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The Howgate Restaurant

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Howgate Village, Penicuik EH26 8PY, Scotland
+44 1968 670000
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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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Dalkeith, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My Husband my Daughter and my Grandaughter had another lovely Meal at the Howgate restaurant the staff are very Attentive never want for nothing and the chef Steven served up a Great steak 2 in fact cooked to perfection and the Staff Senga,Keith only names I know but all Staff very good thanks again

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Thank auchery1969
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Midweek Valentines lunch food was delicious as usual in this lovely restaurant. Served by a lovely young waitress who was friendly, polite, cheerful and helpful. Plan to be back again soon, thank you 😊

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Thank Squishysmum
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went for dinner mid-week to change up our routine and were very pleased with our experience! We were served by both waitresses at various points in the night, one was very friendly and helpful, the other was a bit brusk although it didn't appear to be a busy night. However that didn't deter from a lovely 3-course meal, with... More 

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Thank Lisa O
Clydebank
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't say how happy I was with everything about this lovely restaurant. The staff were all really friendly and cheerful, the food was very good wit ha nice selection on the menu. All in all....... A cracking place

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

Dear Davie C Thank you for your review, delighted you enjoyed recent visit to the Howgate. I will pass your kind comments on to the team Best regards Nigel More 

Edinburgh
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my husband for dinner. Was very busy but service was excellent at all times. Friendly professional waiting staff. Food was amazing from start to finish for both of us. Will definitely return again soon

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

Dear Clare Thank you for taking the time to review us, and for your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you again soon Best regards Nigel More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having not visited the Howgate for some time my husband and I visited on Wednesday evening and we were delighted again by the warm and friendly staff on arrival, having a couple a dietary requirement I found the kitchen most accommodating, the food was up to it's usual excellent standard, in particular pheasant stuffed with haggis. I would definitely recommend!

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

Dear Elizabeth, Many thanks for the review, very much appreciated I will pass your kind words on to whole team Best regards Nigel More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have in the past visited this restaurant several times. However I was very disappointed with the food. Maybe one chooses the wrong dish but the starter was awful and main course not much better. They are now doing a 2 for one dish. I do think this is a downward trend trying to get more custom. This restaurant had... More 

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

Dear Helnorm Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant We are very disappointed that you felt your meal was not up to our normal high standards. I can assure you that the same management and chefs since we opened over 16 years ago. usually we are informed by our staff when customers are unsatisfied and aim to... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

My partner and I had a very nice lunch at The Howgate, as we have done previously. Unfortunately when it came to making payment the waiter (who I think is a part owner in the busines), needs to review his manner. We asked to pay by credit card and were handed a slip of paper produced by the card machine... More 

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1 Thank Broder0502
Management response:

Thank you for your review We are glad you enjoyed your lunch but extremely disappointed that you felt let down by the staff member taking your bill. I can assure you that it is not our policy at Howgate to request tips and our staff do not in any way expect them but should the diner feel a tip appropriate... More 

Penicuik, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Been here on more than one occasion, and it won't be our last,the food is always of good quality. Service is always impeccable warm and friendly, in atmospheric surroundings. Keep up the good work.

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Thank mike a
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Dear Mike Delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent visit to the Howgate, ill pass your great feedback on to the whole team Best regards Nigel More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

Delicious meal lovely place. Most tasteful steak I've ever had. Will defo be back Fast service Polite staff made very welcome

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Thank Samantha S
Management response:

Dear Samantha Thank you for your kind words about your experience at Howgate We look forward to welcoming you back soon Best regards Nigel More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
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: +44 1968 670000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?