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The Howgate Restaurant

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Howgate Village, Penicuik EH26 8PY, Scotland
441968670000
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Melrose, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Food was a good standard, nothing exciting to say however we were only there for a lunch and was a quite day as we were there from start of service.

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Thank kevjmr
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There was heavy snow when we visited so it was very quiet inside! Wonderful service from a very friendly waitress. Our steaks were very nice and the bread on the side was delicious.

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Thank PorkoRossi
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My family of 7 went out for a meal here on an evening during our holiday. After seeing the 5 star trip advisor we decided to go here and what a fab decision it was. It was one of the best meals we have had; the staff were so chatty and friendly and very attentive as well as the food... More 

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Thank Chloe W
Greater Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food was all you would expect from a top class Scottish restaraunt.. Have been a number of times and never been disappointed.. Always look forward to visiting when home in Scotland from Australia.....

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Thank davidpm94
Nigel H, Owner at The Howgate Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi David Thanks for taking the time review us I will pass on your comments to all the team who will delighted to hear you had a great meal. Best regards Nigel More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great venue and the food and service were excellent. A good range of dishes and all reasonably priced.

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Thank Sara E
Nigel H, Owner at The Howgate Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sara Always great to hear such positive feedback, many thanks for taking the time to let us know Best regards Nigel More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal, quick efficient service. Definitely be back, nice inside with a good atmosphere..

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Thank markdC2041WQ
Nigel H, Owner at The Howgate Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Mark Delighted you enjoyed your meal, we look forward to welcoming you again soon Best regards Nigel More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with a party of eight for dinner. Food was generally good, apart from the steaks which both had quite a lot of gristle and had to be left. The rest of the dinner was very good quality and reasonable portions, and the prices seemed quite good, including the wine list. We would go back.

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Thank MK13AL
Nigel H, Owner at The Howgate Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear MK13AL Thank you for your comments, whilst I am glad you had a good experience at the Howgate I am disappointed that you felt the steak was a little gristly. I hope on your next visit your steak is up to our normal high standards, but should you feel it isn't just let our staff know and the kitchen... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a very relaxed dining experience, The menu was great and so nice that you were able to order smaller portions for kids rather the standard chips and chicken nuggets menu. The service was very good , friendly and attentive staff. Fresh and piping hot food. Delicious. Will definitely be back.

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Thank Marie M
Nigel H, Owner at The Howgate Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Marie, The whole of the Howgate team are delighted that you enjoyed dining with us and we look forward to welcoming you back. Thanks again for your kind words Best regards Nigel More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing menu choice but we opted for the two course set. Weren't disappointed for choice the sea bass excellent and the turkey and Stilton pie over generous helping left me well satisfied for the rest of the day! Good choice of wines available at keen prices. Nice intimate setting and small attention to detail make this a lovely venue. Will... More 

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Thank JWLong
Nigel H, Manager at The Howgate Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your excellent review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your meal. I shall pass on your comments to all the staff and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Best Regards, Nigel McL. More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a few times great little place made to feel welcome and staff are great would hightly recomend

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Thank James p
Nigel H, Manager at The Howgate Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi James, Thank you for your kind review and your recommendation, we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards Nigel McL. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Howgate Village, Penicuik EH26 8PY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Midlothian  >  Penicuik
  • Phone Number: 441968670000

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