Guidebook for Edinburgh

Yvette

Guidebook for Edinburgh

Food Scene
Good casual dining in a cosy atmosphere. 10 min walk to Broughton st and 15 to top of Leith Wak or Stockbridge which has loads of dining options as well as pubs and cafes
Breakfast pancakes are fantastic, has Artisan roast coffee and good home baked cakes
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The Bluebird Cafe
5 Canonmills
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Breakfast pancakes are fantastic, has Artisan roast coffee and good home baked cakes
Best Cupcakes in Scotland, good teas and coffee and brownie is incredible....GF options
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Cuckoo's Bakery
150 Dundas St
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Best Cupcakes in Scotland, good teas and coffee and brownie is incredible....GF options
Best coffee in the area, if not Edinburgh. Cool hipster coffee hang out for locals, grab a coffee here en route to Real foods for your healthy food shopping
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Artisan Roast
57 Broughton St
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Best coffee in the area, if not Edinburgh. Cool hipster coffee hang out for locals, grab a coffee here en route to Real foods for your healthy food shopping
and Cafe. Casual dining, coffee and cake in one of the oldest 'tea rooms' in Edinburgh.... beautiful old kitchen range and flagstone floor... modern food and home baking in a bit of old Edinburgh
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Urban Angel
121 Hanover St
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and Cafe. Casual dining, coffee and cake in one of the oldest 'tea rooms' in Edinburgh.... beautiful old kitchen range and flagstone floor... modern food and home baking in a bit of old Edinburgh
Coeliac and vegan friendly . local, 10 minute walk.( opp great local pub, the Barony...worth dropping in to before or after) Fresh local produce, great vibe, good food.
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Educated Flea
32B Broughton St
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Coeliac and vegan friendly . local, 10 minute walk.( opp great local pub, the Barony...worth dropping in to before or after) Fresh local produce, great vibe, good food.
you have to have their Fish pie, fresh scottish fish and yummy creamy potatoes.... you can walk here in half an hour - use the cycle/walk paths - strictly for the locals...
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Porto & Fi Deli Bistro
47 Newhaven Main St
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you have to have their Fish pie, fresh scottish fish and yummy creamy potatoes.... you can walk here in half an hour - use the cycle/walk paths - strictly for the locals...
Good casual dining in a cosy atmosphore.
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ROLLO
14 Broughton St
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Good casual dining in a cosy atmosphore.
Gorgeous Scottish fare in a beautiful setting. great bar and cocktails too. Not cheap though but you're worth it! have the haggis and venison for sure!
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The Scran and Scallie
1 Comely Bank Rd
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Gorgeous Scottish fare in a beautiful setting. great bar and cocktails too. Not cheap though but you're worth it! have the haggis and venison for sure!
the best Scottish Fish and Chips!
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L'Alba D'Oro
7 Henderson Row
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the best Scottish Fish and Chips!
lovely walk or cycle down the cycle path to this great fish cafe at Newhaven harbour
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The Fishmarket
24- 25 Pier Pl
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lovely walk or cycle down the cycle path to this great fish cafe at Newhaven harbour
lovely local French bistro with good GF options. book ahead.
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L'Escargot Bleu Restaurant
56 Broughton St
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lovely local French bistro with good GF options. book ahead.
Really good GF burgers and steaks. Cocktails pretty good too
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Smoke Stack
53-55 Broughton St
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Really good GF burgers and steaks. Cocktails pretty good too
while your in the old town, fuel up with healthy vegan and gf food and great chai/coffee at this place. Lots of raw food including sweet stuff
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Pumpkin Brown
16 Grassmarket
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while your in the old town, fuel up with healthy vegan and gf food and great chai/coffee at this place. Lots of raw food including sweet stuff
best coffee walking distance from apartment. local secret.
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Artisan Roast
57 Broughton St
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best coffee walking distance from apartment. local secret.
Parks & Nature
Beautiful walks and views of Edinburgh cityscape
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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
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Beautiful walks and views of Edinburgh cityscape
beautiful walkway beside the river through beautiful Edinburgh suburbs - from the flat go upstream to the Modern Art Galleries via Stockbridge cafes and shops... or downstream to Leith Harbour and the Shore
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Water of Leith
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beautiful walkway beside the river through beautiful Edinburgh suburbs - from the flat go upstream to the Modern Art Galleries via Stockbridge cafes and shops... or downstream to Leith Harbour and the Shore
Beautiful views of Edinburgh old town skyline and great to run or stroll through.. From the flat go to the Botanic gardens entrance and walk through the Botanics and join the Park just across the road from the West Gate. You can walk down to Stockbridge village and pop in to Rollos or Scran and Scallie for lunch or dinner...
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Inverleith Park
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Beautiful views of Edinburgh old town skyline and great to run or stroll through.. From the flat go to the Botanic gardens entrance and walk through the Botanics and join the Park just across the road from the West Gate. You can walk down to Stockbridge village and pop in to Rollos or Scran and Scallie for lunch or dinner...
Drinks & Nightlife
George st has lots of bars and clubs worth a visit. Broughton St and Stockbridge have good bars and wine bars and are both a 10-20 minute walk
