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Places to eat near the king james thistle

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Places to eat near the king james thistle

Hi, we are visiting edinburgh on 22nd February for 2 nights. Wondering if anyone can suggest nice places to eat near by. We love italian so probably opt for this one night. We don't eat fish! WE won't arrive until about 5 on the Friday so want something not to far away. WE will not have a car . Thanks

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1. Re: Places to eat near the king james thistle

Vittorias on Leith Walk has great Italian food, but it gets booked up quickly, so definitely book in advance. It's a 10-15 minute walk from your hotel. The centre of Edinburgh is extremely walkable, so you can have your choice of restaurants in the old and new town. The List's website has good listings for restaurants.

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2. Re: Places to eat near the king james thistle

Try Howies on Waterloo place or Kushis Indian on Picardy place. For Italian there is Giulianos just opposit the Playhouse theatre if you don't want to walk as far as Vittorias.

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3. Re: Places to eat near the king james thistle

Thanks, I'll go and have a look at the menus now

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4. Re: Places to eat near the king james thistle

Half the walking distance is Taste of Italy, past the playhouse. Less posh, smaller menu, same owner, same quality. There are a number of italian, indian etc restaurants on the other side of the road as 3nations says. In fact there's plenty choice there.

Or for more of an experience, try the Cafe Royal, which is just to your left from the hotel (i.e. west), near Register House. They do nice oysters :-))

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5. Re: Places to eat near the king james thistle

If you walk along George street there's quite a few options, I would definitely have a drink at the Dome before or after dinner. We enjoyed dinner at Ricks in Fredrick street.

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6. Re: Places to eat near the king james thistle

Is the dome on george st? Booked Vittorias for the Friday night and think we will have late lunch early tea, about 4ish on the Saturday. Do you think we will be able to walk in at this time to the other places?

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7. Re: Places to eat near the king james thistle

Yes the Dome's on George Street. Used by hundreds of locals, who simply walk in off the street. They do morning coffees, afternoon teas, and what they describe as sanswiches, will fill a plate, and will fill you. They do cocktails at their rather plush (glass and wood) bar. They do more formalmeals in their restaurant room at the back.

Quite a few other places will not do formal meals or anything like that at 4 pm - please check.

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8. Re: Places to eat near the king james thistle

The King James Thistle hotel is just opposite the Omni Centre which has lot of chain restaurants - at least some of them will do all day lunches until about 5pm and then start dinners.

http://www.omniedinburgh.co.uk/FOOD.html

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9. Re: Places to eat near the king james thistle

I love Centrotre on George st for Italian cuisine. It's in a lovely old bank building and does tasty nicely presented good food. Excellent espressos also.

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10. Re: Places to eat near the king james thistle

Or you could go to Vincaffe in Multrees Walk - it's very close to your hotel and serves great Italian food. It's run by Valvona and Crolla, a classic Italian restaurant located a short distance away just off Leith Walk.