Edinburgh Michelin Star restaurants: Fabulous 4 with Tom Kitchin, Martin Wishart et al (2023)

Best restaurant in Edinburgh? Tom Kitchin? Best restaurant in Scotland? We guide you to discover the delights of all 4 Edinburgh Michelin star restaurants on the 2023 list – including getting there and where’s convenient locally to stay in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh’s a world-class destination – renowned for its fine food – here at PlanPlacestoVisit, we’re often asked how many Michelin-starred restaurants are there in Edinburgh. There are four Edinburgh Michelin-star restaurants, and here’s where we show you how to discover each of their delights.

Name of
Michelin Star Restaurant
Michelin Star ChefAddress
The Kitchin Tom KitchenThe Kitchin,
78 Commercial Quay,
Martin Wishart
Martin WishartMartin Wishart,
54 The Shore,
Number One
Mark DonaldBalmoral Hotel,
1 Princes St,
ConditaConor Toomey15 Sailisbury Place,
Edinburgh Michelin Star Restaurants List

The Kitchin – Edinburgh Michelin Star Restaurant

The Kitchin Restaurant Address: 78 Commercial Quay, Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland EH6 6LX, Scotland

The Kitchin Telephone+44 (0)131 5551755

Located in a smartly converted whisky warehouse – providing the perfect setting for Tom Kitchin’s home-city restaurant – the food and drink scene in Leith is one of the most exciting in Edinburgh – and where the Royal Yacht Britannia is permanently berthed.

The Kitchin - Edinburgh Michelin Star Restaurant
The Kitchin – Edinburgh Michelin Star Restaurant

The Scottish Highlands’ atmosphere – complete with tasteful dry stone wall dividers – are transported to town via Tom Kitchin’s highly skilled, knowledgeable and charming serving team dressed in traditional kilts.

Tom Kitchin, being Scotland’s youngest ever recipient of a Michelin star at the age of 29 made Kitchin the youngest Michelin star recipient in the world.

The Kitchin’s chef patron, Tom Kitchin served his early apprenticeship at the world famous Gleneagles hotel and subsequently worked with amazing French chefs Guy Savoy, Pierre Koffmann and Alain Ducasse – all whom have been awarded three Michelin stars. Tom Kitchin’s masterly cooking melds French style with seasonal Scottish ingredients. Tom Kitchin’s an Edinburgh Michelin star indeed! The Kitchin restaurant was awarded the title of Scotland’s ‘Best Restaurant’ for the second year running at the third annual World Culinary Awards.

Tom Kitchin Michelin Starred Scottish Chef

The Kitchin restaurant is 2.3 miles from Edinburgh Waverley Street railway station (7 minutes by taxi, cost around £8-£11); from Edinburgh’s Haymarket railway station, The Kitchen restaurant is 11 minutes by taxi, cost around £10-£13).

From Edinburgh Airport (EDI) The Kitchen restaurant is 10 miles (30 minutes by taxi, cost around £30 to £40)

Where to stay locally when dining at Tom Kitchin’s The Kitchen, Edinburgh? – of course you will have the usual suspects in mind – the International and national hotel chains – but why not consider somewhere a little more, shall we say, “Regal”…….or “Royal”?

Royal Yacht Enterprises “The Fingal” Floating Hotel

“The Fingal” Floating Hotel Address: Alexandra Dock, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 7DX

Reservations & Gift Vouchers Telephone +44(0)131 357 5000

Not a Michelin Star restaurant, but we have included details of the upscale Fingal, the luxury floating hotel, by Royal Yacht Enterprises, because of its close proximity to The Kitchen, by Tom Kitchin and Restaurant Martin Wishart, both in Leith, Edinburgh.

As overnight accommodation is not permitted on the Royal Yacht Britannia, her custodians, The Royal Yacht Britannia Trust developed an additional income funnel that was not dependent on visitors attending the splendid former Royal Yacht Britannia.

Therefore, a luxury floating hotel concept servicing the upscale leisure market – and also to help attract more evening events to the former Royal Yacht Britannia – was formulated by the Trust’s trading company: Royal Yacht Enterprises – The Fingal Luxury Floating Hotel came into being.

