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Howies Waterloo Place

#155 of 1,952 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Scottish
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29 Waterloo Place | East end of Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 3BQ, Scotland
+44 131 556 5766
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Refurbished in 2013 this historic Georgian meeting room was originally...
Refurbished in 2013 this historic Georgian meeting room was originally built to celebrate the Battle of Waterloo at the foot of Calton Hill, on Waterloo Place which is an extension of the east end of Princes Street. A large dining room bursting with character, a raised eating section at the bow end of the room and a private dining room all offering a wonderful atmosphere. dinner for 1, a private party for 28 or a full wedding including ceremony on the premises all part of day to day life in the best Scottish Restaurant in town.
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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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  • 390
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    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food well presented

Staying literally a stones throw from Howies , we walked past a couple of times and looked it up on trip advisor. Celebrating our wedding anniversary during our trip we decided to book a table for the Saturday evening. Luckily we were just fitted in as it was very busy. We're glad we were able to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
rich40h
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rothwell, northants
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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rothwell, northants
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Staying literally a stones throw from Howies , we walked past a couple of times and looked it up on trip advisor. Celebrating our wedding anniversary during our trip we decided to book a table for the Saturday evening. Luckily we were just fitted in as it was very busy. We're glad we were able to get in. The food... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We held a Family Celebration meal at Howies, Waterloo Place on Sunday Lunchtime for our parents Diamond Wedding and can only praise the food and service that we received. We had booked the Private Dining Room and everything was perfect for our arrival. Food order was taken and served with expert precision. All the food was excellent and all had... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We opted for this place as we wanted traditional Scottish cuisine. The restaurant was cozy and the staff friendly. To start we had vegi haggis which was so tasty, followed by venison and salmon, venison cooked medium rare and was delicious. To finish we had a sharing platter, home made shortbread and marsh mallows with dipping chocolate. A great experience... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We ate here on a Saturday night and it was very busy so would definitely recommend booking. Our waitress was very friendly and the food was delicious. We would certainly recommend and would definitely return.

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London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Fab! It is the place for Sunday lunch; food and service were great + local beer + places to seat outside when it was sunny. I am coming back!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Popped into Howies before final Six Nations match - lovely lunch,excellent choice of dishes and very good value. Staff were efficient and also friendly-highly recommended.

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Had a family meal here on Saturday night. It was very busy but the service and quality of the food was very very good. Jason looked after our table and was very knowledgeable about wines and made some great recommendations for my husband. Really good food, wine, service and atmosphere. Will definitely go back when next in Edinburgh.

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South Pole
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58 reviews 58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

Sent here by the concierge at the Balmoral. Will never listen to him again. Restaurant had only three dinners at 640 when we arrived and the same number when we left, but that didn't prevent the hostess,from making us stand at the doorway for five minutes while she ruminated about our seat, ultimately giving us the gloomiest one available. Scottish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Went here with my family, everyone enjoyed their food immensely, great atmosphere, excellent service; highly recommend, quality food in a historic part of the city

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London
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We visited Howie's, upon a recommendation from a friend and we were so glad we listened! It was a lovely place; lovely decor, lovely setting and atmosphere. We were slightly early for our reservation so we were seated and asked to wait until our allotted booking. Felt this wasn't necessary but it gave us time to look at the menu.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 29 Waterloo Place | East end of Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 3BQ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 5766

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 46
  • Cuisine: Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

Description

Refurbished in 2013 this historic Georgian meeting room was originally built to celebrate the Battle of Waterloo at the foot of Calton Hill, on Waterloo Place which is an extension of the east end of Princes Street. A large dining room bursting with character, a raised eating section at the bow end of the room and a private dining room all offering a wonderful atmosphere. dinner for 1, a private party for 28 or a full wedding including ceremony on the premises all part of day to day life in the best Scottish Restaurant in town.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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