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Cafe St Honore

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New Town
French, British, Scottish
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34 North West Thistle | Street Lane, Edinburgh EH2 1EA, Scotland
(0131) 226 2211
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 209
    Excellent
  • 145
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food. Decent set lunch menu.

Established French bistro doing better than average food with a good selection of wine. The set price lunch and classic set menu very reasonable. Cooking very good, quality ingredients and choices reassuring limited. . Staff lovely. Place itself very small. Decor is old french/bistro/cafe... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Laura H
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edinburgh
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edinburgh
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Established French bistro doing better than average food with a good selection of wine. The set price lunch and classic set menu very reasonable. Cooking very good, quality ingredients and choices reassuring limited. . Staff lovely. Place itself very small. Decor is old french/bistro/cafe style but I found it to be a tad dark and depressing for me and think... More 

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Thank Laura H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Been meaning to write a review for weeks now. We booked a family meal in-between Christmas and New Year for a large group. Both the food and service were fantastic – Thank you! Would totally recommend this restaurant to anyone. I have been to Café St Honore on several occasions and have never been disappointed. The menu choices are great... More 

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Thank Jo F
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good location just off George Street ... a small restaurant ... that has real character, lovely food, great wines ... one of my favourites.

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Thank andrewmcfarlane
South Queensferry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fabulous meal at Cafe St Honore a couple of weeks ago. Starters of stornoway black pudding and cullin skink delicious. Salt beef and venison mains perfection. Thank you for a lovely dining experience and super service.

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Thank Cheerydiner
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a cold winter's evening. The restaurant is tucked away up a lane but easy to find from George / Queen Street. It has a certain charm in the obvious gallic style. We opted for the goats cheese and salmon starters - the former was apparently slightly insipid but the latter was lovely. Our mains of pork belly and... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food and efficient service. The set lunch is excellent. Wine and beer list looked OK, though was on sparkly water.

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Thank Harris K
Newcastle, UK
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148 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eight of us dined here for a 21st birthday meal. Situated in a cobbled back lane near Edinburgh's centre, there was a very warm welcome. There isn't a bar, but we went straight to our table and drinks came promptly. Excellent food all round. Would definitely go back.

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Thank Alphablack
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch with the family and whilst the food was good it didn't set any pulses racing. The menu choices are great and do showcase Scottish produce. Our starters were: Cullen skink, which was really delicious and filling, smoked salmon, and black pudding with poached egg all of which were tasty and well presented. The main of lamb was disappointing... More 

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Thank Tresfoody
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cafe St Honore is a firm favourite, and does not disappoint. Good food, good service, pleasant surroundings. Can be a bit crowded in there - but I suppose that is the authentic bistro experience!

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Thank NicePotOfTea
Alassio, Italy
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with my husband last week for lunch as we were frequent visitors when we were dating (over 25 years ago). Not much has changed inside, however firstly we were given a table in the middle of the restaurant which meant having to move every time a waiter/waitress attended one of the other 5 tables - which did become somewhat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34 North West Thistle | Street Lane, Edinburgh EH2 1EA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighborhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: (0131) 226 2211

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 82
  • Cuisine: French, British, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighborhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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