Where to eat while at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
People flock from all over the UK, and even all over the globe, to attend the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the world’s largest arts festival. If you are lucky enough to be one of those visiting the festival over the next few weeks, then you will want to find some great places to eat during your stay. The festival is spread in venues across Edinburgh, but with so many great places to eat in the city, whether you are after a quick bite between shows or want to relax over a three-course dinner, there is bound to be somewhere nearby.
Top Edinburgh restaurants to try while at the festival
- Norn in Henderson Street in Leith is named for an ancient Scottish language and is an intimate restaurant serving four- or seven-course meals. The dishes on the menu are created from often-foraged Scottish ingredients, and they offer the chance to sample the best of Scotland's fish and meat. To accompany your meal, choose a wine from one of the small-scale producers that feature on the wine list.
- The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen in George Street is housed in the former home of Scottish novelist Susan Ferrier. The menus change seasonally and feature the best-quality Scottish produce, including Eyemouth langoustines and Tweed Valley Scotch beef. The service in this quirkily decorated restaurant is relaxed and friendly.
- Dine with Stuart Muir in Cambridge Street is set over the Travese Theatre. Lunches, pre-show meals and full dinners all feature here, and it is an ideal place to sample Scottish cuisine. Haggis, neeps and tatties is just one of the local dishes that you can try. If you just want a drink, this restaurant has a champagne lounge where you can sip on a glass of bubbly or choose something from the extensive cocktail list.