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The Howgate Restaurant

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Howgate Village, Penicuik EH26 8PY, Scotland
01968670000
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 180
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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my partner and I called in for the first time on Saturday lunch time returning from peebles,the staff were very polite and friendly.food was excellent.will return very soon.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
BoazScotland
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Scotland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Scotland
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

my partner and I called in for the first time on Saturday lunch time returning from peebles,the staff were very polite and friendly.food was excellent.will return very soon.

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

Many thanks for placing your review. We are delighted you discovered us and enjoyed what we offer! We look forward to taking care of you again as soon as it may be convenient. More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Service was very good, atmosphere was also very good. I can't eat gluten so the food choices were quite limited but the staff were very helpful in finding something that I liked.

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

Great to hear you enjoyed your visit and that we were able to organise an appropriate meal for you. We hope to be able to oblige again soon! Thank you for taking the time to post your review. More 

Beverley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Booked here towards the end of our holiday and wish we'd tried it sooner so we could have returned. Excellent menu with plenty of variety at reasonable prices. The food was lovely, well presented and served on piping hot plates. The website is particularly good and the service was just exceptional. Well worth the drive out.

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

Many thanks for making the trip out to see us and we are delighted we were able to make it worth your while! We do hope to be able to look after you again when you are in this part of the world. More 

Montrose
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A spontaneous visit, prompted when driving past and seeing their website on getting back to our holiday cottage. The website is excellent and accurately reflects the restaurant. The restaurant is in an old cottage or set of cottages. There is ample parking. Inside the restaurant is well laid out and not too crowded. There were only two waiting staff but... More 

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

Many thanks for all of your positive comments regarding your recent visit to us. We are very pleased you discovered us while in the area and delighted to see the Web-Site did it's job!! We do hope to be able to take care of you again if you are back in Mid-Lothian. More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We stopped here for Sunday lunch toward the end of their lunch service. The staff were very welcoming and we were promptly seated. We were sat in the part of the restaurant near the bar, it was beautifully decorated and everything was spotlessly clean. Menus were brought, drinks orders taken, and the drinks arrived very quickly. On a Sunday they... More 

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

Many thanks for taking the time to post your positive comments about Sunday Lunch! We are very glad you enjoyed what we offer, and hope to be able to look after you again if you are in our part of the world! More 

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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Great meal. Great service. Great night with the family. I had the steak which was cooked to perfection. Would recommend a visit. Did not hear one bad comment about the meal.

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

We were delighted to organise this family celebration and very pleased it all worked for everyone! We hope to see you again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The food was excellent. The service was excellent. I had the steak which was cooked perfectly. Would recommend this restaurant. Well worth a visit.

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

Many thanks for placing your 5 star review! We are delighted everyone enjoyed their evening and hope to be able to look after you again soon! More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has a certain relaxed ambience about it that seems to be the result of the decor, the staff and the location in the rolling hills south of Edinburgh. The food is excellent; I had the rump steak which was perfectly done and my partner the penne with asparagus which she really enjoyed. The real star of the culinary... More 

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

We are very grateful for your positive review and delighted to read that you enjoy the atmosphere we have at The Howgate. Our Cullen Skink has proved to be very popular so we appreciate you giving it a special mention! We do hope to be able to take care of you again soon!! More 

edinburgh, scotland
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104 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Husband and I chose the Howgate for our anniversary meal and once again, we had another lovely meal. The menu had been given something of a revamp since our last visit - and we decided to opt for the £14.05 set dinner menu this time round. Plenty of choice - we decided against ordering starters, with husband going for the... More 

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

So glad to hear you enjoyed your Anniversary Celebration and in particular that you liked our New Menu offerings. We hope that these will make us even more inviting to visit, whether for a special occasion or just a "rather-not-cook-tonight" evening out!! Many thanks for your consistent support and your "hat-trick" of reviews!!! More 

scotland
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

First point of call if we fancy a good fillet steak. Usually end up the bistro which is more informal but staff and service still good there.

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

We are delighted to hear you enjoy our Charcoal Grill Menu!! Scottish Beef is our favourite product to work with so we hope you will call us again as soon as your taste buds point you in that direction!! Many thanks for sharing your appreciation!!! More 

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Additional Information about The Howgate Restaurant

Address: Howgate Village, Penicuik EH26 8PY, Scotland
Phone Number: 01968670000
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Midlothian  >  Penicuik
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Howgate Village, Penicuik EH26 8PY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Midlothian  >  Penicuik
  • Phone Number: 01968670000

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?