Edinburgh City Guide
Kestin's personal guide to the best places to stay, eat, drink and shop in the city of Edinburgh.
2 Porteous Pend, 25 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2HP
Porteous' Studio is an architect-designed holiday home nestled in the heart of the Old Town of Edinburgh, constructed from pure and natural products to create a peaceful interior.
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127 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4JN
Eden Locke is a design-led aparthotel in the city centre made for those who want to experience a unique and authentic stay, ensuring every detail is thought of for any length of stay.
3 North West Circus Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6ST
A menswear and womenswear brand with a philosophy of quality manufacturing and longevity.
6 North West Circus Place , Stockbridge, EH3 6ST
Offering high quality skin, hair and body care products with meticulous attention to detail.
9 St. Stephen Street, Edinburgh EH3 5AN
A beautiful lifestyle store and massage treatment space focusing on well being.
81-83 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2HJ
Edinburgh's best know vintage store.
Bon Tot - Childrenswear
46 St Stephen Street, Stockbridge, Edinburgh
Edinburgh's best Kids clothing shop. Located in the old Kestin Hare unit in Stockbridge.
A beautiful independent womenswear retailer in Edinburgh's New Town.
10 Lady Lawson St, Edinburgh, EH3 9DS
Our friends at Timberyard have a creative menu of locally-sourced artisanal produce in industrial-chic former warehouse space.
78 Commercial St, Edinburgh EH6 6LX
The Kitchin is a Michelin Star restaurant located in Leith dedicated to using the finest, freshest Scottish seasonal produce.
5 Hunter Square, Edinburgh EH1 1QW
Relaxed Italian street food and pizza restaurant.
64 Thistle St, Edinburgh, EH2 1EN
Freshly made and authentic Mexican street food in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.
The best Thai food in Edinburgh.
23-23a Brougham Pl, Edinburgh EH3 9JU
94 Buccleuch St, Edinburgh EH8 9NH
A great casual Korean spot in Edinburgh's Student district.
94 Buccleuch St, Edinburgh EH8 9NH
This Edinburgh institution is a firm favourite at Kestin Hare.
Spitaki Greek Taverna
Excellent casual Greek Dining.
133-135 East Claremont Street, Edinburgh
Spacious specialist in dim sum, Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine with set lunch menus and takeaway.
Coffee & Brunch
121 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1DJ
Relaxed and cosy atmosphere in the building of an old tradition bakers, Ubran Angel is the place for brunch with a focus on careful sourcing of ingredients at their seasonal best.
Williams & Johnson
Custom Lane, 67 Commercial St, Customs Wharf, Edinburgh, Eh6 6LH
A micro-roasters based in Leith with their flagship cafe in Custom Lane and a passion for sharing beautiful coffee.
Milk at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop
21 Hawthornvale, Edinburgh EH6 4JT
MILK is a destination for nutritionally sound and natural food with all dishes and cakes made in house with fresh, whole ingredients.
92 Commercial Quay, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6LX
Quay Commons is casual and modern gathering space, bakery and licensed cafe, set in a former bonded warehouse in Leith.
39A Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3NH
Small, quirky bar with a constantly changing specialist cocktail menu.
51 Thistle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1DY
Relaxed environment with a highest quality selection of cocktails, wine and spirits.
6A Queen St, Edinburgh, EH2 1JE
Known as one of the best cocktail bars in Edinburgh, Bramble is hidden underground in the city centre.
Hyde & Son
127 George street, Edinburgh, EH2 4JN
Situated within Eden Locke hotel, Hyde & Son serves a carefully curated selection of Scotland's best spirits and cocktails, local whiskies and wines sourced from around the globe. They also serve filtered coffees that are revised daily.