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Henderson's

94 Hanover St., Edinburgh EH2 1DR, Scotland
0131-225-2131
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Ranked #564 of 1,839 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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Milano
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

When you are a vegetarian or have food allergies, eating during a trip might be an issue. That was definitely not the case in Edinburgh because of Henderson's. They have a restaurant where you can properly sit and enjoy your meal and also a café for those who dont have so much time. The menus have gluten free and vegan... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I was surprised about the many good reviews. I visited with a group of friends and none of the food we ordered was any good. I had a mezze platter, which among others came with hummus, falafel and coleslaw. Everything was bad. The falafel was so dry that it fell apart. Even the hummus was dry. I have never tried... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Don't be mislead by my title, this is a vegetarian restaurant! We selected Henderson's after reading about it in our Scotland for Dummies book. My wife and I are not vegetarians, but enjoy really good veggies, so we thought we would give it a shot. Patti had the three stuffed peppers. A yellow pepper stuffed with risotto, asparagus, and blue... More

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The relaxing decor and talented singer/pianist were the first things I noticed. We were made welcome by the staff who hit just the right note. The food was excellent; our concerns about not being able to find healthy food in Edinburgh were settled. Great wine too.

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colchester uk
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I nipped into this famous deli to grab a light vegan snack whilst out shopping in Central Edinburgh. The venue is just a few minutes walk from Waverley station. Even though I was a little early for lunch, on offer were two types of vegan burgers, falafel, hummus, coleslaw etc. much of their bread is vegan although it is prepared... More

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dorset uk
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Lovely friendly restaurant, brought here on my birthday trip by my meat eating partner! A nice range of dishes to complement the adventurous and traditional palate, service was friendly and non intrusive, meals where a very good size particularly the mains. Drinks where expensive but you pay for what you get, if I lived in Scotland would definitely visit here... More

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