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Six best places for brunch in Edinburgh

10 Jul 2019
scrambled egg and smoked salmon brunch

BRUNCH: saver of the late risers, an overindulgence the night before or simply to settle a grumbly tummy and help set you up for the day, we love a good brunch here at Restoration Yard. In and around Edinburgh we’re spoilt for choice so we asked our friends, family, colleagues (and sampled a few ourselves – all in the name of research) to name their top spots for an Edinburgh brunch. And why. Here’s our top pick from us, the Edinburgh locals, to you, whether you’re visiting this magnificent city or you’re in need of somewhere new to try for that long overdue catch up:

1. THE BLUE BEAR

Best brunch in Edinburgh…*with your dog *with the kids *LOVE the family vibe

Best brunch in Edinburgh - picture of scones, pastries and fruit

Located in the Canonmills area of Edinburgh, close to the Water of Leith footpath, the Blue Bear is all about great tasting, quality food with a smile. Choose from light, healthy brunches up to the Big Bear. Kid and dog friendly.

 

The Blue Bear, 9 Brandon Terrace, Edinburgh, EH3 5EA. www.cafebluebear.co.uk

 

2. LOUDONS

Best brunch in Edinburgh for… *gluten free *dairy free *LOVE the vegan options

A great city centre option, Loudons’ interiors match its modern brunch menu. Its foodie ethos believes that regardless of your food choices or dietary needs – meat eating, gluten free, vegan or dairy free – it should all be delicious. Check out Loudons website for its specialised menus.

 

Loudons – 94b Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, EH3 9QA and 2 Sibbald Walk, New Waverley, Edinburgh, EH8 8FT. www.loudons.co.uk

 

 

3. THE KITCHEN AT RESTORATION YARD

Best brunch in Edinburgh for…*a city escape *stunning views *LOVE the Eggs Benedict

Not quite in Edinburgh but worth the quick trip. With views to die for, plus superb shopping and a kids’ adventure park, The Kitchen at Restoration Yard, located at the heart of Dalkeith Country Park is your perfect city escape. Just a few miles from Edinburgh city centre you’ll find a menu with ‘Scottish Full Breakfast’ for meat eaters, vegans and vegetarians, pancakes, granola, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs. And the walking routes can help you feel rather virtuous afterwards.

 

The Kitchen at Restoration Yard, Via The King’s Gate, Dalkeith Country Park, Dalkeith, Edinburgh, EH22 1ST www.restorationyard.com

 

4. THE PANTRY

Best brunch in Edinburgh for…*poached eggs  *vintage crockery *LOVE the friendly buzz

The Pantry claims to have the best poached eggs in town and they’re not wrong. Simple, seasonal food is at the heart of what they do and it’s ridiculously tasty. Don’t miss their Sunshine on Stockbridge Edinburgh brunch classic.

 

The Pantry. 1 North West Circus Place, Stockbridge, Edinburgh EH3 6ST. www.thepantryedinburgh.co.uk

 

5. HONEYCOMB & CO

Best brunch in Edinburgh for…*saving the bees *LOVE its Insta-worthy presentation

One of Edinburgh’s newest brunching spots, Honeycomb & Co is garnering a busy following. Its menu is inspired by flavours from around the world and created using seasonal produce. The team care about their dishes’ visual presentation, making it a favourite spot for instagrammers, but their number one focus is always great taste. As the name suggests, it also flies the flag for all things bee-related and works in association with Plan Bee which offers beehive adoption, management and educational services. Honeycomb & Co’s own adopted hives produce the honey used in its signature honey buns, baking and seriously delicious granola bowls.

 

Honeycomb & Co – 1 Merchiston Place Edinburgh, EH10 4NP. www.honeycombandco.com

 

6. TOAST

Best brunch in Edinburgh for…*Huevos Rancheros, *vegetarians, *LOVE exploring Leith

Toast is located at The Shore area of Edinburgh and has established itself over the last couple of years as a firm favourite with locals and tourists alike. You’ll find delicious breakfast and brunch dishes like huevos rancheros, avo on toast and shakshuka. Many dishes are vegetarian, some are vegan and they have at least two choices of gluten-free cake each day! Stay all day and enjoy their wine café later.

Toast – 65 The Shore, Edinburgh, EH6 6RA. https://toastleith.co.uk

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