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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.
Dine out in Edinburgh & The Lothians and enjoy a fantastic choice of eateries including five Michelin-starred restaurants
Discover the best bars and pubs in Edinburgh & The Lothians and experience the region’s fantastic range of food and drink.
Find local producers across Edinburgh & The Lothians who serve fantastic fresh produce from throughout Scotland and beyond
Pick up delicious food and drink at farmers' markets and farm shops across Edinburgh & The Lothians
Discover the fantastic drink attractions in Edinburgh & The Lothains including the Scotch Whisky Experience
Plan a tour of the distilleries in Edinburgh & The Lothians where you can see the distilling process and sample a dram of whisky or two.