10 Evening News Edinburgh Restaurant Awards winners you must try

Edinburgh Restaurant Awards 2018, Pic:
 Neil HannaEdinburgh Restaurant Awards 2018, Pic:
 Neil Hanna
Edinburgh Restaurant Awards 2018, Pic: Neil Hanna
THE winners of the Evening News Edinburgh Restaurant Awards were revealed at a glittering ceremony in the Principal Hotel, George Street, earlier this week. Here are 10 of our top award-winning eateries to try next time your thinking of dining out.


19 Shore Place

0131-476 6776

TAPA specialises in using the finest imported Spanish ingredients as well as the best of Scotland to create innovative dishes - the result is an amazing, tasty menu to pick and choose from as you while away an hour or two in the heart of Leith.

The restaurant, which was the out and out winner of the Hidden Gem Awards, voted for by our readers, also boasts an impressive Spanish Wine List.


50 Marine Drive

0131-336 2661

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BOASTING amazing views across the Firth of Forth to Fife and with a name inspired by architect Sir Terry Farrell’s vision of a ten-mile boardwalk running along the shore between Cramond and Portobello, this cafe was winner of the award for Edinburgh’s Best Cafe/Deli. Time for a coffee and a tasty treat and a great view.


1 Forth Street

0131-557 9346

FROM Isolde Nash and Jérôme Henry, previously Head Chef for Mosimann’s Dining Club, Belgravia and Les Trois Garçons, Shoreditch, Le Roi Fou won the Fine Dining category of the Edinburgh Restaurant Awards. Expect only the best from their pre-theatre, a la carte, lunch and tasting menus.


187 Great Junction Street

0131-554 5537

AN interior made entirely of reclaimed materials sets Aurora up with a ‘nordic, raw, and modern atmosphere’ while locally sourced, seasonal and unprocessed produce ensure you know where the food comes from. Winner in the Best Newcomer category.


23-24 Sandport Place

0131-476 5268

THE winner in the Best Pub Grub category, Roseleaf is a family run bar/cafe serving ‘wholesome brunchies, lunchies, din-dins and munchies’. Watch for the daily specials.


1 Comely Bank Road

0131-332 6281

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THE rustic-chic gastropub with a modern Scottish menu, draught and bottled beers, and whiskies galore topped the Family Friendly category of the awards, so you know where to take the kids.

Dogs are also welcome.


58 Thistle Street

0131-225 5109

IT will have come as little surprise to many to discover that the award for Best Seafood Restaurant went to Fishers In The City.

The classic city centre eatery, housed in an old converted warehouse is perfect for a casual lunch or intimate night out and a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike.


109 Hanover Street

0131-226 6992

LOOKING for a night out that won’t break the bank? With their casual red and yellow decor, this friendly bistro offers French classics and great set lunch menu deals.

Which will be why it won the Best Value for Money Award.


60 Henderson Street

0131-555 3160

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HARMONIUM already boasts award-winning food. Specialising in sharing plates, nibbling with friends is the names of the game here.

However, if it’s something more substantial you’re looking for there are also a host of local dishes with a maritime twist - all meat free, naturally.

From crab cakes to mushroom scallops and juicy quarter pounders, Harmonium certainly lives up to its Best Vegetarian/Vegan restaurant accolade.


10 Gillespie Place

0131-281 0526

THE Capital’s ‘number 1 authentic Japanese food and sushi restaurant’ is how Harajuku Kitchen describes itself.

Fusing traditional family recipes passed down for three generations, with innovative AA rosette level flair, Harajuku walked off with the Best Street Food Award.

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