Chef Paul Kitching is the man behind the magic at 21212. Since 2009, this unique restaurant has commandeered the stomachs of foodies across Edinburgh. The only Michelin Star restaurant in Edinburgh with rooms, this fine eatery is part of a boutique hotel in a Georgian Townhouse. 21212 has an ever-changing innovative and fresh contemporary menu that never fails to whet the appetite. From the chic décor, endorphin-inducing food and stellar service, you can’t go wrong by dining here.
21212, 3 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland +44 845 222 1212
Pickles is a perfect pick for a light bite and plenty of brilliantly priced booze. In Pickles’ case, the light bite is a smorgasbord of cheese, and then some more cheese. The ambience is relaxed and addictive. From cheese balls and meat boards to crisps, lovely bread and a wine selection worth lusting over, you will want this spot all to yourself.
Pickles, 56A Broughton St, Edinburgh, Scotland +44 131 557 5005
When the finest fruits of the ocean are all that will satisfy the appetite, a visit to The Ship On The Shore is a must. One of the most romantic spots in the city, this seafood sanctuary specializes in shellfish and champagne. Foodies cannot help but adore the understated elegant vibes and note that each bite is as excellent as the next. Let the bubbles add that extra sparkle and the seafood and fish, which are harvested from sustainable stocks, will take you on an epic culinary adventure.
The Ship On The Shore, 24-26 Shore, Edinburgh, Scotland +44 131 555 0409
Without question, The Witchery is perhaps up there with the most famous restaurants in Scotland. For those longing for a date worthy of being imprinted in the mind for all eternity, this is the place to do that. After all, The Witchery is not your average restaurant; situated through a close at the top of the Royal Mile next to the Castle, this world-renowned eatery possesses an addictively charming and weirdly romantic character. The food, which focuses on seasonal Scottish cuisine, is to die for and the atmosphere magnetic. This place is undoubtedly an enchanting and bewitching experience.
The Witchery, Castlehill, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland +44 131 225 5613
By Tori Chalmers