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The Howgate Restaurant

Howgate Village, Penicuik EH26 8PY, Scotland
01968670000
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Ranked #1 of 21 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
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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HowgateRestaurant13, Owner at The Howgate Restaurant, responded to this review

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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HowgateRestaurant13, Owner at The Howgate Restaurant, responded to this review

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
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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HowgateRestaurant13, Owner at The Howgate Restaurant, responded to this review

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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HowgateRestaurant13, Owner at The Howgate Restaurant, responded to this review

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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HowgateRestaurant13, Owner at The Howgate Restaurant, responded to this review

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

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

It is worth going out of Edinburgh to have such a good meal. There is an extensive menu with choices for fish, vegetarians but mainly for the many choices of meat dishes. We were all very happy with our choices. The ambience is good, the service friendly and efficient . We have been going for a least 12 year and... More

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HowgateRestaurant13, Owner at The Howgate Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for making the effort to come out of town! We appreciate your past support and look forward to the next 12 years!!!! More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I have eaten here often and always had a good experience. The food is lovely and the menu offers a good variety of dishes. The staff are friendly and attentive. Recommended.

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HowgateRestaurant13, Owner at The Howgate Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to mention us on TripAdvisor! We appreciate your kind words and look forward to seeing you again soon! More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This was mine & my girlfriends first meal out since moving to the Penicuik area & it was a good first choice. Great food, great service & nice wine. We managed 3 courses & a bottle of wine for £70. We'll be back pretty regularly.

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HowgateRestaurant13, Owner at The Howgate Restaurant, responded to this review

Welcome to your new locality!! Good to hear you have discovered us and we look forward to your regular visits in the future! More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The restaurant is worth the journey. It has a very relaxing and convivial feel. The welcome is friendly and polite and the staff remain attentive throughout the evening without being intrusive. My friends and I had main dishes, 3 venison burgers and 1 smoked haddock risotto - all very satisfying and flavoursome without being stodgy. It was an extremely pleasant... More

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HowgateRestaurant13, Owner at The Howgate Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for making the trip to see us! We are delighted you all enjoyed your evening together with us, and will be delighted to look after you again soon! More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Having never been before I had been told good things about this place. I purchased a voucher for a sirloin steak meal for 2 through Itison and has probably been one of the best voucher purchases I have made! The service was excellent and all the staff were very polite. Rarely do we ever have a starter, main and dessert... More

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HowgateRestaurant13, Owner at The Howgate Restaurant, responded to this review

So glad to hear that Itison helped you discover us and that you enjoyed your-selves. We look forward to your next visit! More

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