October must be one of the most delicious months in the Edinburgh calendar, as it is the month of the Edinburgh Restaurant Festival.

From the 8th to the 18th of October some of Edinburgh’s best restaurants open their arms that little bit wider and offer up first class food at bargain prices – with a 3 course set lunch costing £15 and 3 course dinner at £25 at over 30 restaurants in the city – there is something for everyone.

So why not visit a few when you stay with us at the Old Town Chambers or Merchiston Residence, or even make a weekend of it with one of our breaks. To get your taste buds going here are our pick of the best local restaurants in the festival within easy walking distance of the Old Town Chambers.

Cannonball Restaurant – Italian cuisine with a Scottish twist at this award winning restaurant.

Harvey Nichols Forth Floor Restaurant – Luxury dining from Harvey Nichols with a spectacular view of the firth of forth.

The Tower Restaurant – Innovative dining from James Thomson at the Tower Restaurant above Edinburgh’s National Museum of Scotland.

Amarone – Contemporary Milanese restaurant dining experience on Edinburgh’s George Street.

Full details of the festival and restaurants can be found on the This Is Edinburgh website.