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:
Aizle- Locally inspired and seasonal tasting menus in a refined dining room with a countryside vibe.
The Angels Share- Serving the finest contemporary Scottish cuisine made from fresh local ingredients wherever possible.
The Apartment- Intimate brasserie serving weekly changing (and always eclectic) set menus, with private dining.
Baba- Warm, rustic-chic stop offering Mediterranean and Levantine plates alongside charcoal grill dishes & cocktails.
Badger & Co- The wind in the willows has an influence on the decor of this restaurant for modern Scottish food.
Cafe St Honoré- Fresh Scottish produce cooked in classic French style and served in smart Parisian brasserie decor.
Cannonball- Iconic Scottish restaurant at the top of the Royal Mile with stunning views of Edinburgh Castle.
Cold Town House- Why settle for anything less than absolute devotion to pizza, prosecco and craft beer?
David Bann- Creative, eclectic vegetarian cuisine served in warm, maroon decor with group menu and vegan dishes.
Dishoom– Modern Indian, paying loving homage to the Irani cafés that were once part of the fabric of life in Bombay.
Element- Refined contemporary bar with a tranquil vibe for cocktails and a mostly-British bistro menu.
Forage & Chatter– Casual but upscale restaurant for a menu making use of Scotland's natural bounty, much of which is foraged. Reservations are a must.
Howies Victoria- Local Scottish cuisine served in season in a bright, bustling bistro. Early dining menu deals.
Howies Waterloo- Seasonal local produce served in bright, grand Georgian hall with set lunch and early dinner deals.
The Huxley- Cool hotel bar with stylish decor and a menu of gourmet comfort foods, plus live music.
Kyloe- Steak restaurant in the Rutland Hotel for Scottish beef in a classy space with cowskin booths.
Le Monde- A sophisticated restaurant serving breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner, part of the upscale George St hotel.
The Lookout by Gardeners Cottage– On Edinburgh’s Calton Hill, with exceptional food and breath-taking views.
Taisteal- Meaning travel or journey, Taisteal presents dishes using the best local Scottish produce combined with ingredients & culinary techniques from around the world.
Tigerlily- Located at 125 George Street, serving Scottish and continental cuisines in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town.
Wedgwood- Seasonal Scottish produce and foraged herbs prepared with occasional Asian touches in a chic decor.
Bars, Cafes & Restaurants Offering EIFF Delegate Discounts
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.