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Cafe St Honore

#251 of 1,930 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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
6:00 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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 139
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 10
    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
Most recent review
Nothing special

My girlfriend and I ate here last week and as a previous diner mentioned, the menu is very confusing ! They give you the menu and don't mention the 2/3 set course in tiny writing right at the bottom. Nothing special, choice of two starters, two mains and two sweets for£19.95. Choice was Cottage pie... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Scottishperson
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Edinburgh, Scotland
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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301 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Edinburgh, Scotland
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

My girlfriend and I ate here last week and as a previous diner mentioned, the menu is very confusing ! They give you the menu and don't mention the 2/3 set course in tiny writing right at the bottom. Nothing special, choice of two starters, two mains and two sweets for£19.95. Choice was Cottage pie or smoked haddock, really !!!... More 

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Longridge, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

booked after reading revues on trip advisor. Had a really enjoyable evening. Arrive a little early for our booking but we were shown to our table by a very nice waiter. Drinks order taken immediately and then time given for us to peruse the menu at our leisure. Had a starter of Orkney birsay which was a bread from Orkney... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a beautiful three course lunch. Every course defined what is the best of Scottish produce and cooked to perfection. At £20 for the three courses it represents superb value. It made me proud of what Scotland can produce and in a wonderful atmosphere. Well done.

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Antigua, Guatemala
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60 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My boyfriend and I had such a wonderful and romantic meal in this gorgeous restaurant. The food is stunning, with particular reference to the venison which was presented immaculately and tasted like a dream. They had an excellent wine list- we really enjoyed the Beaujolais. It's a little on the expensive side but worth every penny. Delicious. I'd recommend it.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Four of us recently enjoyed a very good dinner here. The food was excellent, very tasty and beautifully presented. It would have been nice though if the waiter had asked if we would prefer to top up our own wine glasses before stretching across the table to do so and interrupting our conversation. This restaurant is not cheap and it... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Feeling a bit 'ripped off' by Cafe St Honore. We booked for the £18 menu just a few hours before arriving this evening. During the meal I reiterated several times that all six of us would be dining from the £18 menu. The waitress did not point out that this menu was the tiny, limited appendage at the bottom of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I was taken here for a surprise meal on valentines eve. I was not dispappointed. The decor is old french, if it was to be painted and freshened up it would ruin it. The place is candle lit, very chic and very romantic. I had scallops for the first time and I thought I had died and gone to heaven... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

On visiting this restaurant with a group of friends we were all delighted with the quality of the food and the service. This is a typically designed older fashioned French restaurant offering a touch of France in the capital. Prior to our meals arriving we were provided with a basket of delicious warm home made bread. All of our meals... More 

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scotland
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190 reviews 190 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Had a fabulous lunch in this lovely little French restaurant. I have to admit it was my first visit in about 20 years and I am not sure why. Perhaps it is because the Edinburgh dining scene has changed so much over the years and there has always been somewhere new to try. It certainly won't be another 20 years... More 

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scotland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Food is just what you'd expect from a quality, French style restaurant - well sourced ingredients; good flavours; excellent preparation and presentation; first class service. What's not so good is the agony of sitting on bistro style bentwood chairs over a long lunch, and the sore back to follow. Booked in for a weekday lunch and had 3 courses each... 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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?