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Dine Local - Edinburgh

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by OpenTable
Updated 03 November 2023

OpenTable and Mastercard have teamed up to present Dine Local, a celebration of the restaurants on your doorstep. Make your next meal a local affair and dine at one of the many gems serving the community in Edinburgh.

A photo of The Black Grape restaurant
4.8
4.8 (335)
£26 to £40
Tapas / Small Plates
The Royal Mile
About the restaurant
The Black Grape - a new small plate restaurant located on Edinburgh's Royal Mile. Expect small plates, wine & good times in a stunning setting. This custom designed wine bar & restaurant is the ideal setting for intimate date night dining, drinks with friends or a quick snack as you people watch in the heart of the city. Our menu is a gastronomic tour de force with inspiration from around the globe. One thing unites all our dishes however - bold, punchy flavours and plates that are perfect for sharing. In addition to a 40 seater restaurant the Black Grape also has a cozy wine & cocktail bar - expect a carefully curated selection of drinks soundtracked with the best funk & soul.
Top review
DianW
Dined 3 days ago
Fantastic food. Excellent service. All round great experience.
A photo of No11 restaurant
4.5
4.5 (520)
£26 to £40
Scottish
New Town
About the restaurant
11 Brasserie @ No 11 is located within the discreet luxury of a historically significant, Edinburgh Georgian Town House, this award winning restaurant, displays a menu that exhibits some of Scotland's finest produce, infused with flavors that reflect Scotland's stunning natural landscape. The Head Chef, Stevie, has received a AA Rosette for Culinary Excellence -Food that literally looks as good as it tastes! There can be no better local dining experience.

The Brasserie is located on the ground floor and seats around 30 diners.
It serves Breakfast (8:00 to 10:00) every day, Dinner (17:00 - 20:30 Last Orders) Wed - Sun, and Lunch (12 noon - 15:30) Saturday and Sunday.


Our menus focus on home made dishes, using tasty, fresh produce from artisan suppliers. We're happy to accomodate any dietary requirements and preferences. Please note we do not have a children's menu.


A selection of alcoholic beverages is available including spirits

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Hilarity
Dined on 27 Apr 2024
I sent some guests who were staying at my Guest House near by .They enjoyed it so much they have booked again for this evening .
A photo of Butta Burger - George Street restaurant
4.3
4.3 (564)
£25 and under
Burgers
New Town
About the restaurant
Edinburgh's best beef and fried chicken burgers, made using our special seasoned Butta
Top review
DavyA
Dined on 20 Apr 2024
Fantastic choice of food on the menu and very tasty
A photo of La Garrigue restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2610)
£26 to £40
French
Old Town
About the restaurant
Opened in 2001 La Garrigue is a 2 AA Rosettes French restaurant located just a stones throw away from Edinburgh's famous Royal Mile and minutes away from Waverley train station with stunning views of Calton Hill.
The restaurant is themed around the culinary specialities of the southern regions of France offering hearty dishes such as Roquefort Cheese Soufflé, Fish Soup, Traditional Cassoulet and using the best of local produces as well as French ones. The wine list is extensive and is suitably representative of Languedoc, the largest of France's wine producing regions and has been awarded AA Notable Wine List for years.
Be ready to be transported to France as you come in, friendly and relaxed atmosphere mixed with chic yet casual surroundings.

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RikkieKvip
Dined 5 days ago
Wonderful restaurant, lovely food, excellent service and a relaxing atmosphere. Recommend
A photo of Nobles Cafe Bar & Restaurant restaurant
4.3
4.3 (290)
£26 to £40
Scottish
Edinburgh
About the restaurant
Nobles – A loveable neighbourhood pub and sumptuous eatery, full of old world charm and modern twists. Delectable seasonal menus and refined pub classics are prepared using the best local ingredients. Crisp craft beers, considered wines and exquisite cocktails are served until late. In a city full of choice, Nobles is a destination for discerning foodies hunting for something unique.
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Mickey
Dined 2 days ago
Lovely pub, great fish and chips and very friendly staff
A photo of Whiski Rooms restaurant
4.5
4.5 (2266)
£25 and under
Scottish
Old Town
About the restaurant
Award Winning Whiski Rooms is located just off the Royal Mile on the prestigious mound. Our restaurant serves food all day which is freshly prepared using the best locally sourced produce. We have an extensive cocktail list, wine, and craft beer and a great whisky selection.
Whiski Rooms has a reputation as being one of the best restaurants in Edinburgh, one of the best Whisky Bars in the world, the first Ardbeg Embassy in the UK, a whisky and gift shop, and a tasting room for daily whisky tastings.
Whiski Rooms is located off the Royal Mile in the city centre looking over Princess Street where you will experience traditional Scottish food.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Tried this place for the first time and was glad I did. The food was great and so was the service.
A photo of The Voyage of Buck restaurant
4.6
4.6 (575)
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
Edinburgh
About the restaurant

Inspired by the bars and eateries of Montmarte, Paris. We are the 4th independent bar from the team that brings you Hamiltons, Treacle and The Blackbird.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Slight mix up with the order but dealt with very well!
A photo of Down the Hatch - Antigua Street restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1270)
£26 to £40
Canadian
New Town
About the restaurant
Welcome to Down the Hatch - EDINBURGH!

