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Jul 1, 2012 12:22 PM

good everyday dinner in Edinburgh

Hi all from Boston

I have read the saved boards and seen raves for your Michelin star restaurants. But frankly, I'd love to find the places you all go for an everyday or date night good meal, not a 75 pound tasting menu!

I have gleaned Urban Angel, Tailend for fish and chips, Grain Store, Bon Vivant, Iris, The Outsider, and Halfway House. We eat just about anything. What would you all suggest?

We are staying in New Town, but willing to take a cab or walk for a good meal.

(btw, thanks for the suggestion of museum cafes. Will probably do that. We tend to do quick lunches when we're traveling...)


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    1. I really really liked The Dogs ( It's got a bit of a hipstery vibe but the food is top-notch and well-priced (lunch will come in at under a tenner a head, dinner can be done for under £15). It's on Hanover Street, so very accessible for New Town and central Edinburgh.

      1. If you are in the mood for Italian, try Valvona & Crolla's Vin Caffe.

        Valvona & Crolla also serves lunch in the Caffe Bar at their shop.

        1. The Mussel Inn on Rose Street might be worth a try if you are looking for seafood.

          1. thanks! getting on a plane soon...