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Howies Waterloo


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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.
US$ 13 - US$ 41
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
European, British, Scottish
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful food extremely tasty and staff very engaging. 3 course lunch, all freshly prepared and finished off with rounds of shortbread. Popped in for lunch prior to Matinee at 🎭, will definitely be visiting for the evening menu 💕

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 383kg563THS
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Just arrived in Edinburgh and had dinner at Howies. Friendly staff. Vegetarian Haggas was delicious. The cod and salmon were fresh and delicious. Whiskey selection diverse. Desserts amazing! Hope to visit again before we leave Scotland. Excellent!!!!!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 913cathm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took friends here for dinner who were visiting from overseas so they could experience a lovely, typically Scottish restaurant. The food, service and very friendly staff made the evening one to remember. Thank you

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Animmo11
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I had the 3 course lunch for £14.95 on Friday15th March 2019. The food is delicious, with a fabulous array of varied choices and daily specials. It's also excellent value for money. Good portion sizes and very well presented. The location is...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Victoria C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Howies Waterloo Place with friends for lunch on 12th March 2019. What more can i say except for the fact, Howies never disappoints. The food on offer is varied & innovative & the portions are more than ample & also well presented. The...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Tom K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended a business meal here. No negative comments - food was excellent and well presented, with good portions, and service was great.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank CEL67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even on a Tuesday evening in March this beautiful dining room had a nice buzz about it and as always the service was pleasant, attentive and efficient. The food was as good as ever, quite absurdly good value for £14.95 for two courses (although I...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Eatdrinkwell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So impressed with the value of food, service and general atmosphere of Howies. We had two courses for £11.95, which is the fantastic lunch deal they do. The Haggis was delicious, and also would really recommend the mackerel. The room itself is also beautiful, with...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank je55i3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful experience booking 70th birthday party private dining. Staff bent over backwards at booking stage and on the day. Waitress Kerry was so friendly and helpful especially to the kids and teens. Great choice on menu which pleased all ages. They allowed us to bring...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank lindseyreynolds77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A delightful meal to end our three days in Edinburgh. Amazing mussels, excellent terrine followed by beautifully cooked cod and salmon and finally my favourite, Affogato!! A definite port of call next visit to Edinburgh.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Response from HowiesRestaurants | Property representative |
Hi there, Yes we have kids menus available! Thanks Howies
16 October 2018|
Response from Stella A | Reviewed this property |
Good selection vegetarian dishes
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