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Best Local Cuisine in Edinburgh

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Located in a quaint neighborhood near Edinburgh's water front, The Kitchin is the brainchild of married couple, Tom and Michaela Kitchin. The Kitchin offers a combination of British cuisine influenced by some French cooking that is prepared from the best ingredients possible from Scotland. It follows a policy of sourcing pristine ingredients for all its produce. Getting awarded with Michelin star within the 6 months from the date of opening determines the quality of food and the efficiency of the service offered at The Kitchin.

A local pub and restaurant, The Scran & Scallie prides itself on the quality of it's ingredients and it's 'Nature to Plate' philosophy. The restaurant is the result of a tie-up between two acclaimed chefs, Tom Kitchin and Dominic Jack. Modern meets hunting lodge at this local restaurant, complete with bleached antlers and tartan upholstery. The menu features home-style cooking and classic local fare, elevated by perfect execution and combination of flavors, textures and ingredients. Dishes to try include the steak pie, fish and chips, Wye Valley asparagus, beef tartare and panna cotta to finish.

The family-run local restaurant, Timberyard, on Lady Lawson Street is an inviting, spacious dining destination. The first few things you'd notice at this restaurant are the clever use of wood and timber in its decor - an ode to its name and the high-ceiling that suspends several light bulbs towards the industrial-looking tables; the effect is dauntingly impressive. Coming to the cuisine; the kitchens here employ the culinary skills of Chef Ben Radford, a second generation owner of Timberyard and make use of high-quality local produce and artisan meats. The menu here comprises of a delightful British fare - highlighting favorites like smoked steak, smoked mussels and scallops among several others. Although sumptuous and scrumptious in every way, a meal here wont be complete without a taste of the sensational hand-crafted drinks and cordials available. Drop in for a gorgeous local treat!

Edinburgh has many Scottish-French hybrids, but this is definitely one of the more successful ones. Take one of the window tables in this romantic candle-lit restaurant and observe the bustling, cobbled Victoria Street below. Starters are typically seafood dishes or salads. For your main course expect a wide choice including game, beef, fish and veggie options. A visit to this revered eatery is a journey into a world of beautifully prepared and presented cuisine, with an alluring backdrop.

Despite its imperial look and feel, The Dome is actually a quite comfortable place. Established in 1996, they improve with every passing year, maintaining high standards in food and hospitality business. With food that's rich and delicious, this is the ideal place for a long, lazy lunch. There are multiple options for dining like The Grill Room, The Club Room. The Georgian Tea Room is a perfect place for a proper afternoon tea, while the Front Bar is available for something a little stronger. Facilities also include a place for business conferences with a seating capacity of a hundred guests.

Café St Honoré offers diners all the cheery and exciting elements of eating French. Thanks to a decor which recreates the look of a Parisian brasserie and food which exudes French chic, this place has retained a loyal following. If your conscience will give you a day off, indulge in a yummy, but waist-expanding dessert. The food is suitably French: rich and sumptuous, and good enough to appear in many a good food guide, and made with the freshest local ingredients. The wine list is short, but closer inspection reveals many gems. By day this is a be-suited, city establishment. By evening it's a romantic, candlelit kind of place. The former incarnation is a smart place to impress or be impressed over a business lunch. The latter, using its tucked-away location to good effect, affords a quiet place to be with a loved one. Contrary to the Parisian theme, this is a no-smoking restaurant.

Stac Polly is one of the original restaurants for authentic Scottish fine dining. The restaurant has a sophisticated yet welcoming decor with a combination of flickering candles, stone walls, and white clothed tables. The menu includes both modern and traditional Scottish cuisine using with locally sourced produce. The bar boasts an impressive selection of Scottish beers and a fine array of single malt whiskeys.

The King's Wark is a popular gastropub located inside a 15th Century building. This restaurant and pub is usually filled with people looking for an amazing breakfast, great local cuisine, or just a pint. The place has an old world charm, with dark wood furniture and stone walls.

Whiski is an award winning bar and restaurant situated on the Royal Mile. The bar features the most exotic collection of whisky, wine, beer and other cocktails. The restaurant serves delicious Scottish meals ranging from lamb, beef to special Scottish preparation of seafood and haggis. So visit the place to check out their collection of drinks paired with Scottish live music.

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