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Cafe St Honore

34 North West Thistle | Street Lane, Edinburgh EH2 1EA, Scotland (New Town)
(0131) 226 2211
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Ranked #236 of 1,855 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $82
Cuisines: French, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: New Town
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244 reviews from our community

79% Recommend
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Dundee, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Four of had dinner at Café St Honore last week. We hadn't been there for some time because we never felt it did itself justice. The situation and atmosphere are really great, providing one is not stuck through in the back room but...same old same old. We were definitely not impressed. The service was OK; the food was OK; the... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

What a great little bistro. The position, decor, food and ambience all combine to create the illusion of actually being in France. Everything was fab. Can't recommend highly enough and looking forward to a return visit.

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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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447 reviews 447 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

From the outside it looks so French. Even inside the decor lends to the idea we have a wee bit of a Paris side street bistro here in Auld Reekie. So it touches the nostalgia buttons even though it feels very dark, deliberately so with all the dark varnish and paint. At least there is good crisp clean linen on... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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422 reviews 422 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
269 helpful votes 269 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Clearly busy but left me disappointed. Had not been in for years and wish we had not gone back. The back room is dark but attractive, however it is not sealed from kitchen cooking. My tomato soup tasted strongly of roasting. Duck leg was a generous portion a little over cooked on a mound of lentils. A pleasant bottle of... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Looks great from the outside. Warm welcome inside, lovely authentic setting. The food was fine just nothing that really struck me as exceptional. Perhaps I had a bad night.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Been a few times here for lunches and dinners over a few years and at most times of year. Never fails to be anything but excellent. Food always superb and was no exception this week at lunch time. Good choices on a few different menus - Express, Classics for example. Service is always good and staff very knowledgeable. One of... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great food and service in this authentic restaurant on a cobbled back street. Very busy, not many tables. Good local produce. Very good staff, we sat near the bar. Wonderful clean wine glasses! Glad we booked as customers were turned away. We had the beef and a brilliant lemon posset. Great atmosphere in this small French style restaurant. Thank you.

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Grantown On spey Scotland
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129 reviews 129 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Great restaurant with fantastic old french style interior. Good fixed price menu with varied choice.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We've wanted to eat here for some time and an anniversary provided the perfect excuse. It's a lovely compact old fashioned cafe down a back street with a nostalgic feel (depending on your age). We thoroughly enjoyed our choices from the menu and will certainly return without having any reason to do so except we love good food.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Step through the door and it feels like France. Authentic French Restaurant in the centre of Edinburgh. Wonderful food, good wine list and attentive service. We booked and were given a great table in the window. Really excellent.

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