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94 Hanover St., Edinburgh EH2 1DR, Scotland
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Ranked #540 of 1,899 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $9 - $22
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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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

My daughter and myself arrived late one evening, not wanting a full meal - just a snack. No problem - we were very warmly welcomed and chose to sit in the room with a lively piano player who really enhanced the experience. The vegetarian snacks were amazingly good (I'm not a vegetarian but I would go again because the food... More 

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Piraeus, Greece
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

A lot of well-cooked vegetarian dishes, salads and delicious sweats . Kind staff, quick service and a cosy place are waiting you to prove that being vegetarian you have plenty of choices !!! I was recommended the vegetarian haggis which was delicious !! In the centre of new town !

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Met a friend here for lunch recently, as we both enjoy the food and hadn't visited in a number of years. Soup and salad were excellent and as usual were spoiled for choice. However the toilet for the use of patrons in the area down the steps from the cashier is small, cramped and in extremely poor condition. The corridor... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We went in the evening and the table service was good. We only had main courses as we had a show to catch. Everyone in the party thought that the food was lukewarm at best and should have been served much hotter. Even the plates themselves were cold. The Biryani tasted as if the spices were raw and uncooked -... More 

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New Delhi, India
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Highly recommended place, Great menu with vegan options available too. My favorite were actually all three courses. Starter - The sweet potato fritters were great and a good vegan option. Main - Oven backed aubergine with vegetable tamari stuffing was great with dauphinoise potatoes. Was very filling. Desserts - Crumble was just heaven, baked with apple, dates and pear. Will... More 

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St. Louis
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

On a cold, rainy day in Edinburgh, this was just the place for lunch. The meals at lunch are served cafeteria style. At dinner there is table service. We enjoyed the vegetarian haggis. The lunch entrees could be halved and served with soup or salad which is a nice option. There are many options and amazing cold salads and hot... More 

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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Used to come here frequently, but after Saturdays experience will never put my foot over the threshold. Food was bland, and not hot ( especially by the time I managed to get to the table....did the cashier have sleeping sickness). Tables weren't cleared off, no one around to do it. £18 for two lukewarm courses, a poor coffee and a... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We had the Christmas menu and enjoyed every course. Neither of us is vegetarian and my husband does not eat cheese, but we both found the choice difficult as there was so many lovely combinations of flavours.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I often come here on my own or meet friends here because of its central location. There's no table service so you have to queue, but except at really busy times, like during the Edinburgh Festival, that's not really a problem. The food is excellent, the range of choice good. It's not cheap, given that it's self-service, but people go... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Numerous and yummy options. I'm not vegetarian, but was craving something not meat based but hearty. Henderson's had some great options - I went for the vegetarian lasagne, which was delicious. Free WiFi as well.

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Additional Information about Henderson's

Address: 94 Hanover St., Edinburgh EH2 1DR, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131-225-2131
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 22
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian, Scottish, Organic

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