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94 Hanover St., Edinburgh EH2 1DR, Scotland
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Ranked #589 of 1,860 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $10 - $23
Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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Haslemere, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Came here before when it was self-service in the evening but now they've switched to table service. The food was still good (veggie haggis is surprisingly nice) but the place is rather tired and grubby (especially the carpet!). £12 for a mains isn't that cheap - if they want to be a proper restaurant, they could at least invest some... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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206 reviews 206 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Had the lasagne. For £6 it was a small piece and was not even properly heated through. Disappointing for a place with such a lofty reputation.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Recommended by tour bus guide. High quality, beautifully presented vegetarian/vegan food. Romantic atmosphere and friendly, helpful service. Although not vegetarian ourselves, delicious dishes. Roasted aubergine in plum and red wine sauce, with dauphinoise potatoes highly recommended.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Wow, as a meat eater this was going to be the first time I was actually venturing over to the veggie side! My friends raved about Henderson's and their cherry tart! After hinting at all the other lovely restaurants and tantalizing menus we walked past we eventually got to Henderson's. Down the stairs into this lovely little space decorated with... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

We really looked forward to trying out Hendersons on our recent trip to Edinburgh, (19th September) as we love the variety of flavours in vegetarian food and usually expect a nice leisurely lunch, value for money, good sized meals- unfortunately we were disappointed on all counts. First of all management, take notice-if your customers are having to ask staff to... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Went here last Saturday as a party of four - myself, my partner, our 2-year-old son and my mum. As vegetarians we are used to only having a few choices on a menu so it's great to go somewhere like this and have a larger selection to choose from! The food was lovely and very fresh, especially the salads, and... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This was a wonderful find. It was recommended and didn't disappoint. We went for lunch - and I tried the Vegi haggis and clapshot. Very nice!!. The range of food is amazing. Lovely atmosphere and staff.

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We just had a main course and desert in Henderson and enjoyed the vegetarian experience. The food is tasty and plentiful at a reasonable price. I am not a vegetarian but am open to all food experiences and this was good. The desert of fruit crumble was particularly good.

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London, United Kingdom
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393 reviews 393 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I tend to seek out the vegetarian restaurants whenever I travel as I want to avoid meat (unless it's organic or free range) and I can't eat gluten. The only issue is I can't eat onion either and many vegetarian restaurants usually pile their dishes full of onion. At Henderson's Bistro this didn't seem to be a problem at all.... More

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Corner Brook, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

In looking for a nearby vegetarian restaurant (which happened to be closed) we stumbled upon Henderson's. So glad we did!! A cosy, informal atmosphere which was exactly what we wanted at the end of a long day exploring Edinburgh. Although the menu posted daily on the wall was short, it offered a mix of delicious choices. From the entre, to... More

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