Take A Bite Out Of… Edinburgh

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This month we’re in Edinburgh; home to tartan, haggis and unrivalled culture. But what’s the scran like, I heard you cry. Pretty darn good. So good, in fact, that we’ve had to whittle it down to our top twelve. And as it’s a Super Break HQ favourite destination, there were plenty of suggestions to choose from!

Breakfast…

Loudons

Enjoy the fresh flavours of Loudons during your adventure in Edinburgh. From amazing pancakes to any kinda egg you can think of, this place is just right for your morning fuel fix.  

Top Pick: The Loudons Benny with your pick of tea. 

Papii

We’re drooling just looking at this picture! It’s with good reason too, all of Papii’s food is freshly prepared and takes inspiration from all over the world, meaning there’s plenty of flavours for every taste.

Top Pick: Waffles with bacon & strawberries, washed down with a coffee.

The Caffeine Drip

This South African-inspired gem has a wide selection of breakfast treats for every palette, whether you’re a certified carnivore or a devout vegan. And with so many options per dish, you’ll be spoilt for choice/full up until lunchtime. 

Top Pick: Savoury Fresh Toast with a Raspberry Passion smoothie.

Lunch…

Burgers and Beers Grillhouse

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Feeling hungry? Head to Burgers & Beers Grillhouse on the Royal Mile for a slap-up lunch with generous portions. The menu focuses on juicy burgers and bespoke cocktails, both served with huge doses of flavour and originality. Oh, and remember your camera too, you’ll be wanting to take pics of these bad boys.

Top Pick: The Frying Scotsman with an Edinburgh Gin Fizz

Mimi’s Bakehouse

Take a day trip to Leith (home of the Royal Yacht Britannia) and pop into Mimi’s Bakehouse for a sweet treat. Yes, they do savoury goodies too, but the star attraction is most definitely their fluffy cupcakes. Wear some loose trousers, guys and gals. 

Top Pick: Do we really have to choose?!

Oink

  Stopped by for a pulled pork bun in the 4° cold. Pigging out in this city, literally.   A post shared by Nicholas Zayden Tan (@nichology) on

Fill up half way through a busy day in the city with the one and only Oink. Take your pick from a piglet, an oink or a grunter (all tasty hog rolls) and personalise your sandwich with a choice of breads, stuffing or haggis and a wide range of mouthwatering condiments. Yum.

Top Pick: A classic oink with haggis stuffing and a healthy dollop of apple sauce.

Dinner…

The Holyrood 9A

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Just on the outskirts of Edinburgh’s bustling city centre sits The Holyrood 9A; a grungy alternative to the chain restaurants found down the high streets of the Scottish capital. With a huge range of delicious burgers, craft beers, artisan cocktails and indulgent desserts, it’s a big thumbs up from us.

Top Pick: ‘The Holyrood’ burger with a bottle of your favourite beer

Angels with Bagpipes

The restaurant may be a baby in terms of its age (Angels with Bagpipes is a mere 7 years old), but the cuisine it delivers is nothing short of sophisticated. With a focus on the finest Scottish ingredients in each and every dish they serve, it’s a must-visit during your time in the city.

Top Pick: The Tasting Menu with wine pairing.

Cannonball Restaurant & Bar

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 Expertly crafted food with an enviable position not far from Edinburgh Castle; pretty dreamy stuff. With a focus on fresh seafood, Cannonball is a joy to dine in. Whether you’re in the mood for the subtle flavours of white fish or the richer taste of Scotch beef, this is fine dining done with style.

Top Pick: Fresh Scottish Lobster (with all the trimmings) served with a smooth glass of white wine.

Drinks…

The Dome

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Sip cocktails in the stylish surroundings of The Dome; Edinburgh’s premium venue. The stunning building sits resplendent on George Street, meaning you simply must visit it during a cultural jaunt in the city.

Top Pick: Anything you fancy, it’s sure to be beautiful!

The Devil’s Advocate

Tucked away on Advocate’s Close, The Devil’s Advocate is a cosy little bar that perfectly encapsulates the best of Scottish drink. From whiskys to wines, sample your favourite tipple in this trendy addition to Edinburgh’s rich bar history.

Top Pick: It’s gotta be a wee dram of whisky, right?

Frankenstein

3 floors of ghoulish experiences – sounds fun, right? Enter Frankenstein, a tremendously fun (and spooky) bar in the heart of Edinburgh. Oh, and it has a Bier Keller too, so the beer and banter can last long into the night.

Top Pick: A stein of refreshing German beer

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