Where do you start?! There have been soooo many new restaurant openings recently that we’re bound to miss one, not mention one, offend someone for forgetting one or we just don’t know about it yet. If any of the above apply then please comment below and we’ll add it to the list.
So, here goes, in no particular order (honest…)
New restaurant openings Edinburgh
Lovage, Blackfriars Street
Brothers Lukasz and Bartek Jedrejek are in the kitchen, a biomedical scientist and a Scran & Scallie chef bring a real gem to Edinburgh’s old town. Go there for creative dishes using quality Scottish produce plus an absolute steal of a lunch menu at £13.95 for two courses. We’ve recently reviewed for Olive magazine and gave it the big thumbs up.
The Educated Flea, Broughton Street
From the folk who have already brought us The Apiary and Three Bird’s comes The Educated Flea. Great sharing plates and platters, an extensive evening menu and yet more lunch bargains at £10 for two courses. Think roast fillet of hake, courgette pancakes, mirin glazed pork shoulder and pulled duck burger and you get the idea. Yet to try but it’s always busy, good sign!
Moon and Hare, Bruntsfield Place
A new vegan artisan cafe serving breakfast, lunch, cakes, tea, coffee, smoothies. Gluten free, organic, raw ‘food for the soul’ is what’s served up here. Their food ethics and credentials are extremely important to them and you’ll be #eatingclean that’s a guarantee. You either like that or you don’t. I’m a fan but it’s not for everyone.
Organic Delicious Cafe, Morningside Road
While we’re on all things vegan then another new place worth mentioning is the Organic Delicious Cafe. Not far along the road from Moon and Hare they positively welcome food allergies and food intolerances with open arms! Porridge, smoothies, juices, falafels, humous, salads, tapas, you get the picture. Good pricing and open daily.
Artisan Roast, Stockbridge
Clearly not new but just getting a very small mention due to it’s fab new food menu. You might be sick to the back teeth of smashed avo but it’s here and it’s great. Plus fantastic smoked salmon on Irish soda bread, great pastries and soup too. 100A Raeburn Place. Lunch, coffee and conviviality are promised.
Soderberg, Broughton Street
Another ‘not entirely new but latest addition’ is the sixth outpost of Soderberg, Edinburgh’s Swedish bakery extraordinaire. If spelt scones, cardomom buns, coffee, almond filled mazarins and crayfish sandwiches are your thing then folk in the East End of Edinburgh will be delighted at this recent opening. A bakery and cafe open 7 days a week the buns are stacked high. 45 Broughton Street is your next calling point.
Grams, Haymarket Terrace
Gluten, sugar and dairy free? Yes but there’s other stuff too! If you’re in the #eatclean brigade you’ll be here at least three times a week as they serve up avocado on toast (but you can add poached eggs, yes!), smoothie bowls, refined sugar free granola, ‘hot health boxes’, baked sweet potatoes (another win, don’t think there’s anywhere else in Edinburgh offering this up at the moment?) as well as lots of good coffees, teas, soups etc. It ticks ALL of Mrs Monkfish’s boxes so this is a VERY HAPPY addition to Edinburgh.
Salt Horse, Blackfriars Street
Not just a bar but a beer shop too! More craft beer? Yup, by the bucket load, 12 keg lines in fact alongside an EXTENSIVE beer shop menu that you can buy from too. Salt Horse has the added bonus of serving up a small but perfectly formed menu to help soak up the booze – bar snacks include beer nuts, anchovies, olives and the more substantial ‘meats and cheeses’ menu allows you to choose a platter and munch it all up with some of the finest baked goods in town thanks to the bakers at Twelve Triangles. Daily specials are promised too and have recently included macaroni cheese pies, carb overloading at it’s very best.
Chophouse, Market Street
The second opening for the Chophouse whose roots have been firmly established down in Leith over the last year or so . They now have a great new venue at the recently opened Waverley Arches where they’re serving up pretty much the same menu and the same great food is guaranteed. We’ve reviewed the Chophouse before and can’t fault it. The food is 100% brilliant, meat is carefully sourced, cooked to perfection and if steak is your thing we don’t think there’s anywhere better.
Thomas J Walls, Forrest Road
Owner Jonathan Sharpe has got the coffee scene in Edinburgh totally sussed. If you’re a fan of Wellington (tick), Project Coffee (tick), Blackwoods (tick) you are going to LOVE this place. A great refit of what used to be an opticians some of the finest coffee in town is getting poured and the menu is spot on. Having tried avocado on toast a couple of times alongside the rostis and the bacon rolls, all using baked goods from the excellent Bostock Bakery, this is one of our frequent weekend destinations, we love it. HUGE TICK IN THE BOX.
Wildmanwood, Marshall Street
We reviewed Wildmanwood back in June, we loved it, the pizzas are really really good, thin, crispy bases, interesting toppings, good pricing. We’ve heard mixed things about their salads but if you’re going for a pizza then eat pizza, you can fill up on the green stuff another time. Our review is HERE.
Wahaca – Thomasina Miers ventures to Scotland with her Mexican market eating chain ‘Wahaca’ – we’re frequent visitors when in London so quite looking forward to this opening in October 2016. You’ll find it on St Andrew’s Square where quite a few other new places will be opening this side of Christmas too including…..
Dishoom – know it? If not you’re going to love it. Currently only based in London they’ve committed to a great building on St Andrew’s Square which they are lovingly restoring and refitting with great attention to detail. If you’ve been to Dishoom in London you’ll know what we’re talking about. Their breakfasts are renowned and their cocktail man of the moment Carl Brown is making quite a name for himself in the world of mixing drinks.
Civerinos – just spotted yesterday, a new Civerinos is coming soon, just on the corner of Forrest Road next to the just opened Bar Burrito. We just can’t keep up…. Civerinos pizzas are awesome, if you’ve never been to the original Civerinos then now you’ve got no excuse as they occupy another premises right in the heart of STUDENTVILLE!
And lots lots more…..pretty sure we’ll be doing another ‘new restaurant openings edinburgh’ post this side of Christmas, loving Edinburgh and all that it has to offer!