With a thriving foodie scene, Edinburgh is home to an eclectic and enticing mix of bistros, cafes, and bars – and is home to four Michelin-starred restaurants. EIFF is generously supported by some of the city’s top restaurants, offering a wide range of cuisines.
Filmhouse Café Bar – EIFF Festival HQ
Traverse Café Bar – EIFF Industry Centre
Official Restaurant Partners of EIFF 2017
Aizle – five mystery courses from a daily changing menu of inventive British cuisine.
The Angels Share – Chic bar and restaurant serving exceptional Scottish produce.
The Apartment – contemporary European cuisine with a Scottish twist.
Café St Honoré – a daily changing menu of fresh Scottish produce in a classic French style by chef Neil Forbes.
Chaophraya – Chaophraya offers you an escape from the outside world to dine and share food in traditional Thai fashion with friends, family and colleagues.
Chez Jules – le French bistro in Edinburgh!
Colonnades – The perfect place for ‘Edinburgh’s finest afternoon tea’, a sumptuous lunch, delicious cocktails and fizz or simply to enjoy a coffee and cake in beautiful surroundings.
David Bann – creative and eclectic vegetarian and vegan cuisine at this Edinburgh locals’ favourite.
Dishoom - Dishoom pays loving homage to the Irani cafés that were once part of the fabric of life in Bombay.
Galvin Brasserie de Luxe – classic European fare from the Galvin brothers.
The Fountain – The perfect haunt for those wanting an alternative to the usual bars and pubs in town, this is a real pub with a modern twist.
Howies Victoria Street – Scottish cuisine with some international twists at this local favourite.
Howies Waterloo – Howies’ second location on Waterloo Place, just as good as the first one.
Kyloe – the best steakhouse in the city.
L'Escargot Blanc – Scottish seasonal larder from top quality suppliers.
L'Escargot Bleu – French twist using the best of Scotland.
Le Monde – delicious dining in stylish surroundings. From hearty breakfasts and luscious lunches to sophisticated afternoon tea and enticing evening meals.
Locanda de Gusti – Napoli cooking with fresh Scottish seafood = the best combo.
Maison Bleu – Maison Bleue serves an eclectic mix of French, Scottish, and North African cuisine in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town, in a beautiful historic building.
The Pompadour by Galvin – the Galvin brothers’ upscale French dining room.
The Printing Press – seasonal dishes that are bursting with the flavours of local produce.
Sylvester’s – a friendly family-run restaurant offering modern Scottish fare using locally sourced produce.
Taisteal – Scottish cuisine with influences from all over the world at this local favourite.
Wedgwood The Restaurant – seasonal Scottish fine dining from chef Paul Wedgwood.
The Wee Restaurant – the new city-centre location for chef Craig Wood’s popular North Queensferry fine-dining bistro.
Zucca – artisan Italian cooking in the heart of Edinburgh’s Cultural Quarter.
Bars, Cafes & Restaurants Offering EIFF Delegate Discounts
Barburrito – burritos, tacos, quesadillas, anything Mexican.
Chaophraya – as above, but now offering an EIFF Delegate discount!
Croma – damn good pizza, fresh pasta and fine cocktails.
The Haymarket – the pub stands on the Eastern end of Edinburgh’s former Haymarket. Opposite is the city's first railway station and the chimney stack of a long gone whisky distillery. The clock outside is a memorial to Heart of Midlothian football team of 1914. They were the first British team to sign up en masse to fight in the First World War.
Hula Juice Bar – bright cafe for breakfast, detox drinks and shakes, plus light lunches of soups, bagels and wraps.
Lovecrumbs – best cake in the ‘burgh.
The Mitre – The Mitre is named after a bishops headgear and it's said the ghost of John Spottiswood, once bishop of St Andrews haunts the building. Legend has it that the bishop’s throne is buried under the bar area, directly beneath a thick slab of concrete. We serve food and drink all day.
Tuk Tuk – colourful, stripped back all day dining restaurant serving small plates of Indian food, lassis and sweets.
EIFF Delegates can collect a restaurant discount booklet upon arrival in Edinburgh.
Enjoy street food, fresh produce and crafts at Edinburgh’s several weekly markets.
Edinburgh Farmers’ Market – every Saturday 9am-2pm on Castle Terrace.
Fountainbridge Market – every Friday 11am-7pm behind Akva on Fountainbridge.
Grassmarket Market – every Saturday 10am-5pm on the Grassmarket.
Leith Market – every Saturday 10am-5pm on Leith Market Dock Place.
Stockbridge Market – every Sunday 10am-5pm on Saunders Street.