Drop into one of Edinburgh's best cocktail bars. The Bon Vivant on Thistle Street has just been crowned the first ever Scottish winner of the Tales of the Cocktail 2014 Spirited Awards. Panda & Sons and Bramble (pictured) are also good choices.
The Grain Store When eating out in Edinburgh it's not unreasonable to expect the very best Scottish meat and fish. The Grain Store consistently delivers, with its venison, beef and lamb never failing to impress. The upstairs setting sums up all that is great about Edinburgh: an intimate dining room, moody lighting, bare-brick walls and views of picture-perfect Victoria Street. The three-course lunch for £15 has been running for a long time and offers superb value.