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Howies Victoria

#159 of 1,821 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Old Town
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10-14 Victoria Street, Edinburgh EH1 2HG, Scotland
+44 131 225 1721
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food is Amazingly delicious, especially the Haggis, Nips and Tatties starter, and the Chargrilled chicken breast and its sauce is to die for.

Thank emcangel815
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had muscles and haggis to start with nips and mash I was exactly what I needed it was fantastic and staff are really good well done guys if I am up in Scotland ever again or I will tell friends to get there to you

1 Thank Steven E
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice casserole! Though our Main was brought to us during our starter... that's not very good service at all!

Thank Foodlover7711993
Chino, California
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The salmon was delicious and the Haddock ( catch of the day) was worth every penny. Nit too pricey, a good place to enjoy dinner.

Thank armandglody
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went here tonight for a Steak and prosecco dinner with a voucher that we received for Christmas. And will definitely be returning to try rest of menu.A very warm welcome , even although we were bit early and shown straight to our seats. Received our glass of prosecco and menus. Ordered our starter from five lovely choices. I chose haggis... More 

1 Thank marion s
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this place on a whim after walking past it on the street during the daytime. I would recommend booking if you're hoping for a table Saturday night but there is an option to book online on their website which was really easy to use. Our meal came to £55 with tip for two mains, a pudding and two... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can highly recommend this restaurant. Not an extensive menu but what they have is delicious. My wife had the salmon which which she loved and I had the ribeye steak cooked to perfection. The service was very attentive and efficient and the wine list was quite expensive but we enjoyed the Rioja. The only downside was the French fries that... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I discovered Howies on a trip to Edinburgh two years ago and had to go back and bring a friend on my most recent visit. The Cullen skink is to die for--a smoked haddock chowder with complex flavors that warms the soul. Everything my friend and I had was fabulous. The wait staff has terrific suggestions on food and wine... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant previously with family and loved it. That's why we chose it again. Booked on line and glad we did. It was a Sunday evening and there were very few tables left. Really good atmosphere and food. I had the haggis starter which is very tasty, delicious. The venison main was delicious too. Tender meat which cut like... More 

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a table here on Saturday night, fairly last minute but was happy to hear a table was free. Chose haggis for the first time for my starter and it was absolutely delicious, plenty of haggis, tatties & neeps! Chose the lamb casserole for my main off the specials board and again could not fault it, good portion and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10-14 Victoria Street, Edinburgh EH1 2HG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 1721
A 600 year old room built from the very stone that Edinburgh Castle sits upon above. Remarkable atmosphere, intimate, informal, set prices in the heart of medieval Victoria Street. Just off The Grassmarket and The Royal Mile. 3 Minutes walk from Edinburgh Castle, The Scottish National Museum and open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Set price menus. Scottish seasonal food. Established 1991. Accept all cards and cash.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Old Town

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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