See if you can find this, it's a treasure hunt that's worth the effort. this place is tucked away down a wee close (alley) of the Royal mile. locals love it as well as visitors. Great bar and dining. Lots of GF options
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Angels with Bagpipes
343 High St
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See if you can find this, it's a treasure hunt that's worth the effort. this place is tucked away down a wee close (alley) of the Royal mile. locals love it as well as visitors. Great bar and dining. Lots of GF options
Great local, classic. good beer, nice wine. 7 minutes walk through King George V park at back of flat.
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The Cumberland Bar
1-3 Cumberland St
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Great local, classic. good beer, nice wine. 7 minutes walk through King George V park at back of flat.
Shopping
Cool gift shop with lots of local stuff
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Concrete Wardrobe
50A Broughton St
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Cool gift shop with lots of local stuff
wholefood and vegetarian supplies at this great store.
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Real Foods
37 Broughton St
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wholefood and vegetarian supplies at this great store.
Second hand clothing Charity shop in Stockbridge. There are loads of second hand shops along this High st and great cafes for a day out...Walk through the Botanic Gardens down Arboretum avenue, St Bernards Row into Stockbridge
British Red Cross
44a Raeburn Pl
Second hand clothing Charity shop in Stockbridge. There are loads of second hand shops along this High st and great cafes for a day out...Walk through the Botanic Gardens down Arboretum avenue, St Bernards Row into Stockbridge
Sunday morning from 10am, lively. quaint little produce and gift market at stockbridge. Walk along the Water of Leith to get there.
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Stockbridge Market
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Sunday morning from 10am, lively. quaint little produce and gift market at stockbridge. Walk along the Water of Leith to get there.
Essentials
Supermarket is only a couple of mins away from your flat. Good wine selection as well and range of organic produce and GF/Dairy free
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Tesco Superstore
7 Broughton Rd
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Supermarket is only a couple of mins away from your flat. Good wine selection as well and range of organic produce and GF/Dairy free
Open early and late, good quality convenience store and has good range of wines
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Margiotta Dundas Street
122-124 Dundas St
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Open early and late, good quality convenience store and has good range of wines
You can take your laundry here for a service wash or dry clean
Canon Mills Dry Cleaners & Laundrette
7-8 Huntly St
You can take your laundry here for a service wash or dry clean
Sightseeing
Go to the Old Town, New Town, Carlton Hill or Arthur's Seat. Edinburgh is one big sightseeing city!
20 mins walk up hill or a 5 minute easy bus ride to look at this well known castle and Princes St gardens below it
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Edinburgh Castle
Castlehill
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20 mins walk up hill or a 5 minute easy bus ride to look at this well known castle and Princes St gardens below it
Catch the train for a day out to this charming seaside town. Great coffee and good at Steampunk and in summer, hot the Lobster Shack at the harbour for great seafood.
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North Berwick
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Catch the train for a day out to this charming seaside town. Great coffee and good at Steampunk and in summer, hot the Lobster Shack at the harbour for great seafood.
Take the back way up Carlton Hill from Waterloo place. walk up Broughton st having a coffee enroute at Artisan roast, turn left , walk 5 mins and turn right at Waterloo place then sharp right onto Royal Terrace and on your right after the church is steps up to Carlton Hill and breathtaking views of Edinburgh and Arthur Seat. Milk kiosk has good coffee and cake on top.
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Calton Hill
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Take the back way up Carlton Hill from Waterloo place. walk up Broughton st having a coffee enroute at Artisan roast, turn left , walk 5 mins and turn right at Waterloo place then sharp right onto Royal Terrace and on your right after the church is steps up to Carlton Hill and breathtaking views of Edinburgh and Arthur Seat. Milk kiosk has good coffee and cake on top.
Arts & Culture
A lesser visited gallery, just 5 mins walk away. Free and worth a look around. also has a good cafe, nice place for lunch and browse in the shop
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Scottish National Portrait Gallery
1 Queen St
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A lesser visited gallery, just 5 mins walk away. Free and worth a look around. also has a good cafe, nice place for lunch and browse in the shop
there are 2 separate buildings and often a good exhibition on. A beautiful half an hour/40 min walk along Water of Leith especially on a Sunday when you can stop off at Stockbridge artisan markets en route.
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Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One)
75 Belford Rd
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there are 2 separate buildings and often a good exhibition on. A beautiful half an hour/40 min walk along Water of Leith especially on a Sunday when you can stop off at Stockbridge artisan markets en route.
gives you a sense of our history and is housed in a fab Victorian building. ideal for rainy days and Brewlab cafe with great coffee and cakes is justaround the corner...
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National Museum of Scotland
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gives you a sense of our history and is housed in a fab Victorian building. ideal for rainy days and Brewlab cafe with great coffee and cakes is justaround the corner...
walking distance through the New Town, lovely gallery... you might end up buying something though so be warned.. great jewellery and art
The Open Eye Gallery
34 Abercromby Pl
walking distance through the New Town, lovely gallery... you might end up buying something though so be warned.. great jewellery and art