There’s something about the idea behind This is Edinburgh’s Restaurant Festival that is immensely appealing to us. I’m not 100% what it is exactly, but I’m pretty sure the amazing food on offer might well be a contributing factor…
Edinburgh has in recent years really upped its game when it comes to bars and restaurants. We’ve seen a massive proliferation in good places to eat and drink, and not just at the very top of the spectrum (although four Michelin Star restaurants in a city our size is quite impressive).
It’s this range of really good restaurants that Restaurant Festival – 8th to the 18th of October – celebrates. Although not in its first year, this festival has a new feel to it with an excellent line up of events going on (full details – thisisedinburgh.com ) and a fantastic selection of restaurants offering set lunch and dinner menus.
Lunch & Dinner
The best part about the festival, is doubtlessly the set menus at restaurants across the city. With Lunch for £15 and dinner for £25, it’s an absolute bargain – these restaurants just don’t do these sorts of dinners normally. High on our list to try are: Fishers in the City, Hadrian’s Brasserie at the Balmoral, Contini Cannonball, Restaurant Mark Greenaway, Hotel du Vin, and One Square, amongst many, many others.
Events at this year’s festival include:
- Chef’s Table (fancy your dinner cooked by Mark Greenaway, Craig Hart and Paul Wedgwood?)
- A film night – the iconic Chocolat with a three course dinner at Harvey Nichols
- A beer and food matching dinner with Fallen Brewery
Finally, This Is Edinburgh are getting to share their favourite dishes around the city so everywhere can take part in the celebration – just tag them with #EatOutEdin on Twitter or Instagram! Here’s the gallery so far.
You can find out all about Restaurant Festival on the This is Edinburgh website.
Image courtesy This is Edinburgh