7 of the best restaurants for meat lovers in Edinburgh

Looking for serious steaks, sticky ribs, or the best burgers in town? We’ve rounded up Edinburgh’s best restaurants for meat lovers – guaranteed to satisfy your carnivorous cravings.

Hawksmoor
Housed in the former National Bank of Scotland Banking Hall, Hawksmoor is a bucket list restaurant for anyone who’s serious about their steaks. Whether you fancy rib-eye, rump, or Chateaubriand, their dry-aged British beef never fails to impress. Don’t skip over the rest of the menu, though – the Old Spot belly ribs and potted beef with Yorkshire puddings make excellent starters.

Chop House
At Chop House, British beef is butchered and dry-aged in house and cooked over charcoal for maximum flavour. Choose your favourite cut and pair it with indulgent sides and sauces for the ultimate meat-lover’s feast. They also serve some of the best roast beef in town every Sunday – reservations recommended.

Burgers & Beers Grillhouse
If it’s a burger you’re after, you can’t beat this laid-back burger joint on Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile. Their Angus beef patties come topped with everything from deep-fried mac ‘n’ cheese to haggis fritters, so you won’t leave hungry. Throw in a few craft beers and some beer-battered onion rings and you’ve got all the ingredients for a great night out.

Kyloe Restaurant & Grill
At Kyloe, you can enjoy traditional cuts of Aberdeen Angus beef alongside fine wines, decadent desserts, and views of Edinburgh Castle. Why not treat yourself to a dry-aged rib eye or share the Chateaubriand with a fellow carnivore? It’s a top spot for Sunday feasting, too – book ahead to enjoy one of their award-winning roasts.

Gaucho
At this stylish steakhouse just off St Andrew Square, you can sample prime cuts of Argentina’s finest free-range Black Angus beef. Try the delicately marbled rib eye or the slow-grilled tira de ancho, served with their punchy chimichurri sauce.

Fazenda
Inspired by the steakhouses of South America, Fazenda offers a traditional rodizio dining experience. Enjoy sizzling skewers of grilled meat carved tableside by the passadores (meat chefs), plus fresh salads, cured meats, and cheeses from the salad bar. Come hungry and enjoy flavour-packed picanha (rump cap), lamb cutlets, spicy chorizo, and more.

Bubba Q
Founded by two friends with a passion for barbecue, this Old Town restaurant specialises in smoked, grilled, and slow-smoked meats. Take your hungriest friends along and tackle the Pit Boss Feast – a meaty mountain of brisket burnt ends, pulled pork, baby ribs, spicy pork sausages, chicken wings and pulled beef.

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