Local Recomendations

Some of these are our recommendations and some have been discovered by guests. If you try any of them, let us know what you think.




Located at 8 Clerk Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH8 9HX

Known for Restaurant, Budget Friendly

Excellent family-run South Indian restaurant with decent prices. It’s BYOB so that helps the budget!

Whiski Rooms

Located at 7-9 N Bank St, Old Town, EH1 2LP

Known for Restaurant, Stunning Views, Touristy

A wee bit more expensive because it’s in the centre of town. Serves great traditional Scottish fare like mince &tatties and haggis. Great views across Edinburgh’s New Town.

Kings Wark

Located at 36 Shore, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH6 6

Known for Restaurant

Pub that does brilliant food, right in the heart of Leith. Good prices and a great base for a Leith pub-crawl!


Located at 30 Sandport Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH6 6EP

Known for Restaurant

Brilliant cosy little Italian restaurant in Leith. Best to book, even weeknights because it’s small and very popular – but worth the planning. They do a wine and pasta deal on Tuesdays and Wednesdays that’s great value, but really has a very affordable menu

Pizza Express

Located at 1 Deanhaugh Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH4 1LU

Known for Restaurant

You know what to expect when you go to a chain, and as Pizza chains go this is our favourite (there’s also one in Leith and another in town)

Nok’s Kitchen

Located at 8 Gloucester St, Edinburgh, EH3 6EG

Known for Restaurant

The best Thai food in Edinburgh (we think!). Lunch menu is amazing value, but great in the evening as well. It’s a 25 minute walk from home or a 10 minute drive.

In Touch

Located at Inverleith Ave, EH3 5PU

Known for Restaurant, Budget Friendly

Our local Indian retaurant is just a 10 minute walk from home and we love the food there. Reasonably priced

The Herringbone

Located at 2 S Trinity Rd, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH5 3NR

Known for Restaurant, Budget Friendly, Breakfast & Brunch

This new bar and restaurant is quickly becoming a favourite for locals and visitors alike. It’s a 13 minute walk from our house and serves good quality food, great beers, good atmosphere and reasonable priced.

Old Chain Pier

Located at 32 Trinity Crescent, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH5 3

Known for Restaurant, Stunning Views, Budget Friendly

The Old Chain Pier pub is a 20 minute walk from our house and serves wonderful Scottish and international food. Also does a nice range of real ales and serves prosecco by the glas on tap (one of Gillian’s favourites. It’s a nice walk down by the sea. Mid-range prices