Weekend getaways are always fun, especially if you are a foodie. Because that’s the time when you can get all the food you want. Let us tell you that there’s more to Edinburgh than the Fringe. We give you our top foodie picks from the Scottish capital.
Edinburgh is not only famous for its summer art festivals, but it also has an abundance of beauty to offer to its visitors all year round, particularly when it comes to the city’s food scene. Here’s a list of places that can offer you amazing cuisine along with the extra amazing in-house atmosphere.
1. Cannonball — The venue has a prime location next to Edinburgh Castle, but there’s more to Cannonball than the stunning views. It is owned by Italian Scots and the culinary champions, the Contini family. It has this huge chequered banquet and airy dining room and the menu is purposefully designed around the local cuisine with a local touch. Haggis is reinvented with pickled turnip, whiskey sauce, and Seville marmalade, while the Cullen skink features generous chunks of smoky haddock and potato in a creamy soup.
2. Nilgiri Spice — The place has got amazing South Indian cuisine with a super amazing collection of wine, whiskey, and beer. You can head there for a truly amazing dining experience, cuisine, and atmosphere. Located in the heart of the Scottish capital, Nilgiri Spice delivers an exquisite taste of South Indian cookery. They are always confident about the food they serve on the table of their customers. They originate from India and are firm over their love for the cuisine; visiting that place you can see the diversity of the Indian Cuisine.
3. Ondine — You can’t your trip to Edinburgh complete without a visit to this seafood heaven. The food preparation here is plain yet sophisticated. You can get fresh Oysters here, daily and the Oyster bar has its own happy hour, during which you can slurp down for just £1 each. Other amazingly tasty foods include the Dunbar brown crab with crab mayonnaise and buttered crumpets.
4. Timberyard — This place is best for special occasions. Timberyard is set up in a converted warehouse. They best serve sourced seasonal ingredients such as trout and lamb, combined with more unusual items like daikon radishes and woodruff. The wine pairings add up to the fascinating culinary and make the foodie journey beautiful.
5. Lovage — This place is like an amalgamation of Poland and Scotland. The chefs up here change the menu seasonally and you can expect dishes like hake mole with curry, carrots and coconut milk or, to start, a smoked fish platter with Scottish salmon, mackerel and haddock.
6. Blue Parrot Cantina — This basement restaurant in Stockbridge opens only on Fridays and Saturdays; those in search of Edinburgh’s best Margaritas and Nachos will have to keep their weekends clear. A warm and lovely little place; it’s easily the city’s best Mexican.
7. Kanpai Sushi — You will surely like their minimalistic decor and crisp, clean lines of Grindley Street’s Kanpai offer the first hint of the flawlessly presented and delicately fresh Japanese food served here. The light crab & prawn tempura along with the superior sashimi and sushi dishes cannot be unseen.
So, these were the top restaurants in Edinburgh that you can visit to enjoy various delicacies. We are sure that no foodie would want to miss out on the opportunity of enjoying different cuisines from different places. These are some of the most foodie-friendly places. If you are travelling to this side of Scotland or you are a native of Edinburgh, please go and try these amazing dishes and enjoy the atmosphere of these restaurants.