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Foodie Friday in Edinburgh

Updated: Mar 21, 2023

Travel the world's tasty delights within Edinburgh. From China to Hungary, India to Vietnam there is something for everyone! Recently, I visited my first Filipino cafe and the service/food were excellent. I couldn't wait to share this amazing find.

Nepali Momo's Being Prepared ©MDHarding

Foodie Friday in Edinburgh

Vietnam House Restaurant

Vietnam House Restaurant is conveniently located opposite Haymarket Train Station, Edinburgh. The owner is lovely and very smiley. There are ample tables to accommodate small and large groups, surrounded by incredible Vietnamese art (available to purchase).

Each time I have visited I have been delighted by the serving of fresh spring rolls served with peanut sauce. The spring rolls are filled with delicate salad, mint, and shrimp wrapped in rice paper. Each serving comes with three fresh spring rolls or you can opt for one or two. For only one it is £2.30 or three for only £5.99.

Truly authentic Vietnamese Restaurant in Edinburgh!

Vietnamese Prawn Spring Roll With Peanut Sauce ©MDHarding

Magna Hungaria

Located at the west end of Edinburgh Magna Hungaria delights with the local Hungarian charm. We tried local specialty dishes of Gulyás - Goulash Chicken Soup and Pörkölt – Chicken Stew. Washed down with a Hungarian Beer and Hungarian grape fizzy juice. The best part of a meal is always the dessert, so we could not resist the Hungarian Apricot jam pancakes, topped with vanilla custard sauce. Delicious!

Visit between 12 till 4pm

2 courses £10

3 courses £ 13.00

Can't wait to re-visit!

Chicken Goulash ©MDHarding

Le Marche Francais - French Market

Enjoy the relaxed and friendly atmosphere at Le Marche Francais located on West Maitland Street, Edinburgh. The traditional French cafe serves the most amazing French Onion soup! As well as dine-in options, there is also a bakery selling fresh bread, pastries, and cakes.

French Onion Soup ©MDHarding

Cafe Presko

We recently visited Cafe Presko a Filipino restaurant. Yes, I know. Very unusual! I stumbled upon it and the cakes in the window looked delicious!

Located 10 minutes by bus from the west end of Edinburgh in Gorgie. We tried the spring rolls, paprika sweet potato chips, mami noodle soup, and a refreshing/uplifting kale sweet smoothie. Yum!

It was a great experience with really good service and food. We didn't make a reservation on this occasion but we did see how popular it was.

Looking forward to revisiting it. Have you visited? What was your experience like?

Cafe Presko, Edinburgh ©MDHarding

I hope you have enjoyed reading and are inspired to visit one of these lovely eateries or maybe all, here in Edinburgh. Where will your taste buds take you? Happy Travels:) x

P.S. Has anyone tried the Taiwanese restaurant on Fredrick Street? Also, did you know you can receive great dining offers from 5pm, Wowcher, LivingSocial, and itison or bookyourtable? We've enjoyed eating out over the summer months at the likes of Harvey Nichols, with a three-course set menu meal and cocktail. Delicious!

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