Edinburgh Best Bistros & Brasseries

Edinburgh has a range of bars and bistros and brasseries that serve brew , snacks and simple meals in relaxed settings. No matter whether you are looking for big and trendy watering holes or simple bar-stool pubs, this city has it all and more. Browse our list to find some of the best options on offer.


Fish restaurant on the Shore in Leith that is a bit of an institution. The best of Scotland's fisheries cooked well. 

The Canny Man

A small traditional and eclectic bar, which serves an array of whisky. The tiny rooms filled with keepsakes and cutlery. No mobile phones allowed. An unusual pub in Edinburgh.

The Lost Sock Diner

Small but stylish cafe. specials board in summer, byob, mtv on big screens.Cooked breakfasts, hot meals as well as a selection of sandwiches, snacks and beverages are available.

Stockbridge Restaurant

Named after its local area and housed downstairs in a Georgian house, this is an awrd winning local restaurant that combines European influence with excellent local ingredients. 2 Rosettes

The Apartment

A modern bistro that serves a regularly changing menu and specials.

The Forest

Housed in a heritage building that dates back to 1899, The forest serves locally produced organic food, vegan food and Fairtrade drinks. Free Wi-Fi and public computer terminals are provided.

The New Bell

Fine dining at affordable costs, lively decor and milieu. It offers great value for your money dining options.