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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Found on Salisbury Place, Condita is famed for its contemporary dishes, excellent customer services and serene atmosphere, with hundreds of people describing it as "worth the wait".
Dine, located on Cambridge Street, is an award winning restaurant and cocktail bar with a menu full of traditional dishes with a contemporary twist. People have describe the food as "exquisite" and "meticulously presented".
Pataka specialises in Indian, Asian and Bangladeshi cuisine and is found on Causewayside in Edinburgh. Reviews include phrases such as "simply flawless" and "never had a bad meal here".
Borough on Henderson Street is well known for its fantastic service and delicious food. One reviewer said: "The most delicious food in Edinburgh. Exceptional wine. Wonderful staff. Incredible value for money."