Edinburgh is spoilt for choice when it comes to fine dining

10 of the best places to eat in Edinburgh - in pictures

With restaurants spanning the whole gamut of food styles and dining experiences, Edinburgh is one of the capitals of the Scottish culinary world.

But with such a dizzying variety of eateries on offer, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Here are 10 great options. Originally published on Scotsman Food and Drink.

Named, we can only presume, after the Roman goddess of the dawn, this place certainly brightened the days of its reviewers. Cosy is the adjective that crops up the most in reviews: cosy food, cosy service and cosy atmosphere. Prices are reasonable and food  as you might expect  is top drawer, with the eggs Benedict and eggs Florentine coming particularly recommended.''187 Great Junction Street

1. Aurora

Named, we can only presume, after the Roman goddess of the dawn, this place certainly brightened the days of its reviewers. Cosy is the adjective that crops up the most in reviews: cosy food, cosy service and cosy atmosphere. Prices are reasonable and food as you might expect is top drawer, with the eggs Benedict and eggs Florentine coming particularly recommended.''187 Great Junction Street
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The title is again a telling one here. Scottish for a burning coal; a glowing hot ember; a spark, reviewers agree that Aizle perfectly captures the restaurants flair for the unconventional and its daringly inventive approach to cuisine. Husband and wife duo Stuart Ralston and Krystal Goff arent afraid to push the boat out with their menus bold flavours, and married to a commitment to using only seasonal and local ingredients (Aizle even grow their own herbs and vegetables in the restaurants back garden), its a combination that sits well with its visitors.''107-109 St. Leonards Street

2. Aizle

The title is again a telling one here. Scottish for a burning coal; a glowing hot ember; a spark, reviewers agree that Aizle perfectly captures the restaurants flair for the unconventional and its daringly inventive approach to cuisine. Husband and wife duo Stuart Ralston and Krystal Goff arent afraid to push the boat out with their menus bold flavours, and married to a commitment to using only seasonal and local ingredients (Aizle even grow their own herbs and vegetables in the restaurants back garden), its a combination that sits well with its visitors.''107-109 St. Leonards Street
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As an unpretentious fine diner, The Table is that rarest of beasts. Targeting fine dining quality and experience but without the baggage of formality and fuss, reams of satisfied reviewers attest that the restaurant is definitely making good on its promise. ''3A Dundas Street

3. The Table

As an unpretentious fine diner, The Table is that rarest of beasts. Targeting fine dining quality and experience but without the baggage of formality and fuss, reams of satisfied reviewers attest that the restaurant is definitely making good on its promise. ''3A Dundas Street
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Whats in a name? Well, as this article is swiftly bearing out, rather a lot. With a staggering amount of pickles and preserves on its menu, and a similarly awesome amount of chutney adorning its walls, Pickles does exactly what it says on the tin. ''56A Broughton Street

4. Pickle

Whats in a name? Well, as this article is swiftly bearing out, rather a lot. With a staggering amount of pickles and preserves on its menu, and a similarly awesome amount of chutney adorning its walls, Pickles does exactly what it says on the tin. ''56A Broughton Street
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