things to do in bruntsfield edinburgh

shops - walks - restaurants
Our hand-selected list of the best things to in Bruntsfield will guarantee a trip to remember, right in the heart of the Scottish capital.
The leafy district of Bruntsfield is absolutely brimming with independent stores, cafés and artisan retailers selling bespoke goods you won't find anywhere else.  

Whilst staying at the Bruntsfield Hotel, you have a wealth of things to do right on your doorstep. Spend the day browsing the local gift shops and boutiques, go for a leisurely walk along the tree-lined paths of the Bruntsfield Links and Meadows Park or treat yourself to coffee & cake or a glass of beer or wine in one of the stylish local cafés and bars.  

Our selected list of the best things to in Bruntsfield will ensure that you experience the true flavour of this beautiful area of Edinburgh.

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Artisan Foods

Andante Bakery

This award-winning Morningside bakery provides freshly baked breads using locally sourced ingredients, made from scratch on the premises. Specialities include the rye sourdough loaf, New York style deli rolls and a selection of croissants and sweet treats.

Mellis Cheese

This Edinburgh institution stocks a huge range of British and continental cheeses as well as delicious accompaniments and artisan bread, oatcakes and local sausages. Graze on charcuterie and cheese with a glass of wine in the delightful lounge at the back of the shop.

Coco Chocolatier

Experience a true flavour of Scotland at this artisanal chocolate workshop and boutique in Bruntsfield. The Isle of Skye Sea Salt bar and Haggis Spice with warming flavours of cloves and nutmeg are a must-try. Each bar is handmade using the world’s finest South American cocoa.


Ooh! Ruby Shoes

Ooh! Ruby Shoes boasts a sophisticated range of designer shoes and superior customer service that won't fail to disappoint. Their footwear and clothing collections are sourced and handpicked from Italy, Spain and Scandinavia.

Vivaldi Accessories

Located near Holy Corner, this independent ladies' boutique offers exclusive clothing, footwear and accessories from a wide range of European brands. You'll also find an extensive selection of silver and costume jewellery, and scarves in every colour and pattern. 217 Bruntsfield Place Edinburgh, EH10 4DH 0131 447 9229

Biscuit Clothing

If you're after a complete shopping experience under one roof, then Biscuit Clothing is the place for you. This spacious boutique sells leisure and work wear plus gifts, books and accessories, all within a few minutes' walk from the hotel.


Project Coffee

Using beans from small artisanal roasters, Project Coffee serves up the perfect flat white, Americano or espresso shot. The atmosphere is relaxed with a varied menu to suit all tastes. Choose from a selection of pastries, full Scottish breakfast or a delicious sandwich with homemade soup.

Chocolate Tree

The Chocolate Tree serves an array of artisan chocolate products including hot drinks, confectionery, ice-cream and cake. Relax indoors with a warming hot chocolate or enjoy the best dairy-free gelato in town in the outdoor seating area.

Honeycomb & Co

This relaxed neighbourhood eatery combines a friendly, efficient service and great food to create the perfect dining experience. Whether it's breakfast, brunch, lunch or coffee you're after, sit back and relax in the charming setting of Honeycomb & Co.



Curiouser sells an extensive range of products, from illustrative prints and cards to jewellery and homeware. Working with local designers, the emphasis is on bright colours and good design with a number of exclusive limited-edition pieces from Edinburgh-based artists.

Rosie Brown

With muted colours and subtle textures, Rosie Brown jewellery is designed for everyday wear but is equally suitable for a special occasion or night out. All products are hand crafted from the finest silver, gold and gemstones by highly skilled jewellers in their Bruntsfield workshop.

Nice Stuff

Nice Stuff stocks an array of gorgeous furnishings and accessories, providing the perfect birthday or anniversary gift. Many products are made locally and exclusively for the shop, so you're guaranteed to find that special something for friends and loved ones, or even an indulgent treat for yourself!


Left Field Bistro

A true neighbourhood bistro which specialises in bistro classics and seafood. Small and compact, you will feel part of the neighbourhood when dining here. Left Field has a carefully chosen wine list with a few surprises.

Cafe Grande

This family-friendly bistrot is open from 9am until late and serves up the best in breakfast, lunch and supper dishes. With fresh, local, seasonal produce delivered daily, the café is renowned for its excellent food and quality service.


Stylish Montpeliers bar provides a quality bar and café atmosphere seven days a week. Enjoy a craft beer or cocktail at the lively bar or enjoy a coffee soaking up the local atmosphere in the outdoor seating area adorned with pretty trees and plants.

walking & Jogging Routes

The Bruntsfield Links and Meadows are the perfect place for a walk or short jog.

The Meadows is situated between the hotel and Edinburgh's old town and features several walkways, cafes and tennis courts

watching the world go by

Lovely cafes are never far away

Why not stop off at one the many cafes on your walk into the city centre?


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