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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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a family birthday meal and the food was lovely - everyone enjoyed their dinner. Well worth a visit.

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Thank millersx43
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Food was really lovely and the young waitress that served us was fantastic - bright, friendly and knew her stuff. Top marks all round. The starter of pigeon breast and black pudding salad was excellent and the pheasant stuffed with haggis in a cranberry jus really was beautiful. Passed this place many a time but won't pass it much now.... More 

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1 Thank Always-on-the-level
Howgate R, Manager at The Howgate Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Always on the level, We are delighted you enjoyed your experience at the Howgate, and thank you for your positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon Best regards Nigel More 

Innerleithen, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I go past the Howgate Restaurant three times a week, but I decided to take my wife for lunch. My wife had the steak and mushroom pie and I had the fish and chips. The meals were superb, the best I have had.the service from Lynn was excellent and a great atmosphere.Already booked to take friends next weekend can't wait!

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1 Thank Hibmac
Howgate R, Manager at The Howgate Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Hibmac, Thank you for your kind review. I will pass on your comments to all the team, and in particular Lynn, and we look forward to welcoming you back next weekend. Best regards, Nigel More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our amazing lunch on Sunday, took a chance popping in as we know it's usually booked out and so glad we did, the soup was just amazing and a fab roast set us up for the rest of the day! As always the staff were fantastic! Keep up the good work Howgate!!! Thank you

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1 Thank Sarah C
Howgate R, Manager at The Howgate Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sarah C, Thank you so much for your welcome feedback, it is greatly appreciated and I will pass on your kind comments to all the team. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Howgate restaurant very soon. Many Thanks, David Restaurant Manager More 

Dalkeith, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My Husband and I visited the Howgate restaurant tonight although my Steak wasn't cooked to my Liking I still ate half of it,when we complained the Manager could not Apologise enough and gave us our Drinks and our Deserts Free.so even although my Steak was not cooked the way I liked it.The Reduction in our bill shows that these people... More 

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Thank auchery1969
Howgate R, Owner at The Howgate Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Auchery, We are delighted you enjoyed your experience at the Howgate, and thank you for your positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon Best regards Nigel More 

Dalkeith, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of booking a table for 14 for a family celebration here. I cannot praise the whole experience enough. From the moment we arrived the staff were helpful, friendly and always available. Having three children in the party, the staff went above and beyond to accommodate them, making our life a lot easier. As a large group... More 

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Thank Marjory M
Howgate R, Owner at The Howgate Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Marj, Thank you very much once again for taking the time to give us your feedback, I will pass your kind comments on to David and the team Best regards Nigel More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch at The Howgate to celebrate my parents Golden Wedding Anniversary. The bistro has a lovely cosy atmosphere and our table by the fire was just perfect. The food was delicious - we ordered a variety of dishes, one favourite being the Cullen Skink which my son described as 'amazing'. Praise indeed from a teenager !!!! The service... More 

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Thank Linda937
Howgate R, Manager at The Howgate Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Linda Thank you for taking the time to share your recent dining experience, I will pass on your kind comments to the whole team. We look forward to welcoming you again soon Best regards David More 

Warlingham, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very good meal here this evening. Some of the dishes were delicious locals such as Cullen Skink - a soup with smoked haddock - very filling. The haggis pakora was good. Money bag of haggis excellence. Goats cheese delicious. Steaks marinated in a vinegar based marinade which wasn't for us but they were changed without a murmur.... More 

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Howgate R, Manager at The Howgate Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Jo T Many thanks for letting us know about you recent visit to the Howgate We are glad that you enjoyed your dinner with us and look forward to welcoming you again very soon. Regards David More 

Edinburgh
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful surprise when my Husband took me to The Howgate Restaurant for Sunday Lunch.This was our first visit and will not be our last. Staff very attentive. An extensive menu as well as Sunday Lunch. Really took care of my Gluten Free diet. The restaurant was very busy with a mixed selection of ages. The staff were still... More 

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Thank Carolyne M
Howgate R, Manager at The Howgate Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Carolyne M, Thank you so much for your welcome feedback, it is greatly appreciated and I will pass on your kind comments to all the team. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Howgate restaurant very soon. Many Thanks, David Restaurant Manager More 

Dunbar, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

My wife and I visited here tonight ,what can I say ? Only one word SUPERB ! The food was lovely ,, the service was fantastic, the choices were excellent,, so much so that I will have to return in order to try the Cullen skink , and last but not least the price ----- brilliant, many thanks we will... More 

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

Thank you so much for your 'superb' review, It is wonderful for the team to read such reviews and know that you really enjoyed yourselves. Our Cullen skink has gained some notoriety so hopefully you can come back soon to try some. Thank you once again from all the team and we look forward to welcoming you back. Best regards,... 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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, 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?