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Local choices for dinner at night

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Local choices for dinner at night

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Edited: 20 November 2013, 05:02
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1. Re: Local choices for dinner at night

Somehow that post didnt work out too well. We are staying in Royal Terrace and are hoping to sort out a list of where to have our evening meals that would be easy to get to. We are not after expensive, or speciality type restaurants. More where the menu provides a good mix of options. e.g. one of the group hates curries/ another pasta dishes are not favoured. etc Our sightseeing during the day is by Edinburgh buses and lunch will be wherever we are at the time.

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2. Re: Local choices for dinner at night

This is fairly close

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

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3. Re: Local choices for dinner at night

around the area of the Omni center are numerous places to eat ,every ethnic style available, pubs grub,kabab shops ,fish& chips etc.spoilt for choice really

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4. Re: Local choices for dinner at night

Olive Branch Bistro on Broughton St is lovely. http://www.theolivebranchscotland.co.uk/

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5. Re: Local choices for dinner at night

Depends on budget and eating style. Omni has loads of places, mostly chain cafes and restaurants. But you'll pass a number of places on the walk to it, which are mostly privately owned, and are mostly Italian or some form of Indian - which may or may not bode well. My experience is all Italian places offer a wide range of food and pasta is not obligatory. Taste of Italy is a cafe/diner but very popular, at the corner where London ROad turns left up Leith Street; no bookings, just turn up. And there's a streetful of restaurants right opposite.

Head up to Waterloo place and try Howie's: Scottish+general menu.

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6. Re: Local choices for dinner at night

Thank you all for your suggestions have put a few options together and it will give some "food for thought" ;-) of the choices nearby. Less fuss then.

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7. Re: Local choices for dinner at night

My experiences with restaurants in the Playhouse/Omni area has been very mixed. A few are consistently very good; some have been downright dreadful. I suspect the poor ones survive on trade from those attending shows who just want "something to eat" and don't care about quality. Vittoria's and La Favorita are definitely amongst the good ones but, obviously, are Italian, although both also offer British dishes. Howie's, as suggested, is not in the immediate area, but is indeed very good and may offer the sort of range you are after.

What I would strongly recommend is to follow through the approach you are taking - pick a positively-reviewed restaurant that meets your criteria and make an advance booking there. Just walking down the street and entering whatever restaurant has a menu that fits and has seating stands a good chance of satisfying no-one, as the better places are likely be filled by pre-reserved diners.

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8. Re: Local choices for dinner at night

Many of the better restaurants (and quite a few of the poorer ones) now have websites that include sample menus.

Italian restaurants are more likely to have non-pasta meals than Indian restaurants have non-curry meals

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