Mexican food is on the menu at Newington’s Diablo Loco Picture: Diablo Loco)14 new restaurants and bars to try in Edinburgh this winter Gillian McDonald November 12, 2017 Food Branch out from your old favourites this winter and try some of Edinburgh‘s newest bars and restaurants. From street food pizza joints to gourmet seafood bars, these brand new places are well worth a visit. Diablo Loco (74-78 South Clerk Street, EH8 9PT) Shaking up our tequila game, one Smoked Paprika Margarita at a time! . . . #diabloloco #bemoreloco #margaritatime #tequilalovers #edinburghbars #fridayfeels A post shared by DiabloLoco (@diabloloco_edin) on Oct 27, 2017 at 7:34am PDT Newly opened on South Clerk Street, Diablo Loco is a Mexican bar, serving up authentic street food and an eclectic cocktail menu. Expect tacos, tequila and margaritas galore from this new venture by Signature Pubs, who also own popular Edinburgh bars like Badger & Co, Element, and Heads & Tales. White Horse Oyster Bar (266 Canongate, EH8 8AA) Not long until the corks pop & the oysters are shucked. We open our doors on Friday 10th November & are now taking bookings online (link in bio). . . . . #shucks #launchparty #openingsoon #whitehorseseafood #champagne #oysters #freshseafood #sustainability #provenance #edinburghfoodie #edinburghbloggers #visitscotland A post shared by White Horse Oyster Bar (@whitehorseoysterbar) on Nov 1, 2017 at 4:01am PDT Taking over the site of the oldest inn on the Royal Mile, the White Horse Oyster Bar (from the team behind Chop House and Monteith’s) opens on 10 November. The menu focuses on the best of British seafood, with small plates of inventive sharing dishes sitting alongside more traditional main courses. Look out for the custom built tank at the centre of the restaurant, allowing diners to select their own lobster to be freshly cooked. East Pizzas (7 Commercial Street, EH6 6JA) The classic: tomato, mozzarella and basil. A post shared by east PIZZAS (@eastpizzas) on Oct 10, 2017 at 11:20am PDT Leith’s newest opening is East Pizzas, a pizza parlour which concentrates on thoughtfully sourced produce from local suppliers. Their rustic Italian pizza dough is made in-house daily, and the ingredients for the toppings are supplied by the likes of Highland Ridge Larder, Kedar Cheese Company, Peelham Farm, Phantassie Organic, and East Coast Cured. Lovecrumbs & Century General Store (22 St Stephen Street, EH3 5AL) saturday squad at your service 👋🏻 #cake #edinburgh #treats #nicetimes #coffee #flatlay #cappuccino #cafe #f52grams #buzzfeast #weekend #chocolate #brownies #winter #cosy A post shared by lovecrumbs (@hellolovecrumbs) on Nov 11, 2017 at 2:10am PST Two Edinburgh favourites, Lovecrumbs and Century General Store, have teamed up to create a coffee shop-homeware store hybrid. At the new cafe in Stockbridge, visitors can enjoy a slice of Lovecrumbs’ famous cake whilst browsing the curated selection of stationery, homeware and gifts from Century General Store. Gaucho (4a St Andrew Square, EH2 2BD) Next level steak. All 500 grams of it ❤️ A post shared by Gaucho Edinburgh (@gauchoedinburgh) on Oct 20, 2017 at 10:01am PDT Renowned Argentinian steak restaurant, Gaucho, is opening a flagship Scottish restaurant at St Andrew Square in mid-November. As well as classic steak dishes and over 200 Argentinian wines, the menu will also feature a Scottish influence, with dishes such as haggis empanadas, made using locally sourced produce. Wine House Hotel 1821 (4 Picardy Place, EH1 3JT) #winetasting #valpolicella #edimburgh #zonin1821 #redtime #start #allnight #winelovers #meditation #love A post shared by Marco Rossi – Masseria Barone🍷 (@marcoreds11) on Oct 25, 2017 at 1:24pm PDT The Wine House Hotel 1821 is a