A Tab Guide to the Newest Food Places Around Edinburgh Uni

There’s bound to be something that takes your fancy..

Sick of eating the same thing at the same places around campus? Want to branch out to something more exotic than Teviot nachos? Need some inspo on where to go?

Well, the Tab is here to help! Here’s a guide to a few of the newer food places that have opened up near to campus to get you started!


A few doors down from sister restaurant Ting Thai, Saboteur does not disappoint as a Vietnamese alternative to our favourite Thai restaurant. This low-key establishment offers a wide range of delicious Vietnamese street foods so there will definitely be something that floats your boat. The vibesy music in the background adds a touch of ambiance and you’ll soon be bao-ing down to the amazing quality food.

The Herbivore Kitchen

Just a five minute walk from George Square, The Herbivore Kitchen follows on from its street food stall with a veggie and vegan-friendly café at reasonable prices. They offer a range of pancakes, milkshakes and brownies (among other things) and the staff are super friendly, making it the perfect place for a well-earned break from uni work.


It’s almost impossible to walk past this place without being tempted by the amazing smell of freshly cooked pizza enticing you in. Dough offers pizzas and slices made to order with seawater dough and fresh produce that they source locally and from Italy for an authentic pizzeria experience. It’s open until late and is reasonably priced, particularly the lunch deal! You dough-n’t want to miss out!

On Bap

Located on Clerk Street, On Bap is another gem close to campus for when you fancy something a bit different to a Teviot lunch. There’s a wide range of Korean food on offer and the portion sizes are big, meaning that you definitely get your money’s worth. You can sit in or takeaway and the friendly staff are happy to give you recommendations if you’re unsure of what to order.

Civerinos Slice

If you’re after good quality, substantial pizza from £4 per slice then Civ Slice is the place for you. You can get there and back from the library in under five minutes and the huge variety of toppings and combinations means that there’s definitely something for everyone.

Noodles & Dumplings

It’s no wonder that this place is so popular when the food is freshly cooked to order and you can actually see the chefs hand-pulling the noodles. The short wait for food is definitely worth it for the filling portions and student-friendly prices, if you’re a fan of noodles and dumplings then this is the place for you!

At Fresh

While it could be argued that the new café under Appleton is a tad pricier than its alternatives, the hearty soups, substantial salads and variety of teas and coffees on offer make it worth it for not having to travel very far from uni. The interior of the café was made from re-claimed material from around the university, with the stone on the main countertop being made from leftover cladding from Appleton Tower, which is pretty cool!

The Edinburgh Coffee Lounge

Being only two minutes from campus makes Edinburgh Coffee Lounge a must for those of you who want to add another Edinburgh coffee shop/study space to your collection. It houses an array of hot/cold drinks as well as sweet and savoury snacks, with scones being on offer to students this week for only £1.50!

Sushi Stop

Just on Forrest Road, the new Sushi Stop is a stone’s throw away from campus. All of the tasty food is prepped right in front of you in under five minutes, making it perfect for a quick and healthy lunch on the go. For good quality sushi the prices are very reasonable, you can get a sushi roll, side and a drink for under a tenner – it’d be rude not to!

Credit: Sushi Stop Edinburgh.

Credit: Sushi Stop Edinburgh.