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Cafe St Honore

#190 of 1,790 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
Website
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, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Lovely food

Had a meal here tonight and we both really enjoyed it. The service was attentive and friendly. The food was tasty and the ambience was lovely. Could have done with more choice though x

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Lynne R
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
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331 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Been meaning to come hear for a while and wished we'd been sooner. As soon as you walk in your transported to France. The food was authentic and almost perfect. Thought the wines were on the pricy side but enjoyed what we had.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Had a meal here tonight and we both really enjoyed it. The service was attentive and friendly. The food was tasty and the ambience was lovely. Could have done with more choice though x

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Scotland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Went in lunchtime - hungry - on my own. Treated like royalty by the great staff - who helped me choose from the menu (all lovely french food) I had the confit of duck which was the best I have ever had. Good wine list and wine by the glass. I chose from the a la carte menu but thought... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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390 reviews 390 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
343 helpful votes 343 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

There is just so much to like about the Cafe St Honore...from its use of fresh ingredients, its french feel or just the welcome. Located just away from George Street Cafe St H looks and feels like a French Bistro. The menu is limited but well sourced so I ordered the smoked salmon that was amazing ( reject any idea... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Although listed as a bistro, the Scottish food is fantastic with a touch of French influence. I enjoyed a superb smoked salmon appetizer and excellent venison as an entree. The house Cabernet was excellent. No room for dessert, as the portions are very generous. Reservations are strongly recommended, as it is a small restaurant and I saw several couples turned... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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53 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The menu is not the most extensive in Edinburgh, but I would happily eat everything on it! The very good value set menu was on offer; however my wife and I opted to eat a la carte. Starters: for my wife some delicately-cooked squid, served with a sauce vierge - it melted in the mouth; for me, pork rillettes, bursting... More 

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Manchester
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21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Well, what can I say? This bistro is nothing short of wonderful. As soon as we entered we felt we could have been in Paris, with a truly homely and beautiful interior, this place is everything you want from a cosy french restaurant. I emailed ahead to see if they could cater for the multiple food allergies in our family... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We were recommended to try this restaurant. We were not disappointed. We eventually found it with the help of an app on my phone. Understated surroundings, relaxed and friendly atmosphere and attentive staff. We had lunch and I had the 2 course menu which was a delightful leek and potato soup followed by a wonderful plaice fillet dish for £15.50.... More 

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glasgow
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Went for a second time with some friends and really enjoy the atmosphere that feels authentic French. Nice service and meal in the main was nice but one of the party had Arbroath Smokie chopped up with other ingredients but unfortunately large bone still left in it! Apart from that was a very pleasant evening.

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Lombard, Illinois
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We dined here on our last night in Edinburgh as part of Rick Steves tour - the service was great and the food was so delicious - I can now add seaweed to my list of favourite foods I attached that evenings menu - I had the pate, the fish and the lemon dessert Lovely evening - followed by a... 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 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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Posting guidelines
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.