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Howies Victoria


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings

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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.
US$ 7 - US$ 26
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
European, British, Scottish
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed today

A friend of us had recommended it and it was a success. It is a very centric restaurant and we succeded in finding a 6 people table (3 couples) although it was Friday and the restaurant was almost full. All the meals were excellent. We...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank eloicris
Reviewed yesterday

We went to this restaurant with no expectations as it was up the street from where we were staying. Server was fantastic with our two young children and answering their questions on the food for them. Very flexible in providing them with foods they would...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank mnbrbr
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a little gem! Informative and friendly staff. The restaurant had a real buzz to it as well as feeling relaxed. Shared the vegetarian haggis which was full of flavour. I then went for the salmon which was cooked to perfection and my friend chose...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Memem0
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A nice restaurant located on the prettiest street in Edinburgh, Howies did not disappoint. The food was great but unfortunately, though our waitress was good the first half of the meal, we waited quite some time to order dessert and to pay for our meal...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank traveling_foodie15
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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!

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

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

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank s_rgioa524
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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

I went there with my friends and we really enjoyed the food. The service was great but we had to wait a little bit for our dishes. I recommend to try the salmon, it was so tasty! I'll come back.

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

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

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank LouMil18
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Date of visit: March 2019
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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
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