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94 Hanover St., Edinburgh EH2 1DR, Scotland
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Ranked #573 of 1,788 restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went to the restaurant part of this group whilst on a recent stay in Edinburgh. My wife and I had the salad platter and found it pretty tasteless and unimaginative. The staff weren't very attentive and seemed to be rushing around but not achieving very much, and I found it very difficult to catch anyone's eye. We didn't get the... More

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Barrie H, Manager at Henderson's, responded to this review

Dear Mike, we're sorry to here that you were disappointed with your recent visit to Henderson's. We value your comments and will discuss them internally to look at how we can avoid this in the future. Thank you for coming, and should you wish to discuss this further, please feel free to email me directly at barrie@hendersonsofedinburgh.co.uk Best Regards, Barrie... More

Ellesmere, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

What a pleasant surprise, we came across this Bistro while looking for somewhere different to have lunch. This is a Vegetarian Bistro, the service was good with a friendly & chatty person serving us, the food is excellent. It is not a large venue, with probably room for 15 covers, it was reasonably busy which which is always a good... More

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Barrie H, Manager at Henderson's, responded to this review

Dear Paul G - thank you for visiting our bistro on Thistle Street, and taking the time to write us this review. We are extremely glad you had such a nice time, and we hope to see you again when you come to Edinburgh. Best Wishes, Barrie Henderson More

Swindon, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

It was so good to find, a restaurant that facilitates for Vegetarian eaters. We struggle to find a good vegetarian menu, and Hendersons is perfect. The atmosphere is relaxed, the staff are nice, and the food was so good! I choose the Vegetarian haggis and it was a great choice, others had some sort of halloumi burger and they enjoyed... More

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Barrie H, Manager at Henderson's, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review EmmanuelPettitt. We really value your comments, please come again. More

Atlanta, Georgia
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We went to this restaurant our first night in Edinburgh and enjoyed it so much that we ended up going back on our last night in Edinburgh. It was delicious. It was really relaxed and the good was fantastic.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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247 reviews 247 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We only stopped by for a quick lunch. Both had the homemade soup - delicious and healthy. Salads looked good too. Don't think is go in the evening but definately good for lunch.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Lovely atmosphere in this laid back restaurant. Live piano music added to this. Lots of choice on the menu and the food was delicious. Friendly service, couldn't ask for much more.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We'd heard that Henderson's now offers table service in the evening so went in to try it out. Hats off to them, early days but we encountered no teething troubles, just warm and efficient staff. The place has had a spruce up since we last went and is looking good, nice sounding menu too and plenty to choose from. The... More

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The food was lovely and the service wonderful but the cutlery was super undesirable- when the waitress brought me a spoon for my desert it was covered in caked on food from spoon tip to handle- the decor was lack-lustre and the ambience of the restaurant was also lacking. All said and done it is still worth a visit- maybe... More

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Bingley, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Service was a bit too quick if anything. I felt like I had only just ordered when it arrived. Food is imaginative and well presented. As a vegetarian, I'm not used to having so much choice. Nice bottle of local real ale too (try the Red Kite amber ale). Shame about the pianist tinkering about bad standards (somewhere over the... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

A friend and I had dinner here on a Saturday night. The restaurant was not exceptionally busy that night, however we only noticed one waitress fluttering about which we thought was a bit strange for a Saturday evening. She was very prompt to take our orders and to bring out our starter, but after that the service became increasingly slower.... More

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Barrie H, Manager at Henderson's, responded to this review

Hi Animalluver86, Thank you for taking the time to pass on your comments, we really value your feedback. I can assure you that we will be discussing this issue internally, and the next time you come, we will have addressed it. We wholeheartedly apologise for you recieving slow service on Saturday night, and we would like to assure you that... More

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