelin star restaurants, great afternoon tea and bakeries, ​brilliant pub grub, hearty steakhouses, and street food, vendors.

Here Are Our Top 5 Must Visits in Edinburgh For Foodie Fans

The Kitchin Leith

If you are looking for a Michelin star restaurant for a special occasion then we recommend you book a table at The Kitchin in Leith. Tom and Michaela Kitchin opened their restaurant on Edinburgh’s Leith waterfront in 2006. The restaurant was awarded a Michelin star in 2007 followed by numerous prestigious awards including ‘Best UK Restaurant’, ‘Best Restaurant in Scotland’, and very recently ‘Best Restaurant Experience’ in 2015. The Kitchin presents modern British seasonal cuisine influenced by French cooking techniques and an appreciation of the best quality ingredients available from Scotland’s fantastic natural larder.

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Afternoon Tea at the Old Waverley Hotel

There is nothing better than Afternoon Tea after a busy day exploring a new city. There is a great selection of places in Edinburgh but we recommend that you book a table at The Old Waverly Hotel which treats its guests to a traditional afternoon tea in the Victorian elegance of their graceful accommodation with stunning views of Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street Gardens.

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If you enjoy cake then we recommend you visit Mimi’s. Winners of endless awards Mimi’s is the best place in town for a slice of cake. With multiple locations in Edinburgh, Mimi’s Bakehouse is everything you could ever desire in a bakery, and then some. This family-run sweet dreamland is filled with the most delicious artisanal cakes, tray bakes, cupcakes, biscuits, brownies, cheesecakes, and more. You name it — they have it. Whether a classic Victoria sponge, carrot, Oreo, red velvet, or rainbow cake tempts your fancy, Mimi’s is ‘Great British Bake Off’ kind of wonderful.

The Pitt – Street Food Market

Is street food more you kind of thing? If so then make sure you visit The Pitt Market which is Edinburgh’s pioneering street food venue. Fill your stomach with mouth-watering grub and watch live music than pop to Leith’s popular dockside bars and shops which all have a unique charm and make Leith a vibrant place to hang out. It’s only a short walk or taxi ride to the center of town.

Chop House

​If you are into steak then we recommend you book a table at Chop House. The first Chop House opened its doors in Leith back in September 2015. Their mission is to serve the very best of British beef, cooked over charcoal with a real focus on provenance & ensure a sociable dining experience. Today, their values are still very much at the heart of what we do with Chop House Bruntsfield & Market St. also now open.

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