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Hendersons at St Johns

Lothian Road, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Ranked #741 of 1,901 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We have eaten here twice - and enjoyed it very much both times. It is relaxed and informal - but also characterful and fun, so you feel you have had an evening out. The staff are really friendly and helpful. We had a very good meal with a couple of glasses of wine and coffee for about £30.00. The baked... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I was hungry after a business meeting and was walking down Lothian Road and saw the sign for Henderson's Cafe under St John's Church. You are greeted by the lovely undercroft of the church, and lovely staff. I was advised to try their new salad with quinola (I think) it was fantastic as was the Spanish Fritatta. Coffe was also... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A lovely situation at the corner of Princes St and Lothian Road, caters very well for vegetarians. Great sort of cavern feeling beneath the church, good solid wooden tables and excellent service. Always good food with a smile and a joke.

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New York, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Edinburgh has limited options for vegetarians and even less for vegans. Hendersons provides solid fare in a cafeteria type setting. Can be a bit hectic but staff are helpful and food is good.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Just popped in here for coffee between visiting attractions. Sat outside and enjoyed a pleasant coffee.

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newcastle, UK
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81 reviews 81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I found a worm (still wiggling) in my quinoa and rocket salad. The staff refunded my money and asked if they could offer me something else to compensate for the discovery of the worm. The food that I had tasted up until then was superb. The worm put me off eating at St Johns again.

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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We stopped for a light lunch - the food was very good and all vegetarian, but there was so little seating that it was very difficult to find anywhere to sit to eat it (there was quite a lot of seating outside, which would be great on a sunny day, but it was raining... Hard).

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165 reviews 165 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is in the vaults below St Johns Church so a very unusual location. It was festival time when we visited and although there is normally a queue to get in there was none this time. We got served fairly quickly and the food was reasonable but nothing outstanding. There usually a queue for the toilets as they are accessible... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

I decided to pop in for breakfast as I left home in a rush. ..so I thought given the vegetarian/health food theme I could satisfy my hunger with a bowl of porridge. The porridge itself was cooked perfectly but I feel that the option for "toppings" at £1 extra is a bit lack-lustre....I was expecting seeds, dried fruit, other wonderful... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I tend not to review places unless I absolutely love them - I really like giving the five stars! I'm reviewing Henderson's restaurant at St John's because of what it could be, rather than what it is. Starting with the space: it's located in the busy west end of Princes St, yet incredibly quiet. The shadowy basement of the church... More 

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Additional Information about Hendersons at St Johns

Address: Lothian Road, Edinburgh, Scotland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Cuisine: Vegetarian

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