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Update 9th October 2020: Scottish Government Central Belt restrictions

From the 9th October there will be stricter targeted restrictions for some areas because of the higher rate of infection in the Central Belt. Eastside Cottages fall within the Central Belt area.

Within the Central Belt all restaurants & pubs will be closed from the 9th October for 16 days, this may be extended by a week. Cafes can remain open. We have updated this page on the 22nd October to reflect current opening restrictions, takeaways & local larders to help you during your stay.

Bross Bagels

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Lunch & teatime treats

Edinburgh based

Oink Canongate - hog roast rolls & takeaways | Open Mon - Sun 11am -5pm (or until the pork runs out...). Collection from their shop.
82 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8BZ


Bross Bagels at Bruntsfield / Stock Bridge / West End
| Open for takeaway filled bagels or you can buy bagels and fillings to make up at home - filled or unfilled bagels can be ordered online and collected at any of their shops.
165A Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4DG


Mimi’s Bakehouse on the Shore or Corstorphine
| Open for delicious takeaway cream teas. Collection or sit in if you book ahead.
277 St Johns Road, Edinburgh


Mary’s Milk Bar in the Grassmarket
| Delicious ice cream and chocolate made every morning | Open for takeaways Thursday to Sunday 11am - 6pm
19 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2HS

Lowdown | The best coffee in George Street served from a super cool scandi basement. They have now reopened with, as they say, a little less capacity & a little more sanitiser! Open Mon - Sat 9am til 5pm and 10am - 5pm Sundays.
40 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2LE

Urban Angel | Best brunch in Edinburgh, Open Mon - Sun 8am - 6pm. Pre-booking a must.
121 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1DJ

The Pastry Section | If Willie Wonka did cake! A must visit for all those with a sweet tooth, still takeaway only for now. Open Tuesday - Saturday.
86 Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, EH4 1HH

S Luca | Ice cream made in Edinburgh and served from their shop in Morningside. Takeaways or sit in.
16 Morningside Road, Edinburgh
, EH10 4DB

Out in the Country

Pentland Hills Cafe Express | What used to be a Pentland rangers hut is now a tiny cafe serving the best coffee and cake in the Pentlands.
Pentland Hills Cafe Express, Flotterstone, Milton Bridge, EH26 0PP

Secret Herb Garden | Herb nursery & cafe now open. Browse the greenhouses, antiques and quirky herb drying huts.
Secret Herb Garden, 32A Old Pentland Road, Edinburgh, EH10 7EA

Restoration Yard & Larder | The Larder, Kitchen, Store & Horsebox have now reopened but you need to pre-book the Kitchen online for reduced capacity indoor seating.
Dalkeith Country Park via Town Gate, Dalkeith, EH22 1ST

The Paper Mill at Lasswade | Offering takeaway lunches & suppers. Their restaurant & bar has been closed again as per government guidance but their takeaway burgers come highly recommended.
Westmill Road, EH18 1LX, Lasswade

Drift | Drift is offering Driftaway takeaways and outdoor seating by the seaside. Picnic tables can be booked by phone: 01620 892 817 for 4 - 8 people and scones, cakes and coffees can be pre ordered or picked up on the day. They have now reopened the cafe for indoor seating. Booking essential unless to takeaway.
Canty Bay, EH39 5PL, North Berwick

The Lobster Shack | Now open Saturdays & Sundays 12 - 6pm until the 26th October when they close for the season. Delicious lobster & chips served in North Berwick Harbour.
The Lobster Shack, North Berwick Harbour, The Old Pier, North Berwick EH39 4SS

Craigie's Farm Shop | Craigie's farm shop is now open, the cafe has also reopened for breakfast, lunch & afternoon teas.
West Craigie Farm, South Queensferry, Edinburgh, EH30 9AR

Drift.

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The best of Dining out ...& in!

Edinburgh based

The Little Chartroom | Small but perfectly formed the Little Chartroom has closed it's doors for a second time. They have reopened their online ordering for takeaway though and have also reopened their little tlc on the prom at Portobello beach offering brunch Wed - Sun 10am - 4pm.
30-31 Albert Place, Edinburgh, EH7 5HN

Six By Nico | Six by Nico has closed, but the equally popular Home by Nico is back. The current theme of Cooking "Sicily" will be running until the 25th October. Collection only.
97 Hanover St, Edinburgh, EH2 1DJ


Timberyard
| Timberyard have had to close their quirky warehouse restaurant. They are still running their Timberyard store but also have a pop up takeaway this Saturday for one day only! : Flatbreads (with wine & beer) on the 17th October.
10 Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DS

Cote at Home | Delicious food and a great website. These guys will deliver to Eastside but their delivery slots book up fast so best plan ahead. The Cote restaurant in Fredrick Street has temporarily closed due to the new restrictions but they hope to reopen on the 26th October.

