Seven new Edinburgh restaurants to try this spring

Step out of your comfort zone this spring and introduce your taste buds to new and exciting flavours at one of these new Edinburgh eateries. 

Published 14th Mar 2018
Updated 18 th Sep 2023

Six by Nico

(97 Hanover Street, EH2 1DJ -

Six By Nico

The latest restaurant to make its home on Hanover Street has Edinburgh foodies buzzing - and for good reason.

Nico Simeone and his team have already delighted diners in Glasgow with their inventive and exciting twist on dining - every six weeks the restaurants revamps its menu and theme.

The restaurant opens on March 14 when it will preview its "chippie" themed menu.

El Cartel

(Teviot Place, EH8 9AG -

El Cartel have already delighted Edinburgh diners with their small plates of Mexican cuisine

El Cartel have already delighted Edinburgh diners with their small plates of Mexican cuisine (Photo: El Cartel Facebook)

The hugely popular Thistle Street restaurant are taking their Mexican flavours to Teviot Place.

The eatery has quickly become a favourite among city diners with their small plates of Central American inspired food.

The Teviot Place restaurant is set for a late spring/early summer opening, but firm details are currently thin on the ground.

Ransacked Black Oven

(27-29 Marshall Street, EH8 9BJ -

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Taking the place of popular pizzeria Wildmanwood is Persian themed restaurant Ransacked Black Oven.

The curiously named eatery will specialise in middle-eastern street food including; sourdough flat breads, marinated meats, falafel, salads, pestos, oils and dip - all made in their authentic wood burning oven.

Chop House

(88 Bruntsfield Place, EH10 4HG -

Chop House is haven for carnivores

Chop House is haven for carnivores (Photo: Chop House)

Since launching in 2015, Chop House have delighted carnivores with their sumptuous steaks and seafood at venues in Leith and Market Street.

Their latest venture is set to open in Bruntsfield on March 23rd and will continue deliver menu favourites including; BBQ fillet tail served with chimichurri and watercress, and mussels served in bone marrow broth.

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The Fishmarket

(24-25 Pier Place, EH6 4LP -

The Fishmarket is the latest seafood restaurant to find its home in the north of Edinburgh.

The Newhaven Harbour restaurant is the joint venture of Welch's fishmongers and chef patron of Ondine, Roy Brett and appears destined to be one of the city's prime seafood eateries.

The restaurant is slated for an April opening.

Bodega Tollx

(36 Leven Street, EH3 9LJ -

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Bodega specialise in tacos stuffed with creative - and delicious - fillings (Photo: Bodega)

Riding on the success of their Leith restaurant, Bodega are opening their second venue in the city's Tollcross area.

The new venue continues to serve up their delicious tacos, with fillings including; avocado tempura, buffalo chicken and Vietnamese pork.

Miss Woo's

(7 Bernard Street, EH6 6PW -

Taking the place of Mamasan's coctail bar on Bernard Street in Leith is Miss Woo's.

Along with an inventive selection of cocktails, Miss Woo's is serving up plates of Asian inspired street food.

Dishes include pulled pork bao buns and spicy Korean wings.

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