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the hitchhikers guide to edinburgh

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this is an all purpose guide to be enjoyed by, all regardless of age,I would hope to cover all aspects of what edinburgh has to offer.and for all interests.

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  • History Buff
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer

19 Places

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19 Places

Bar Napoli

Restaurants

The Dome

Restaurants

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Gardens, Art Galleries, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Bar Italia Ristorante

Restaurants

Frankie & Benny's

Restaurants

Crofters

Restaurants

Wetherspoon Pub at The White Lady

Restaurants

La Lanterna

Restaurants

Cafe Andaluz

Restaurants

Zizzi

Restaurants

Zizzi

Restaurants

Edinburgh Castle

Castles

Royal Mile

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Stable Bar

Restaurants

The Spylaw

Restaurants

Wannaburger

Restaurants

Hunter's Tryst

Restaurants

The Steading

Restaurants

Charwood Grill

Restaurants

ganymedeEdinburgh's City Tips

  • edinburgh has recently introduced a new tram service,however,this is fairly restrictive,as the final destination edinburgh airport! edinburgh,does support an extremely good bus service catering for all parts of the city,prices are reasonable and include day savers family travel options,senior citizens go free on all lothian buses,direct buses,also free to seniors, will take you to destinations outwith the city limits,a popular destination is Livingstone shopping center,.in the Summer a trip down to North Berwick is well worth the effort
  • Bar Napoli
    Restaurants (Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European)
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    ganymedeEdinburgh Says:

    good traditional italian cuisine,pleasant and helpful staff the ice creams are simply delicious,reasonable prices.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • dress informal tipping at your discretion try the pastas! the banana split is my favourite
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #597 of 2,144 restaurants in Edinburgh
    • Amazing 21/01/2020
    • Great service and authentic food 21/01/2020
    • Bar Napoli
    Address:
    75 Hanover Street
    Edinburgh EH2 1EE
    Scotland
    Phone:
    +44 131 225 2600
    Price range:
    US$ 8 - US$ 29
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
    Other:
  • The Dome
    Restaurants (European, British, Scottish)
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    ganymedeEdinburgh Says:

    stunning building,in edinburgh's George Street,great selection sandwiches and cakes real coffee,they also have an interesting lunch menu,and are fully licensed

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Trendsetter
    Tips
    • dress informal excellent range and choice of sandwiches fantastic atmosphere
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #242 of 2,144 restaurants in Edinburgh
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Drinks 24/01/2020
    • Couples New Year weekend 21/01/2020
    • The Dome
    Address:
    14 George Street
    Edinburgh EH2 2PF
    Scotland
    Phone:
    +44 131 624 8624
    Price range:
    US$ 24 - US$ 68
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
    Gardens, Art Galleries, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    ganymedeEdinburgh Says:

    beautiful place to unwind and spend a bit of outdoor quality time fantastic range of plants,shrubs alpines etc.The main cafe is also worth a visit as well

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • go casual, wear sensible shoes,can be a bit hilly in parts but well worth the effort.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #116 of 1,485 things to do in Edinburgh
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Interesting gardens 21/01/2020
    • Wonderful 17/01/2020
    • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
    Address:
    20 Inverleith Row
    Edinburgh EH3 5LR
    Scotland
    Phone:
    +44 131 552 7171
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
  • Bar Italia Ristorante
    Restaurants (Italian, Pizza, European)
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    ganymedeEdinburgh Says:

    good homely italian cuisine,pleasant and helpful staff,again as with most italian restaurants the ice cream or gelato,if you prefer,is simply to die for.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • casual wear,the bolognese is excellent, try the soup of the day
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #239 of 2,144 restaurants in Edinburgh
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Excellent 18/01/2020
    • Delicious fresh food!! 13/01/2020
    • Bar Italia Ristorante
    Address:
    100 Lothian Road
    Edinburgh EH3 9BE
    Scotland
    Phone:
    +44 131 228 6379
    Price range:
    US$ 33 - US$ 41
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
    Other:
  • Frankie & Benny's
    Restaurants (Bar, Italian)
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    ganymedeEdinburgh Says:

    great for a visit after a busy shopping spree,a good selection of italian,american and british dishes as you would expect with its american connection the burghers are amongst the most popular choices

