Scottish Food - Let a culinary journey begin!

We, at the Dene Guest House, are committed to promoting local restaurants, pubs and cafes to our guests to enjoy great  Scottish food with a twist!

Many of the restaurants below are within walking distance from the Dene Guest House and offer regional Scottish and international dishes. And some do not even have a traditional menu, they offer a harvest!  

We are very happy to highlight these local gems and hope that you will enjoy them as much as we do.

For more information on the restaurants please visit their website to get excited about their menus! Pre-bookin recommended!

New Chapter Restaurant, Eyre Place in Edinburgh

‘Honest, fresh, and fantastically tasty food bringing international influences to the best of Scotland’s larder. We have a menu full of freshly prepared local produce that changes with the season, all carefully prepared with passion and attention by chefs with a wealth of experience and served to you by a front of house team who are as friendly as they are knowledgeable. What this boils down to is fabulous food with none of the pretension – a relaxed atmosphere, fair prices and, above all, a thoroughly warm welcome. Bringing years of knowledge to a brand new neighbourhood venture in Edinburgh’s thriving food scene, here at New Chapter we’re proud to give you food and service to shout about.’

New Chapter has become a word-of-mouth success in Edinburgh since its reopening at the end of October 2015. Known for their inventive A La Carte offerings, a great value fixed-price lunch menu and friendly but unobstrusive service, this neighbourhood restaurant also offers private dining for larger parties in its highly recommended downstairs rooms. A busy local haunt serving Scottish and Modern European food – always with a twist.

18 Eyre Place,Edinburgh,EH3 5EP

Tel. +44 (0) 131 556 0006

Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Mon-Sat 12:00-14:30, 17:30-22:00 & Sun 12:00-14:30, 17:30-21:00

The Scran & Scallie in Stockbridge

The Scran & Scallie was opened in March 2013 Edinburgh. It's a well established  Pub with Dining created by the management team behind Michelin star establishments The Kitchin and Castle Terrace Restaurant. 

Top Michelin star chefs Tom Kitchin and Dominic Jack work with the chefs to develop menus of simple, affordable dishes executed to perfection, showcasing their expertise, passion and knowledge of the best suppliers in Scotland.

The food available reflects the team’s ‘From Nature to Plate’ ethos and includes fresh, modern dishes alongside some forgotten classics such as The Scran & Scallie’s Traditional Fish Pie; Highland BBQ brisket; Pig's heid paté and a seasonal ‘Crumble of the Day’

The gastro pub offers relaxed dining with menus showcasing great Scottish food and a range of traditionally brewed ales and artisan beers served in a relaxed and cosy setting.

The pub is open seven days a week serving lunch, bar ‘scran’ and dinner along with brunch at the weekend. It also offers an extensive drinks menu throughout the day.

1 Comely Bank Rd, Edinburgh EH4 1DT   

For reservations please phone in Tel: +44(0) 131 332 6281  or book online

The Dome Edinburgh, on George Street

~The Grill Room~The Club Room~Conference Suites~The Green Room~The Georgian Tea Room~The Front Bar~

An Edinburgh institution since opening its doors in 1996, The Dome sits resplendent with its Graeco-Roman façade and Corinthian Portico in central George Street in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town welcoming local residents and those from across the world 362 days of the year. We are incredibly proud to be considered a first choice venue to meet family, friends and colleagues for Coffee, Cocktails, Tea, Lunch and Dinner in the magnificent and memorable surrounds of The Dome.

Enjoy this quintessential tea tradition, set in the opulent splendour of the Georgian Suite within the magnificent institution of The Dome in Edinburgh. Our guests are invited to enjoy tea in the relaxed luxury of the Georgian Tea Room with its plush decor, crystal chandeliers, crisp white linen, black and gold wall panelling and cushioned ebony chairs.

The Georgian Tea Room is located on the 1st floor with access via our staircases and lift. 

Opening Hours

The Georgian Tea Room is open every day from 11am-5pm. RESERVATIONS ADVISABLE CALL 0131 624 8624 OR MAKE ONLINE RESERVATION


Aizle, in the Newington area of Edinburgh

aizle (n) [Scots.] a burning coal; a glowing hot ember; a spark.   (Tripadvisor's No. 1 Restaurant in Edinburgh, truly an experience)

Aizle has no traditional menu. We offer a 5-course dinner for £45 which is based around our monthly “Harvest”.

There’s no need to choose anything! This means we have the freedom to utilise the very best produce local farms and suppliers have to offer.

Our customers benefit by knowing everything on their plate is at the height of quality and seasonality.

We also offer paired drinks for £35 , as well as bespoke wine, beer and cocktail list!

107-109 St. Leonard’s StreeT, EH8 9QY, Edinburgh (easy to reach by public transport or cab)

Tel: +44 (0) 131 662 9349 or book online on our website  see the monthly harvest ingredients and opening times there.

The Dene highly recommends this unique dining experience along with the paired drinks, and for those who have a special requests let the Aizle know in advance when you book so the chef can create a substitute.

Edinburgh is an inspiring and surprising town to visit, let the food be part of that too with unique and affordable dinner experience at the Aizle.


    Bacco Wine Bar


    Bacco Wines is a lovely wine bar and perfect to relax after a busy day of sightseeing.  Bacco wines highlight's Italian wines and Silvio the owner is very passionate about his wines and always happy to explain characteristics of each wine. Cheeses and charcuteries can also be ordered and weekly specials are available. 

    For wine tastings visit the website or Facebook page. You can also enjoy having wine delivered to your room as all our rooms have a Bacco menu to order from the comfort of your room.

    A true gem for all wine lovers! Bacco Wine - wine shop and bar - offers themed wine tastings every Wednesday night. The topics vary from wine region to method of winemaking, but always have fine Italian wines as protagonists of the events. Blind tastings are held on occasion offering interactive and captivating action in a very informal and friendly atmosphere. 

    In the middle of every month the bar turns into a lively public party - Mid Month Aperitivo - Italian style buffet included in the price of a drink. 

    Follow Bacco Wine Facebook page to know more events and information. 


    Bacco Wine

    136 Dundas street, EH3 5 DQ

    0131 281 1375