Top 10 Edinburgh Foodie Scene Locales
We all know Edinburgh is an exciting city and one that you are sure to enjoy visiting. The imposing castle, the narrow lanes, and the great food!
Wait! What? Great food? In Scotland?!? Don’t they just eat Haggis?
If that’s what you are thinking, then prepare to have your socks blown off. Because, there are several exciting discoveries for foodies in Edinburgh. Here are our Top 10 Edinburgh Foodie Scene Locations not to miss on your visit.
Dine at The Table
Number 1 on our list is to dine at The Table.
This restaurant is in the center of the city and the menus change based on the season because it features all local ingredients. The concept of the restaurant is that ten people are going to sit around a kitchen that is interactive so that you can ask the chef questions about what is cooking. Therefore, it is always booked for weeks in advance.
Dine at Timberyard
Number 2 on our list is Timberyard.
You’ll find this restaurant is located in a nineteenth-century warehouse so you are going to see chopped logs and solid wood tables to show off the past of the building. This is also a wood burning stove inside of the restaurant. The secret food tour at the restaurant consists of edible flowers and fresh herbs with smoked meat that is butchered at the restaurant. This is how you are going to know that all the ingredients are fresh.
Ice Cream at Hoot the Redeemer
Third on the list is to try the ice cream at Hoot the Redeemer that has alcohol in it. This is a big hit in the heat of the summer. You are actually going to find the ice cream machine inside of the restaurant. It is set up like a restaurant in the fifties dive bar that was located in New Orleans. Therefore, you are guaranteed to have fun when you are visiting this restaurant for the first time with Edinburgh food tour.
Sunday Lunch at Sheep Heid Inn
Fourthly, have your Sunday lunch in the oldest pub in the city called Sheep’s Heid. It is best known for its traditional favorites and modern creations. One of their most featured dishes in the Crispy Karaage Chicken with Katsu sauce. There is a place where the kids can play at the skittle alley. Plus if the sun is shining, then there is a hidden courtyard to allow you to enjoy your meal quietly with Edinburgh food tour.
Hauntings at White Hart Inn
Fifth on our list is to visit the pub believed to be the most haunted pub in the city. The pub is called the White Hart Inn. The cellar of this restaurant was built in 1516. Many visitors of this restaurant have said that they have seen ghostly figures. Then the staff of the restaurant has said that there are things in the cellar that move around when there is no one around to move them.
Number six, get a meal that has been cooked by a Michelin starred chef. The chef Tom Kitchin works at the Kitchin Restaurant. He received his star in 2007 so his restaurant has been the place to go since then. He has a very creative menu with a combination of modern British cuisine, classic French cooking, and fresh ingredients that are Scottish for a secret food tour.
Time for the National Drink
Seventh is to learn more about the national drink of Edinburgh. The national drink is the Scotch whisky. The best place to go to learn all about it is the Scotch Whisky Experience. Therefore, it is going to be a great way to spend an afternoon in Edinburgh. There is a variety of tours available based on how much time you have and the information that you want to know. Plus at the end of the tour, you will be able to sample the whiskey, which is the best part of the food tour Edinburgh.
Royal Mile Tavern
Next, try the deep-fried Mars Bar that is made at the Royal Mile Tavern. This is a part of the historical dessert menu of this traditional pub which is located just in the right part of town to be considered historic. But if you are not interested in the dessert, you can actually try one of the over hundred types of whiskeys that they have or the craft beer menu that changes all the time with a secret food tour.
Signet Library for High Tea
Pen-ultimately is to have your afternoon tea at Signet Library. This is a great place for a book lover and a foodie to meet in the middle. This is because the lunch here is a great way to spend the afternoon with your loved one. The library is historic so the restaurant is secluded to make the perfect place to get away from the hustle of the city. Plus you are not going to have to worry about a lot of expensive prices of the food that you cannot afford. Most people are going to enjoy a light lunch or a glass of champagne to enjoy the settings of the restaurant.
Heads and Tales
Last, but, certainly not least on our Edinburgh foodie scene, is to create your own cocktail at Heads and Tales. The restaurant is located inside of the Edinburgh Gun distillery so it has over 80 different types of gin and two stills called Caledonia and Flora. The list of cocktails is extensive so people like to create their own since they can choose their own brand of gin, garnish, mixer, and even the glasses that will allow you to create your own cocktail from scratch.
Jannet – Travel guide and foodie addicted.
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