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Family
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • casual dress go for the burghers.also the fish 'n' chips
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1,304 of 2,144 restaurants in Edinburgh
    • Ok, but could be better 14/01/2020
    • Really good food and service 13/01/2020
    • Frankie & Benny's
    Address:
    Gyle Avenue, South Gyle
    South Gyle
    Edinburgh EH12 9JX
    Scotland
    Phone:
    +44 131 452 0000
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Crofters
    Restaurants (British)
    ganymedeEdinburgh Says:

    ideal for a quick bite,very popular with student from the nearby colleges,apetising selection of starters and traditional "pub grub" the rack of beef and the steaks come highly recommended a haven for ice cream lovers,but may be over the top for some!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Family
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Tips
    • try the sirloin steak with chips and side salad
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Fathers day 19/06/2017
    • Burnt steak shouldve been medium poor excuse for it and no apology!! 14/06/2017
    • Crofters
    Address:
    1 Sighthill Court
    Edinburgh EH11 4BW
    Scotland
    Phone:
    +44 131 453 6051
    Other:
  • Wetherspoon Pub at The White Lady
    Restaurants (Bar, British, Pub, Scottish)
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    ganymedeEdinburgh Says:

    excellent choice of food well presented,friendly atmosphere,good selection of ales and wines,the chicken dishes are well worth a try as are the regional dishes

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Family
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • dress casual try the scampi and the gammon steak,desserts are worth trying
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #816 of 2,144 restaurants in Edinburgh
    • great! 19/01/2020
    • Large Mixed Grill Unbeatable Value 24/12/2019
    • Wetherspoon Pub at The White Lady
    Address:
    98 St. Johns Road
    Corstorphine
    Edinburgh EH12 8AT
    Scotland
    Phone:
    +44 131 314 0680
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Fri - Sat
    7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
    Other:
  • La Lanterna
    Restaurants (Italian)
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    ganymedeEdinburgh Says:

    good and tasty italian fayre,the fixed price menu is excellent for the price,good selection of pastas,and risotto.the soups are wholesome,but maybe a bit too filling for some

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Family
    • Couples
    Tips
    • dress casual try the risotto,
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Arrived to find it closed. 08/11/2017
    • CLOSED DESPITE TABLE RESERVATION CONFIRMATION 01/09/2017
    • La Lanterna
    Address:
    83 Hanover Street
    Edinburgh EH2 1EE
    Scotland
    Phone:
    +44 131 226 3090
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Tue - Sat
    12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Cafe Andaluz
    Restaurants (Mediterranean, European, Spanish)
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    ganymedeEdinburgh Says:

    if you are into spanish cuisine, then this is a must with a wide variety of regional dishes.If you prefer something lighter there is a selection of "wraps"

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Family
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    Tips
    • casual dress the spanish equivalent of creme brulee is worth trying
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #283 of 2,144 restaurants in Edinburgh
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Excellent as always! 19/01/2020
    • Awesome visit 18/01/2020
    • Cafe Andaluz
    Address:
    77B George Street
    Edinburgh EH2 3ES
    Scotland
    Phone:
    +44 131 220 9980
    Hours:
    Tue
    12:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    Wed - Mon
    12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Zizzi
    Restaurants (Italian, Pizza)
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    ganymedeEdinburgh Says:

    good italian cuisine pleasant surroundings, a good selection of starters,again the soups are nourishing,and good fillers the veal choice is worth a try and, as you would expect,the gelatos are up to the usual high standard stunning views of the Fife coast.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Family
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • dress casual try the soups and the veal and chicken options
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #783 of 2,144 restaurants in Edinburgh
    • Enjoyable evenings 19/01/2020
    • Great service! 14/01/2020
    • Zizzi
    Address:
    1-3 Food Terrace Ocean Terminal
    Leith
    Edinburgh EH6 6JJ
    Scotland
    Phone:
    +44 131 241 0345
    Price range:
    US$ 12 - US$ 26
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
    Other:
  • Zizzi
    Restaurants (Italian, Pizza)
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    ganymedeEdinburgh Says:

    nice range of dishes with a number of regional options,the mushroom risotto is excellent as are the pasta variations,good childrens selectio and, again a decent choice of desserts.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Family
    • Friends
    Tips
    • dress casual,the chicken option is a good filling main course.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #681 of 2,144 restaurants in Edinburgh
    • Very nice 10/01/2020
    • Very good! 04/01/2020
    • Zizzi
    Address:
    42 Queensferry Street
    Edinburgh EH2 4RA
    Scotland
    Phone:
    +44 131 225 6937
    Price range:
    US$ 12 - US$ 26
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
    Fri - Sat
    11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Edinburgh Castle
    Castles
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    ganymedeEdinburgh Says:

    not for the faint hearted wear stout shoes and dress for the weather,can be quite windy visit St Margaret's chapel and the museum.this is the site of Edinburgh's one o'clock gun fantastic views of the new town and the Fife coast.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • dress for the weather quite hilly and exposed to the elements
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 1,485 things to do in Edinburgh
    • Wonderful Castle 23/01/2020
    • Edinburgh Castle 23/01/2020
    • Edinburgh Castle
    Address:
    Castlehill
    Edinburgh EH1 2NG
    Scotland
    Phone:
    +44 131 668 8956
    Price range:
    US$ 31 - US$ 31
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Royal Mile
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    ganymedeEdinburgh Says:

