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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
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 159
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 5
    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
Lovely restuarant.

An excellent meal in an excellent restaurant, service was excellent as was the standard of the meals served.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
melon7
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United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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217 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

An excellent meal in an excellent restaurant, service was excellent as was the standard of the meals served.

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

Many thanks for taking the time to place your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon! More 

Peebles Scotland
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Great menu, lots of interesting dishes. Good wine list and house champagne is great. Nice atmosphere with friendly staff.

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

We were all delighted to help you celebrate your Wedding Anniversary with us and very glad you all enjoyed your evening! We hope to be able to look after you again before your next anniversary!!! many thanks for taking the time to place your review. More 

Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Had a beautiful meal here with my other half. Food was delicious. Great price for fantastic food. Lovely atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

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

Many thanks for taking the time to place your five star review (with the enthusiastic title !!) on Trip Advisor. We are delighted you both enjoyed your meal with us and hope to be able to take care of you again soon! More 

Scotland, UK
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Food, service and surroundings all perfect making a great family Easter Sunday evening. From the moment we arrived till we left, the service was excellent and the extra attention to my Mother in laws Gluten issues was much appreciated. Definitely would recommend and will be back soon.

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

We are naturally delighted to hear that you all enjoyed your Easter family gathering with us and very much appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on Trip Advisor. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

A friend and I go to the Howgate every few months as the food and service is so good. We make the effort to travel out and have yet to be disappointed. Lovely homemade bread and top quietly steak. The chips and onion rings are delicious but sadly, this time, we did not have room for desert. The coffee and... More 

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

Many Thanks for placing your second five star review!! Your positive comments and continued support are very much appreciated and we look forward to taking care of you again very soon!! More 

Scotland UK
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have been going to The Howgate for a long time now. What do we like? The main staff have been there a long time. You are welcomed warmly and staff are attentive . Food is good, varied and always served piping hot . We have had several family celebrations here and I could not fault them for making sure... More 

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

Very many thanks for your vote(s) of confidence!! We very much appreciate your continued support and look forward to taking care of you again very soon! More 

Groveland, CA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

We come to Edinburgh once a year and always have dinner with the same friends at the Howgate. Peter and his associates provide a warm welcome and there's a truly friendly atmosphere. The food is Scottish, non-pretentious and enormously satisfying. The waitstaff here know their business and they've been welcoming people for years. Our starters were two covers of fish... More 

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

We were delighted to see you all again and glad to be still as you remember us!! Many thanks for posting your review and we look forward to seeing you next year! More 

Dunbar, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Warm welcome, varied lunch menu, attentive friendly staff who altered menu to suit diner with food allergy. Did not have separate kids menu but have options for smaller portions off the main menu which we liked. Fresh good food. Will definitely be back here.

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

Great to hear you enjoyed your visit! We were delighted to take care of your requirements and look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Cangothere
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch here on Sunday, food cooked beautifully, service excellent, can't ask for much more!

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

Great to hear you enjoyed your visit again on Sunday! Many thanks for taking the time to post your five star review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Hadn't been to the Howgate for years so thought we would try the 2 course special menu, I don't think the quality or value could be better, tasteful Brie in Filo pastry to start with and Pheasant and Haggis on a Chive mash was delicious , I can understand why it was so busy and the need to book! Great... More 

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

We are delighted to hear you "rediscovered" us and that you enjoyed our Set Menu. We hope to see you again soon and take good care of you once again! More 

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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: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?