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Students Guide: Where To Eat In Edinburgh

Every year we see thousands of students flock to the city to live whilst attending one of the many Universities or Colleges that Edinburgh has to offer, so much so that students actually make up 12% of the Capitals population! Edinburgh is a city known for its historic attractions and diverse culture, however it’s also home to a multitude of outstanding restaurants and takeaways of various cuisines. So if you’re a student in Edinburgh at the moment it’s likely you’ll feel a bit overwhelmed with all the amazing food options on your doorstep. We’ve put together a list of our favourite hotspots around the city that are available to order on the What The Fork app. Plus, we know that living the student life usually means living on a budget so we’ve included some discount codes available to use on the app too.

Laila Edinburgh

63 Cockburn St, Edinburgh EH1 1BS

Possibly the most aesthetically pleasing brunch spot in Edinburgh. This isn’t your average avocado on toast type brunch though (although theirs is delicious), Laila offers all your brunch classics with a Mediterranean twist. Think ruby waffles, aleppo eggs, candyfloss on pancakes and lucky charm lattes. The pictures speak for themselves!

Use code LAILA10 for 10% off your first order on the What The Fork app.

Source: Instagram @lailaedinburgh

Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch​

65 Pleasance, Edinburgh EH8 9TG

The creators of Scotland’s original vegan lorne sausage! BBL are a small independent family business that pride themselves on providing the very best products and fresh produce available. Keeping sustainability at the heart of what they do, all their food is sourced locally helping to reduce their carbon footprint. With a wide range of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options available, whether it’s a burger or vegan Scottish breakfast you’re after, there’s plenty to choose from.

Use code BBL10 to get 10% off your first order on the What The Fork app.

Source: Instagram @nothingfishy.omega3 @charltoad

Civerinos Slice

Forrest Road – 49 Forrest Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2QP
West Slice – 187 St John’s Rd, Corstorphine, Edinburgh EH12 7SL
Prom Slice – 47-49 Figgate Ln, Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 1HJ

Whether it’s lining your stomach before a big night out or curing the hangover the next day, Civerinos is a certified way to sort you out. Unless you’re new to Edinburgh or you’ve been living under a rock – you’ll know just how good Civerinos is, so it’s no surprise that Tripadvisor named them as one of the top 10 pizzerias in the UK! Keep your eyes peeled for great discounts in the ‘deals’ tab on the What The Fork app too as Civerinos are prone to a mid-week promotion.

Source: Instagram @Civerinos_Slice

Sugar House

Kings Road Stores, 2 King’s Rd, Edinburgh EH15 1EA

If it’s something sweet you’re after, Sugar House is the place to go. With over 20 different ice cream flavours to choose from plus a wide selection of waffles, crepes, cookie dough, milkshakes and many many more – you’ll not be disappointed. Perfect if you’re swapping the student nights out for a cosy movie night in!

Use code SUGAR10 for 10% off your first order on the What The Fork app.

Source: Instagram @Sugarhouseedinburgh

Remember when you order from What The Fork you can save your favourite locations and meals so you don’t have to go searching for them every time! 


Make sure to tag us if you order from What The Fork, you can find us on instagram  @whattheforkapp and facebook.com/whattheforkapp.


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