These are 12 of the top Edinburgh restaurants to visit after lockdown.

These are 12 of the top Edinburgh restaurants to visit after lockdown according to Tripadvisor

With the hospitality industry set to start reopening from next month, these are the 12 top rated restaurants in Edinburgh according to Tripadvisor.

On Tuesday this week, Nicola Sturgeon announced further lockdown easing measures which included the date of April, 26, for the reopening of the hospitality industry across Scotland.

Ms Sturgeon said groups of up to six people from three households will be able to visit venues outdoors until 10pm from this date.

Premises will be allowed to serve alcohol with no requirement to serve food alongside it.

There could also be limited indoor opening of hospitality from this date, with the service of food and non-alcoholic beverages until 8pm and for no more than four people from two households.

From May, 17, hospitality venues will open until 10:30pm indoors with alcohol permitted, and 10:00pm outdoors with alcohol permitted.

Following this news, here are the 12 top rated Edinburgh restaurants according to Tripadvisor that will be ready to welcome you back.

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