EAT & DRINK
A Bruntsfield institution, popular with locals for both drinks and food. Booking is advised. 159 Bruntsfield Place, 0131 229 3115.
A stone’s throw away from Merchiston Residence, this coffee institution boasts a generous seating area with sofas and leather arm chairs to relax and watch the world go by. 2 Colinton Road.
A foodie paradise on the ground floor and a luxurious cafe downstairs makes this brasserie a destination in itself. 155-159 Bruntsfield Place, 0131 228 2888.
Popular with locals and visitors. Delicate herbs and spices balanced perfectly to deliver delicious Indian Cuisine. 86 Morningside Road, 0131 447 9724.
Unique as being the only Thai fusion restaurant in Edinburgh. Funky interiors with an eclectic menu makes for a memorable dining experience. 30-32 Leven Street, 0131 229 8988.
A real Edinburgh mainstay. Good quality pub grub served in a vibrant atmosphere. Popular with families. 168-172 Morningside Road, 0131 447 4329.
A dizzying array of whiskies and vintage wines makes this a haven to all things a bit naughty. Add in a list of do’s and don’ts, such as no cameras or phones, makes for a pub you won’t forget. 237 Morningside Road, 0131 447 1484.
Perfect for anything from a morning coffee to a candlelit dinner. Food available from 9am til 11am right in the heart of bustling Bruntsfield. 184 Bruntsfield Place, 0131 228 9488.
A traditional German bakery. Delicious, handcrafted cakes, gateaux, breads, chocolates and pretzels. Worth a visit to drool over these marvellous creations. 185 Bruntsfield Place, 0131 656 0763, closed Monday and Tuesday.
Montpeliers Bar and Brasserie.
Comfortable, stylish surroundings, classic drinks and good quality dining at a reasonable price. 159–161 Bruntsfield Place, 0131 229 3115.