5 new bars and restaurants in Edinburgh worth trying!


1. Duck & Waffle | St. James Quarter 

(Cuisine: American, British, European) 

The restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, dinner and desserts, offering a “playful take” on traditional British cuisine. One of these is its signature Duck and Waffle, with crispy leg confit, fried duck egg and mustard maple syrup. 

2. Hope Izakaya | Queensferry Street 

(Cuisine: Mediterranean) 

Japanese Bar & Restaurant with a wide selection of delectable offerings from made-to-order Japanese BBQ (Yakitori) to refined Japanese delicacies and more. A sommelier-curated menu with an impressive array of sake, and an inspiring selection of cocktails and beer that can whet any appetite.  

3. Patina | Edinburgh Park 

(Cuisine: Mediterranean) 

Patina is a beautifully designed space taking inspiration from our background in the craft. Combining a restaurant, bar and in-house bakery, with a bespoke event space. Their food offering is unique, considered and delicious. Inspired by the Mediterranean background aim to recreate the simple pleasure of sharing home-cooked food with loved ones. 

4. The Tollhouse | 50 Brandon Terrace 

(Cuisine: European, British, Contemporary Scottish) 

The Tollhouse is a business at the heart of the community, sourcing quality, sustainable produce, and ingredients whilst supporting local butchers, fishmongers and grocers. 

Inspired by the ever-changing seasons our menus will be updated every two weeks to take advantage of seasonal variations. 

5. Tantra | Castle St, Edinburgh  

(Cuisine: Indian, Asian, Fusion) 

Tantra offers the very best in Indian cuisine with a twist. Situated on the historical Castle Street with Edinburgh Castle in eyeshot it makes for the perfect date night location for canapés and cocktails, sharing rich dishes to enjoy with family and friends or popping in for an express lunch.