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    • Anne_Marie
    • By Anne_Marie 21st Feb 05, 10:39 PM
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    Eating in Edinburgh
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    • 21st Feb 05, 10:39 PM
    Eating in Edinburgh 21st Feb 05 at 10:39 PM
    Need ideas where to go for 18th birthday meal with daughter in Edinburgh. We eat all sorts of different foods, only barrier is a steakhouse/fish restaurant as I am a vegetarian, and they tend not to do too much in the veggie line. Nothing too posh, as silver service makes her nervous, but we love Italian, Indian, Mexican, practically anything really. Any ideas for us for central Edinburgh? Our hotel is just off Royal Mile, so old Town places would be good too.
    Any ideas please, as last thing I want to do after shopping is trail about looking for somewhere to eat!!!





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    • marko4ever25
    • By marko4ever25 29th May 06, 12:41 PM
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    help!! cheap friendly place in edinburgh wanted!
    hi guys need ideas for a dinner night out on june 24th (sat) about 15-20 of us going out after course for dinner.

    we are mature but poor students! and would like to go to a nice but quiet venue - well at least where it wasn't too noisy so we could chat with each other.

    would want to spend about 10 any ideas?
  • IanT
    Hi all

    Thanks for the great ideas in this thread, will try some out.

    My fiancee and I are spending a few days in Edinburgh later in the year. We particularlt like Greek food and our we've found that there is a restaurant called Santorini (and its close to where we will be staying). Has anybody tried this or any other Greek restaurant in Edinburgh? What did you think?

    Thanks all

    Matthew
    by matthwnm
    Hopefully i haven't missed to your trip up here! I can confirm Santorini is LOVELY!
    • matthwnm
    • By matthwnm 7th Jun 06, 8:05 AM
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    Thanks Ian.

    I did try Santorini and have to agree that it was great food and a nice place; we'll go again when we're next in Edinburgh. I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys (or wants to try) greek food, relive those holiday Taverna moments

    Matthew
    • marko4ever25
    • By marko4ever25 7th Jun 06, 9:24 AM
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    marko4ever25
    Thanks Ian.

    I did try Santorini and have to agree that it was great food and a nice place; we'll go again when we're next in Edinburgh. I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys (or wants to try) greek food, relive those holiday Taverna moments

    Matthew
    by matthwnm
    do u have a number? prices?
  • competitionscafe
    Santorini

    Round the World, Greek

    32c Broughton Street
    Edinburgh
    0131 557 2012

    www.santorini-restaurant.com

    Average price: 15.50

    Tue-Sun 5-10.30pm. Closed Mon.

    Good vegetarian choice
    House wine: 11
    Children welcome

    From: http://www.list.co.uk/restaurants/edinburgh/round_the_world/index.php?q=u,v999,o5
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  • norman
    Sorry To Say............
    I was back in EDINBURGH and ABERDEEN in the last 14 days and found "THE OLD HAUNTS" I re-visited had gone"OFF" viz ---------

    The CLAY OVEN at Churchill AND TANNERS at Juniper Green

    The PANDA INN near the KINGS THEATRE would now rate as "fair to good"

    The BACK STAGE BISTRO at the side of the KINGS was still running but did not get to it.

    We came off the plane late on 5.06.06 and headed into town and spotted
    WONGS CHINESE REST. at 221 St Johns road and had a STUPENDOUSLY good chinese dinner. Quite the best we had for years at GBP 29.80 for the two of us incl. a pint of lager and a bottle of water.

    The Da Vinci Code made us go to the ROSSLYN CHAPEL --- WELL WORTH a visit --- to think that we drove past it for 15 years. ON THE WAY, by asking the locals, we had an excellent bar lunch at the ROYAL HOTEL, PENICUIK tel 01 968 676 979 at 18.60 for three persons incl drinks

    For anybody interested we had a superb 2 day break at the SUMMERHILL HOTEL AND SUITES in ABERDEEN for 127.00 for the 2 of us incl full Scottish Breakfast with fresh eggs cooked in front of you by the chef in full whites incl. hat IN A SUITE with mini kitchen and fridge. Our friends took us to THE SAIGON Vietnamese Rest. at 29a CROWN TERRACE , ABERDEEN for as much as you can eat for 17.00 all brought to the table. They have a 20.00
    menu but nobody ever finishes the 17.00 version. All fresh and very good. If this should be in an Aberdeen post please advise. NB the Summerhill is part of the famous new Cain Gp.......... try... http://www.cairnhotelgroup.com/
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  • hokukonane
    I'm surprised no one has mentioned Henderson's for vegetarian food. Absolutely delicious. My husband is the veg, making me a de facto vegetarian as I do all the cooking, and we both eat there happily. The lentil lasagna is great. It's just off George Street.

