Being situated right in the centre of Edinburgh means we have lots of friendly neighbours! We work with them to bring our visitors the best discounts to make their experience even more exciting. Whilst tasty food is important, we also want to know how eco-friendly our discount partners are. Lucky for you, we’ve done the research and put together a wee guide to where you can find your favourite food whilst still doing your part for the planet. You can read more about our discount partners here, or visit our sustainability page to see the other ways we’re reducing our impact on the environment.
Bertie’s pride themselves on their sustainably sourced fish that holds the blue fish label, meaning their fish is wild, traceable, and sustainable, and certified to the MSC Fisheries Standard. Their delicious chips are made from potatoes sourced from Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire, areas considered to be the best for chipping and frying. Furthermore, they have an easy-to-read menu that shows all the dietary info you’ll need, including Vegan Fish & Chips, iconic Veggie Haggis and an indulgent gluten-free brownie. Get 10% off your bill Monday-Thursday with your Camera Obscura ticket.
Just a few doors down the Mile from Camera Obscura lies an ice-cream-lover’s heaven. Equi’s Italian family recipes are passed down through generations and made in a local dairy in Hamilton, Scotland, before being served with sumptuous cakes and pastries at Gladstone’s Land here in Edinburgh. After soaking up some culture, recharge with a sustainably sourced coffee and bite to eat, including vegan and gluten-free treats. 10% off your ticket and café treats with a Camera Obscura ticket.
Civ’s is the go-to for good pizza and good vibes in Edinburgh. Bringing authentic Italian food to Scotland with Nonna’s iconic recipes, there’s something for everyone and you can even get your favourite cocktail on the side. Fresh ingredients, plenty of vegan and vegetarian options, yummy desserts, and new twists on old favourites. Just five minutes’ walk down the Mile and get 10% off with your Camera Obscura ticket.
Situated in the heart of Edinburgh, Luckenbooths do all day dining right here on the Royal Mile. Whether you’re after an early breakfast, relaxing brunch or delicious dinner, there’s tasty options for everyone. Luckenbooths have great options for vegans and vegetarians, plus their ingredients are locally sourced; their fish choices include line-caught Scottish haddock and salmon, and their steaks come from a local Edinburgh butcher. Get 20% off your food Monday-Thursday with your Camera Obscura ticket.
The iconic Hard Rock Café is located on George Street in Edinburgh’s new town. As well as offering a vegan edition of their original legendary burger, Hard Rock Café advocates for the humane treatment of animals and regularly collaborates with charities such as the WWF to produce sustainable merchandise, plus they participate in the “go dark” global Earth Hour movement to raise awareness for climate action. Whilst going above and beyond for the planet, they’re doing the same for our visitors and offering Camera Obscura ticket holders a free hot fudge sundae with the purchase of an adult’s main meal.
Right across the road from Camera Obscura, Amber Restaurant & Whisky Bar offers seasonal menus using locally sourced fresh produce. Treat yourself to their Taste of Scotland tasting menu featuring Shetland salmon and Borders lamb, or choose the vegan or vegetarian options with veggie haggis and fresh Scottish raspberries. To tempt you further, take 10% off your food bill with your Camera Obscura ticket.
Byron Burgers’ mantra is gutsy, no fuss & no-nonsense food. They’re located on the corner of North Bridge and the Royal Mile and have some indulgent vegan and vegetarian options, as well as their famous meat burgers sourced from a family-owned butcher in Yorkshire. Byron even does vegan salted caramel shakes to quench your thirst after devouring their “plantastic” vegan burger. Take a 20% discount when you show your Camera Obscura ticket.