Eating and Drinking in Edinburgh's Best Cafes, Pubs and Restaurants
If you’re looking for where to eat in Edinburgh, look no further than Edinburgh’s Grassmarket. With over 20 top-notch eateries in the Grassmarket area alone, it’s easy to see why the city was named the number one foodie city outside London by Harden’s in 2007. The area boasts some of the best restaurants, bistros, cafes and pubs. That’s why the place to eat in Edinburgh is in the Grassmarket.
Throughout the day and into the evening, the Grassmarket has some of the most vibrant al fresco dining and cafés in Edinburgh. The pubs and taverns, many with famous former patrons like Burke and Hare, Wordsworth and Robbie Burns, serve up some of the best traditional pub food and ales in Edinburgh with a bit of history on the side.
By night, the area comes alive with many pubs playing host to some of the best live music - both jazz and acoustic traditional music. The restaurants and bistros – ranging from modern Scottish fine dining to casual French and family-style Italian – are always buzzing. For something truly memorable, why not dine in a restaurant with a view of Edinburgh Castle? Whatever you fancy, you’ll find something to satisfy your appetite (and budget) in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket.