Edinburgh is arguably one of the two most well-known cities in Scotland, along with Glasgow, Edinburgh offers visitors plenty to see and do with some of the most beautiful sights and landscapes you could possibly see around the whole of the United Kingdom. Edinburgh Castle being one of the grandest and most wondrous of them, you can see for yourself with this print from Picture Britain. However, the landscapes are not what I want to talk about, I want to talk to you about some of my favourite places to eat if you find yourself in Edinburgh and the city centre.
The first place I want to mention is ‘Forage & Chatter’, located at 1A Alva Street, EH2 4PH. While Forage & Chatter is not the most centrally located restaurant in Edinburgh, that doesn’t subtract any quality from it. It is a dining experience, locally sourced with Scottish cuisine and located in Edinburgh’s west end. Heralded as one of the greatest restaurants in and around Edinburgh, Forage & Chatter offers diners a wide variety of options on the menu perfect for just about everyone who visits. With such items of the menu like the “Scottish Venison Loin” and the “Curried Buttered Monkfish”. In addition to this there are vegetarian options available alongside all the other choices. On top of this, they do offer a set lunch menu for those who aren’t entirely sure what they want to eat when they come to make the choice easier.
The second place I’d like to mention is a little different to the first. The second place is ‘Nok’s Kitchen’, a Thai restaurant located at 8 Gloucester Street, EH3 6EG. A little further out from the city centre, Nok’s is an eclectic place that some of the best Thai food in the whole of Scotland, not just Edinburgh. This is another place that offers diners a multitude of options when they come to eat as it offers various different menus throughout the day. They have their regular dinner and lunch menus, but they also offer a set menu for a specific price that serves four people. So it’s perfect for the family. With Nok’s being a Thai restaurant, they of course, offer the more traditional curries, curried dishes and stir fry options. But in addition to this, they do offer vegetarian options, with a few of them offering a tofu alternative to things like chicken curry and a vegetable stir fry with a peanut sauce.
The final place I’d like to tell you about is ‘New Chapter’, located at 18 Eyre Place, EH3 5EP. New Chapter is a place that not only offers some of the nicest food and the classiest atmosphere in Edinburgh but also offers the opportunity for some private dining. New Chapter pride themselves on being a restaurant based in the heart of Edinburgh serving quality, fresh, innovative but classic food. Scottish a modern European food with a twist. When it comes to the private dining, New Chapter have stated that:
“whether it’s a family get-together, a corporate gathering, pre-wedding celebration or graduation dinner, our cosy downstairs rooms are away from the bustle of the restaurant and complete with their own. From 6 to 32 people, our rooms are always bookable free of charge.”
Much like the other two places I have mentioned, New Chapter also offers a variety of different menus to choose from and dependant on the time of day you decide to visit. From the standard menu, they offer such choices as 35 day, dry-aged steak, stone bass fillet and beetroot risotto. So this, just like the other two places, have plenty to choose from for everyone.