Welcome to The Edinburgh Restaurant Festival, now in its fourth year. In the twelve months since the last Festival we have had an incredible eight new restaurants open in our area, including The Ivy on the Square, Dishoom, Wahaca and The Refinery, making Edinburgh’s City Centre an epicurean epicentre.

The team here at Essential Edinburgh has put together a wonderful fortnight of foodie fun for all the family to enjoy and we look forward to seeing all your delicious looking food and drinks snaps on social media – remember to use our dedicated hashtag #edinrestfest to be in with chance of winning with some top prizes.
— Roddy Smith, Chief Executive, Essential Edinburgh


We have asked some of the city’s top chefs, cafes and restaurants to share their favourite recipes, so you can recreate a flavour of the Festival at home...