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Anyone have any good restaurant suggestions for Edinburgh and Inverness that is good and suitable for a kid (8 yr old boy). He is a pretty good eater.

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We visited Edinburgh last June but without children. All adults. I will give you the list of restaurants we ate at and you can check them out to see if your 8-year old will like them. None of the places we dined at are fancy/formal, so suitable for an 8-year old in that regard.

Dishoom - excellent Indian food
Makar's Mash Bar - recommend making reservations; delicious food; one of our favorite restaurants
Kao Pao Restaurant - menu is influenced by the cooking of SE Asia. They have an awesome tasting menu for 4 people @ 27pounds per person. It was a lot of fun.
Mussel's Inn Restaurant - delicious seafood
Cafe Royal - one of the best sticky toffee pudding's we had.

I hope this helps.

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In Inverness we especially enjoyed the Mustard Seed. Mussels are outrageously good there. Black Isle has fantastic pizza.

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Friends with kids tell me Coyote Burger in Inverness is not to be missed. Pizza Express is also a decent chain of Pizza/Italian restaurants and they have a restaurant in Inverness.

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The Tollhouse in Edinburgh was in my opinion excellent. My wife loved Scran & Scallie. And Howies has an excellent reputation, especially for its cullen skink. We haven't made it yet, but we will this summer.

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Second votes for
Mussel Inn-Edinburgh
Howies - Edinburgh
Mustard Seed-Inverness

I also enjoyed my early dinner at Hootenanny-Inverness (they have trad music later in evening)