Best Places to Eat in Edinburgh

Visiting Edinburgh for The Royal Edinburgh Tattoo Travel Package?

The city boasts a plethora of amazing dining experiences, suitable for all tastes and budgets.

We are an office of foodies, so we’ve come together to collate a list of our favourite restaurants for you to enjoy.

Howies – British cuisine / located on 10-14 Victoria St

  • They offer a terrific 3 Course Lunch for only 15.75.
  • Try the best of Scottish produce, and a fantastic range of local beers and gins.
  • Glory Days Favourite: Venison Haunch.

The White Horse – Seafood Restaurant / Overlooking the historic Royal Mile

  • Build yourself your ideal meal from a selection of small plates, made up of all your favourites including Baked Scallops and Scotch Bonnet Cured Salmon. This is the perfect option for wine and friends or trying something new.
  • Artisan Cocktails, freshly hand-shucked oysters. Feast your senses and celebrate your love for Scottish seafood.
  • Glory Days Favourite: Tempura Oysters.

Six by Nico – Evolving 6 course tasting menu / located on Hanover Street

  • A best kept local secret. This restaurant has a brand new 6-course tasting menu every six weeks. Usually requires booking in advance.
  • They have showcased a wide variety of immersive themes including ‘Mad Hatters Tea Party’, ‘Childhood’ and ‘Guilty Pleasures’. Each menu encourages guests to try something new and think beyond conventional food.
  • Glory Days Favourite: Everything. Every 6 weeks.

Wedgewood – Scottish cuisine / located on the Royal Mile

  • Wedgewood allows guests to enjoy fine dining in a comfortable and friendly environment.
  • They offer a fantastic ‘Wee Tour of Scotland’ menu which offers the opportunity to taste all of Scotland’s most celebrated cuisines.
  • Glory Days Favourite: Five Spiced Scottish Salmon.

Chop House  Steak & Scottish cuisine / located on Market Street

  • Serves delicious in-house dry aged beef cooked over charcoal.
  • They also offer a wholesome Sunday Roast. It’s like having a weekly Christmas dinner.
  • Glory Days Favourite: A sharing steak with a selection of sauces and sides. Steak can be social occasion after all.

The Witchery – British Cuisine / located at the gate of Edinburgh Castle

  • Enjoy local produce in the atmospheric candle-lit dining room or enjoy the secret garden room, enclosed with ancient oak and decorated with glorious tapestries.
  • The Witchery is Award-winning and highly reviewed by guests who visit.
  • Glory Days Favourite: Haggis with curried pineapple chutney. A modern twist on the Scottish classic.

Let us know if you are intrigued by any of the above restaurants, we would be delighted to reserve a table on your behalf. 

If you have any questions and require further suggestions, please just get in touch with us using 0131 556 3840 or email on info@glorydays.uk.com

The Platinum Edition – 70 Years of the Edinburgh Tattoo

Starting humbly in 1950, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is marking their 70th birthday this upcoming August. For generations a broad and ever-increasing audience have had a pleasure of enjoying this remarkable event. To celebrate the tremendous achievement of 70 successful years in running, this year’s shall be themed around ‘Platinum’.

What to expect?

The ‘Platinum Edition’ promises to pay homage to its traditional military roots which are carefully integrated in a fusion of international musicians, dancers and culture. Furthermore, this year’s performances intend to honour and commemorate the Royal Navy and the important role they have played in Scottish waters and beyond. The Tattoo’s Chief Producer, Brigadier David Allfrey explained that: “Platinum is an amazing element.  It is valuable, durable and a catalyst in chemical ‘reactions’ helping other ingredients to work well together. So too is the Tattoo!”

Our beautiful city is steeped with rich history, its practically begging for you to explore. It’s truly magical to sit in the battlements of Edinburgh Castle, you read that right, the show takes place on the beautifully-lit castle esplanade. There is no better location to experience the explosion of sheer artistry (and fireworks).

After 7 decades the Tattoo has managed to drum up a loyal support, not just here in Scotland but also across the globe. The morale and excitement in Edinburgh during the Tattoo and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is tangible.

It’s no surprise that it consistently appears on bucket lists internationally- is it on yours?

What can we do for you?

Every year our clients enjoy truly immersive performances every night throughout the month of August. It’s our pleasure to organise your trip to Edinburgh so you can focus on the show. We have long-standing partnerships with a variety of accommodation providers from luxury hotels to self-catered apartments: meaning we have options to suit all budgets and requirements. We are also delighted to arrange dinner reservations and additional tickets to the many attractions the city has to offer, as an office of Edinburgh locals we love to share our recommendations.

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Lets chat, Call us on 0131 556 3840 or Email info@glorydays.uk.com