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Edinburgh & The Lothians is a real foodie’s paradise with quality, character and imagination defining its culinary scene. Whether you want to treat yourself to fine dining in one of the city’s five Michelin-star restaurants or enjoy coffee and a cake in the region’s many cafes and tearooms, you won’t be disappointed.
There is also an excellent choice of bars and pubs where you’re guaranteed a warm welcome and great food and drink. From the bustling heart of Scotland’s capital city to cosy rural pubs, there’s plenty of choice to suit all taste and budgets.
Once you’ve been inspired by the delicious flavours on the menu, head along to the regular farmers’ markets, from Edinburgh to Haddington, and pick up fresh local produce direct from the producers, or stop by farm and specialist food shops. There’s always a fantastic selection of everything from seafood and seasonal fruit and vegetables to beef and lamb.
Another great way to improve your culinary skills is by taking a cookery class such as those offered at the Edinburgh School of Food and Wine. Whether you want a class which lasts one day, one week, or an afternoon taster session, there is plenty choice, and what better way to impress your friends and family than by showing off your newly acquired skills?
No visit to Edinburgh & The Lothians is complete without a visit to the area’s drink attractions. Discover how Scotland’s national drink is produced with a tour of a distillery in East Lothian, admire the largest collection of malt whisky in the world, or sample a thirst-quenching craft beer.
Come and experience the true taste of Edinburgh & The Lothians and enjoy an excellent selection of great food and drink.
Edinburgh's busy farmers' market at Castle Terrace
Greywalls Hotel and Chez Roux restaurant, Gullane, East Lothian