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Chocolate Shop/cafe. The hot chocolates are really rich, but delicious. I recommend the chocolate dips they sell - they last forever and are delicious.
Really nice independent chocolate shop. You can get hot chocolate here that is really good and some of the bars have really interesting twists. Try the Dark Chocolate and Ginger Beer if you want something a bit different. Friendly staff as well who are very helpful.
The best indian food I've had in Edinburgh. Highly recommend the Garlic and Chili Chicken. There's a really nice decor in the restaurant to make it look authentic and the staff are really nice and friendly. On Valentines day the menu is filled with innuendos and is a really good deal. Also, the Kama Sutra cocktail is surprisingly delicious - I was not expecting much, but perfect for finishing a meal.
Nice independent coffee shop. Quite small so avoid going during the school breaks as it gets full. I recommend ordering large coffee's as the small is like a shot. Chai is very good here as are the cakes and snacks, but the butter for the scones is unsalted.
Old style cinema. Members cards are worth the money if you get the chance to go quite a bit, it is not too pricey otherwise, but the 10% includes movie off at the bar as well. Bar gets packed before a popular showing so get in early.
Really nice bar, great for watching any sports and good food. They do a cheap student drink for £2 (normally budweiser) and 2 drinks with nachos for £8.
Nice pub tucked away on the meadows. It's a bit pricey, but the food is nice. Always fairly busy, but absolutely packed for 6 nations rugby. Get in early for a good seat because they have really big screens. Nice to sit outside in the summer and deals for renting a gold club for the pitch and putt.
The food is decent I wasn't blown away by it, but I had not complaints. The naan breads are enormous though! Definitely get one to share. The service was good as well, the restaurant wasn't too busy so you got just enough attention.
Really nice building for a whetherspoons. The guest ales are a great bargain and the food isn't brilliant, but you get what you pay for.
I've had really mixed experiences of Jamie's. It's nice, but no nicer than any other Italian chain, but its prices are pretty steep in comparison. In my experience it is safe to order the simple dishes off the menu as they are less likely to mess them up, I've been on a few occasions when my foods been undercooked or just awful, usually when there's a big rush. Always be aware of salt as well, in my experience there is no lack of it on the food that comes out which isn't brilliant. The service, like the food, is hit and miss. I have to admit I've never had terrible service, but we have had some things done quite sloppily in a mad rush. As an appetizer the olives on ice are nice, and they can't go wrong with that. The restaurant itself is atmospheric and it definitely makes it stand out, but the service and food could be a lot better. One thing I will say that I love about Jamie's is the cocktails. My personal favourite is the Bramble - they're not cheap, but definitely worth a try.
Free to visit for EU citizens. The building word is really nice and right on the river separating Buda and Pest.
Really nice little restaurant/cafe. If you're sitting outside on a colder day theres blankets around the chairs to put round you, which is nice as it's a shame to miss out on fresh air. Some really nice Hungarian dishes. I had the beef stew (cheapest thing on the menu) and it filled me up nicely and tasted lush.
Designed by the same company who were responsible for the Eiffel Tower. Really spacious and beautiful (when the sun is shining). If it's on our way it could be worth dropping in.
The grandness and open space leaves you in awe. Loads of historical and political connections to this area. I really recommend a visit.
This is one of my favourite works of architecture because it is engraved with all the names of the labourers who were involved in the building. If you're crossing between Buda and Pest and want a pleasant walk this is the way to do it and also see some amazing work.
Really grand and unique to a lot of palace's you see around Europe. We went when there was a wine festival on, there are some amazing views over the whole of Buda and Pest and the whole scene is luxurious.