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Henderson's

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Vegan, Vegetarian, Scottish, Organic
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94 Hanover St., Edinburgh EH2 1DR, Scotland
0131-225-2131
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Established in 1963, Scotland's first vegetarian restaurant is still...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 222
    Excellent
  • 196
    Very good
  • 85
    Average
  • 67
    Poor
  • 32
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Second Visit And Much Better This Time

We were reluctant to visit again as we were not impressed the first tie. This time we took my son and girlfriend for brunch and were really pleased. The staff made the day The food here is okay - not brilliant but the staff were helpful when my son wanted vegan and they were only too happy to help... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
julieashtonfield
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We were reluctant to visit again as we were not impressed the first tie. This time we took my son and girlfriend for brunch and were really pleased. The staff made the day The food here is okay - not brilliant but the staff were helpful when my son wanted vegan and they were only too happy to help and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent food and selection available. The lady behind the counter was very friendly, calm and quiet. She was able to help us eat vegan and tailored the food / drinks for us. Great selection of chilled packaged food and drinks available too. Reasonably priced for such a niche market in a capital city. Great experience, and a great late breakfast... More 

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UK
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

A favourite lunch venue did not disappoint. Lively lovely veggie food and a great friendly atmosphere. A great idea to have water instead of having to buy drinks (just by the till) and a huge variety of interesting food.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

It's simple the best place for veggies to eat. Huge range of different sorts of food, brilliant salads, excellent puddings. I've been in all dressed up for a meal, and equally for a casual lunch. My husband isn't veggie, but loves it there too. Love it.

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Worcestershire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This is a staple destination whenever we are in Edinburgh. They offer a choice of hearty 'mains' and interesting soups and salads. The dried fruit and ginger compote with soured cream is to die for!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was an Edinburgh institution which had far to fall but is now appalling, The menus we were handed were saturated in oil and food stains. The salads were tired and the dishes were almost empty. the floors were filthy and the toilet didn't flush. Our complaints were met with sneering by the waiter and when we asked to... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

We went here twice on our recent trip to Edinburgh, once for a coffee, the other for dinner. Although neither of us are vegetarian we thought we sample the menu as the food looked lovely. The staff are very pleasant and the food excellent. I had the Wellington with some extra giant wedges, my wife chose the Spanish Casserole. We... More 

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Dornoch, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It must be 10 years since I was last in Henderson's and nothing has changed! It is an institution and has churned out healthy vegetarian food for over 50 years. Do you change an institution or keep it as it is? A tough call. Anyway, we stopped just for soup and what we had was fine. They delivered what we... More 

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Sedbergh, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Having previously dined at Hendersons on our last visit to Edinburgh 5 years ago, we were pleased to book a table on a Thursday night. The atmosphere in the intimate bar area was good, with two excellent guitarists entertaining discreetly in the background. The choice of food was excellent, and although neither of us are true vegetarians, there was ample... More 

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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The food is freshly prepared and delicious with a choice of hot meals and salads. Also a good selection of desserts. The restaurant is looking a little tired and could do with being refurbished but apart from that great food and great atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 94 Hanover St., Edinburgh EH2 1DR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: 0131-225-2131

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 22
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian, Scottish, Organic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Dining on a budget

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.
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?