    a casual saunter down the Royal Mile with its wide variety of craft shops,great for those seeking to purchase traditional Highland dress,again a good and variable choice of eating establishments,all, in all an eclectic mix.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • dress for the weather,wear sensible footwear.visit the museum of childhood.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 1,485 things to do in Edinburgh
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • you must go 23/01/2020
    • Architecture and history are amazing! 23/01/2020
    • Royal Mile
    Address:
    Royal Mile
    Edinburgh EH1 2PB
    Scotland
    Phone:
    +44 131 510 7555
    Price range:
    US$ 17 - US$ 17
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Stable Bar
    Restaurants (British)
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    ganymedeEdinburgh Says:

    nice traditional home cooking,good atmosphere with a real log burning fire,the old favourites feature on the menu,,fish in batter and chips.Haggis and neaps,gammon steak and pineapple,apple tart and custard.good selection of ales.if the weather is sunny you can opt to eat al fresco.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Family
    • Must See
    Tips
    • casual dress depending on the weather you may be advised to dress warmly
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #552 of 2,144 restaurants in Edinburgh
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Christmas Day disaster 30/12/2019
    • Excellent 24/12/2019
    • Stable Bar
    Address:
    50 Mortonhall Gate
    Edinburgh EH16 6TJ
    Scotland
    Phone:
    +44 131 664 4262
    Price range:
    US$ 7 - US$ 16
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    Mon - Sat
    11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • The Spylaw
    Restaurants (British, Gastropub, Scottish)
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    ganymedeEdinburgh Says:

    good traditional pub fayre pleasant surroundings,try the salmon if it is still available,otherwise go for the excellent hamburghers.good selection of desserts this restaurant is situated in the village of Colinton,which I v believe goes back almost a thousand years.there are some excellent walks nearby.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Family
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • dress casual,think about a stroll along the water of Leith to burn up some of these calories!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #771 of 2,144 restaurants in Edinburgh
    • Quick coffee 24/01/2020
    • Fantastic food but the ervice has a lot to work on & the most expensive meal ever 21/01/2020
    • The Spylaw
    Address:
    27 Spylaw Street
    Edinburgh EH13 0JT
    Scotland
    Phone:
    +44 131 441 2783
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Mon - Thu
    11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    Fri - Sat
    11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
    Other:
  • Wannaburger
    Restaurants (American)
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    ganymedeEdinburgh Says:

    basically an up market burgher joint,which I visited somewhat by accident! but all in all,a good choice for a quick snack,and the burghers are tasty and well presented

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Family
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Tips
    • go casual good burghers,no surprise there,I guess! easy eating
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Just about average 02/05/2016
    • Fresh 27/04/2016
    • Wannaburger
    Address:
    7-8 Queensferry Street
    West End
    Edinburgh EH2 4PA
    Scotland
    Phone:
    +44 131 220 0036
    Price range:
    US$ 2 - US$ 10
    Hours:
    Sun
    9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Mon - Thu
    7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
    Fri
    7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
    Sat
    9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Hunter's Tryst
    Restaurants (Bar, British, Pub)
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    ganymedeEdinburgh Says:

    good choice of traditional fayre in pleasant surroundings,service is excellent and friendly for food go for the gammon steak steak pie,scampi and chips and the chicken,good choice of desserts,and,again good selection of ales.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Family
    • Trendsetter
    Tips
    • casual dress no particular favourite all choices are well presented and enjoyable
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2,052 of 2,144 restaurants in Edinburgh
    • Wish it was better, maybe an off night? 23/01/2020
    • Local lunch stop. 20/01/2020
    • Hunter's Tryst
    Address:
    97 Oxgangs Road
    Edinburgh EH13 9NG
    Scotland
    Phone:
    +44 131 445 1797
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:30 PM - 11:30 PM
    Mon - Thu
    11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
    Fri
    11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
    Sat
    10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • The Steading
    Restaurants (Bar, British, Pub, Scottish)
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    ganymedeEdinburgh Says:

    in a rural setting with an excellent choice of food,the big breakfast is a favourite if you are an early bird! again go for the fish and chips,steaks etc good variety of desserts

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Family
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • go casual go for the breakfast or if later try the excellent fish in batter.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #808 of 2,144 restaurants in Edinburgh
    • Pleasant surprise. 19/01/2020
    • excellent food 13/01/2020
    • The Steading
    Address:
    118-120 Biggar Road
    Edinburgh EH10 7DU
    Scotland
    Phone:
    +44 131 445 1128
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Fri - Sat
    10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • Charwood Grill
    Restaurants (Bar, Pizza, Scottish, British)
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    ganymedeEdinburgh Says:

    have not eaten at the charwood grill,so i am unable to comment

    Good for
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #581 of 2,144 restaurants in Edinburgh
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great food but Overpriced 20/01/2020
    • Merry Widows 14/01/2020
    • Charwood Grill
    Address:
    47 Buckstone Terrace
    Edinburgh EH10 6QJ
    Scotland
    Phone:
    +44 131 445 2233
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
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