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Edinburgh Restaurant Festival

Restaurant Festival

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.

The Menus


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

An Edinburgh native who loves discovering the new places and rediscovering old favourites, then taking photos and writing about it.


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