Looking for a great meal in Edinburgh’s historic heart? These six Edinburgh Old Town restaurants all have offers with 5pm’s £12 Dining Sale.
Handy for the attractions of the Royal Mile as well as the delights of Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Edinburgh Old Town restaurants are extremely popular with visitors and residents alike.
At the time of writing, all these offers were available on Wednesday 25th January. Offers and exact menus change. However, you can find a meal that suits you, at a restaurant you like, on a day that suits by searching our £12 Dining Offers.
Nepalese and Indian in Old Town
Namaste Kathmandu is a long established Nepalese and Indian restaurant on Edinburgh’s Forrest Road. Simply decorated with scenes of Nepalese life and beautiful tapestries from the Himalayan region, it is handy for a quick lunch, pre-theatre bite or a family celebration.
From steamed mo mo dumplings to marinated lamb flavoured with Szechuan peppers, iconic Nepalese dishes make up much of the menu. For something a little out of the ordinary, many diners try the sherpa’s checha – a chicken and cheese dish which is barbecued in the tandoor.
The tandoor oven also plays a starring role among the Indian dishes. Try the tandoori chicken. There is a good selection of classic curries and less familiar dishes like the pudini chicken which is flavoured with fresh mint along with house spices and herbs.
Their 5pm £12 Dining Sale offer is £12 per person for a starter and main from the a la carte menu. Book in via 5pm Dining.
Agua Restaurant – Apex
Stylish restaurant on Edinburgh’s Grassmarket
Part of the Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel, Agua Restaurant is on the Grassmarket in Edinburgh’s city centre. Sitting in the shadows of Edinburgh Castle, the restaurant is a bright, contemporary space with striking yellow banquette seating .
Scotland’s natural larder is at the heart of Agua Restaurant and the kitchen uses local produce to create Scottish dishes as well as choices with a more international flavour.
In addition to a full a la carte there is a fixed price menu.
The menus change regularly but typical starters on the fixed price menu might be the haggis bonbon with red onion jam and a whisky dipping sauce or the deep-fried brie with a cranberry glaze.
Popular main courses on the set menu include the oven-roast chicken supreme with pan-fried baby potatoes, chorizo and rocket. Veggie options include the butternut squash and tomato tagliatelle, with pumpkin seeds, crispy sage and shaved Parmesan.
Their 5pm £12 Dining Sale offer is £12 per person for 2 courses on the fixed price menu. Book in via 5pm Dining.
Comfortable Irish restaurant in the Old Town
Offering a warm welcome and friendly atmosphere, Biddy’s is an Irish pub and restaurant on the Grassmarket. Serving hearty dishes made with locally sourced produce, the restaurant prides itself on authentic home-style cuisine.
Their extensive selection of Irish whiskies are also a big draw. Biddy’s is open until 1am all week with live music every night. It also provides plenty of sports coverage, especially for hurling and Gaelic football.
Their 5pm £12 Dining Sale offer is £12 per person for an Irish Stew. Includes a pint. Book in via 5pm Dining.
Traditional Scottish pub on Royal Mile
Housed in a former toll collection point, prison and court that originally date back to 1591, the Tolbooth Tavern is a cosy and traditional Scottish pub.
The Royal Mile location attracts many visitors as well as a regular clientele of locals. A weekly pub quiz, karaoke nights, real ales, malt whiskies and traditional bar food keep everyone smiling. Keep an eye out for the resident ghost.
From the Tolbooth haggis tower to the Royal Stag venison burger, the menu at the Tolbooth Tavern flies the Saltire with pride. Even the salad selection features a Balmoral chicken salad with haggis-stuffed chicken breast.
The steak and ale pie is made with Aberdeen Angus beef and cooked in local ale. The fish and chips are, of course, made with local haddock. Ice cream, sticky toffee pudding and lighter meringue nests bring everything to a sweet conclusion.
If you are searching Edinburgh Old Town restaurants for good food at keen prices, their 5pm Dining Sale offer is £12 per couple for a main course each on the 5pm menu. Book in via 5pm Dining.
Boteco Do Brasil Edinburgh
Vibrant Brazilian restaurant
Originating in Glasgow, Boteco Do Brasil is a vibrant restaurant and bar in Edinburgh which aims to bring a taste of Brazil to the capital’s diners.
Salsa classes, open mic nights and regular Latin music nights mean that Boteco Do Brasil is always lively. Give yourself the strength to dance all night with authentic Brazilian dishes such as feijoada and filé de frango com crème de milho e arroz.
The former is the most traditional and popular Brazilian dish. Packed with black beans, pork ribs, smoked bacon, salt beef and smoked sausage, it is served with rice, chilli salad, flavoured cassava flour and slices of orange.
The latter is a lighter option: fillet of corn-fed chicken on a bed of creamed sweetcorn and rice.
Their 5pm £12 Dining Sale offer is £12 per person for a main and dessert from the a la carte menu. Includes a 1/2 pint of Brahma. Book in via 5pm Dining.
Family-run Italian in Old Town
Ciao Roma is a popular, family-run Italian which is just opposite Edinburgh Festival Theatre. Watching the chefs spin the pizza dough in the open kitchen is always a highlight around these parts.
Authentic dishes made with fresh and seasonal produce drive the menus at Ciao Roma. And they feature a mix of classic and contemporary Italian dishes.
Naturally, their pasta is all produced in the restaurant’s kitchens and they also make their own award-winning ice cream. The ice cream display in the shop window usually has some 22 different flavours to choose from.
Among these, hazelnut and sea salt caramel are two of the most popular flavours but the Nutella is also a big seller.
Their 5pm £12 Dining Sale offer is £12 per person for a pizza or pasta dish from the a la carte menu. Includes a large soft drink. Book in via 5pm Dining.
You can browse and book more Edinburgh Old Town restaurants here.