Edinburgh Foodie Guide

Food glorious food, my number one love in life. Followed by a hot Ribena.

Joe (hub), I and family went to Edinburgh for 3 days and we completely ate our hearts out… as you do on holiday… gotta treat yo self.

The city itself is beautiful, lots of cobbled streets, colourful houses and the old castle. Not to mention, it’s great for many food choices!

Let’s start with brunch options first shall we.

If you’re in the mood for pizza. Check out Brewdog. They have an array of beers and gin’s, and they do the most amazing stone-baked pizzas!

Another great option is stopping by The Coffee Mill for brunch! I had a vegetarian breakfast which was delicious.

Another great option is Oink, they do pork baps with apple sauce, mhmm! Sadly there aren’t many sitting areas, however you can stand and eat your bap and then be on your way!

I’m a flexible vegetarian by the way, for the most part I’m veggie but will eat meat if I’m really craving it.

For coffee, tea or brunch I would highly recommend checking out Spoon. It’s apparently where JK Rowling wrote one of the Harry Potter books!

It’s beautiful inside, very 70’s and lots of vintage lampshades every where.

A great tea and cake option is Milk in the Fruitmarket Gallery. We shared the most amazing turmeric cake, turmeric almond latte… mhmmm! They also had other amazing looking cakes, I was tempted to try the raspberry and poppy seed cake but thought I’d control myself and be good. Gotta watch that waist line!

Another great option for tea and cake is Wellington Coffee. We indulged two slices of carrot cake! So tasty!

For Dinner Options, I’d recommend Cool Jade. It’s not a vegetarian option, however we were really craving something salty and well, Chinese. It’s located near Edinburgh Zoo and has been highly rated.

To start we shared salt and pepper chicken, spare ribs and duck pancakes! (What a treat), then I had chicken in black bean sauce for main. It was sooooo good! Just what we all needed!

The second night we were craving Indian, so we headed on down to Dishoom. They have a few of these in London and we previously loved it, review here!

We had chilli chicken to start, then chicken tikka and lamb chops for main.

We were still feeling quite peckish so we got Dishoom chocolate pudding with chilli ice-cream – freaking AMAZING!

For drinks I’d highly recommend going to Bramble. As well as The Printing Press. Both had a selection of interesting cocktails in a really cute setting.

So, that’s my Edinburgh Foodie guide! If you’ve got any other foodie recommendations please leave them below in the comments!

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  1. March 15, 2019 / 12:13 pm

    Isn’t the food culture in Edinburgh incredible? All the amazing little independent café’s and restaurants in Edinburgh is one of the reasons it’s my favourite city. Dishoom looks incredible and I will have to check it next time I am in Edinburgh (or London). Another great Indian restaurant in Edinburgh is 10 to 10 in Delhi. The food is good, but it is the atmosphere that really makes that place.

    • zoey
      March 15, 2019 / 5:28 pm

      It is indeed! I’ll have to check out 10 to 10 when I next visit! Z x

  2. March 24, 2020 / 7:47 am

    For me, aesthetic pleasure during eating is very important because when food in beautiful dishes on a well-served table it is much tastier.

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