This year marks the 70th anniversary of Edinburgh Fringe and it all kicks off on Friday. With great offers from our Edinburgh Festival Restaurants, you can feed your body as well as your soul.
Of course, what we call Edinburgh Festival is actually a number of different festivals. Although the biggest and best known are Edinburgh Fringe and Edinburgh International Festival.
From world class opera to detention class comedy, there are shows, gigs, performances, concerts and random happenings to suit every taste.
Edinburgh Festival Restaurants offers
The deals on our Edinburgh Festival Restaurants are just as varied.
For example, Steak on Stones is on Picardy Place, just across from Edinburgh Playhouse. From Sunday to Thursday, 5pm-9.45pm, they are offering a two person Meat the Summer deal for £57.
Book via 5pm Dining and you can tuck into a 1/2 kg of Scottish Borders rump steak, sharers, sides, dessert plus a one litre bottle of Paolozzi beer.
At the other end of town, Ishka on Morrison Street has a number of deals running. The one that caught our eye was 25% off the a la carte menu at lunch and dinner, Monday to Friday, and for lunch on Saturday.
Their menus change regularly but typical main courses might be the pan-fried hake with quinoa and parsley risotto, cockles and capers or the rump of lamb with haggis bon bons, aubergine and spicy zhoug.
Keep checking our Edinburgh Festival Restaurants page for more deals.
Foodies Festival in Edinburgh
And if you want a really tasty start to your festival August, you might want to check our Big Deal on tickets to this weekend’s Foodies Festival.
The event runs at Inverleith Park from Friday to Sunday and we have offers on both standard and VIP entry.
For many, Foodies Festival is the social event of the summer and tens of thousands of visitors are expected to come and feast on a vast array of culinary activities.
In the Chef’s Theatre, you can watch top chefs cook their favourite recipes.
Now you have the recipes, pick up everything you need to recreate them at home in the Artisan Market.
Be sure to leave room for a feast of international flavours and delicacies on the Street Food Avenue plus Champagne, beer and whisky master classes in the Drinks Theatre.
Those with a sweet tooth will love the Cake & Bake Theatre.
If al fresco dining is more your thing, then the BBQ Arena is the place to be. You’ll be amazed by the recipes and top tips from the grill professionals.
After a day of foodie fun, picnic on the grass with friends and family while enjoying live music from the Unsigned Music Awards.
Of course, there is always the option of a refreshing cocktail from the Giant Pimm’s Teapot or Mojito Galleon. Braver souls can enter the famous Chilli-Eating Competition.