Prepare to enter into a meat lover’s Eden as you step into a whole new land of incredible culinary possibilities — Chop House Leith. The name may sound a tad intimidating but wait until the quality has revealed itself. Expect meat, meat, and more meat. This is where to find that perfect cut, stellar steak, and mouth-wateringly good burger. The list goes on. Get ready to fall in love with the euphoric atmosphere. The cocktails are top-notch and they nailed it with having over 70 wine selections. May the drinks flow and the steaks keep coming!
Chop House Leith , 102 Constitution St, Edinburgh, Scotland +44 131 629 1919
Looking for pizza? Origano makes some of the best. Eating here really is a truly transformative experience. They pride themselves on using the freshest of ingredients and wow does it show in their food. The pasta is magnificent and the gourmet pizzas are outstanding. Every bit of dough is hand-stretched and made from the highest quality flour and the cheese works wonders for the taste buds. Go all out and try one of their tremendous puddings. Also, who knew that a salad could be so good? The interior of the restaurant is contemporary industrial with a chic twist. Marvel at all the reclaimed wood and arty accents.
Origano, 236 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, Scotland +44 131 554 6539
Everything about The Compass is superb. This wee gastro pub presents the most beautifully exquisite food and offers a delightful array of drinks to match. The ambience is jovial, chilled, and just plain hip. Consider this a perfect spot to meet up with friends and chatter the night away (with fine food and drinks, naturally). The Compass has that perfect balance of relaxed yet classy and always has this way of feeling like a second home. Don’t be surprised if live musicians spring up and utter a tune once in a while. This gem is as cultured as it is cool.
The Compass, 44 Queen Charlotte St, Edinburgh, Scotland +44 131 554 1979
By Tori Chalmers