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Breakfast & Eating Out

We think we serve one of the best breakfasts in Edinburgh!! A memorable or rewarding day needs to start with a great freshly cooked breakfast. To many of the larger hotels it can be a chore – but here at 23 Mayfield we really care about breakfast and pride ourselves on our seriously good breakfasts. Our AA “Eggcup Award Winning” Hearty Scottish and vegetarian breakfasts are cooked to order from fresh, local produce and are prepared to suit your taste

Eating out in edinburgh

Cosmopolitan Edinburgh offers a global choice of cuisines from Italian to Chinese, Indian to Thai. But the big draw is fine Scottish ingredients which are often served with a fusion twist.

Chef of the moment is Jeff Bland (no pun intended) who has won Edinburgh's second Michelin star for his traditional Scottish cuisine at Number One in the Balmoral Hotel. Upmarket restaurants, where you should dress smartly and expect to pay £50 per head, cluster in the city centre.

Trendy bistros cluster around the Grassmarket (just north of the Royal Mile, at the foot of the Castle) while the Shore in Leith is a street renowned for good fish restaurants.

Try Aberdeen Angus beef, fresh seafood, salmon and, of course, Scotland's national dish - haggis (spices, oatmeal, mutton and beef wrapped in a sheep's intestine and baked) which is traditionally served with tatties 'n neeps (potatoes and turnips).

Standard dining hours ( 12-2pm and 7-11pm) are extended during the Festival Season (August to early September) when pre-booking is really a necessity. Pre-theatre menus from £9.99 are good value for early diners. A 10 percent tip is standard.