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Henderson's

94 Hanover St., Edinburgh EH2 1DR, Scotland
0131-225-2131
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Ranked #581 of 1,842 restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $10 - $24
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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Marbella, Andalucia, Spain
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Very good service and choice of hot foods and salads. Pleasant waiters. I did feel it has lost some of its charm and seemed a little tired on the décor side.

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Southport
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20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We visited Henderson's recently for dinner having had coffee there earlier in the week. While most of the food was OK at the price the risotto had obviously been made in a batch at the start of the evening with one or two ingredients added to order. As a result it was a mushy mess. My wife couldn't eat it.... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Being a vegetarian, it’s always such a thrill to find a vegetarian restaurant on my travels. I wanted to love this place, but I’m afraid I didn’t. The people behind the counter were not very friendly or helpful about describing what some of the things were. I went with 3 others to the cafeteria style place and only had two... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Went here for dinner. Really wanted to like it having heard so much about it. However the service was terrible. The usual cafe style atmosphere was manifested in the really casual and uncertain service. It was also amazingly slow. The food was very mixed. Some was great and other bits were very bland. Good was the Baba Ganoush and the... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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25 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Came to Henderson's Bistro on a recommendation and weren't disappointed. I found it difficult to choose actually from the inviting menu, despite me being a carnivore! Opted for the Veggie Haggis and was very pleased. Only snag was that the drinks both me and my wife had initially chosen were out of stock, however we were offered a free drink... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Absolutely delicious food, plentiful portions and great atmosphere. We went on a Saturday night and there was a pianist which added to the atmosphere.

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Milano
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Some three years ago Henderson's basement was an easy self-service place with moderate prices and a nice feel. I was a bit dismayed finding it turned into a regular restaurant. We were ushered to our table, the waiter left us the menu and after a few minutes came back with our water, when we asked some more mintes for deciding,... More

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43 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I ate her on an evening for the first time (I have been during the day for a cuppa/lunch). They had a live pianist which made for a lovely atmostphere. The food was delicious and the portion size was good. Staff were helpful and friendly. i would really recommend

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8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I may no longer be a veggie but Hendersons is always a place to go to for great food and a lovely quiet ambience. Quite simply the very best in wholesome vegetarian food which is handy and healthy for anyone's palette. I will be there again in November this year and will be introducing my wife to the establishment for... More

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Lugano
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

After days of bacon, egg, sausages and other forms of "hart attack on a plate" Henderson's was a great treat, fresh crunchy salads, puffy spanakopita, nice curry.

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