Festival food: For a sense of place
The venues that offer a reminder that Edinburgh is a beautiful, atmospheric and distinctive city
This article is from 2012.
Tastings of fine Italian wine and fine food in a cellar bar that’s deep in the depths of the Old Town.
The top floor of Harvey Nicks on St Andrew Square has had a classy makeover, but the rooftop views remain.
Set in the former fishmarket in Newhaven, it’s perched on an old stone harbour right by the Forth.
High up in the New Town, with views to the Castle and the sea, it’s the glamorous spot for cocktails on the terrace and fine dining.
Hanging onto the edge of the Old Town, the views from the Mound sweep across Princes Street and the New Town.
Well used to putting up the stars, this is opulent country-house glamour just 20 minutes from the city centre.
Rooftop views in the Old Town this time, with the treasures of the Museum of Scotland in the floors below.
If you’ve never been, and you like the idea of Edinburgh being infested with ghosts and ghouls, then it’s still worth the visit.
It’s hard to think of a better use of a whole New Town townhouse.
A great outlook onto Princes Street Gardens and the masterpieces of the National Gallery at hand.
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