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Another foody gem tucked under Edinburgh Castle in Victoria Street that can only be described as a colourful, family-run Mexican cantina serving up wonderful cuisine and margaritas in a relaxed, fun ambiant setting. “For those of you who are not familiarised with Mexican food and want to try a bit of everything, you can always get a couple of starters and get a great idea of how real Mexican food is like.”… Read More

Le Cafe Bleu is a cozy and friendly cafe located in the Grassmarket close to the Royal Mile. The interior is pleasantly eccentric with a changing gallery of art works adorning the walls and a large fish tank taking center stage. Owned and run by a pastry chef, it should come as no surprise that the sweet treats on offer here are a cut above the rest. However, you can also tuck… Read More

The bar has recently been renovated inside, and the result is a very homely, traditional Scottish pub feel inside. It reminded me immediately of the local village Smiddy pub that my family took me to every Sunday for lunch or dinner (the type that did pate,  steak sandwiches, death-by-chocolate cake. That was my order for a good 12 years).  A magic wee trick, where it will both appeal to tourists looking for… Read More

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Gino the owner is the most helpful guy around and the food he serves is delicious and varied. The prices are reasonable and this is the only place I’d go for a full Scottish Breakfast. It’s my local and I’m very loyal to this wee cafe! The welcome is as warm and friendly as you’re likely to find, and their breakfast rolls are first rate. They’re opening for extended hours, until 11pm,… Read More

A traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its heartily classic pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality. Menus combine hearty classic British dishes especially for the season with all-year-round favourites – the ideal excuse for sharing time with friends in The Last Drop‘s characterful walls and welcoming atmosphere. At The Last Drop they handpick… Read More

One of the “classics” in Grassmarket, it’s a good place to have a beer with friends. Although it’s a bit small, they have renovated it and it’s really nice and modern inside. Good selection of beers. If only to be where the “infamous” Maggie Dicksons apparently lived, visit it and down a pint or two for her. History In the early 18th century, a woman fish hawker who was to become known… Read More

Oliviero a fresh new Italian restaurant serving quality pasta & pizza. Italian dining and authentic flavour which is perfect for an intimate dinner date, or a comfortable family meal. “The service is very good, it looks like they have a degree of local trade as some diners were obviously known to the staff and enjoyed some banter with them. Overall not bad at all – about £23 for starter, main, bottle of Peroni and glass of… Read More

Extremely friendly staff and giant portions make up for not-great food in this cheap as chips cafe – my salad came with toast and lots of sundried tomatoes! Address: 21 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh EH12 Phone:0131 225 2176 Map for CASTLEROCK VIEW CAFE [mapsmarker marker=”57″]

The Beehive Inn Their menu is packed with Great British pub food classics, including iconic dishes like their hand-battered fish and chips, pie and mash and succulent burgers. Drinks include a great range of real ales and an extensive wine list. Cask ales include some of the best in British beers, including the new 1730, their own special pale ale. The team at the Beehive Inn look forward to welcoming you soon… Read More