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The Howgate Restaurant

Howgate Village, Penicuik EH26 8PY, Scotland
01968670000
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Ranked #1 of 22 restaurants in Penicuik
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Spalding, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We booked just an hour or so before attending, but although full in the bistro side, we (4 of us) were accommodated in the restaurant. Lovely ambience, very warm welcome, and good food. If you are in the area this is a must.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

A bit out of the way, some 10 miles south of Edinburgh, but well worth the effort as you will not be disappointed. An imaginative and extensive menu with some interesting twists, using first class ingredients which are well prepared. The staff are very professional, helpful and cheery. A good and not horrendously expensive wine list. We both had the... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

There is not a bad choice on this menu as everything is great, but if you enjoy a good steak this is one of the best in the Edinburgh area. Succulently cooked and the chips and onion rings should not be missed either. Puddings are exquisite and should be tried. The staff are friendly and the prices are just right.... More

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Many thanks for your enthusiastic support! We really appreciate all of our repeat business and look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Midlothian, Scotland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Visited this restaurant for the first time to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. We had a table in the Bistro which had a nice relaxed feel to it. The staff were welcoming and attentive but not over the top, they have it just right. Food was very good and nicely presented. My husband fancies himself as a bit of a... More

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So glad to hear you found us for your special celebration and that you enjoyed our service. We hope to look after you again before your next anniversary!! More

Cangothere
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Good, well cooked food and welcoming, friendly staff. We have never had a bad meal here and now the menu has been extended it is even better.

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Thank you for your continued support! We are delighted to have such consistent support. Thank you for taking the time to mention us on TripAdvisor. More

Edinburgh
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Our kids took us here with vouchers they had bought via Itison. Food was first class as was the amazing service. Our first visit but certainly not our last!

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Great to hear that you have discovered us and delighted you enjoyed what we offer. We look forward to taking care of you all again soon. Many Thanks! More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We were recently taken here by the in-laws as wanted to try somewhere new and all I can say is wow! The food was absolutely top drawer with a range of things to try. I personally started with the pigeon followed by the lamb shanks and the meat was so tender. I can say it was probably one of the... More

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Many thanks for your kind words of support. We were delighted to take care of you all and hope to be able to do so again in the near future. More

West Calder, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Just been for lunch at this restaurant it was lovely, service was excellent we enjoyed the quiet music in the background the meal was delicious can only say try it you will not go wrong.

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Many thanks for making the trip to see us. We are delighted you enjoyed your meal and look forward to taking care of you again soon. More

Perth
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We absolutely love the howgate! We always have a great meal here, and the staff are always very welcoming! My favourite dish to start is the cullen skink - creamy and delicious...must try!! You will not be dissapointed!

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Thank you for your enthusiastic support! We are sure to have more Cullen Skink for your next visit!! More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Can not fault this place. Lamb chops were the best ever. I continue to go back here. Can be a bit pricey sometimes but you get what you pay for

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Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to taking care of you again soon! More

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