Average price: £8 (lunch), £13 (evening meal)
Food served: Mon 7am–6pm; Tue–Fri 7am–10pm; Sat 9am–10pm; Sun 9am–6pm.
With its glass, wood, clean lines and plentiful light, this Swedish bakery and café lives by the ethos that the first ingredient one needs when making a good sandwich is passion.
Average price: £12.50 (set lunch), £21 (evening meal), £14.50 (Pre-Theatre
House wine: £20 per bottle
Food served: Mon–Fri 7–10am, noon–2.30pm, 5.30–10.30pm; Sat 8–11am, noon–2.30pm, 5.30–10.30pm; Sun 8–11am, 12.30–3pm, 5.30–10.30pm. Pre-theatre times: Mon–Sun 5.30–7pm.
You might be in central Edinburgh, but this is one bistro with a strong French accent. Classic dishes are present and correct: French onion soup, onglet steak, coq au vin, boudin blanc and so on. And the vin, oh the vin…..over 700 choices. The sommelier will guide you with enthusiasm and insight.
Average price: £7.75 (set lunch), £18 (evening meal)
Pre-theatre price: £9.95
House wine: £13.95 per bottle
Food served: Tue–Fri noon–2.30pm, 5.30–10pm; Sat noon–3pm, 5.30–10.30pm; Sun 10.30am–4pm.
This neighbourhood bistro comes well recommended, impressing Joanna Blythman and Tam Cowan alike. Its charm is understandable, cooking appealing, prices reasonable. Drawing on a palate of North African and Mediterranean influences with a smattering of Scottish favourites, there’s certainly plenty of choice.
Average price: £11.45 (lunch), £21 (evening meal)
House wine: £15.95 per bottle
Food served: Mon–Sat 10am–11pm; Sun noon–11pm
Edinburgh is an historic and tourist friendly city. Guided tours by bus or foot can be booked here for a slight discount. The Conference Venue is just a short walk from the city centre and all major attractions within the city. Further information on sight-seeing and the city of Edinburgh can be found at VisitScotland or Experience Edinburgh.
Edinburgh is a small and compact city and very easy to navigate. The local transport system is however limited to the local bus services operated by Lothian Buses. The cost of a single ticket is £1.40 and a day ticket costs £3.50. Route maps can be found here.