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Update 22nd March 2021 : Light at the end of the tunnel

The tourism and hospitality sector has been given cautious optimism in these last few days. The Scottish Government has given the industry a reopening date of the 26th April. We look forward to updating this page with dates and optimism as the sector slowly starts to get back on its feet.

List updated 22nd March

Bross Bagels

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Lunch & teatime treats

Edinburgh based

Oink Canongate - hog roast rolls & takeaways | Open Mon - Sun 11am -3pm (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 in Corstorphine | Open for delicious takeaway cream teas. Collection or sit in if you book ahead.
277 St Johns Road, Edinburgh

Lowdown | The best coffee in George Street served from a super cool scandi basement. They have now reopened for takeaways with, as they say, a little less capacity & a little more sanitiser! Open Fri - Sun 10am til 4pm.
40 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2LE

Urban Angel | Best brunch in Edinburgh, Just open for takeaways just now, Fri - Sun 10am til 3pm
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 9am til 4pm & Sunday 9.30am til 4pm
86 Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, EH4 1HH

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. Open Thurs - Mon 10am til 4pm
Pentland Hills Cafe Express, Flotterstone, Milton Bridge, EH26 0PP

Restoration Yard & Larder | Restoration Yard remains closed. However, The Kitchen To Go opens on Friday 26th March offering takeaway treats and hot food, daily from 9.30am. The Foodhall in The Store is also open daily from 10am.
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 online for 4 - 8 people and scones, cakes and coffees can be pre ordered or picked up on the day. Booking essential unless to takeaway.
Canty Bay, EH39 5PL, North Berwick

The Lobster Shack | Now open Saturdays & Sundays 12 - 6pm. 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 9am til 3pm, the cafe has also reopened for takeaways.
West Craigie Farm, South Queensferry, Edinburgh, EH30 9AR

Closed for now...

Mary’s Milk Bar in the Grassmarket | Delicious ice cream and chocolate made every morning | * Hibernating until lockdown is lifted in April, usually open for takeaways Thursday to Sunday 11am - 6pm
19 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2HS

S Luca | Ice cream made in Edinburgh and served from their shop in Morningside. *Still closed for now.
16 Morningside Road, Edinburgh
, EH10 4DB

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

Drift.

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The best of Dining out ...& in!

Edinburgh based

The Little Chartroom | Small but perfectly formed the Little Chartroom is still closed. They have online ordering for takeaway though and have also reopened their little tlc on the prom at Portobello beach offering brunch Wed - Mon 11am - 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 "Vietnamese Fusion" will be running throughout April. Delivery only.
97 Hanover St, Edinburgh, EH2 1DJ

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 is reopening on the 17th May!

Chop House | available to order for collection via their website - go here for the very best of steaks in Edinburgh. *No reopening date for the restaurants yet.
88 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4HG


Out in the Country

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


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Closed for now...

Scran & Scallie | Tom Kitchen's Edinburgh restaurant is closed for now in Stockbridge.
1 Comely Bank Road, Stockbridge, Edinburgh, EH4 1DR

Contini | Beautiful Italian food served in a fabulous vaulted building on George Street. Contini reopening on the 26th April their sister restaurant The Scottish Cafe is reopening in Princes Street Gardens on the 6th May.
103 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3ES

Wedgewood | The restaurant reopens on the 19th May but they are continuing their popular takeaway.
267 Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Timberyard | Timberyard will reopen from Thursday 29th April. We will be able to serve alcohol in the yard until 9 pm but for the time being not indoors.
10 Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DS

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 is reopening in April. The views from this eatery are second to none.
Calton Hill, Edinburgh, EH7 5AA

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

The Bonnie Badger | Tom Kitchen's country pub is still closed, a stones throw from Gullane Beach with a delightful beer garden for outdoor dining.
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. Reopening on the 26th April
Greywalls, Muirfield, Gullane, East Lothian, EH31 2EG

The Old Bakehouse | The bakehouse will unfortunately not be reopening after lockdown.
Main St, West Linton, EH46 7EA

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. Mon - Sat 9am til 6pm
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

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 open, the cafe has also reopened for takeaways.
West Craigie Farm, South Queensferry, Edinburgh, EH30 9AR

Hopetoun Farm Shop | Hopetoun farm shop is open. 10am - 5pm daily.
Hopetoun Farm Shop, South Queensferry, EH30 9RW

Closed for now...

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

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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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