Edinburgh is a city with a flourishing food scene; its diverse selection of restaurants encompassing Korean, French, Italian, Thai, Middle Eastern and, of course, traditional Scottish cuisines.
From small plates and Bib Gourmands to tasting menus and Michelin Stars, this is a city that has all bases covered when it comes to choosing where to eat.
The new Michelin Stars and Bib Gourmands for 2020 remain secret for now, but here’s a sneak preview of some of the restaurants set to make an appearance in the 2020 Michelin Guide.
New to the Great Britain & Ireland Michelin Guide 2020
Creative, pared-back cooking comes with tons of flavor. Try egg yolk raviolo, Tunworth and crow garlic or pollock, mussels, celeriac and kohlrabi.
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Well-crafted dishes offer a clever balance of delicate flavors, and might include pheasant with shiitake or parsnip with honey.
A set seven-course tasting menu offers modern dishes with a Scottish heart. Feast on such joys as crab, radish and damson blossom or mutton, ramson, yogurt and Jersey Royals.
French-inspired cooking might mean braised rabbit leg with salsa verde and braised lentils with Morteau sausage or a classic lemon tart with lemon sorbet and blueberry sauce.
The Rabbit Hole
Scotland’s bountiful larder is used to produce Mediterranean-inspired small plates like hot smoked salmon with shallot purée and plum fool with cinnamon sugar.
The on-view rotisserie is a real eye-catcher; French dishes with a Scottish twist might include borders roe deer pithivier with quince and crème caramel.
There’s a good value set price lunch menu—or come at dinner for more ambitious dishes like squid ink tagliolini with burrata, squid ragout and vanilla or aged Parmesan risotto with crispy pancetta, egg yolk and black pepper.