Wedgewood
| A new menu is released on Mondays at 5pm for the following weekend. Looks fab, collection only for Eastside, again best plan ahead. The restaurant is taking bookings from the 26th October, booking available on their website alongside the takeaway.
267 Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Chop House | available to order for collection via their website - go here for the very best of steaks in Edinburgh.
88 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4HG

Contini | Beautiful Italian food served in a fabulous vaulted building on George Street. Contini is closed until the 26th October but their sister restaurant The Scottish Cafe is open in Princes Street Gardens 10am - 4pm daily.
103 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3ES

Scran & Scallie | Tom Kitchen's Edinburgh restaurant has closed again in Stockbridge. Delicious pub grub can now be collected for takeaway. Order online at Scran at Home.
1 Comely Bank Road, Stockbridge, Edinburgh, EH4 1DR


Out in the Country

The Paper Mill at Lasswade | Offering takeaway lunches & suppers. Their restaurant & bar has been closed again as per government guidance but their takeaway burgers come highly recommended.
Westmill Road, EH18 1LX, Lasswade

Bakeaway | Our local 'The Old Bakehouse' is offering Bakeaways. Pre-order by phoning on Monday or Tuesday between 6pm - 8.30pm (on 07999707513) for a takeaway Friday, Saturday or Sunday. The menu can be found on their website. They are closed for now but reopening for Bakeaways 22nd October.
Main St, West Linton, EH46 7EA

The Old Bakehouse | Our lovely local restaurant just along the road in West Linton is reopening to dine in on Sunday 25th October 11.30am - 6pm. They'll be serving brunch, Sunday Roast and their full menu. Please phone 01968 660830 if you would like to reserve a table. They are offering their Bakeaways (above) from the 22nd October.
Main St, West Linton, EH46 7EA

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Closed for now...

Good Brothers Wine Bar | Great food and wine in a characterful but cosy setting. Closed for now...
4 - 6 Dean Street, Stockbridge, Edinburgh, EH4 1LW

The Lookout | Gardener's Cottage sister restaurant The Lookout has closed for 2 weeks, they hope to reopen on the 26th October. The views from this eatery are second to none.
Calton Hill, Edinburgh, EH7 5AA

The Free Company | Opening their doors again soon for their autumn/winter series, keep an eye on the website.
Cockdurno Farmhouse, Balerno, Edinburgh, EH14 7HZ

The Bonnie Badger | Tom Kitchen's country pub has closed again, a stones throw from Gullane Beach with a delightful beer garden for outdoor dining. They hope to reopen on the 26th October.
Main St, Gullane, EH31 2AB

Greywalls | Greywalls is closed for now. Designed by Lutyens with gardens by Jekyll, Greywalls is pretty special. A special place for posh dinners or afternoon teas. Don't forget to explore the gardens when you are there.
Greywalls, Muirfield, Gullane, East Lothian, EH31 2EG

Timberyard

I.J. Mellis Cheesemonger

Errington Cheese

Secret Herb garden, fire pit, lunch, tea and cake near Edinburgh, Scotland

Secret Herb Garden

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Local Larder

Edinburgh based

Valvona & Crolla | This fantastic old world delicatessen has now reopened although the cafe remains closed. They are still offering a collection service if you would prefer.
19 Elm Row, Edinburgh, EH7 4AA

I.J. Mellis | Purveyors of the finest Scottish cheese, the shops are open and well worth a visit.
330 Morningside Rd, EH10 4QJ

Drinkmonger & Royal Mile Whiskies | Drinkmonger in Bruntsfield has reopened. The staff are fantastically knowledgeable about their wears and will help you find the perfect bottle. Find the perfect Scottish gin or your new favourite whisky.
11 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4HN

Out in the Country

Restoration Yard & Larder | The store & larder are open. A lovely place to take a stroll as well as pick up the groceries.
Dalkeith Country Park via Town Gate, Dalkeith, EH22 1ST

Errington Cheese | Our local artisan cheese makers are now selling their cheese online, they will deliver locally or you can pick up from their farm.
Walston Braehead Farm, Lanark, ML11 8NF

Secret herb garden
| For locally grown potted herbs, dried herbs, herbal teas, local honey or Secret herb garden gin!
Secret Herb Garden, 32A Old Pentland Road, Edinburgh, EH10 7EA

Forsyths of Peebles | The best butcher for miles around, Forsyths are offering click and collect from their shop. They have an excellent bakery next door.
21-25 Eastgate, Peebles, EH45 8AD

Craigie's Farm Shop | Craigie's farm shop is now open, the cafe has also just reopened for breakfast, lunch & afternoon teas.
West Craigie Farm, South Queensferry, Edinburgh, EH30 9AR

Hopetoun Farm Shop | Hopetoun has reopened its farm shop. 10am - 5pm daily.
Hopetoun Farm Shop, South Queensferry, EH30 9RW

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Shopping & Attractions

Things will be a little different for the time being, but there are still some great indie shops and beautiful safe attractions to visit. Read all about it in our journal here.

Scran & Scallie

Urban Angel

The Free Company

Bross Bagels

Drift.

Timberyard

I.J. Mellis Cheesemonger

Errington Cheese

Secret Herb garden, fire pit, lunch, tea and cake near Edinburgh, Scotland

Secret Herb Garden

Scran & Scallie

Urban Angel

The Free Company

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