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The best small restaurants in Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s restaurant scene is brimming with wonderful little eateries so we asked some of the best bloggers, reviewers and chefs in the city to pick out their favourites.

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The Bow Bar makes it into our top ten. Picture: Scott Taylor

10 of the best bars in Edinburgh

With no shortage of watering holes to choose from in the capital, we’ve picked out ten of the best.

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Date for Harry Potter pop-up bar in Edinburgh revealed

Date for Harry Potter pop-up bar in Edinburgh revealed

MUGGLES keen for a taste of Harry Potter will soon be able to sample a butterbeer in a new pop-up bar on East Market Street.

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Valvona & Crolla has closed down its Vin Caffe opposite the Harvey Nichols department store on St Andrew Andrew Square. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Italian city restaurant shuts down after business slump

One of Scotland’s best known food and drink businesses has closed down its Edinburgh city centre restaurant - after business slumped 50 per cent in the space of a year.

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Five of the best places to eat in Leith

Leith continues to be one of the best places in the capital to go for food; from fine dining to casual cuisine and with some amazing seafood, Scottish fare and pub grub on offer, you won’t struggle with options when it comes to dining out.

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An earthy staff member with some of the store's locally sourced organic produce

Customers rally to support staff after Earthy liquidation

A community is rallying to raise cash for “wages” after a court order putting organic food store Earthy into liquidation left staff without jobs just before Christmas.

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The historic Royal Mile is one of Edinburgh's most famous thoroughfares. Picture: Thinkstock

5 of the best restaurants near Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

It’s one of the capital’s most famous thoroughfares, but where should you go if you want to grab something to eat while enjoying a wander along the Royal Mile?

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Here is where to go if you're looking to enjoy a coffee and some cake? Picture: Jeremy Keith\Flickr

Five of the best cafes in Edinburgh

Looking to grab a cup of coffee, a cake or a morning roll before work, or maybe just enjoy an informal lunch? Thankfully, Edinburgh has no shortage of excellent cafés to fill your needs.

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Voting is open for the Chinese Restaurant of the Year.

Voting underway for Edinburgh’s Chinese Restaurant of the Year 2018

We are on the lookout to find the best Chinese restaurant or takeaway of 2018.

Chow mein or sweet and sour? Dumplings or spring rolls?

Whether it’s a takeaway or eaten at a restaurant, there’s nothing we Brits love more than Chinese food with literally thousands of Chinese takeaways and restaurants across the UK, everyone has their favourite.

Now we want you to tell us which of your local Chinese food establishments gets your vote.

It could be because of the freshly cooked food, traditional style dishes or the select and exclusive dishes you find.

We have drawn up a shortlist of the Chinese takeaways and restaurants which will compete for the title of Chinese of the Year 2018.

To vote simply fill in the voting form in copies of the Edinburgh Evening News.

Closing date for votes is Friday, February 2.

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Staff member Beth Fisher at Earthy Food Stores, Canonmills. 
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Future of Earthy in doubt after business is sold

One of the Capital’s best known organic retailers will close after ten years serving the city.

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Dhir and Lyle want a pizza West End action

DOWN a quiet lane in the West End a pizza revolution is taking place. After months of research and development, the founders of @pizza have produced a pioneering restaurant with quality ingredients at its core.

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Edinburgh Restaurant Festival 2018 participants

Edinburgh Restaurant Festival returns for fourth year

FOOD, glorious food, that’s what February in the Capital will be all about as the fourth Edinburgh Restaurant Festival finds more than 20 city eateries creating the ultimate foodie experiences.

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BrewDog are offering beer fans the chance to try their new India Pale Ale for free.

How to bag free beer for you and pals at BrewDog Edinburgh

CRAFT brewing firm BrewDog is offering beer you and a pal the chance to try its new beer: Indie Pale Ale - for free. All you need to do is tag a friend and post a hashtag.

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Food and Drink: Top blogger Rita Serano wants you to realise vegan food is so exciting

A veteran of vegan cooking who has never had a taste for meat, Rita Serano can rattle off a long list of misconceptions she’s heard about vegan food: "That it’s boring, that it doesn’t taste good, that I only eat salads and that it’s hard to do" – to name just a few.

Brewdog is opening in the old Clydesdale Bank building Pic Lisa Ferguson

Date set for opening of Edinburgh superpub

Craft beer giant Brewdog has confirmed its capital ‘superpub’ will open in the city on Friday, January 26.

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Sales of Buckfast increased during the last financial year

Buckfast sales shoot up as monks’ profits reach £43m

Sales of Buckfast have rocketed as the company that produces the drink reported pre-tax profits increasing by more than £750,000.

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Vittoria on the Walk, Brunswick St

11 best places to dine at bargain prices... this month

BANISH the January blues with a slap up meal or evening of cocktails. As restaurants battle for your custom in the post-festive lull, here are 11 of the best January offers that allow you to eat and drink in some of the Capital’s favourite eateries at a bargain price.

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Readers have had their say on a hot topic.

Readers give their opinion on the best Scotch pie in the Lothians

Edinburgh Evening News readers have taken to social media to share their favourite pie shop.

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 with their Italian Restaurant of the year certificate. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Evening News Italian Restaurant of the Year winner revealed

PROUD staff at a Capital restaurant are celebrating this week after being crowned winners of the inaugural Evening News Italian Restaurant of the Year competition.

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A LA CARTE: Cous Cous at Hotel du Vin

Half price a la carte at Malmaison and Hotel du Vin

CHRISTMAS and New Year may be nothing but a distant memory now, however, Malmaison on The Shore in Leith and Hotel du Vin on Bristo Place are giving diners in the Capital a reason to celebrate this month with 50% off their a la carte menus.

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