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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1. Skyline Restaurant At Tynecastle Park
Number one on Tripadvisor is the Skyline Restaurant At Tynecastle Park, with reviews boasting of "superb" and "outstanding" food which is "cooked to perfection".
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2. Makars Gourmet Mash Bar
Makars Gourmet Mash Bar, found on Bank Street, has wonderful reviews which include several people praising the extensive menu for featuring plenty of vegetarian and vegan options.
3. One20 Wine Cafe
With a rather unassuming exterior, One20 Wine Cafe comes in second on the list with hundreds of reviews highlighting the incredible atmosphere, perfect for a special occasion.
4. New Chapter
New Chapter, in Canonmills, specialises in European, British and Scottish cuisine, and is well known for being one of the best spots in the city for the all important Sunday roast.