Best Haggis in Edinburgh 2023: 13 Places that serve tasty haggis starting with the Arcade Bar
As the national dish of Scotland in its capital city, a trip to Edinburgh simply isn’t complete unless you’ve tried some traditional Scottish haggis during your visit.
Haggis is Scotland’s national dish that has been enjoyed by Scots for centuries. It is made from cows or sheep’s offal prepared with oatmeal, suet and seasonings. Many visitors of Scotland are not familiar with what a ‘Haggis’ actually is and for a bit of ‘craic’ (banter) locals will convince them that it’s a four-legged creature that roams the Scottish Highlands.
Jokes aside, the dish is not only delicious but also central to other cultural traditions of the country. Every year we celebrate Burns Night, an evening held in honour of Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns which involves a ‘Burns Supper’ consisting of haggis, neeps (turnips) and tatties (potatoes).
Scots closely associate the poet with haggis as one of his famous works is a love letter to the dish where he calls it the “Great Chieftain o’ the Puddin-race!” In short, it’s a staple of Scottish cuisine and for anyone visiting Auld Reekie (“Edinburgh” in the Scots language) then it really is a must-try.
To show you where you can get your hands on some, here are our top picks of Haggis restaurants for you to enjoy in our wonderful capital city.