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Cafe St Honore

#181 of 1,801 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
New Town
French, 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
Closed now
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 37
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delightful meal...

My favourite younger daughter and I had a delightful meal here recently. The East Coast Plaice with steamed vegetables, crushed Red Edward potatoes, wild fennel and Shetland blue shell mussels was absolutely delicious and went beautifully with their Walnut Block New Zealand SB which you can buy by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Chris I
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This was one of the best meals I have had in a while. The food was delicious, cooked to perfection and so so tasty. The staff are friendly and as others have said this is certainly a hidden gem. Our starters were superb and the steak was so tender, one of the best steaks I've had, probably only beaten by... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My favourite younger daughter and I had a delightful meal here recently. The East Coast Plaice with steamed vegetables, crushed Red Edward potatoes, wild fennel and Shetland blue shell mussels was absolutely delicious and went beautifully with their Walnut Block New Zealand SB which you can buy by the glass if you are driving. If I was going again I... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Just go...it's great!! The food, the service, the decor are all fantastic. Unusually for places such as these there are decent-sized portions too.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

A little gem in the downtown area. Recommended by the Balmora, the restaurant did not disappoint. We sat in the quaint downstairs area and listened to the chefs preparation of the food. The blue cheese and endive salad is too die for- not too strong and a nice combination of herbs sprinkled with a light dressing. The lamb was simply... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Everything--from the wine selections, the house made bread and superb butter, oysters, Confit of Lamb Shoulder,and the house made berry ice cream. We can't wait to return. There is a very talented chef in this kitchen.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I visited the restaurant for lunch with a friend and was not disappointed. The choice of food on the lunch menu was limited but suited us. The starter of carpaccio of pigeon was really good. Fortunately it was quite light as the main of venison was very filling. It was an excellent main, full of flavour and very tender. Service... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Just had a beautiful evening meal. The service was first class, and the food was very tasty. I had steamed plaice and it was so good. Will certainly return here.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I have always wanted to come here as I have heard so much about them. Very intimate restaurant and tables are spaced comfortably apart. I had the trout tartare as a starter. Light refreshing with just amount of seasoning to bring out the wonderful flavour of the trout. My main was the steamed east coast plaice. I don't know how... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Charming french cafe with Scottish food. They had a separate menu for me for my dairy allergy. I started with the mussel appetizer and had the hake as a main. They were very attentive and it was good value for excellent local food. I tasted the pork belly special that my friend ordered which was the best I have tried.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is a look alike french provincial restaurant from 20 to 30 years ago; complete with decor, furnishing and notices in french. The only mismatch was that the staff were Polish. The food for our evening meal was excellent quality, providing simple, well cooked dishes. Service was friendly, however we had to wait over 45 minutes for our starter to... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe St Honore

Address: 34 North West Thistle | Street Lane, Edinburgh EH2 1EA, Scotland
Phone Number: (0131) 226 2211
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
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
Average Prices: USD 82
Cuisine: French, Scottish

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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, 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

Questions & Answers

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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.