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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Edinburgh Dining

Edinburgh offers sublime dining much like many other European cosmopolitan cities. But in Edinburgh, you’ll dine in the surroundings and ambience of magical castles and breathtaking architecture.

Elegant
The Prestonfield Hotel is often described less as elegant but more as decadently opulent.
Rhubarb is the latest of renowned chef James Thomson’s masterpieces. The décor boasts extravagant motifs from the baroque period and the cuisine is beyond heavenly. The Angus beef is one of the preferred items on the menu.

The Witchery is another excellent choice for dining in Edinburgh. The restaurant’s romantic setting is matched by the breathtaking views of the Edinburgh Castle and the city. Elegance and style top the menu along with specialties like roasted duck served with semi-sweet prune tart. The grilled lobster caught in the waters of Scotland is a real treat.

Tip: The chef’s signature dish is a bitter chocolate cake topped with seasonal berries, ginger cream and home made ice cream. The latter is usually made from verbena or cinnamon.

For more spectacular scenery, don’t miss the Tower. This rooftop restaurant is said to be sophisticated and chic. It’s ideal for dining in Edinburgh. Gold beef, lobster and scallops make the list of excellent gourmet dishes.

Casual
Duck’s at Le Marche Noir is an International eatery offering French and Scottish style food. You can say that the chef let’s his imagination go wild. He transforms traditional recipes into nouvelle cuisine. Also, the seafood platters are outstanding.

Gusto is very well-liked among the locals. It’s a chain of new restaurants serving good Italian gastronomy at moderate prices. The lasagnas are not to be missed.

For those who seek a light and healthy style of food, Calistoga Center showcases California style cuisine. The seafood and chicken salads are always well prepared.

The Brasserie at Malmaison is a casual British grill with a fun and relaxed atmosphere. The prices are moderate and the portions are fit for anyone with a large appetite.

If you’re in the mood for good Indian cuisine, Mezbaa South Indian Restaurant is said to be among the most liked for dining in Edinburgh. Traditional tandoori oven dishes top the list of favorites. The chef’s chicken specialty has visitors and locals returning a second, third and fourth time.

For a neighborhood style restaurant, visitors choose First Coast. This contemporary bistro boasts prime quality Angus Steaks.

Some eateries are conveniently located near important attractions. The Gallery Restaurant is housed inside the Visual Arts Complex. After enjoying the exhibits, you can savor culinary creations made from local fresh ingredients. The salmon and black pudding are a must. Vegetarians enjoy the butternut squash with cous cous.

But if you want to continue enjoying the vistas while dining in Edinburgh, try Oloroso. The prices are fit for the budget-conscious and the food is as wonderful as the scenery. Fresh pastas are made daily.

The Edinburgh Dungeon is a fun experience for the entire family. Enjoy Scottish rooted delicacies and a most unusual show.
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