Our A-Z of Edinburgh's best restaurants and cafes, from Aizle to Salt, Taisteal, The Walnut and Zucca
Has your favourite made it into our eating out alphabet?
Artisan Roast - making perfect flat whites while newer third-wave cafes were still in nappies, www.artisanroast.co.uk
Balmoral Palm Court - Add afternoon tea here, served by Omar, to your bucket list, www.roccofortehotels.com
Borough - the menu features roast North Sea Hake with peas, leek and whey, www.boroughrestaurant.com
Cafe St Honore - Chef patron Neil Forbes’ classics include an orange and almond cake, www.cafesthonore.com
Chums - we haven’t been to this new Henderson Street pie shop, from the people behind Solas Neon, but we know it’s going to be good.
Contini George Street – always there to console us with pasta, www.contini.com
Creel Caught - opening in St James Quarter, with Gary Maclean at the helm, www.stjamesquarter.com
Dean Banks at The Pompadour - this MasterChef has set up in Edinburgh’s prettiest dining room, www.thepompadour.com
L’Escargot Bleu - Owner Fred Berkmiller will put hairs on your chest with his Gallic menu, www.lescargotbleu.co.uk
If that doesn't count, does Chez Jules work instead?
Kanpai Restaurant - We love the dragon rolls, www.kanpaisushiedinburgh.co.uk
The Kitchin - No food list can miss out this place, with chef Tom Kitchin’s influential nature to plate ethos, www.thekitchin.com
The Little Chartroom - this place, headed by Roberta Hall-McCarron and Shaun McCarron, just turned three. Serving dishes like braised mutton pie, summer veggies and pickled onion ketchup, www.thelittlechartroom.com (also with pop-up Little Chartroom on the Prom, Portobello).
Lovecrumbs - If you like your icing three inches high, this is your cafewww.lovecrumbs.co.uk
Mimi’s - every type of decadent traybake, with six branches, including a new one at Comely Bank, www.mimisbakehouse.com
Mother India - the best king prawn achari, www.motherindia.co.uk
It’s tenuous, but new Leith cocktail bar The Three Marys is named after three Queens, including Mary, Queen of Scots.
Restaurant Martin Wishart - the best, www.restaurantmartinwishart.co.uk
Sabzi - Punjabi pop-up to become permanent on July 1,
Scran & Scallie - pub grub, Tom Kitchin style, www.scranandscallie.com
Wedgwood - beautiful food on the Royal Mile since 2007, www.wedgewoodtherestaurant.co.uk
Xiangbala Hot Pot – we think this Fountainbridge Chinese hot pot restaurant may have closed down, but since this is the only X we can find, it’s still going in.
The only one with a Z we could find is Zucca, which has been beside the Usher Hall for aeons. Let us know if it’s any good.