One of the great things about living in Edinburgh is the variety of options we have when it comes to eating out – as well as the normal Chines, Indian and Thai food, we have Mexican, Armenian, Argentinian, Spanish – the list goes on.
Check The List magazine where they have a good selection of reviews.
Personally I like to try different things and some of my favourites are Hendersons vegetarian restaurant in the City Centre, Pancho Villas on the Royal Mile and (my vote for best takeaway) The Delta Indian in Roseburn (near Murrayfield Stadium).
Price-wise Edinburgh can be a bit costly, but that’s what you’d expect from a capital city. But in these tough economic times, having a little splash once-per-month can help lift the gloom.
A friend of mine (who used to work as a chef) recommended a little eating-out game. Find a good Edinburgh restaurant, the try and reverse-engineer the dishes. Figure out what they are made of and then try and recreate it when you are cooking at home.
This is a bit like what they do in the latest series of Master Chef. It’s amazing now you can spot flavours when you are very attentive and are actually looking for them. Give it a try, you might surprise yourself.