Post in construction!

This is my second trip to Edinburgh, I was there for two weeks for the first time in 2016 and now we’ll be there for one month. Both times using AirBnB for accommodation (we hired a room, not an entire flat! Edinburgh center is not cheap!).

I’ll use this post for my previous planning and I’ll be updating it while we are there in 2019 November.


  1. Traditional Scottish and Edinburgh Food
  2. Cheap restaurants
  3. Best Fish & Chips
  4. Best breakfasts
  5. Best restaurants

1. Traditional Scottish and Edinburgh Food

  • Full Scottish Breakfast! More on this in Best breakfasts section Full Scottish
  • Haggis Haggis
  • Scotch Broth Scotch Broth
  • Oatcakes (or Bannocks) Bannocks
  • Porridge Boiled oatmeal Porridge
  • Nairn’s Oat Biscuits Nairn's Oatcakes
  • Crowdie Cheese Crowdie Cheese
  • Crabbie’s Ginger Beer 2 centuries old Crabbie's Ginger Beer
  • Cullen Skink Soup Cullen Skink Soup
  • Scotch Eggs Scotch Eggs
  • Leek and tattie soup Leek and tattie soup
  • Scottish salmon Scottish salmon
  • Bangers and mash Bangers and mash
  • Black Pudding Black Pudding


  • Tunnock’s Milk Chocolate Tea Cakes Tunnock's Milk Chocolate Tea Cakes
  • Scottish tablet Scottish tablet
  • Tunnock’s Caramel Tunnock's Caramel
  • Shortbread The traditional Scotland biscuit Shortbread
  • Sticky toffee pudding Sticky toffee pudding

2. Cheap restaurants

3. Best Fish & Chips

4. Best Breakfasts

5. Best Restaurants