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Henderson's

94 Hanover St., Edinburgh EH2 1DR, Scotland
0131-225-2131
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Ranked #616 of 1,855 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $10 - $23
Cuisines: Vegan, Vegetarian, Scottish, Organic
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Established in 1963, Scotland's first vegetarian restaurant is still proudly serving fresh, wholesome and tasty food seven days a week.Join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or visit our deli shop for some takeaway and a loaf from our onsite organic bakery.Our restaurant is set up cafeteria style, for a relaxed and informal dining experience, featuring live music every night, it's perfect for children, families, young and old, and still run as Janet Henderson envisioned 50 years ago.If you fancy table service, head to the Bistro, just round the corner from our deli.
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Ascot
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I have been going here for about 36 years. Sometime last year the management decided to change the format in the evenings having table service. ( lunch times are self service.) At lunch times the food is hearty. In the evening it is less so. This evening, ( my third attempt to give it a chance) my food although reasonably... More

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London
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I went there for lunch with a group of friends on a busy festival day. There's a self service counter with a long queue, then you choose from a massive variety of vegetarian dishes (including strogonoff, haggis, lasagne, hummus, salads of all sorts, homemade oatcakes, and many many more etc). The unpleasantness of the queuing and the stress of having... More

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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We booked an evening table for a pre-Tattoo supper; we were late, but the waitress had held our table for us - she was also incredibly understanding when we said we were on a schedule not to miss our seats, and suggested 'quick' alternatives for our food, as well as then ensuring everything arrived promptly (despite being very busy as... More

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Preston, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Popped in for breakfast. Not quite sure of what to do and staff very busy so no help given. Found a menu on wall and chose. Lady at cash till quite brusque. Food okay but not very tasty. Not what I expected from a vegetarian café.

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rawtenstall
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The food, particularly the salads, were lovely but all three of us (and we were hungry) were totally over-faced by the amount we were given. What let this restaurant down on the night we went - and it was during the Festival and so very busy - was the service. After the charming gentleman on the door had found us... More

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Darwen, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The only problem with this cafe is the lack of time that you have to choose. You join the inevitable queue at lunchtime at the self service counter. You are then confronted by a choice of several salads in the display fridge and a blackboard displaying the specials and the combination offers. If you are an occasional visitor the choice... More

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Good vegetarian& vegan choices, "Haggis" excellent. service slow & staff a little confused at times. Restaurant, Bistro, & Cafe visited

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Beccles,
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The food here, (all vegetarian) is amazing. You will never be disappointed with how amazing the food taste, regardless whether you are veggie or not. I once took my Australian father with me and he whinged all the way about going to a vegetarian cafe and then went back for seconds and ask to go again the next day! Try... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a family tradition to eat here when in Edinburgh. the food does not seem to have changed in the decades that I have been coming; it continues to be wonderful

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Lothian Road - Great location and nice atmosphere but rather too bus I guess because of the tourists Excellent food as you would expect from this established restaurant - vegetarian of course - wide variety, Amazing salads - Sweet potato, roasted mixed vegetable, rocket and parmesan Good for the local dishes - Recommend the Veg. Haggis - with lentils and... More

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