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Howies Victoria

10-14 Victoria Street, Edinburgh EH1 2HG, Scotland
+44 131 225 1721
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cullen skink” (115 reviews)
“haggis” (142 reviews)
“salmon” (92 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 22:00All hours
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10-14 Victoria Street, Edinburgh EH1 2HG, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Another work's lunch and very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food, especially given the modest prices. The pigeon breast starter was particularly good but everything we had was excellent. Highly recommended.

Thank KDongle
Reviewed 1 week ago

Long review warning!!!! So, me and my husband had decided to have our wedding meal here in September, and personally i found the food great, but unfortunately there were a few hiccups with the service and food with our other guests. We brought this to...More

Thank Kayleigh H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere was very cozy and the food was good. The service was a little slow, but overall a nice experience. *Be aware a 10% tip charge is accounted for on your bill* We almost didn't notice this when determining our tip.

Thank kariannthomson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch having walked around the Grassmarket area, looking for a decent lunch venue. The pubs there have some decent reviews but not overly impressed with menus offered. Howies looked inviting and by the number of people already dining at 12.30pm, we decided...More

1  Thank TracyH791
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Edinburgh for two nights. We were looking for somewhere to eat and came across Howies. The food was excellent. We had the Cullen skink which was delicious filled by the lamb and chicken. Desserts were the chocolate espresso mouse and banoffee pie....More

Thank Mark-Debra R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking were to dine on our last evening in Edinburgh and we chose this restaurant. It is situated on one of the best steers of Edinburgh. We really enjoyed our dinner. Food was perfectly cooked, service was great. Prices are a bit on...More

Thank Emmarence
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made reservations for lunch and thank goodness we did, it was packed. They have a good lunch deal, two items for 10.95£ or 3 for 15.95£ (I believe) we had the lamb casserole and a chicken dish. Both were tasty but a little on...More

Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Busted for an early dinner in Saturday night. Food was excellent. Would recommend both the beetroot and the haggis starters followed by the hake and the lobster. Excellent food! Service was great and staff very friendly. Well worth a visit.

Thank Lesley Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy walk from hotel. Only high rated restaurant in walking distance that would take a reservation, did not want to go without as festival and first night after long trip. Upbeat atmosphere. Started with a flight of whiskey. Then yummy haggis and, I had lobster,...More

Thank bethanygirl51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended by the hotel, this was mediocre I terms of food and service. Not worth what we paid for it

Thank HalifaxCandyfloss
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
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30 October 2016|
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Response from cabottaxi | Reviewed this property |
Nope dogs i believe are not allowed in .
2 September 2016|
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Response from JACK V | Reviewed this property |
Lunch option but not early dinning that I'm aware of
18 July 2016|
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Response from keith102015 | Reviewed this property |
Perhaps it's because my name is Keith and I come from Edinburgh!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$27
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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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