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Howies Waterloo

) #116 of 1,864 Restaurants in Edinburgh ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ European, British,
29 Waterloo Place | East end of Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 3BQ, Scotland
+44 131 556 5766
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Opens in 30 min
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European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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29 Waterloo Place | East end of Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 3BQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went here on an Sunday afternoon and it was busy in here. Initially liked this place but after a debate over the stater it left a bitter taste in my mouth. Ordered vegetarian haggis nippes and tatties for starter and it came looking good but...More

Thank charlieturner83
Reviewed 4 days ago

VISITORS TO EDINBURGH - FIND SOMEWHERE ELSE! I live in Edinburgh and had the misfortune of attending a leaving do at the Howie's on Victoria Street...Giving this restaurant the benefit of the doubt it was booked for a Hen Party. I shall not be going...More

Thank Caramel1991
Reviewed 5 days ago

Really enjoyed this traditional Scottish restaurant. Ambiance was good, staff was helpful and food was delicious. We easily walked here from Waverley Bridge, at around 5 PM without a reservation, so restaurant was not as busy as later in the evening. If dining here later...More

Thank musicalclara
Reviewed 5 days ago

Howies staff were Brilliant on Tuesday night we were stuck on a train over 2hrs on the way to our reservation we explained the situation and despite the lateness the staff were able to find us a table. The food was lovely and the staff...More

Thank Elizabeth R
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lunch menu is an excellent deal, food was superb as usual and staff are always attentive and polite.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A really well laid out restaurant with a great atmosphere I have eaten here a few times and generally been really happy however I lunched here today and was very disappointed with the calamari which I chose for a main course. It arrived dry, very...More

Thank Juliana_LadyB
Reviewed 1 week ago

4 of us met up for lunch and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We will certainly return when we are next in Edinburgh..

Thank jomajen
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service and food. The set menu is extremely good value for money. We particularly liked that the savoury dishes could be ordered as either starters or main courses. The fact that every table was taken is testament to its popularity.

Thank Marigold212017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't have reservations, but the hostess was kind enough to rearrange some table searing and she gave us a table in under 30 mins. We had the Calamari and the Haggis entrees, they were the best we've had. For the main dishes we tried...More

Thank YosraKamel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Howies offers very good food in an interesting room with efficient service. There were a number of vegetarian choices and plenty for the carnivores as well. Excellent cauliflower soup and very good mains, including a venison casserole (stew) that got rave reviews. Well worth a...More

Thank Wazito
Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to
malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton
have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a
mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village
found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything
but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street;
even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and
art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The
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25 June 2017|
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Response from LiviPete | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to, depending on what date/time is available to match your desired time Go to their website and click on the book now option for the relevant restaurant for more info
20 February 2017|
Response from AlexR1874 | Reviewed this property |
It does have a BYOB policy and you can take wine, both still and sparkling and there is a corkage charge
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 40
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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: 29 Waterloo Place | East end of Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 3BQ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Broughton & Calton
  • Neighbourhood: Broughton & Calton
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 5766
  • E-mail
Refurbished in 2013 this historic Georgian meeting room was originally built to celebrate the Battle of Waterloo at the foot of Calton Hill, on Waterloo Place which is an extension of the east end of Princes Street. A large dining room bursting with character, a raised eating section at the bow end of the room and a private dining room all offering a wonderful atmosphere. dinner for 1, a private party for 28 or a full wedding including ceremony on the premises all part of day to day life in the best Scottish Restaurant in town.
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