    Not a veg place, but also delicious is Hong Kong, Hong Kong. The dim sum is great and a must. The only place in town that I've found that does dim sum, and this is with having a few Chinese friends (I've introduced it to them and they love it).
    Last edited by hokukonane; 10-07-2006 at 11:55 AM.
  • bargainboy
    here is a site i found with possibly the largest list of places in edinburgh also is a good site for other things too

    http://www.list.co.uk/restaurants/index.php
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 2nd Aug 06, 7:41 PM
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    You have to try this place.it is truly fab.
    The Kitchin
    78 Commercial Quay
    Leith Edinburgh 0131 555 1755 opposite the Scottich Excec
    Is styled 'From nature to plate' French-ish using Scottish produce.
    They have a set menu & a la carte.Best meal Ive had for a long long time.
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  • competitionscafe
    Try http://www.finewinediary.com/restaurants/edguide.shtml - one of the most reliable of the online restaurant guides.

    Also try 5pm.co.uk for offers and deals.

    The problem with 'the List' is that it does not really say anything negative about any of the restaurants - good for an overview and ideas though. I think Joanna Blythman [Herald] is the most reliable of the press restaurant reviewers - not afraid to give her views when something is below par!

    http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=site%3Asundayherald.com+%22Joanna+B lythman%22+Edinburgh&btnG=Search&meta=

    http://www.sundayherald.com/np/Restaurant-review.shtml

    For a good budget option near the Pleasance & Underbelly try Nile Valley:
    http://www.sundayherald.com/np/Restaurant-review.shtml

    In the New Town, Urban Angel (Hanover Street) is very good http://www.sundayherald.com/print45403 and if your budget can stretch to it, so are Dusit Thai and Fishers in the City (seafood), both on Thistle Street. Edinburgh's best restaurant is probably Martin Wishart's in Leith - their lunch is good value for the quality of cooking. http://www.martin-wishart.co.uk/entrance.html

    The Edinburgh blog also has restaurant reviews (with pictures!)
    http://www.theedinburghblog.co.uk/
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  • Edinburghlass
    Can certainly recommend Maxies Bistro and Wine Bar, Johnston Terrace or Victoria Terrace depending on which entrance you use.

    Had a lovely meal here last night and couldn't have asked for friendlier service.
    Nothing was too much trouble and a special cheesy pasta was quickly rustled up for my daughter who wasn't too keen on the menu. Chef Norman has kids himself and knew straight away what to offer!

    The special was fillet steak with brie and it went down really well as did the deep fried crispy brie

    Located very near to the Castle, good for lunch or worth trying before the Witchery Tour at 9.30 pm.


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    by Edinburghlass
    Just bumping this post up for visitors who are in the centre of Edinburgh for great food and really friendly service
  • competitionscafe
    Worth mentioning that if the weather is good, both Maxies and the pub next door (Castle Arms) have a couple of tables outside on the terrace overlooking Victoria Street.
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    best of everything; they just make the best
    of everything that comes along their way."
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    • newmommyjen
    • By newmommyjen 6th Sep 06, 6:35 PM
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    newmommyjen
    I'm surprised no one has mentioned Henderson's for vegetarian food. Absolutely delicious. My husband is the veg, making me a de facto vegetarian as I do all the cooking, and we both eat there happily. The lentil lasagna is great. It's just off George Street.

    Not a veg place, but also delicious is Hong Kong, Hong Kong. The dim sum is great and a must. The only place in town that I've found that does dim sum, and this is with having a few Chinese friends (I've introduced it to them and they love it).
    by hokukonane
    HONG HONG is now closed down.
    The great wall in lothain rd, have newowners and has had a makeover.
    They do dim sum too.
    • newmommyjen
    • By newmommyjen 6th Sep 06, 6:38 PM
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    newmommyjen
    Lazio is one of the best italian restaurants l have been to never disappointed.

