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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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We went for lunch, the food was excellent, I had mussels, beef stew, and rhubarb and custard. All simple dishes cooked to perfection. The service was prompt, helpful and friendly.
Highly recommended, I will be back!
We had a very lovely dinner at Howies. We weren’t very hungry so we decided to skip the main course and settle on a traditional Scottish starter (haggis) as well as desserts (Scottish cheese and a marvelous and not overly sweet slice of Banofee). We...More
Was recommended this restaurant by our taxi driver. Absolutely spot on, great local produce freshly cooked and tasted amazing
I had haggis for a starter for first time, it was lovely little spicy and full of flavour
Followed by Scottish salmon with beetroot mash and...More
Excellent service, staff were very knowledgable and helpful, made us feel very welcome as soon as we arrived
Food was delicious and very reasonably priced
We started with Cullen skink and muscles and both had the chicken for main - so impressed with the Gluten...More
First visit to Howies and it won't be the last. A lovely restaurant that sources local and seasonal products. A lovely ambience and knowledgeable staff. Great food and a cracking wine list. Another place I'll be returning to soon.
Third visit and sadly the most disappointing. Totally understand that the rugby was on but it’s not an excuse for squeezing in an extra table to make more profit. I was physically hit multiple times by other diners and waiters passing by where I was...More
Date of visit: March 2019
HowiesRestaurants, Public Relations Manager at Howies Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Whilst we are delighted to read that you enjoyed your meal and service, we're obviously disappointed to learn that you felt it was too busy. As it was a Scotland rugby weekend, we...More
This was a family getogether for lunch. We were very warmly greeted, and shown to a window table, which we’d asked for when booking. The staff were helpful and friendly throughout.
The menu offers a three course lunch for £14.95, with a very good selection,...More
Looking for a place to have dinner, we found this cute and typical restaurant without reservation. Food was good. But what really annoyed us was the service. Too rushing! While having our starters, the main course arrived. Almost no room on the table to put...More
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.