collaboration between the Zonin family (who run the largest privately owned vineyard in Italy) and Scottish restaurateur, Sep Marini. Offering several boutique rooms, the hotel also gives guests the chance to try a huge selection of wines in the stylish bar, or learn more about wine at regular tastings and events held in the unique ‘wine library’ room. Bistro Deluxe by Paul Tamburrini (81 Holyrood Road, EH8 8AU) Super soigné meal as always @paul.tamburrini thanks chef! #ox #cheeks #bordelaise #pommespuree #pinotnoir #soigné #taste #flavour #food #wine #chefstyle #cheflife #bistrodeluxe #edinburgh #scotland A post shared by Fraser Cameron (@fraser.cameron) on Oct 29, 2017 at 4:44pm PDT Paul Tamburrini (previously the chef director at Martin Wishart’s Honours Brasserie) has opened his first solo venture, the Bistro Deluxe, within the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel. The menu features classic French fine dining cuisine, made with fresh Scottish ingredients, such as duck, lentil and foie gras terrine with carrot puree. NKD Pizza (6-8 Morningside Drive, EH10 5LY) This is your friendly reminder that from today @nkdpizzascotland will be delivering vegan pizza! I hope you like the cheese we picked… A post shared by Vegan Edinburgh (@vegan_edi) on Nov 3, 2017 at 10:40am PDT NKD Pizza’s first Scottish restaurant, which opened recently in Morningside, serves up freshly made pizzas with their signature 10 grain base. Rather than a traditional dough, the base is made from an ‘Ancestral Blend’ of grains, prebiotic agave fibre and probiotics, offering a lighter and healthier alternative. There are plans to open a further four premises in Edinburgh by the end of next year, with a St John’s Road store expected in early 2018. Taxidi Greek Bistro (6 Brougham Street, EH3 9JH) cold weather deliciousness. #scottishgreekfusion #yum A post shared by nichole aven (@nicholeaven) on Oct 11, 2017 at 6:34am PDT Taking over the premises of the former My Big Fat Greek Kitchen, Taxidi serves up Greek food in a relaxed bistro setting. With an ethos of “Greek simplicity”, the all-day restaurant serves everything from coffee and Mediterranean breakfasts to traditional dinnertime favourites, like moussaka. @pizza (Charlotte Lane, EH2 4QZ) They may say that time’s a healer, but some don’t have the minutes to spare deciding between our 56,000 possible pizza topping combinations. For you, the full throttle racers who fly through life, we introduce a little something special. Some may call them the heroes. The masterpieces, the paragons, the champions. We call them The Classics – allow us to introduce them. A post shared by @pizza (@at.pizza) on Nov 6, 2017 at 10:28am PST Promising to deliver “pizza’s counter culture”, @pizza are hoping to shake things up when they open on 23 November. Their creative take on pizza is inspired by pop culture (look out for options like the At Tiffany’s breakfast pizza) and the ingredients used come from local suppliers. BrewDog (50 Lothian Road, EH3 9BY) It's never a bad day to enjoy an imperial stout, especially one as good as Tokyo. #brewdog #brewdogedinburgh #craftbeergeek #craft #craftbeer #craftnotcrap #craftbeerporn #stout #stoutbeer #stoutlover #dark A post shared by BrewDog Edinburgh (@brewdogedin) on Jul 14, 2017 at 6:58am PDT With one successful location already operating in Edinburgh, Scottish craft brewers, BrewDog, are soon to open a second venue on Lothian Road. As well as 25 taps of craft beer, visitors can expect a street food style menu, an outdoor seating area and an in-house BottleDog shop. BABA (130 George Street, EH2 4QH) Picture: Gillian MacDonald New from the team behind Glasgow’s popular Ox and Finch restaurant, BABA focuses on Levantine cuisine.