Where to eat during Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018

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Where to eat during Edinburgh Fringe Festival  – ideas for brunch, lunch and dinner

Edinburgh Fringe Festival time can be full on so you’ll need to think ahead for where to go to get some decent food to keep yourself going.  Here are some suggestions for breakfast, lunch and dinner.



Dishoom Edinburgh breakfast brunch foodie explorers

Start your day properly with a bacon naan made using Ramsay of Carluke bacon, or some date and banana porridge.  Feeling more adventurous? Try their Keema Per Eedu – Chicken keema with chicken livers topped with fried egg and served with homemade rolls.   Refills for the porridge and chai. 👍

See our review here.

Dishoom Edinburgh, 3a St Andrew Square, Edinburgh


Word of Mouth

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If you are looking for something a little more traditional then head to Word of Mouth just off Leith Walk. This compact coffee shop is a popular stop so can get busy but persevere and you’ll get not just a good cuppa but a tasty breakfast as well.

Word Of Mouth, 3a Albert Street, Edinburgh



Union Of Genius

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Budget-friendly Union of Genius offer 6 soups every day at their Forrest Road outlet.  Tasty and filling soups.  Look out for their van on George Square.  Click here for our review.

Union of Genius, 8 Forrest Road, Edinburgh

Galvin Brasserie de Luxe

Galvin Brasserie De luxe bouillabaisse fridays foodie ExplorersMore soup, this time of the French variety with Bouillabaisse and a glass of wine on Fridays at Galvin Brasserie de luxe. Get sophisticated for lunch. Click here for our review.

Galvin Brasserie de Luxe, Rutland Street, Edinburgh




Fazenda Brazilian Argentinian gaucho restaurant Edinburgh Glasgow foodie explorers

Fill up at Fazenda.  Start with the salad bar, which is a full meal in itself and then sit back and relax whilst waiters bring over deliciously cooked meats to your table. Read more here.

Fazenda Edinburgh, George Street, Edinburgh

Six by Nico

Six by Nico have brought their theatrical dining to Edinburgh with a tasting menu that wont break the bank.  Chef Nico Simeone creates a new menu every six weeks to keep diners eager for more. Click here for our review.


Edinburgh Fringe Festival eats where to eat brunch lunch dinner foodie Explorers




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

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