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Henderson's

94 Hanover St., Edinburgh EH2 1DR, Scotland
0131-225-2131
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Ranked #591 of 1,859 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $10 - $23
Hours:
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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Sydney, Australia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Other than dealing with steps coming in this was one of the best experiences I have had with a bairn in tow. We found plenty of available tables (it's BIG). The staff were helpful and patient with magically appearing tossed toys and the food was plentiful and very nice. The other patrons seem to be a very relaxed bunch and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A different vegetarian option in Edinburgh, to the clasic italian or indian. This places offer a short but mixed menu for all tastes. Some combinations we tried were truly delicious, and others a bit disappointing. Service was good. We even enjoyed live piano music during dinner. I had the chance to try 4 dishes. The veggie haggis was amazing, with... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Hendersons is an Edinburgh institution, great food, and a relaxed informal atmosphere it has long been the perfect lunch venue. It can get busy particularly during the festival, but they seem to have worked this out - by the time you get to the front of the queue there always seems to be a table free. A lot of the... More

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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Ate there 3 of the 5 days I was in Edinburgh - great vegetarian restaurant - even for our carnivorie friends - do have their Haggis.

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Lancashire England
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Found this place by accident for a saturday lunch. Very good tasty vegetarian food. Well presented and lots of choice. Staff very pleasant and helpful. Obviously a known haunt for locals. Nice ambiance. So glad that I found it as a tourist. Will definately visit again.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I was glad to find Henderson's still here as it was a regular haunt for me 20 years ago! It still is as friendly and cosy and we had a great choice of vegetarian food. We had the lunch special of mushroom ragout and balti followed by cherry pie and chocolate pots all for £7 each. There were plenty of... More

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Dorset
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82 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Another visit to the Bistro in Thistle Street. Tasty vegetarian food, reasonably priced. The Light Bite menu sufficed and included things like soup, nachos, hummus, etc, all with decent bread and some with salad. Quick service and good atmos.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Visited Hendersons in the church at the end of Princess Street. Excellent food, really tasty and good value.

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Tring, England, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We had early dinner here, and we were pleasantly surprised at the choice of food, very imaginative. Quick service and friendly staff. Quite busy even on a Monday night at 6pm, we didn't have a reservation and it was clear that the 8pm table would have been difficult without booking.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I found Hendersons by accident wandering the streets of Edinburgh. I saw the deli first but there was a queue so I decided to try the restaurant. The food looked fabulous, it tasted fabulous, the atmosphere was sophisticated but welcoming. After a lovely meal I took the rear exit and after climbing a staircase found myself in the art gallery... More

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