These are the 24 Michelin recommended restaurants in Edinburgh for 2019

Edinburgh is a city of food lovers - with festivals dedicated to different styles of food, new restaurants popping up all the time and chefs at the cutting edge of cuisine, there is no shortage of amazing places to eat.

By Rhona Shennan
Tuesday, 24th September 2019, 2:38 pm
Updated Tuesday, 24th September 2019, 3:38 pm
How many of these places have you been to? (Photo: Shutterstock)
How many of these places have you been to? (Photo: Shutterstock)

Make sure you’re not missing out on the incredible food Edinburgh has to offer. To get you started, these are all the Edinburgh Michelin Guide recommended restaurants for 2019.

Described as a "modest little suburban restaurant" by the guide, everything at Aizle is made in-house, from the hand churned butter to the herbs grown out back when the weather permits. 107-109 St Leonard's Street, EH8 9QY
This amazing eatery offers up authentic Korean home cooking - classic dishes include the likes of bulgogi, dolsot and jjigae which comes with your choice of meat or vegetables as the main ingredient. 5 Buccleuch St, EH8 9JN
This Thai restaurant is commended by the guide as having staff which are "super-friendly". The menu boasts a mixture of Thai classics and old family recipes - the spices are even flown in from Thailand. 23-23a Brougham Pl, EH3 9JU
Wedgwood is hidden away at the bottom of the Royal Mile. Worth seeking out this hidden gem, you'll be rewarded with dishes showcasing produce foraged from the surrounding countryside. 267 Canongate, Royal Mile, EH8 8BQ
This restaurant boasts an impressive horseshoe bar and a crustacean counter, with classic menus that showcase Scottish seafood in straightforward dishes that let the ingredients really shine. 2 George IV Bridge, EH1 1AD
Timberyard is a trendy warehouse restaurant - spacious and with a rustic interior that incorporates wood burning stoves, Timberyard's menu offers "bites", "small" and "large" sizes to choose from. 10 Lady Lawson St, EH3 9DS
This modern Japanese restaurant boasts a sushi bar and elaborate dishes that offer up clean, well defined flavours. Perfect for both sushi experts and novices alike. 8-10 Grindlay St, EH3 9AS
Situated in the shadow of the iconic Edinburgh castle, this contemporary restaurant boasts hand-painted wallpapers. The menu features dishes that are playful and ambitious. 33-35 Castle Terrace, EH1 2EL
This restaurant is named after the wooden sculpture in St Giles Cathedral. The guide says that dishes "are more elaborate than the menu implies" with modern interpretations of Scottish classics. 343 High St, EH1 1PW
This restaurant is set in the basement of a grand Edwardian hotel, with red lacquered walls giving it a luxurious feel. The cooking boasts classic roots, but is also modern and intricate. 1 Princes St, EH2 2EQ
This grand hotel restaurant opened in the 1920's and is modelled on a French salon. Classic Gallic dishes put Scottish produce in the spotlight, using techniques introduced by Escoffier. Princes Street, EH1 2AB
Offering up a mix of Middle Eastern sharing dishes, the menu showcases vibrancy in both colour and flavour, which is accompanied by lesser known wines from Lebanon and Greece. Principal Hotel, 38 Charlotte Square, EH2 4HQ
The name "21212" reflects the number of dishes per course, with cooking that is innovating and featuring quirky combinations. The restaurant is set in a stunningly refurbished Georgian townhouse. 3 Royal Terrace, EH7 5AB
Once home to a royal gardener, this quirky eatery offers up a light lunch menu and a multi-course set dinner menu. Much of the produce comes from the kitchen garden. Royal Terrace Gardens, 1 London Rd, EH7 5DX
A long standing French bistro, the menu showcases traditional Gallic dishes using Scottish produce - they even smoke their own salmon. The interior is cosy with tightly packed tables. 34 Thistle St N W Ln, EH2 1EA
Boasting classical brasserie menus, they have French leanings but always offer some Scottish dishes too. Meats that have been cooked on the Josper grill are popular as well, making them a must try. 58A N Castle St, EH2 3LU
A husband and wife duo runs this Scandic-style restaurant. Creative and modern cooking shows off Scottish produce, home preserved ingredients. Dinner offers up two surprise tasting menus. 36 Broughton St, EH1 3SB
Commending its "lively buzz", this laid back restaurant on Leith walk is run by a young couple where cooking is fresh and flavoursome. Offering up the likes of dinner, small plates and brunch on the weekends. 30 Albert Pl, EH7 5HN
The cosy basement restaurant is made up of just nine tables. The young chef and owner makes ambitious modern dishes which combines tried and tested flavours with contemporary techniques. 33A St Stephen St, EH3 5AH
This restaurant is lined with photos from the chef's travels around the world, which reflects the global influences of the menu. Asian flavours take the lead, with the wine list even having a sake section. 1-3 Raeburn Pl, EH4 1HU
This village like suburb is one of Tom Kitchin's more casual ventures. The extensive menus follow a "nature to plate" philosophy according to the guide, with a focus on classical and local. 1 Comely Bank Rd, Stockbridge, EH4 1DR
This pub boasts with views over the canal and fruit and veg from their walled garden, the pork from their saddleback pigs and eggs from their chickens and ducks. 27 Baird Rd, Ratho, Newbridge, EH28 8RA
The guide brands Martin Wishart as something of an "Edinburgh institution". There is a choice between a classic or vegetarian set menu and a concise a la carte. Top ingredients provide flavourful dishes. 54 Shore, Leith, EH6 6RA
This restaurant is situated in a smartly converted whisky warehouse, which provides the perfect setting for the patriotic design. Menus mix classic bold flavours with fresh modern dishes. 78 Commercial Quay, Commercial St, EH6 6LX