Eating out in Edinburgh used to be a stark choice between stuffy gourmet restaurants with thick drapes and thicker sauces, and basic pub or chip-shop grub. There were a few no-nonsense Italians, and some cosy.
Vegetarians, but not a lot else. Now there are two places with Michelin stars, plus a host of promising contenders. Only backpackers eat battered haggis and deep-fried Mars Bars nowadays,
? Restaurant Martin Wishart, 54 The Shore (0131 553 3557).
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Where To Eat And Drink Edinburgh
The exquisite restaurant of Edinburgh-born chef Martin Wishart, above, was the first to get a Michelin star. His use of Scottish ingredients epitomises how local restaurants, and the locals who eat in them, have changed. Scotland has always been well known for its quality of ingredients – not so.