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Cafe St Honore

#175 of 1,852 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
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
5:15 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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 185
    Excellent
  • 131
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 12
    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
French Scottish Fusion

Lovely traditional French bistro interior. Small but interesting menu. Poached pear with endive, blue cheese and walnuts nicely dressed and plenty for 2. Oysters served with a flavorful shallot sauce. Duck and venison entrees both had unusual accompaniments and were well prepared. Dessert... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Toronto
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Lovely traditional French bistro interior. Small but interesting menu. Poached pear with endive, blue cheese and walnuts nicely dressed and plenty for 2. Oysters served with a flavorful shallot sauce. Duck and venison entrees both had unusual accompaniments and were well prepared. Dessert portions large enough for 2 as well. Excellent lattes and cappuccinos. Moderately noisy. Good service. Reservations recommended.

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Quincy MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is elegantly tucked into a charming street. It is quaint and tiny; if we'd had to sit in the lower floor, I would have had to take a star off of this review. As it is, I was disappointed to be seated in a cramped, non-private part of the upper room when better seats were available, and later... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

V good set lunch as well as Al a carte. Food is excellent, staff friendly, helpful and well trained. Brasserie feel, a bit dark downstairs, upstairs better. Very busy whilst I was there as the festival was on so a little slow for a lunch but not disastrously slow. Worth a visit.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Phoned & booked ahead & headed up to the restaurant on our first day at the festival. Decent reviews on TA giving us the steer. Sound French cooking with Scottish ingredients and influence. Other than a bit of grit in the salad garnish leaves, everything was excellent.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Great food in atmospheric bistro. Good friendly service despite it being packed. Perhaps a little rushed as we went early and they had to get the table back but it was definitely worth a repeat visit.

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Brussels
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We were looking for a restaurant for an early dinner and we were offered a table if we could be finished by 8 pm as they were then fully booked. We took the chance - and had a wonderful meal choosing from their cafe suggestion menu - 2 choices for each course. The ingredients are all from sustainable sources and... More 

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Aberfeldy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Excellent food, excellent service; ideal for that romantic meal. The food is unpretentious and very well presented. French quality cuisine with a Scottish touch, and a very good wine list. Doesn't break the bank, either - reasonable price for the quality.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We booked for lunch and were given a choice of a la carte, a speedy lunchtime menu or a more leisurely 2 or 3 course lunch. It all sounded delicious but in the end 3 of us chose the 2/3 course, while the other 2 had a la carte. The smoked haddock was a knockout. We all enjoyed our dishes... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Booked for here during recent stay, based on previous reviews and booked ahead. Didn't get off to a great start, being first of all seated in the basement whilst there were plenty of empty tables in the main restaurant so asked to move and were given a table looking out to the front of the restaurant, unfortunately this included a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A quaint little bistro in one of the smartest neighbourhoods - good simple food - definitely worth a visit venison was good as was the plaice

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

Staying in New Town

Neighborhood Profile
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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