Eat walk Edinburgh foodie tour

Places to eat in Edinburgh (outwith those visited on the tour)

Our walking tours of Edinburgh take in six locations in the Old & New town tasting signature dishes of the restaurants, shops & bars visited, as well as wine & whisky tastings plus one or two other surprises along the way. Apart from the excellent restaurants and bars which we visit on the tour we would like to recommend where to eat in Edinburgh during your stay that we feel complement our tour.

Mussel Inn: Award winning seafood restaurant in Rose st, excellent value for money and friendly service. If you love seafood you'll love the Mussel inn. My ideal meal would be a bowl of steaming mussels, a French stick, and a bottle of Muscadet or Sauvignon Blanc.

Mussel Inn

Fishers: My second choice is another fish restaurant, so you can tell where my tastes are, however further dining choices will put balance back into my selection. Fishers is another great fish restaurant but offer a more elegant dining experience without hitting the pocket. They have a restaurant in the city centre in Thistle St or the original restaurant based in Leith a great place to go on a warm summers day.


L' escargot Bleu: A French restaurant using local produce to create a great eating experience at reasonable prices. Sited in Broughton st which is a wonderful place to find something to eat with lots of small cafes, one or two restaurants and some good bars. The Olive branch bistro and Treacle bar are also worth a visit.

L'Escargot Bleu

Valvona & Corolla: The shop front doesn't do it any justice neither does their web site, both under stated. But the only reason this is not on our walking tour is it slightly out of the way from other places we wished to visit. It would be first on anyones list that loves food. On entering the shop it is truly an Aladdins cave to all things great about food. You can walk through the shop to their cafe at the back and enjoy, first hand, dishes made up from produce available to buy at the counters as you leave. Very good Pizza restaurant close by on Elm Row called Jolly Ristorante.

Valvona & Corolla


Harvey Nichols: A shop with a reputation for being expensive. The Brasserie offers fantastic views over Edinburgh and has reasonably priced menus. It is an excellent place for breakfast or a quick coffee and scone. But once you are there and lucky enough to get a window seat you may not wish to be in a hurry to leave.

Harvey Nicholls

Rose Leaf: A place I have gone back to on a number of occassions for Sunday Lunch. A great way to finish off a walk along the Water of Leith, start at the Gallery of Modern Art and walk North along the Water of Leith for two miles and you will come across the Rose Leaf bar. It's has a great laid back feel, people having a pint while reading the Sunday papers, others playing Scrabble, soups served in bone china cups and menus presented in old copies of the National Geographic. There is a lot to take in but then it's Sunday take all day.

Rose Leaf

Mark Greenaway: Restaurant in Castle Street is worth seeking out. With reasonably priced market menu and and wine flights in Castle st restaurant you can enjoy excellant food at affordable in prices.

Mark Greenaway

Martin Wisharts: Martin Wishart opened his eponymous restaurant in Edinburgh's historic Port of Leith in 1999. Since then it has become known as one of the UK's most acclaimed dining venues, currently holding one Michelin star, 4 AA rosettes and a score of 8/10 in the Good Food Guide. Another culinary experience not to be missed, but that is the problem for visitors to Edinburgh too much choice and not enough time. Lucky us that get to live here all the year round.

Martin Wisharts
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