22 Best Stockbridge Restaurants You Should Try

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Wondering where to eat in Stockbridge? Don’t be fooled by the size of this neighbourhood, it packs a lot into such a small area. This is where you will find everything from upmarket restaurants (perfect for date nights and special celebrations) to casual basement bars serving pub meals in cosy snug settings. 

For evening meals, it is always best to book ahead to avoid disappointment. Looking for somewhere to drink as well as dine? We’ve detailed that in our Stockbridge restaurants guide too.

Planning to wander along the Water of Leith Walkway to historic Dean Village? We’ve identified a handful of eateries close to it so you can enjoy a coffee or meal after your walk. 

Best Restaurants In Stockbridge

  • The Raeburn – trendy boutique hotel with a beer garden and restaurant
  • The Scran and Scallie – modern Scottish menu with daily specials, decent portions
  • Street Box – one of my favourite Thai takeaways, a few seats inside
  • Whiskers Wine Cafe – dog-friendly, great selection of wine, eggs below
  • Cowan & Sons – Gatsby-style windows, tasty food, serves booze 

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Cowan and Sons Cafe Stockbridge Food_
Whiskers Eggs Benedict Plate Brunch Food Stockbridge
  • Taisteal – tasting menu, wine and cocktails
  • Hectors – pub menu, comfortable seating, big windows
  • Sabor Criollo – casual, South American arepas, enchiladas and nachos
  • UMI Japanese Cuisine – busy basement restaurant serving Japanese plates
  • Radicibus – homemade pasta, enthusiastic owners
  • Franco Manca – wouldn’t normally recommend a chain but it’s located in a stunning listed building
  • Hamilton’s Bar – popular Stockbridge pub with organic menu
  • Bells Diner – steaks, shakes, sundaes and burgers. Family-friendly restaurant in Stockbridge
  • The Bailie Bar – proper pub, fresh food, live football and music
  • The Antiquary Bar – local fish and meat produce on this bar menu
  • Purslane Restaurant – Scottish game and seafood

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  • Nok’s Kitchen – quality Thai food, book ahead
  • The Blue Parrot Cantina – cosy basement Mexican restaurant on St Stephen Street

During summer, you’ll want to check out the Neighbourgood Market at Portgower Place for a dog-friendly outdoor entertainment area with food trucks.

→ Prefer to cook for yourself?

Head to Stockbridge Farmers Market on Sunday and rent one of these apartments with kitchens

Stockbridge Market Arch Stockbridge Edinburgh
This is the historic Stockbridge Market arch.
The market takes place at Saunders Street on Sundays.

Cafes And Restaurants Near Dean Village 

  • Braw – friendly cafe serving soup and sandwiches
  • Restaurant at The Bonham – seasonal Scottish menu served in Victorian building hotel
  • Cafe Modern One – impressive deli, cakes and a garden terrace for al fresco lunching 
  • Forage & Chatter – ten minute walk from Dean Village, Scottish food, romantic setting
Dean Village Edinburghs Historic House Flowers

So that’s our tips for places to eat in Stockbridge. Have we missed your favourite? Tell us in the comments below.

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