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directory A handy guide to Edinburgh beyond the festivals

TOP CHEAP EATS Former Neighbours star Mark Little takes us on a whirlwind tour of Edinburgh’s best spots for a cheap meal. The Dogs

110 HANOVER STREET, EH2 1DR0131 220 1208

Excellent centrally located restaurant which is handy for George Street. It does very nice British seasonal food which is very good value in a nice setting, with different little rooms making up the venue, and nice decor. It has an unpretentious, chilled bar downstairs, which is a great place to relax away from the crowds over a drink or two!

The Dogs

cake in the afternoon as well as lunch and dinner. It made the news recently for having squirrel on the menu!

Chop Chop


248 MORRISON STREET, EH3 8DT0131 221 1155

Dumpling restaurant near Haymarket Station which does a wide range of boiled and fried dumplings as well as other dishes. The lunch set menu is very good value but the main menu offers much more variety and a better range of tasty dishes.


94 HANOVER STREET, EH2 1DR0131 225 2131 

An Edinburgh institution which is a vegetarian canteen style cafe and also has a more formal bistro round the corner. Its central location off

10 ANTIGUA STREET, EH1 3NH0131 558 1947


George Street makes it an excellent place to fill up on quick, delicious and very reasonably priced vegetarian food all day and in the evening – great for when you feel like you’ve had one too many Festival junk food meals and to replace lost energy & vitamins!!

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6A NICOLSON STREET, EH8 9DH0131 557 4567

First floor bistro restaurant near the Festival Theatre and the Pleasance which has a relaxed atmosphere and nice decor of mixed funky retro furniture. A good place for coffee and

Edinburgh’s oldest Indian restaurant (it opened in 1947) has had many different locations over the years and is currently based at the top of Leith Walk, opposite the Playhouse. It’s good value, delicious Indian food and has the added bonus of being BYOB which makes for an even cheaper night out. Mark Little: The Bullshit Artist Assembly George Square

10:20pm – 11:20pm, 1–27 Aug, not 8, 14, £8 – £16

Fest Preview 2012  

The definitive Festival magazine

Fest Preview 2012  

The definitive Festival magazine