Best European Restaurants in Edinburgh

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Celebrate European culture and dine in style in Edinburgh's premier European Restaurants. The country's top chefs demonstrate their flair and passion for Old World European cuisine, or Western cuisine, preparing and creating the most contemporary, imaginative dishes using prime, fresh seasonal produce.

Finding the perfect restaurant serving fresh, honest, simple European food infused with Western influences is exactly what Best Restaurant has done with our tally of the top European places to eat in Edinburgh's City Centre. 

European dining is neither Spanish, Greek nor French, it;s a hybrid creation of dishes with all the flavours of Western Europe that should evoke memories of holidays or home, warming your heart and touching your soul.

Any chef can make you enjoy the first bite, it's about finding the one that can make you enjoy the last!


Lovage Restaurant in Edinburgh, tucked away just off the Royal Mile, offers diners a wonderfully modern and welcoming atmosphere with soft music together with a contemporary menu of fresh local produce to create wonderful European dishes to suit every palate.

Since opening it's doors in 2016, Lovage Bistro has food lovers relishing in delicious Eastern European dishes bursting with Polish influence. O...

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38 St Mary's Street
0131 557 5754

The Kitchin Restaurant in Edinburgh, owned by the very talented and award winning chef Tom Kitchin, is situated  on the shores of Leith.

A Michelin Star restaurant which takes foodies down a magical food journey of exquisite European dishes prepared using the freshest Scottish ingredients and cooked with a touch of French inspiration.

In 2006, husband and wife duo, Tom and Michaela Kitchin, opened the doo...

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78 Commercial Quay
Leith / Edinburgh
0131 555 1755