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Places to Stay and Eat

Places to Stay and Eat

Also known as the Athens of the North, Edinburgh isn’t just about the bagpipes and whisky. Our wonderful capital city is packed full of incredible restaurants, hotels, bars and hidden hot spots. Whatever your budget, there’s a perfect choice waiting for you.

The Balmoral

There is only one word which can be used to describe The Balmoral – stunning. The perfect combination of classic and modern, each elegant and stylish room has been individually designed, with traditional Scottish tones.


Apex Hotels

Centrally located Apex Hotels are just the ticket for a fun city break or business trip.  With four fabulous locations, these hotels offer some of the best places to stay in Edinburgh, matched by fantastic facilities.


Fraser Suites

Located in the heart of the Royal Mile, you’re only steps away from the buzz of the city centre. Fraser Suites offer beautiful serviced apartments in a stunning 300 year old building – great for a weekend getaway.



Located on a Close just off the Royal Mile, Monteiths is a favourite of locals and visitors alike. This cosy boutique cocktail bar is a must for casual dining and innovative cocktails.


The Devil’s Advocate

Located in a former pump house, this atmospheric candlelit tavern serves scrumptious cocktails and houses an extensive whisky collection, boasting over 300 expressions. While you’re there, why not enjoy a seasonal Scottish produce whilst providing a modern dining experience.


Bubba Q

Stepping away from traditional Scottish food, Bubba Q on the Royal Mile is renowned for their delicious dishes and yummy BBQ delights. The ideal place to treat the family, the slow cooked beef brisket with coleslaw and gherkins is not to be missed!


El Cartel

Intimate, quirky and the best taco’s around – if you like Mexican food you will love El Cartel. Nestled on Thistle Street, visitors be aware – they don’t take reservations, so get there early to avoid missing out.



Regarded as one of Edinburgh’s top cocktail bars, Bramble is a wee hidden gem on Queen Street – if you can find it. While centrally located, the venue is hard to come by if you aren’t in the know, with only a plaque to identify it. Discreet, contemporary, and staffed by enthusiasts – what more could you ask for?


The Real Mary King’s Close
2 Warriston’s Close
High Street
Edinburgh EH1 1PG

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