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94 Hanover St., Edinburgh EH2 1DR, Scotland
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Ranked #548 of 1,915 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $9 - $21
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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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Went here for dinner and had a great time, live music and good food. The thing that let them down was the staff, they weren't very communicative or helpful. Decided to return for breakfast and it was a disaster. I can't eat wheat and there were no options for me, the staff didn't seem keen to offer any assistance with... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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169 reviews 169 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I often came here for lunch when I was growing up in Edinburgh, and as a student, and as a newly-wed, and as a young Mum - and continue to enjoy it now on visits to Edinburgh, as a pensioner! On this Wednesday lunchtime, it was quieter than I have ever seen it - perhaps, as someone else commented, because... More 

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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My friend and I went for lunch here last week and we loved the food. I had a the Mexican wrap which had lovely grilled vegetables, mozzarella spicy bean pate and it came with the dips and salad. It was very tasty. My friend had the nut burger which she also said was very tasty. However, it was very cold... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I went with a group of friends and although none of us are vegetarian, we loved the food and the atmosphere was great - we were there on a Friday and they had a pianist, who really added to the occasion! The staff were really nice too.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Lovely restaurant, wonderful service and tasty veggie food! 2 big thumbs up! The mexican wrap is really good!

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Gold Beach, Oregon
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

After all these years they really have it together. Great vegetarian food; wonderful deserts, the best vegie burgers and especially the Thai nut burger at the Bistro, great service and an overall welcoming attitude in a very humble environment. We ate here often and were never disappointed.

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Montrose, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

First visit to Henderson's as it was recommended by Trip Advisor on our day trip to Edinburgh. We went in around 5:30pm and was warmly welcomed and seated in the bistro. Encouraged by the Vegan & Gluten Free options, we both went for the risotto croquettes which were delicious and were accompanied by a great basil dressing. My main was... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I will start by saying only visit if you really do like vegetarian food, if you are unsure i would stay away. If however you do like vegetarian food you really do have to visit, we visited the down stairs restaurant and the bistro whilst in Edinburgh for a few days and was very impressed. Sure the downstairs is a... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Food was ok. But left waiting an hour for anything to come out. Nice bit of chilled live music to accompany our wait! Had a good bottle of organic wine.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

The food was very very average filo pastry with cranberries & goats cheese- the filo pastry contained neither. Upon entering the counter looked disheveled & a complete mess. I feel sorry for the waiting staff there's only 3! As I type this our plates are neatly stacked in the hope that the staff wil soon remove then. It took 20mins... More 

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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 - 21
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian, Scottish, Organic

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