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Taste of Scotland

503 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PE, Scotland
+44 131 225 7800
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible16%
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Restaurant Hours
British, Scottish, Seafood
$$ - $$$
503 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PE, Scotland
Neighborhood: Old Town
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Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit to Edinburgh. We went into The Taste of Scotland (170 High Street) where we bought some Scottish biscuits at £3.99 a pack. The next shop we went into we saw the same biscuits for £4.99 for 3 packets. I returned...More

Thank Amby_no1
Reviewed September 4, 2016

On in its 43rd year The Taste of Scotland Scottish Show was a very nice introduction to Edinburgh. The grounds of historic Prestonfield, originally built in 1687 and visited by kings and royalty, are beautifully maintained and make a welcoming site as you arrive on...More

Thank Sharon T
Reviewed August 29, 2016

Visited here on our trip with family to the Edinburgh tattoo. A bit pricey, however was very good and we were well looked after by our waitress.

Thank Frank D
Reviewed July 22, 2016

This is a great shop for last minute souvenirs to take home for family and friends. There are a multitude of Shortbread options - all of which are superb. The marmalade was magnificent as well.

Thank lorlymc
Reviewed April 9, 2016

We walked out of Edinburgh Castle at closing time and were famished. We'd seen pastries in the window of this nice shop earlier in the day, and thought they must have good food to go with that. Yep, and it was delicious! We both ordered...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed March 28, 2016

We stopped in here for a quick lunch while seeing the sights of the Royal Mile. The staff were very friendly and went out of their way to help someone in our group with food allergies. We ordered three different entrees and they were all...More

Thank KonaRider13
Reviewed March 19, 2016

My wife and I popped in to taste of Italy whilst on a short break to Edinburgh . It was quite busy around 7pm so we figured it must be good. We were heartily greeted by a friendly waitress and sat immediately at a table....More

Thank paul t
Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

We visited this little cafe after stumbling across it after visiting the castle. Me and my partner both fancied fish and chips so we thought this would be the ideal place. This has to be the nicest fish and chips I have ever had! Could...More

Thank 123Rolly
Reviewed February 9, 2016

Noticed on menu we would be charged 10% extra for service when paying the bill. We were hungry so ordered mushroom soup for the 4 of us. The soup was tepid on arrival at the table, and all 4 had to be sent back to...More

1  Thank Ann K
Reviewed January 17, 2016

The products are good, specially the fudges, but when it comes to price there are certain products like shortbreads and drinks that are a little above the area's range

Thank Bruna B
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
British, Scottish, Seafood
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 503 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 7800