Culinary Art & Getaways

Every month be inspired to discover new hotels, restaurants and bars in our Culinary Arts and Getaways section. We select food and drink establishments which we love, which are all within easy walking distance or a short drive to art galleries and theatres, so you can enjoy a pre-show or after-show meal or drink and discuss the meaning of art…if you wish – or just relax and kick back with a good local eating and drinking experience.


Le Di-Vin

Le Di-Vin in Edinburgh’s West End is the perfect place to escape for a glass of wine – or two and fabulous food. With the accent firmly on the Continent, the sociable platters include French cheeses handpicked from Rungis Market in Paris and robust and moreish charcuterie and good selection of fish. [more]


La P’tite Folie Randolph Place

Owner Virginie Brouard of the popular French contemporary restaurant La P’tite Folie, is always up to something inspiring – firstly it’s the spring menu –she and her team are now offering a two-course lunch menu for only £12.50. [more]


Wedgwood The Restaurant

What makes this restaurant very special is that chef/owners Paul and Lisa Wedgwood are so involved. This is reflected in their modern seasonal Scottish-with-a-twist-menu. [more]


Thai Orchid

Thai food has never been so good, with chefs introducing authentic dishes all the time. And it has blossomed at the Thai Orchid, long one of the best Thai eateries in Edinburgh. It’s flourishing with new dishes added to the old favourites. [more]


The Salisbury Arms

Even if you missed washing your face in dew at the top of Arthur’s Seat on May 1, then this iconic hill still makes for a wonderful walk where you have the whole of Edinburgh at your feet. And as your reward, head downhill to sample the new summer menu at stylish gastropub The Salisbury Arms. [more]


Cringletie House Hotel

The moment you arrive Cringletie’s seclusion envelopes you and it’s easy to forget you are only 30 minutes from Edinburgh. Log fires burn and local modern art makes you smile, as you shake off your journey and relax. [more]