Royal Yacht Enterprises' floating hotel "The Fingal" at Alexander Dock, Edinburgh, Scotland
Royal Yacht Enterprises‘ “The Fingal” Floating Luxury Hotel

Berthed little over half a mile away from The Kitchen, is Royal Yacht Enterprises‘ magnificent floating hotel “The Fingal” at Alexander Dock, Edinburgh, Scotland.

The Blythswood Shipbuilding Company of Glasgow built the hotel’s original historic lighthouse ship, and after a period of private ownership under the name of “Windsor Castle” and a recent £5million conversion – which took more than two years to complete -creating 14 bedroom cabins on the main deck, including four splendid duplex rooms and a spectacular round guest glass lift. Each of the total of 23 cabins aboard Fingal is named after Scottish lighthouses.

Fingal opened to the public in January 2019 and received great acclaim, but suffered lockdowns in 2020/2021 due to the Covid pandemic, along with the rest of the industry.

Now is perhaps the time to arrange a visit or gift voucher, especially if you have a decent accommodation budget, love things nautical, ships and yachts. The staff are attentive like to share the story and tickets to the Royal Yacht Britannia are complementary.

Royal Yacht Enterprises' floating hotel "The Fingal" at Edinburgh, Scotland  Gift Voucher details

Royal Yacht Enterprises “The Fingal” Floating Hotel Reservations and Gift Vouchers Telephone: +44(0)131 357 5000.  Email Enquiries: Reservations@Fingal.co.uk

Martin Wishart – Edinburgh Michelin Star Restaurant

Restaurant: Martin Wishart address: 54 The Shore, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6RA, Scotland

Restaurant Martin Wishart +44(0)131 553 3557

Email  info@martin-wishart.co.uk

Opening in 1999, the Restaurant Martin Wishart has held a Michelin star since 2001 – and voted The Sunday Times 5th best restaurant in the UK.

Like the Edinburgh Michelin star restaurant, The Kitchin, Restaurant Martin Wishart is located in the port of Leith, Edinburgh where he expertly delivers modern European cuisine using classical French techniques – he trained  Le Gavroche and Martin has worked with Albert Roux, Michel Roux Jr, Marco Pierre White and John Burton-Race – proudly using the very finest Scottish ingredients including locally sourced fish and shellfish.

Restaurant Martin Wishart is an Edinburgh institution suiting all occasions from a business lunch to an extended evening special celebration.

We think you’ll find the food to be outstanding with an excellent wine list – and a very enjoyable experience which you’ll look forward to repeating. Restaurant Martin Wishart is also vegetarian friendly, vegan friendly and has wheelchair access. Enjoy!

Martin Wishart is a very active supporter of The Cure Parkinson’s Trust – as a keen yachtsman, Martin crossed the Atlantic Ocean during November/December 2019, raising considerable funds for the charity by the generous sponsorship of his supporters.

The Restaurant Martin Wishart is 2.6 miles from Edinburgh Waverley Street railway station (8 minutes by taxi, cost around £8-£11); from Edinburgh’s Haymarket railway station, The Restaurant Wishart is 12 minutes by taxi, cost around £11-£13).

From Edinburgh Airport (EDI), The Restaurant Wishart is 10.5 miles (30 minutes by taxi, cost around £30 to £40)

Where to stay locally in the port of Leith when dining at Restaurant Martin Wishart, Edinburgh? The Fingal luxury floating hotel noted above is very close – also nearby is Malmaison Edinburgh……

Malmaison Leith, Edinburgh -Address: 1 Tower Place, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 7BZ.

Telephone Malmaison Edinburgh +44(0)1312851478

Set in a stone 1883 building on the trendy waterfront, Malmaison Leith, Edinburgh is a 4-minute walk to The Restaurant Martin Wishart, 7 minutes by taxi to Edinburgh Castle (about £9-11) and a about half a mile / 11-minute walk to the Royal Yacht Britannia.

Number One – Edinburgh Michelin star Restaurant

Number One Restaurant address: The Balmoral, 1 Princess Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ, Scotland.

