The 6 Best Places to Eat in Edinburgh during the Six Nations | Travel Guide
With England venturing north of the border in February for their huge Six Nations clash against fierce rivals Scotland, Venatour are looking forward to taking fans to Edinburgh for fun on and off the pitch.
One of Edinburgh’s many selling points is its food scene. From Michelin stars to a munch on the go, the Scottish capital is sure to deliver.
Ahead of our Scottish Six Nations weekend, we’ve compiled the top 6 restaurants for your upcoming trip to Edinburgh.
The Scran & Scallie
Best for… a gastropub with a twist
Established by Michelin-starred chefs Tom Kitchin and Dominic Jack, The Scran & Scallie is a gastropub but not as you know it. Located in Stockbridge, one of Edinburgh’s most affluent areas, The Scran & Sallie uses fresh Scottish produce with decadent alterations – their lobster ravioli is a must.
Venatour recommends: Braised Hogget Shoulder – perfect for a cold Scottish winter evening.
Mother India’s Cafe
Best for… curry cravings
Beginning as a tapas cafe in Glasgow in the ’90s, Mother India now has a wide-ranging menu of small plates that makes it ideal for a large touring group. With plenty of vegetarian and fish options Mother India’s Cafe is a surefire hit to celebrate the match with your mates after the final whistle.
Venatour recommends: Dall Mackhni – a smooth black dall simmered with kidney beans and cream.
Best for… an unforgettable dining experience
Revered the world over, 21212 was opened by Paul Kitching in 2009 and received a Michelin star within a year. Set amongst a backdrop of stunning Victorian townhouses, you will struggle to find a better meal in Scotland. 21212 is an essential for true foodies and an experience to be enjoyed during your weekend away with Venatour.
Venatour recommends: The Allotment Soup.
Best for… a proper pub
With over 350 different beers stocked, Salt Horse is perfect for a pre-match pint. However, the food is where Salt Horse really gets its reputation. Kitchen incumbents Meat:Stack lead the charge to produce mouthwatering burgers – the best you’re likely to find in Edinburgh.
Venatour recommends: A juicy smash burger washed down with a pint of craft beer.
Best for… a hearty steak supper
Despite being under ownership by Michelin-starred Martin Wishard, The Honours prides itself on its casual bistro-style but does not compromise on taste. With an exquisite dessert selection, you’d do well to beat The Honours for a steak in Edinburgh.
Venatour recommends: ‘Le Weekend Offer’ – succulent roast rib of beef for two, fries, a bottle of malbec and coffee, all for £48.
Best for… a special occaision
Having already been mentioned before on this list, it is safe to say that Tom Kitchin is doing rather well in the Edinburgh food scene. In his eponymous Michelin-starred restaurant, Kitchin uses the finest quality seasonal Scottish cuisine to curate his French-inspired menu. Make sure to book in advance, you won’t be disappointed.
Venatour recommends: East Lothian Hare with Homemade Gnocchi and Roasted Pumpkin.