My boyfriend and I are going to Edinburgh for a weekend later this month. We have visited the city twice before and really like it.
We mainly ate in Bella Italia and similar places on our last visits and while we like the food despite it being a chain, we would like to try other restaurants this time. I am a vegetarian (he's not!) and we really like Italian and Chinese food and general pub grub. I don't really know about traditional Scottish food, apart from haggis (stereotype I know!) and would certainly like to try some. I would be grateful if anyone could recommend some nice restaurants in the city centre that won't break the bank.
Also, we found one really good pub on our last visits. It was on one of the streets off Prince's Street, its in a basement and I think the word "rose" is in its name. However, apart from that we didn't really explore the nightlife as such. We are both in our mid-20s so wouldn't fancy somewhere with a really young crowd. Does anyone have any recommendations for pubs/clubs we might enjoy? I really like cocktails and stuff but my boyfriend doesn't like anywhere too "pretentious or full of posers", if you know what I mean! :-)