We are a diner focusing on diner style food with big flavour, fresh ingredients, huge taste and all things Canadian!!

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and are not permitted from 8pm onwards.

We have a 10 minute grace period for your booking. Please give us a call if you are running late for your booking.

Your table will be booked for 1 hour 15 minutes for bookings of up to 6 people; and 1 hour 45 minutes for bookings of 7+.

We have a limited number of outside tables. These are not bookable at the moment and are on a first come, first served basis.

Last bookings are 9.15pm as our kitchen closes at 9.45pm, 7 days a week.

Please call for any more information.


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Lulu
Dined 6 days ago
Staff were very welcoming, friendly and very attentive. Drinks were served very quickly and the food arrived soon after and was delicious. We sat at the bar area after we had eaten as had a lovely relaxed feel, will definitely be back
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4.3
4.3 (1859)
£26 to £40
Steak
Edinburgh
About the restaurant
Best of British beef, butchered & dry-aged in house and cooked over a charcoal grill. Chop House is an innovative blend of classic British steakhouse and cocktail bar brought to you by the team behind Monteiths & the White Horse Oyster Bar. Provenance is at the centre of the Chop House offer and we use only the finest beef sourced from artisan suppliers across Scotland.
The meat is dry aged for up to 90 days to add flavour, increase tenderness then the beef cooked on a charcoal grill, specially designed to give a subtle smoky flavour. Our fantastic food offering is matched by an extensive wine list from around the world and exceptional cocktail list. Open 7 days for lunch, dinner and Sunday roast! We have another Chop House in Bruntsfield & Leith

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Really good food, steaks were cooked perfectly. Sides were amazing. Really good for the price 10/10
A photo of Hamiltons restaurant
3.7
3.7 (524)
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
Stockbridge
About the restaurant
Hamiltons of Stockbridge is a multi award winning, relaxed environment where the carefully sourced menu changes with the seasons and drinks are a well-chosen blend of beautiful wines and modern standards with a subtle twist. Hamiltons maintains a comprehensive selection of beers spanning all the local favourites as well as an carefully selected cocktail menu including unique creations such as the Rum and Raisin milk punch. The food menu is an ever-changing experience that includes popular items. Hamiltons can be found at 16-18 Hamilton Place, near to The Water of Leith and Edinburghs New Town, a short walk from Jubilee Garden and around 10 minutes by bus to the Royal Botanical Gardens. Hamiltons was created with locals in mind, but welcomes everyone and prides itself on its friendly staff and warm atmosphere. We are also a dog friendly venue with the exception of the raised restaurant area. We also welcome U18's until 8pm.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 5 May 2024
Great location Great menu Great service Attentive staff .. best in Stockbridge
A photo of The Guru restaurant
4.4
4.4 (126)
£25 and under
Indian
Edinburgh
About the restaurant
The Guru, a family run establishment, part of Edinburgh heritage has been serving Scot’s for over 30 years with its authentic Asian cuisine.

Starting from humble beginnings in the Fountainbridge area of the city, the Guru thanks to its longstanding community support, popular dishes and committed service that never fails to disappoint is now showcasing its culinary magic in the historic landmark building of the old Mr Boni’s ice cream parlour in Tollcross.

Book a table today, meet Mr Guru and the family themselves and be wowed when dunking the largest naan bread in Scotland with one of the largest selections of signature curries. Our knowledgeable staff will ensure they cater to your tastebuds and needs leaving you with an unforgettable experience. We promise you’ll be back for more!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 10 Dec 2023
Great curry experience and would highly recommend anything from the tandoori menu.
A photo of White Horse Oyster & Seafood Bar restaurant
4.4
4.4 (2103)
£26 to £40
Seafood
The Royal Mile
About the restaurant
White Horse Oyster & Seafood Bar, situated on the site of the oldest inn on the Royal Mile, serving the best of British seafood and shellfish sourced from boutique suppliers across the country. Expect small plates, sharing platters & hand-crafted cocktails washed down with a carefully curated selection of wine & fizz. Brought to you by the team behind Chop House & Monteiths.

A child or young person must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Children aged:
0-5 from 12pm until 9pm
5-17 from 12pm until 10pm

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
We made a reservation for dinner since we had been to many locals pubs. We wanted a quiet dinner with good seafood. White Horse provided just that! Relaxing nautical ambience. The oysters were delicious. I highly recommend the Scotch Egg as well. We shared the Mussels and Clams and had 2 orders of charred sourdough bread to dip in the amazing broth. I all but drank it from the bowl! Great wine selection. The highlight. however, was our delightful server, Karolina! What a gem! Best service ever!
A photo of Shish restaurant
4.6
4.6 (188)
£26 to £40
Turkish
Edinburgh
About the restaurant
Drawing on Turkish heritage and tradition, Shish’s ethos is borne out of a desire to create a hub as the heart of the home, centred around the fire hearth where cooking and families come together and share in the occasion. The spacious restaurant lends itself to large gatherings, smaller group parties and more intimate dining occasions, with the option of private hire. Its slick interior, ambient lighting and booth seating lining the parameter of the restaurant provide the perfect setting for any occasion. At the helm in the kitchen, the passionate team of chefs have created an inspired menu underpinned by true authenticity and rich taste. Highlights include Karisik Izgara – traditional mixed grill platter and loads more...