    If you fancy italian for lunch pop to Patios on Hanover street, they do a great value for money 3 course lunch for £6.50
    • anniebanannie
    • By anniebanannie 7th Sep 06, 11:20 PM
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    anniebanannie
    If you fancy an Indian meal in Edinburgh don't miss a visit to Kushi's in Potterow. Food is fab and it's BYO!

    Have a wee look at www.khushis.com
    • CCStar
    • By CCStar 8th Sep 06, 1:33 AM
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    CCStar
    I was back in EDINBURGH and ABERDEEN in the last 14 days and found "THE OLD HAUNTS" I re-visited had gone"OFF" viz ---------

    The CLAY OVEN at Churchill AND TANNERS at Juniper Green

    The PANDA INN near the KINGS THEATRE would now rate as "fair to good"

    The BACK STAGE BISTRO at the side of the KINGS was still running but did not get to it.

    We came off the plane late on 5.06.06 and headed into town and spotted
    WONGS CHINESE REST. at 221 St Johns road and had a STUPENDOUSLY good chinese dinner. Quite the best we had for years at GBP 29.80 for the two of us incl. a pint of lager and a bottle of water.

    The Da Vinci Code made us go to the ROSSLYN CHAPEL --- WELL WORTH a visit --- to think that we drove past it for 15 years. ON THE WAY, by asking the locals, we had an excellent bar lunch at the ROYAL HOTEL, PENICUIK tel 01 968 676 979 at 18.60 for three persons incl drinks

    For anybody interested we had a superb 2 day break at the SUMMERHILL HOTEL AND SUITES in ABERDEEN for 127.00 for the 2 of us incl full Scottish Breakfast with fresh eggs cooked in front of you by the chef in full whites incl. hat IN A SUITE with mini kitchen and fridge. Our friends took us to THE SAIGON Vietnamese Rest. at 29a CROWN TERRACE , ABERDEEN for as much as you can eat for 17.00 all brought to the table. They have a 20.00
    menu but nobody ever finishes the 17.00 version. All fresh and very good. If this should be in an Aberdeen post please advise. NB the Summerhill is part of the famous new Cain Gp.......... try... http://www.cairnhotelgroup.com/
    by norman

    No disrespect to Edinburgh, but we go to a place and have a great time, then we take visitors and have the worst service and food.

    I don't like to plan on visiting restaurants for this reason but do like to make reservations when I have visitors so we don't have to traipse around Edinburgh to find a good meal.

    There can be a high turnaround in restaurants appearing then disappearing quickly which can be frustrating.
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    • CCStar
    • By CCStar 8th Sep 06, 1:38 AM
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    Thought i'd add my experience. I stayed at the Holiday Inn on Leith walk (just 5 mins from Princes St).
    The nearest pub from there was the Wetherspoons (attached to the cinema complex) directly across the street. Between nine of us, all the food was great and pretty cheap. All 9 of us had pints or bottles and 18 pounds covered a round which is the cheapest we found all weekend.
    Also spent time in Frankensteins at night and the atmosphere was magic, no food but fun all the same.
    Found a small pub called Acanthas which is just off Princes St at the west end of the station but can't remember the street. That had a great atmosphere and nice decor etc.
    by crichierules
    Weatherspoons is so cheap. We went to the Livingston one and it is great going with a party of mates
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    • CCStar
    • By CCStar 8th Sep 06, 1:40 AM
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    CCStar
    That's rubbish, there are at least another three vegetarian restaurants I can think of.

    Black Bo's in Niddrie Street is just off the Royal Mile and is good.

    Do not go to The Witchery if you don't like 'posh' or silver service. It has both in abundance.
    by sc_UK
    We have been to the Witchery twice and we like posh and silver service when we feel like treating ourselves

    We found them to be rather rude/arrogant and the food not that good for the exhorbitant prices they charge.

    It has a beautiful setting but strictly for tourists who don't mind rude service and being ripped off at the same time.
    Last edited by CCStar; 08-09-2006 at 1:44 AM.
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  • ailuro2
    Can anyone recommend a good restaurant around the Liberton Tower area,that is family friendly. We have booked a weekend in Liberton Tower but don't want to travel into the centre to eat out.Thanks In Advance
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  • homerfood
    good place to eat!!
    Jimmy chungs
    side of waverly station
    all you can eat for 5
    good chinese food
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