Edinburgh is full of phenomenal places to eat but with so many shows to see during the fringe maximise your time by referring to our top places within easy reach of the most popular festival venues. Whether you want on the go food or prefer more time to relax our guide has something that you will all love and add to your festival experience: –
* Slightly off the beaten track, down a small lane off the Royal Mile (Old Fishmarket Close) is Wings, Edinburgh’s first and only chicken wing establishment. Here it’s all about the sauce of your choice over your chicken wings, hot, mild, creamy or sweet, there is a taste for all and who wouldn’t want to wash the wings down with a tasty adult milkshake while sitting on the terrace hearing the hustle and bustle of the Royal Mile.
* Ting Tai Caravan Street food at its best serving up amazing Thai dishes at the Edinburgh Festival for the past 6 years you can now sit in or takeaway. Go at off peak times to avoid large queues for a table or takeaway and enjoy on the Meadows with thousands of Fringe performances nearby.
Traditional/Pub Grub (moderate Priced)
* Malt and Shovel, located on the picturesque Cockburn Street near the Royal Mile and Waverley Station it’s the perfect pit stop for a pie and a pint. Guaranteed a good hearty meal with traditional surrounding you have your seating of choice inside or outside.
* The Beer Kitchen, In the vibrant Lothian Road area a short walk from the popular EICC venue this is the ideal place for Food and Drink enthusiasts. You’ll love the atmosphere and trendy surroundings while you tuck into the generous portions. Don’t let the name fool you, while the beer on offer is direct from the brewery there is a wide range of drinks. If you are like to start your fringe shows early the Beer Kitchen is open for breakfast.
Alternative (moderate priced)
* Spoon, Across from the festival theatre you will find the shabby chic restaurant/bistro offering wholesome food. With the food quality of a restaurant in casual surroundings where you can enjoy fresh food in the form of brunch, lunch or dinner. The menu is suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians.
* The Signet Library Afternoon Tea, Elegant and historic surrounding, perfectly located on The Famous Royal Mile, you cannot help be in awe of the fairy-tale interior with the finest Afternoon Tea in Edinburgh, enjoy the savoury and sweet treats made with extra special attention to detail.
* Wedgewood, located in the old town/Royal Mile often described as fine dining on a budget, time and money at Wedgewood is well spent with an informal relaxed atmosphere. Wedgewood is a key player in the Edinburgh restaurant scene.
* Angels with Bagpipes, priding itself on the prime location of Edinburgh’s iconic Royal Mile, the restaurant enjoys a seasonal menu with fresh Scottish Produce. You have the option to dine outside and watch the street performers or passer-by’s
Look out for cheaper lunch options with the same experience.