Food and drink
With plenty of markets, local stores, exclusive bars, vibrant cookery schools and excellent restaurants and pubs, Edinburgh and the Lothians offers a great range of eating and drinking experiences.
Cookery schools provide a great way for you to learn from the experts and gain ideas so that you can make your very own culinary delights. In Edinburgh you will discover several cookery schools run by well-known chefs.
Celebrate Scotland’s local produce at exciting food and drink events held throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians. From the thriving festival city to the smaller towns and villages, a feast awaits.
With everything from international cuisine to Scottish restaurants, Edinburgh boasts some wonderful dining experiences for all to enjoy.
From the largest farmers’ market in the country to specialist local stores, it is easy to see why Edinburgh and the Lothians is a popular region for foodies.
When it comes to fine dining, Edinburgh boasts an array of Michelin star restaurants both in the city centre and peppered around the historic port of Leith.
Take a break from the bustle of the city to enjoy a simple cup of coffee or afternoon tea in Edinburgh. Delicious sweet treats provide the perfect accompaniment to some beautiful and unusual flavours.
Whether you want to enjoy a pint of local ale, sip elegant cocktails in exclusive venues, or savour a dram of regional whisky, Edinburgh and the Lothians caters for all tastes.
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Edinburgh and the Lothians sits on the eastern side of Scotland's central belt, in the heart of the country.