Michelin Star Restaurants in Edinburgh

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If you are planning to attend an event, a celebration or to spend a few days on holiday in Edinburgh this summer, why not book a table at one of the excellent Michelin Star restaurants in Scotland’s vibrant royal city?


Four of the most famous Michelin Star restaurants in Edinburgh include:

The Kitchin

Tom and Michaela Kitchin opened their restaurant, The Kitchin on Leith waterfront in 2006.

The restaurant was awarded a Michelin Star in 2007 and ‘Best Restaurant Experience’ in 2015. Fresh Scottish produce combined with French cooking techniques make The Kitchin stand out from the crowd.

Offering modern British cuisine, the produce at the Kitchin arrives fresh daily and all the butchering and filleting is done in-house.

The restaurant is located in a converted whisky warehouse in the old dock area and original stone and wood features create a relaxing atmosphere.

The A La Carte three course menus are priced at £75 per head, and although the menus may change regularly, they currently include such delights as crispy pork belly cannelloni served with roasted parsley root, capers and a shallot dressing, seared fillet of North Sea hake served with Romanesco cauliflower, shellfish and sea purslane and yoghurt panna cotta served with poached Tomlinson’s Farm rhubarb and a rhubarb sorbet.

A three-course set lunch is available from £33 per head.


Number One at the Balmoral Hotel

Awarded a Michelin star for the 15th consecutive year, Number One at the Balmoral Hotel offers diners modern Scottish cuisine in a stunning location.

The restaurant was refurbished in 2015 and offers a fresh and contemporary style with an inviting atmosphere.

Executive chef, Jeff Bland and his team offer an a la carte menu at £75 per head, a seven course tasting menu at £85 per head and a 10 course tasting menu at £110 per head.
Starters include hand dived Dingwall scallop with cock-a-leekie and prune ketchup, Scottish beef fillet, hay cooked short rib with aubergine and a vanilla soufflé, poached rhubarb and almond ice cream.


Martin Wishart

The Martin Wishart Restaurant is also situated in the port of Leith and is firmly established as one of the UK’s most prestigious places to eat.

Martin Wishart is a highly respected chef who holds one star in two restaurants and four AA rosettes. Martin won the title of Chef’s chef of the year in 2010-2011 and trained under Albert Roux, Michel Roux Jr and Marco Pierre White.

A 6 course tasting menu is available for £85, an a la carte menu for £85 and a lunch menu, available Tuesday to Friday for £32.

The current tasting menu includes rose veal tartare, marinated Orkney scallop, ravioli of snails, squab pigeon, Comice pear and Yorkshire rhubarb.

The a la carte menu includes such favourites as Sauteed foie gras and langoustine, roasted langoustines and glazed veal sweetbreads and poached apricots Florentine.



With over 45 combined years of Michelin star experience, Paul Kitching and his partner Katie O’Brien opened 21212 in 2009. A Michelin star, an award for ‘best new restaurant in the UK’ and four AA rosettes soon followed.

21212 is located in a Georgian townhouse in Edinburgh’s Royal Terrace and is set over four floors, boasting views to the Firth of Forth and beyond. The 38 seat restaurant has an open kitchen and two private dining areas, plus four bedrooms.

Paul offers a contemporary French cooking style and although the menu never has more than three choice for any course, menus are changed on a weekly basis. Two course lunches start at just £28 per head on weekdays.

Tuesday diners can enjoy 3 courses from £70, 4 courses from £78 and 5 courses from £85. The Saturday menu comprises of 5 courses for £85.

The current dinner menu includes Greek risotto, crab, celeriac, caviar and scallop and a creamy chicken and coriander curry with courgette and cheese cookie, fish and chops with creamed horseradish, olive, prawn, spinach and peanuts and smoked haddock with tomato sauce. Desserts include rhubarb and ginger compote with sweetcorn and cashews trifle, black cherry rice and The Boss’s glazed lemon meringue pie with marzipan and pear nut crumble.

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