Until the late 18th century, Edinburgh consisted,
almost exclusively, of what is now known as the Old Town (the area
where you'll find the Castle, Royal Mile and Grassmarket).
The world famous University was founded in 1583,
setting in motion the city's educational and professional
development. The Bank of Scotland was founded in 1695, the first of
many new ventures that would see Edinburgh established as a leading
financial capital by the end of the 20th century.
1707 saw the Act of Union, which joined Scotland
and England together politically, and moved power from Edinburgh's
old parliament to London's Westminster. With streets steeped in
history and a thriving cultural scene, the City of Edinburgh offers
the perfect balance between all things traditional and contemporary.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site at the heart of the
city combines the medieval Old Town, the Georgian New Town and award
winning modern architecture. Explore Edinburgh at your leisure,
youll see views that make for perfect picture postcards,
mysterious winding streets, elegant terraces and an abundance of
shops, bars and restaurants.
The beautiful city of Edinburgh is an enchanting
place for a spring and summer break. With a wonderful menu of events
and festivals including the spring International Science Festival,
the Film Festival and the Edinburgh Festivals including the Jazz,
Book and Fringe - youll be spoilt for choice.
TEAM TO REPRESENT EDINBURGH :
Four restaurants will be chosen with the help of
your votes to represent Edinburgh for judging purposes.
is now openfor 2013 to vote for your favourite restaurant
These were the restaurants voted to represent
Edinburgh 2012 :
Britannia Spice, 150 Commercial
Street Edinburgh EH6 Tel : 0131 555 2255 www.britanniaspice.co.uk
Radhuni 93 Clerk Street,
Loanhead Edinburgh EH20 9RE Tel : 0131 440 3566 www.theradhuni.co.uk
Spice Pavilion 3a1 Dundas
Street, Edinburgh EH3 6QG Tel : 0131 467 5506 www.thespicepavilion.co.uk
Suruchi 14a Nicolson Street
Edinburgh EH8 9DH Tel |: 0131 556 6583 www.suruchirestaurant.com
Other Edinburgh restaurants : The
Verandah, Kalpna, Lancers, Clay Oven, Ignite, Gandhis, Guchhi,
Kasturi, The Raj, Spice Pavillion, Suruchi, Indian Cavalry Club,
Mother India's Cafe