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5 of the Best Tasting Menus in Edinburgh

best tasting menus in edinburgh

Tasting menus are a great way to try out something new and indulge in top-quality, seasonal cuisine. Edinburgh has plenty of restaurants which offer unique tasting menus, giving you the chance to sample several different courses of carefully curated delicacies.

Whether you fancy a casual introduction to seasonal dining or want to go all out with a Michelin starred feast, here are five of our favourite restaurants in Edinburgh which offer fantastic tasting menus.

Restaurant Martin Wishart

Serving up one of the most refined and classic tasting menus in Edinburgh, Martin Wishart’s eponymous Michelin starred restaurant by The Shore is the perfect dining destination for a special occasion. The tasting menu, which is made up of six courses, changes seasonally and is available in meat, vegetarian or seafood variations. The dishes showcase fresh Scottish produce alongside classical French techniques to create a light, delicious and beautifully presented tasting menu. Keep your eyes peeled for our personal favourite – halibut ceviche with mango, passion fruit and coriander oil.

Restaurant Martin Wishart
54 The Shore, EH6 6RA
Price: £85 for 6 course tasting menu
Best for: celebrating something sophisticated

best tasting menus in edinburgh

Seasons

Influenced by understated Scandi vibes and the ‘New Nordic’ style of cooking, Seasons focuses heavily on local and seasonal produce. Rather than offering a traditional menu, Seasons provides diners with a list of ingredients (which changes every few weeks) and the chefs whip up a surprise tasting menu around this. With ingredients ranging from herring roe to chanterelle and venison to lemon balm, you’re sure to discover something new on this exciting culinary journey.

Seasons
36 Broughton Street, EH1 3SB
Price: £55 for 7 course tasting menu
Best for: foodie adventurers

The Pompadour by Galvin

Located within the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian, The Pompadour by Galvin is the perfect spot for visitors (and locals) to enjoy a delectable tasting menu. With stunning Victorian interiors and a view of Edinburgh Castle, this restaurant has a feeling of grandeur and sophistication, which is also reflected in the food. Very much influenced by traditional French fine dining, the Menu Gourmand includes dishes such as presse of quail with Noirmoutier potatoes, pomegranate and wild garlic.

The Pompadour by Galvin
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian, Princes Street, EH1 2AB
Price: £75 for 7 course tasting menu
Best for: luxury date night

best tasting menus in edinburgh

Aizle

If fine dining isn’t really your style but you still want to enjoy a fantastic and accomplished tasting menu, try Aizle for a more relaxed, casual approach. The monthly ‘harvest’ changes every few weeks depending on what’s in season – some ingredients might be around for the whole month, whilst others will only be available for a few short days. Rather than a traditional menu, the harvest ingredients are listed on the restaurant’s blackboard and a surprise five course tasting menu will be brought out to you.

Aizle
107-109 St Leonard Street, EH9 8QY
Price: £45 for 5 course tasting menu
Best for: unpretentious, modern Scottish gastronomy

The Kitchin

Tom Kitchin is one of Edinburgh’s best-known chefs, so it’s no wonder his restaurant, The Kitchin, is always in high demand. Their philosophy of ‘from nature to plate’ is reflected in the tasting menu, which uses fresh, seasonal Scottish ingredients to make creative and flavoursome plates of food. The best of Scotland’s larder is allowed to shine through in simple yet technically accomplished dishes like Isle of Barra razor clams with chorizo and wild herbs.

The Kitchin
78 Commercial Quay, EH6 6LX
Price: £85 for 5 course tasting menu
Best for: Michelin starred cuisine with a Scottish touch

What’s the best tasting menu you’ve tried in Edinburgh?