Eating Out

Castle View Apartment is right on the Grassmarket in Edinburgh’s Old Town. There are plenty of cafés, pubs and restaurants within a stone’s throw – and plenty more within a few minutes’ walk. Your only problem will be deciding where to eat! We have some personal favourites that we’d like to recommend:

  • Petit Paris in the Grassmarket serves lovely French food, and their Plat du Jour menu (lunch and early evening) is good value.
  • Caffé Piccolo is right downstairs – with a great view of the Castle! visit for great Italian coffee, Scottish breakfast, organic bread…
  • Howies on Victoria Street provides good Scottish fayre, also with good value set menus.
  • Mamma’s pizza in the Grassmarket if you like pizza.
  • Pizza Express is at the junction of Victoria Street and George IV bridge (great for children).
  • Mums on Forrest Road for a good traditional breakfast.
  • Elephant House on George IV Bridge.
  • Oink on Victoria street for an excellent hog roast roll at lunch time.
  • Patisserie Valerie is appealing for posh coffee and cake.
  • Timberyard on Lady Lawson St is pricey and trendy but might just appeal for that special occasion.
  • The Witchery on Castle Hill is well known for its fabulous location.