Number One Restaurant Edinburgh Telephone +44(0)131 557 6727 and 0131 556 2414

Email Number One Restaurant numberone@roccofortehotels.com

Michelin star Scotland - Number One Edinburgh - luxurious upholstery, red lacquered walls and contemporary art 

Number One restaurant is set within the splendour of the hotel Balmoral in the very heart of Edinburgh – immediately adjacent to Edinburgh Waverley Street railway station.

One’s location is extremely convenient for all of the iconic Edinburgh attractions including Edinburgh Castle and The Royal Mile in Edinburgh, famous for its medieval architecture set in long winding passages courtyards and was the main thoroughfare of the Old Town of the city of Edinburgh and Princess Street, the main shopping street of Scotland’s capital.

With Mark Donald, the head chef at Number One at the Balmoral, the restaurant has glamourous richly upholstered seating and red lacquered walls to impart a warm and luxurious ambiance to the hotel basement setting.

There is contemporary art aplenty hanging on the walls – including pieces lent by London’s Royal College of Art and a large triptych print (a piece of art made from 3 paintings) of the Scottish Oak Tree by Adam Ellis, the renowned graduate of The Slade School of Fine Art.

Edinburgh Michelin star classic choice – the excellent standards and superb central Edinburgh location make Number One an iconic destination!

Condita – Edinburgh Michelin Star Restaurant

Condita Restaurant Address: 15 Salisbury Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1SL, Scotland

Condita dining is by reservation only – telephone +44(0)131 667 5777

Reservations request and gift token email: enquiries@condita.co.uk


Set in a converted shop on an unpretentious retail parade, a little away from the centre of Edinburgh, Condita has subtle interior decor varied to suit the time of year – interesting modern seasonal dishes are confidently prepared and skilfully presented by chef Conor Toomey.

The amiable Michelin starred chef Conor, formerly of the Isle of Eriska Hotel, is more than willing to find time to talk should you have questions.

Condita offers seasonal menus, mainly organic – with most of the produce sourced from a 19th-century Victorian walled kitchen garden in the Scottish Borders. Their Michelin-starred no-choice tasting menu lasts around two and a half hours.

Condita restaurant is 1.1 miles from Edinburgh Waverley Street railway station (4 minutes by taxi, cost around £5-£7); from Edinburgh’s Haymarket railway station, The Condita restaurant 2 miles around 6 minutes by taxi, cost around £7-£9).

Condita Gift Tokens:

Condita gift tokens have no expiry date are individually hand-drawn in the style of their pictoral bookmarks – each is unique and personalized – the bookmarks come in hand-drawn cards.

Payment is by BACS (bank transfer) – note gift tokens are posted to the purchaser. Minimum gift token value is £50

email enquiries@condita.co.uk

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Break the Edinburgh journey – Yorkshire Michelin Star Restaurants including Historic York, Yorkshire Dales and Luxury £70m Country Spa

Driving, or on the train north-south or south-north from England in the UK? Break the journey and take the opportunity to enjoy historic York, cosmopolitan Leeds and the beautiful English Yorkshire countryside on the way!

By train – the UK east coast mainline from London Kings Cross Station to Edinburgh Waverley Street Station has stops at historic York and the Yorkshire county town Northallerton.

By car – The A1(M) motorway road runs directly from London to Edinburgh and passes through England’s largest county, Yorkshire, giving easy access to the county’s 8 Michelin star restaurants.

Click the named links below to learn of each Yorkshire Michelin Starred restaurant’s individual features, locations, hotels or accommodation on-site, plus local attractions – and how to get there.

The Star Inn The City – York City Centre

Roots York – York City Centre

The Black Swan at Oldstead – Tommy Banks

The Star Inn at Harome, Rydale, NorthYorkshire

The Pipe and Glass Inn – South Dalton, near Beverley (East Yorkshire)

The Angel at Hetton – Hetton, Skipton (Yorkshire Dales)

The Man Behind The Curtain – Leeds City Centre, West Yorkshire

Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall Luxury Spa (Yorkshire Dales)

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