Scottish cuisine in the festival city
It would be a real shame to visit Edinburgh for one of our many festivals and not have at least a dram of whisky and good traditional haggis dish!
Here's our round up of just some of the brilliant and plentiful Scottish eateries around the festival city.
For a dram (or two)
As you might guess from its name, The Whiski Rooms is an award-winning Scottish restaurant and bar, and it also has one of the tastiest haggis dishes in town.
And if going up just isn't your thing, it's also an easy downhill stroll to the National Galleries of Scotland for some Art Festival goodness.
FE suggests: Try a breakfast whisky tasting instead of a morning coffee to start your day at the festivals.
For a truly relaxed meal
Friendly and informal, Howies on Edinburgh's Waterloo Place has become quite an Edinburgh institution and with a restaurant located in a beautiful Georgian dining hall it’s no wonder.
With reasonably priced set menus with a contemporary take on traditional Scottish dishes, it’s a wee gem in the city centre, and ideal for anyone heading to the Old Royal High School or the Collective Gallery, both great Art Festival venues
FE suggests: Pop in for the lunch time menu then venture up nearby Calton Hill for an unrivalled view of the city and festivals in action - it's an especially good spot for viewing the fireworks each evening at the Tattoo and on the closing night of the International Festival.
For heavenly flavours
Mixing Old Town authenticity with a contemporary, seasonal Scottish menu, Angels with Bagpipes is only a few years old but is already a staple for festivalgoers looking for something special in the midst of the action.
The restaurant offers two tiers of Caledonian culinary class, plus the very special Halo room for a private dining experience.
FE suggests: Watch the Edinburgh Festival Fringe unfold around you by dining outside, opposite the impressive and imposing St Giles' Cathedral.
(Howies image courtesy of Brendan MacNeill)
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