Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Food and Drink During Edinburgh Fringe

So the month of August heralds the start of the Edinburgh Fringe along with a host of other summer festivals. Being a big fan of live comedy I've attended the Fringe festival several times and would highly recommend it to anyone. During this month the beautiful city of Edinburgh is awash with colour, frenetic activity and a little chaos! So along the way I've found myself going back to a few of the same places time and again. Sadly I am not going this year, so I thought I might share some of these places with you.

Ecco Vino

This long and narrow bar/restaurant manages to pack a lot into the small space including an open kitchen. The walls lined with wine bottles creates a warm atmosphere and when busy the placed is positively buzzing with the clinking of glasses and chatter. I could spend hours here. I have spent hours here, at the neat fold up tables at the bar. The food is of Mediterranean inclination and is really rather good, unpretentious and tasty.



This fine dining Thai restaurant that towers above George street has an outside terrace boasting fantastic views over Edinburgh and toward the castle. It's a great spot for some drinks or a cocktail or two. Can't comment on the food as I haven't eaten there.


Cafe Andaluz

One of my favourite places in Edinburgh is based on George Street and is a tardis of a building. Decked out in Spanish tiles and a hint of Moorish influence the tapas here is excellent as is the paella. Good wine menu and excellent service, a must when you come to Edinburgh. Booking during the Fringe is wise.


Caio Roma 

Is a traditional Italian restaurant on South Bridge that opens late and will serve those who have been too busy going to shows and drinking to eat; and now just want to fill what space they have left in their stomachs with carbs. Tasty, garlicky carbs. Perfect refuelling after a show.


G&V Hotel Edinburgh

This slick hotel on the Royal Mile has a ridiculously glamorous bar. Great for a drink and to soak up the atmosphere. Continuously bustling during the fringe.


So there you have it a few of the places I've enjoyed going to over the years and hope to visit during next year's Fringe. If you are going, have a great time!

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