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Cafe St Honore

#222 of 1,967 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance

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  • 151
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  • 109
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 10
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  • 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
A lovely occasion

I brought my mother here for Mother's Day Lunch. She is rather hard of hearing and so we requested a quiet table. I was a little taken aback to be seated next to the entry door, but actually this was a good choice - we were far enough away from the next table and the area we sat in was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
ChapLondon2
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We had lunch here and had planned to only snack but the menu was so interesting and the smells from nearby tables so good that we ate more. So authentic is the decor that it really does feel like dining in a Parisian bistro. Hidden down a lane (though very close to the main drag) it was busy on a... More 

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Had a great lunch here with my girlfriend. Food fantastic, services brilliant. Well sources ingredients cooked and seasoned well, what could be better than that.

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Bedford
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

we found this restaurant recommended on Slow Food. The meal was superb. As a non meat eater I tried my husbands venison, this was cooked beyond perfection and my tiny bite may haunt my palate , it was delicious. The beet salad was perfection and this is a dish I sample worldwide, the combination of warm and cool was delightful.... More 

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Bathgate
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69 reviews 69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

This has been on our list of restaurants to visit. At last we managed to visit on Saturday evening and it was well worth the wait. It is a typical French old style cafe with quality food served in casual surroundings. We had the goats cheese on warm sourdough to start followed by slow roast Scottish pork belly and North... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Hidden in a back lane, this gem of a restaurant is well worth a visit. We had lunch (starters and mains) and delicious wine. I have food intolerances which were dealt with without fuss. They have gluten free and dairy free menus. They even make their own gluten free bread (delicious). Coeliacs might need to double check how and where... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

On a last minute trip to Edinburgh we had left making a dinner reservation until the last minute. When we first called this restaurant we were advised that it had no tables but fortunately we left a number and were soon contacted as a table had become available. We were quickly seated and delicious warm home made bread was brought... More 

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herts
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64 reviews 64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We popped our heads round the door with not much hope on a busy saturday lunchtime.WE were after a quick refuelling stop and not a full meal.They were extremely welcoming and gave a us a table immediately.I loved the atmosphere of this little restaurant and the food that we had was perfect.They kindly made my salad starter a bit bigger... More 

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Coventry
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

They have two plant pots blocking the path outside, and I almost dropped my mum in her wheelchair trying to navigate them. The food was ok, pricey, and just ok really.

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I brought my mother here for Mother's Day Lunch. She is rather hard of hearing and so we requested a quiet table. I was a little taken aback to be seated next to the entry door, but actually this was a good choice - we were far enough away from the next table and the area we sat in was... More 

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Roslin, Scotland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We eat here midweek and were able to get a table quite easily, the restaurant is styled on a French bistro and is very cosy, the seats are a little hard, I kept sliding off mine, but this is just an observation, not a criticism. I ordered duck terrine as my starter and my partner had the soup, both were... 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 0 - 82
  • Cuisine: French, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance
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.