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Cafe St Honore

#174 of 1,822 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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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 175
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  • 123
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 11
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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
Good French Cuisine

This is a relatively small French restaurant in the heart of the capital. The food is excellent and prepared from fresh ingredients with a twist of uniqueness! Interesting menu and pleasant staff made for an enjoyable meal on a special day. A little pricey but the standard of food and wine could... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Sus06
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I and a group of friends are here and although we hadn't book, we were accommodated. Excellent service and fantastic food. I had the steak and asked for a substitute sauce, which again was accommodated. Very professional staff, excellent food and wine and a fantastic meal was had by all.

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Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I have eaten at Cafe St Honore on 4 occasions and I can honestly say hand on heart you will struggle to find anywhere better. No theatre, no drama, just pure, honest cooking using quality ingredients, untainted, simply delicious. Lovely ambience and staff that genuinely care. If you want the wow factor go somewhere else, if you want proper cooking,... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is a relatively small French restaurant in the heart of the capital. The food is excellent and prepared from fresh ingredients with a twist of uniqueness! Interesting menu and pleasant staff made for an enjoyable meal on a special day. A little pricey but the standard of food and wine could not be faulted. Enjoy!

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Aachen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Well selected local ingredients combined to a delicious dinner: 3 courses and nothing to complane. Don't miss out on desert!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A little over our normal budget but so worth it. The food was amazing and the staff were friendly and attentive

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I was looking for a venue to host a dinner in Edinburgh as an easy location for my friends to gather. I Booked Cafe St Honore based on reviews and it did not disappoint. David, the manager was very helpful in organising and advice. Dinner for 22 was faultless, many of my guests said they can't remember the last time... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

HIdden away on a romantic/squalid Edinburgh Lane (to-may-toe - tah-mah-toe) is this small quaint restaurant serving French comfort food. You would have to be a pretty picky eater not to find something here that will suit your taste. We went on a busy Saturday night, but the staff acknowledged straight away there would be some delay as we had no... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The Café St. Honore is a gem - a piece of France in the heart of Edinburgh's new town. I've eaten here many times in the past and I never tire of its majesty. It is a perfect French brasserie café with old, traditional furnishings and atmosphere, with an excellent chef. It is not the cheapest in town, but is... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We visited in early July as a couple, the idea being a romantic fine dining experience, with value for money. I'd say it delivered. A comfortable walk from the Old Town, this restaurant is a gem. Well prepared seafood dishes for entree, and melt-in-the-mouth lamb for main - the best I've ever had, tbh. Cheese Board for dessert was tasty,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

An Edinburgh institution, a Parisian Cafe in the middle of the Scottish capital, the best chef in town, starched linen table clothes, great wine, bow backed chairs, a wine list to die for, "nicotine stained" (the paint effect is so clever), chequered floor, white aprons, uncharacteristically friendly staff (for a French restaurant, only joking!) and great service.

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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, British, 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, 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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