Some of the places perfect to grab a bite of food between festival shows this August.

Edinburgh festivals: Here are 10 restaurants and bars near venues that are perfect for a snack between shows

If you are looking to catch a bite while rushing from opera to standup comedy this August, here are some conveniently-placed options for a quick plate.

While it’s far from being a normal August in Edinburgh, the various festivals will all be up and running by the end of this week.

With new performances still being added to the lineup, it’s now possible to spend all day and night at a range of cultural treats – from plays featuring Hollywood stars, to up-and-coming comedians.

And even if you don’t have a ticket for a show, there are plenty of things to see and do.

But you still need to eat between enjoying all Edinburgh’s artistic attractions, and there is noticeably less food available at many venues this year due to the pandemic.

So, why not support local Edinburgh businesses and book a table at one of the wonderful restaurants and bars that are just a stone’s throw from the major festival venues?

Here are 10 suggestions, along with the venues they are convenient for.

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