I'm moving to Edinburgh in two weeks, and am very curious about what sort of eating-out options await me (and, frankly, after living in Cambridge, it can only be an improvement). I've read through the List's Eating and Drinking guide and it's helped give me some idea of what to expect, but I'd love to hear from anyone who has visited/lived there.
Posts on this board seem to predominantly discuss high-end establishments (and there's nothing wrong with that, as I'll visit Kitchin as soon as I can!). What I am more curious about are the bargains and hidden gems... places that a tourist would be unlikely to stumble across. I'll be living in Bruntsfield, so I'm especially interested in the Bruntsfield/Morningside/Tollcross areas, but suggestions for places father afield would be welcome, too! Oh, and if there is a good local to be had in the aforementioned areas, do tell.