The curtain comes down on the festivals this weekend. Which means you have three days to make the most of the fantastic deals on our Edinburgh Festival Restaurants page.
You can use our Edinburgh Festival Restaurants to book restaurants online and bag yourself a tasty offer.
You can select which area of Edinburgh you want to eat in; the date, time and how many diners you want a table for.
There is a huge variety of offers. Whether you want to eat a la carte; choose from a set menu or uncork a deal with a drink included, you can search and book it online with Edinburgh Festival Restaurants.
But be sharp. Many of the offers are limited and when they are gone, they are gone.
Here are some suggestions dotted around the city centre.
A five minute walk from The Mound, Le Monde on George Street are offering a 20% discount on the a la carte menu from noon to 9.45pm on Sunday.
From classic burgers and club sandwiches to baked Shetland salmon with summer greens and a pea vinaigrette or a rib-eye steak from carefully selected Tweed Valley cattle, there is a lot of options.
And you can enjoy them all with a 20% discount when booking from 5pm Dining this Sunday.
Twenty Princes Street
Another option might be Twenty Princes Street with its magnificent views over the city centre to the Castle.
They are offering two courses from the set price Festival Menu when you book via 5pm for a table between noon and 4.30pm.
We would start with the beef carpaccio. It is served with verjus, Lilliput capers, tomato crispbread and basil cress.
To follow, it would be a toss between the pancetta, pea and vine-ripened cherry tomato farfalle. Although the BBQ chicken supreme with sweet potato polenta fries and jalapeño sour cream is not without its charms.
Located on Morrison Street, opposite the Edinburgh International Conference Centre and a ten minute walk from the Lyceum, ISHKA is a sleek restaurant and cocktail bar. Large windows give good views of the street life while the cocktail staff behind the marble bar add an extra element of theatre.
ISHKA bills its food as ‘the best in Modern Scottish cuisine with nods to the Mediterranean’. Dishes like the pea and broad bean raviolo or the squid stuffed with fennel, rice and herbs certainly nod to the Mediterranean. Other dishes show influences which have travelled further. The nori-crusted roast plaice with baby corn, seaweed broth and crispy lotus root springs to mind.
The vegetarian dishes are just as carefully considered. Try the broccoli fritters with spelt, char grilled king oyster mushrooms, caramelised shallots and spinach.
Book through 5pm Dining and you can enjoy a 25% discount on the a la carte menu. This is available for lunch and dinner, Monday to Friday, and for lunch on Saturdays.
The Whistle Stop Barber Shop
Don’t look for a haircut at the Whistle Stop Barber Shop. However, cocktails and classic American cuisine are served up in style at this inviting bar and diner. Cinematic American touches distinguish the playful décor, with its scissor motifs, barber’s chairs and comfortable retro-style booths and banquettes.
The menu is packed with East Coast American classics, including a wide selection of burgers, pizzas and sandwiches. Look out for all those intriguing Stateside dishes you’ve heard about from the movies. This is the place to encounter Philly Cheese Steak, a New England lobster roll, clam chowder and chicken fried in buttermilk batter.
Between noon and 4.30pm today and on Sunday, two people can make good use of a 20% discount on the a la carte menu when you book in via 5pm Dining.
Rabble is a cosmopolitan restaurant and bar on Frederick Street, right in the heart of Edinburgh city centre. The National Portrait Gallery and the Book Festival are within easy strolling distance.
A glass roof and lots of vibrant green plants give the dining area an enjoyable outdoors-but-indoors feel.
In the bar, a glowing wall of bottles catches the eye. As do the two gleaming copper tanks which dispense fresh, unpasteurised Staropramen.
The Josper and Robata grills are at the heart of the food offer at Rabble. Carefully selected meat and the finest seafood are cooked low and slow over white oak charcoal to produce Rabble’s signature dishes. Popular options include the 60-hour rubbed beef short rib or the grilled cod. Local produce is celebrated with options such as the Orkney steak burger or the T-bone steak from Limousin cattle reared in the Borders.
Book Rabble with 5pm Dining and you can enjoy two courses plus a welcome drink (glass of house wine, beer or Prosecco) from the dinner menu for £25.
Alternatively, you could have two courses from the lunch menu, plus a welcome drink, for £17.50.
Opened in the summer of 2016, Cadiz is a cosmopolitan seafood restaurant on George Street in Edinburgh city centre.
The menu takes much inspiration from the Mediterranean and the decor wouldn’t look out of place in a smart harbour restaurant in the South of France.
Stripped stone and beach hut wooden walls mix comfortably with seafood-themed art and fashionably recycled storm lights. Both the cocktail and wine list reflect the menu’s emphasis on seafood.
£16.95 will buy you two courses from the 5pm menu at Cadiz. £20.95 will buy you three when you book into Cadiz via 5pm Dining. This offer is available from noon to 4pm, Monday to Friday.
Popular starters include the calamari which are crisp-fried and sprinkled with sea salt and chilli before being served with a smoked paprika alioli.
From the main courses we can’t see past the garlic roast chicken served on a rich cannellini bean and chorizo cassoulet.
Having said that, we do like the sound of the Scottish salmon, North Atlantic cod and Shetland mussels. They are all baked with saffron potatoes and fresh cream before being grilled with a melted Manchego crust.
Edinburgh Festival Restaurants
Another August of festivals is drawing to a close but you don’t need to put your fork down just yet.
Edinburgh Festival Restaurants is still your one stop shop for booking great deals at Edinburgh restaurants.
And 5pm Dining helps you book tables and a bag an offer at restaurants in Glasgow and Edinburgh all year round.