The Bruntsfield area of Edinburgh is bursting at the seams with character and charm. Hours can be spent touring a string of delightful gift shops. Nestled amongst these shops are some of the best restaurants in the city. Here, we round up the top seven in the Bruntsfield area. Bon appétit.
The Canny Man’s is a popular playground that attracts a loyal following of regulars. The vibe is one of hilarity and top-notch banter, making it a great place to catch up on the chat with friends. Choose from a deceivingly large number of rooms to dine in and expect a quintessential Scottish culinary adventure. The stunning seafood is delivered from Eddie’s Seafood market on a daily basis and the sandwiches make the perfect accompaniment for a pint. Enjoy a quirky yet traditional Scottish pub with cracking food and all the drinks you could ever wish for.
The Apartment, Edinburgh | Courtesy Of Forest Light Studios
The Apartment oozes a sense of cool, calm, and collected with its suave, smooth décor and sophisticated vibe. This independent restaurant never fails to impress with its fresh food and commendable service. The menu is contemporary and offers a vast selection of excellent grub. The scallops are worth ordering as much as the pork belly or polenta chips. The chunky skewers are marketed as healthy and are a welcomed addition. Delight in a perfectly cooked steak and salivate over the stellar dessert options.
Experience a taste of Japan in Scotland at the Harajuku Kitchen. This little beauty hits the nail on the head when it comes to exquisite Japanese cuisine. Expect dishes that are the real deal so no need to fear. Delight in three generations worth of family recipes fused with the experienced chef’s creativity. Look no further if you have a penchant for sushi rolls, tempura, teriyaki, or gyosas, and do not leave without tasting the sensational stir-fry Yaki Udon noodles.
Enjoy an exquisite culinary adventure devoid of unnecessary airs or graces. Three Birds is chilled and unbelievably satisfying. Venture here to indulge in contemporary British cuisine and bring the whole crew — they specialize in excellent sharing plates. These geniuses are too cool for school with their half price testing days. Customers act as enviable guinea pigs and aid in the creation process of the new menu. Delight in local produce from artisanal suppliers and anticipate unique dishes that leave you begging for more.
Head to Indaba for tapas, tapas, and yes; more tapas. Nothing beats delectable nibbles in abundance while swirling a divine glass of wine. Those who have a fondness for local, natural produce can rest their mind and delight in knowing that Indaba pride themselves on using only the best. Expect the traditional Spanish tapas with a few added surprises here and there (from South African tapas to even Scottish alternatives). The majority of the menu happens to be gluten free too.
Fulfill your wildest Italian food fantasies and indulge in every menu item from Osteria Del Tempo Perso. This eatery offers a little piece of Italy right in the heart of Edinburgh. Expect all the classics and food cooked to perfection while you toast to the extensive and superb wine menu. Each bite is worth savouring. Prepare to be transfixed by the beautiful surroundings and gorgeous presentation of every dish that floats past your table. Every visit here is an unforgettable immersive culinary adventure, which transports you directly to Italy.