There are currently 20 Michelin rated restaurants in Edinburgh. Take a look at this selection of our personal favourites.
With so many fantastic restaurants in Edinburgh, it's no surprise to find many of them noted in the Michelin Guide. We've chosen a few of the places we feel are particularly special to us. Ones that we'd definitely recommend to our guests staying in Edinburgh for a special occasion.
107 - 109 St Leonard's Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9QY
Aizle (rhymes with hazel) is an old Scots word, meaning 'hot ember or spark'. This is a restaurant where the focus is on seasonal food. There's no menu, instead guests are given a list of seasonal ingredients before being treated to a five course tasting menu, each dish exciting, innovative and beautifully presented.
78 Commercial Quay, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6LX
Tom Kitchin and his wife Michaela opened The Kitchin in 2006 and it has gone on to win numerous awards, such as a Michelin star. Their ethos is 'From Nature to Plate' and they successfully combine this passion for incredible, seasonal food with a truly wonderful dining atmosphere and experience. They also have two sister restaurants, both recognised in the Michelin guide - Castle Terrace, in the centre of town, and Scran and Scallie in Stockbridge.
1 Royal Terrace Gardens, London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5DX
This little cottage, built in 1836, is set in Royal Terrace Gardens and was originally home to the gardener. But it is now the unique venue for this fantastic restaurant. Again with a focus on seasonal cooking, the Gardener's Cottage has a relaxed atmosphere, with long tables designed for guests to share and sit together. The menu lists the seasonal produce grown in their own garden, and offers an a la carte lunch menu or set seven course dinner menu.
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"What an amazing property. The rooms, décor, equipment, furnishings, etc were all high end and luxurious. Brilliant central location. We would highly recommend a stay here. Only problem is you might not want to leave."
"An exceptional place! Next to the high street and close to the public transport facilities. The place is sparkling clean and very well maintained. It is spacious and cozy. Lorna is extremely helpful and quick on her responses. 10/10 will stay at this place when I go back to Edinburgh."
"Lorna was excellent at keeping in touch and very accommodating. The property is beautifully decorated and very well appointed throughout. Great location, close to Princes Street, buses and tram stop. The Castle, Royal Mile are all in walking distance."
"A very special property with many special touches to make you truly feel at home. A fantastic location to explore all the delights of Edinburgh"