Shish is a one of the first Dry Bars (No alcohol) in Edinburgh, stocking all the fine wines available, Champagne, Spirits, Popular Cocktails and Beers but all containing zero alcohol substitutes such as Zero percent Rum, Whiskey and Gin.



Top review
DoctorX
Dined 2 days ago
Great restaurant. We had a great meal. Nice service. Food very tasty. Presentation very impressive.
A photo of The Blackbird restaurant
4.5
4.5 (304)
£25 and under
Contemporary British
Tollcross/Fountain Bridge
About the restaurant
The Blackbird Bar and Restaurant, at 37-39 Leven Street in the Bruntsfield area of south-west Edinburgh, serves modern Scottish cuisine. It is located close to The Meadows public park, less than 10 minutes by car or taxi from Waverley and Haymarket Railway Stations; Edinburgh Castle and the city centre are around 20 minutes' walk away. The exposed stone walls of its traditional, tavern-like interior give it an authentically Scottish atmosphere and it also has a beer garden in which to enjoy an al fresco drink or bite to eat in the warmer summer months. The Blackbird’s menu is composed of gourmet burgers, fresh fish of the day, hearty soups and sumptuous salads, to be accompanied by something from the drinks menu – a glass of craft beer, premium ale or fine wine, perhaps – organic teas and coffees are also available.
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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on 12 May 2024
We had to wait about 40 mins for our cocktail and had to ask several times. But then when it arrived it was delicious and the food too. Our server was very helpful and polite
A photo of Hanover 71 Café & Bistro restaurant
4.3
4.3 (1)
£26 to £40
British
New Town
About the restaurant
We are a city centre restaurant serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.
We are known for our traditional Fish and Chip suppers as well as our Turkish cuisine and Scottish Breakfast
We look forward to seeing you very soon.

A photo of Monteiths restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1855)
£26 to £40
Scottish
The Royal Mile
About the restaurant
Due to licensing restrictions Monteiths cannot accept children under the age of 5 at any time. Children aged 15 & under can be admitted until 6pm. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Monteiths bar & restaurant is nestled in a fairy-lit close in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. The award winning venue is located just off the historic Royal Mile and combines chic cocktail bar with intimate restaurant. A favourite of locals and visitors alike, Monteiths is a must for relaxed dining and innovative cocktails.

Monteiths is by the team behind the White Horse Oyster Bar, Chop House Leith, Market St. & Bruntsfield.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
We had booked our table 2 months in advance as visiting Edinburgh for the weekend. It was very busy when we arrived on time for our booking. We had popped in earlier in the day and had been told which table we would be have that evening. Unfortunately we were told our table wasn’t ready and not sure how long we would have to wait and were then asked to sit at the bar to wait and were offered tap water rather than a complimentary drink. It was only by chance that another couple left that we were given an alternative table - which wasn’t as nice as the one we had been originally allocated. Once we were seated the service was very good and the food was superb. It was a shame that our initial experience on arrival was disappointing as this could have been handled much better.
A photo of Boteco Do Brasil - Edinburgh restaurant
3.6
3.6 (53)
£25 and under
Brazilian
Old Town
About the restaurant
In Brazil, “Boteco” is the friendly neighbourhood bar with lively music and atmosphere...and that’s exactly where our inspiration comes from, the traditional botecos of Rio de Janeiro. You can enjoy a refreshing Caipirinha – our signature drink and an essential part of any Brazilian celebration – or sample the infamous 'urban' menu of the streets from our delicious tapas menu. When you visit Boteco, you are immediately reminded of the things that make Brazil so attractive: we’re colourful, vibrant, fresh and exotic! Scotland may be far away from Copacabana beach, but at Boteco you can get a taste of Brazil even on the rainy days! We're open 7 nights a week, till 3AM. A funky pub & restaurant offering a truly relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere. Featuring live music, DJs and dancing with tropical cocktails available every night. Our eclectic menu is guaranteed to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters with our vast array of tapas, traditional dishes and international cuisine.
Top review
Lubrasil
Dined on 11 Apr 2024
Nice place, good food, good music downstairs......
A photo of Tantra restaurant
3.9
3.9 (13)
£26 to £40
Indian
Old Town
About the restaurant
At Tantra we want to change peoples perceptions of Indian cuisine. Our food will provide a multi-sensory experience involving appearance, texture, flavours, aroma all of equal importance.

We aim to take traditional Indian cuisine into another dimension - by taking inspirations from from renowned international cuisines and using modern techniques such as molecular gastronomy and deconstruction of dishes. We ensure that the soul of the food is Indian in flavour - but the execution and presentation will be mystical and magical in every aspect, just like the name "Tantra".

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 17 Mar 2024
Imaginative fresh and modern Indian food. A real treat , well worth a visit.
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