Bars & Restaurants
For the ultimate weekend break in Edinburgh try as many of these impressive restaurants and bars as you can! All within walking distance or a short taxi ride from The Chester Residence.
1. Restaurant at The Rutland
www.therutlandhotel.com/restaurant-rutland-hotel Tel: 0131 229 3402
With lavish interiors and views of Edinburgh castle, this award-winning restaurant is one of the most dramatic dining settings in Edinburgh.
www.gustorestaurants.uk.com / Tel: 0131 225 2555
Located on Edinburgh’s stylish George Street, Gusto is a family friendly, vibrant restaurant serving quality Italian food including pastas, risottos and seafood.
3. Martin Wishart
www.martin-wishart.co.uk / Tel: 0131 553 3557
Located in the historic Port of Leith, Martin Wishart has become known as one of the UK’s most acclaimed chefs, currently holding one Michelin star, 4 AA rosettes and a score of 8/10 in the Good Food Guide.
4. The Kitchin
www.thekitchin.com / Tel: 0131 555 1755
Tom Kitchin was awarded a Michelin star in January 2007, just six months after opening. The focus is on seasonal menus using quality local produce.
5. Stockbridge Restaurant
www.thestockbridgerestaurant.co.uk / Tel: 0131 226 6766
Award-winning chef/owner Jason Gallagher consistently turns out the caliber of food you’d expect in a fine dining restaurant – yet this unpretentious Stockbridge gem offers great service and a friendly and cosy feel all year round.
See more restaurant recommendations in our Dining section
1. The Rutland Bar
www.therutlandhotel.com / Tel: 0131 229 3402
This stunning open plan, ground floor bar with fantastic views along Princes Street blends stunning Georgian architecture with 21st century glamour. The late night lounge club The One Below features the UK’s only interactive iBar.
www.tigerlilyedinburgh.co.uk / Tel: 0131 225 5005
Against a backdrop of shimmering mirrors and dazzling chandeliers, Tigerlily guests can choose from the Champagne bar or the Black bar; a fitting blend of elegance and opulence befitting of George Street's illustrious history.
3. The Queen’s Arms
www.queensarmsedinburgh.com / Tel: 0131 225 1045
A hidden jewel beneath the cobbles of Frederick Street,
The Queens Arms is a quirky, heritage based Scottish pub. Main features include a list of over 50 malts, unique beers and a quality but casual pub dining experience.
www.theraconteuredinburgh.com / Tel: 0131 343 3221
With a cocktail list to rival anything seen in London or New York, Raconteur is a ‘modern tavern’ tucked away on Dean Street in Stockbridge.