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The Orchard

#430 of 1,782 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, European
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1-2 Howard Place, Edinburgh EH3 5JZ, Scotland
131 550 0850
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped for dinner after a long day of traveling. We had the french onion soup, veggie burger, beef burger and the supreme chicken. All were delicious!! The service was wonderful. We were a little lost and the waitress helped us with directions which was kind and appreciated! Highly recommend!

Thank Kristine P
South Shields
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been a few times when visiting Edinburgh and have eaten here both in small groups and as part of a party in a private room, not once have I been disappointed. It remains one of the highlights of my annual trip to the city

Thank Peter J
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff and comfortable dining. Meals reasonably priced and sensible portions. Wine list? Very pricey for ordinary wines. Rioja £ 30+??

Thank Jim F
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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184 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited several times between May and July and each time as good as last year. Great pub atmosphere and no matter how busy always good service and high quality food. Will definitely re-visit on next trip to Edinburgh

Thank Sportygirl1959
Stirling, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very handy for Tanfield - brilliant food, great staff. Amazing cheese soufflé. Good wine choice. A great neighbourhood local

Thank Catriona D
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Meals were splendid, good chips. Lovely helpful barmaids found us a place even during a packed trivia night. Although we'd never been there before after a few pints we felt like locals.

Thank terratatt
Poole, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

The Orchard in The New Town is perfect every time I eat there. I went with a friend for supper. A sharing Board followed by fish and chips was graciously served, with a chat and a smile. The meal was spot on. My friend opted for chicken with dauphinois! potatoes in a cream sauce. Very pleased with all. Nice bottle... More 

Thank Shirley H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Popped in without a reservation but accommodated with a smile despite having a group of 8. The table was a good size so everyone could still chat but plenty of room for food etc. A kids menu was available with the usual fare. Staff warned us in advance that there may be a delay with our meals which was lovely.... More 

Thank Niki B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We were staying around the corner and were very hungry and ready for a nice pub meal. The meals we received exceeded our expectations! The service was lovely, placing our group of eight on a table with no worries when we hadn't even booked. I ordered the steak and Merlot pie which was delicious although so hot it burnt my... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

After enjoying a sunny Sunday's afternoon visit to the splendid Botanic Gardens, we were walking back towards Edinburgh's city-centre when we came across The Orchard, with some of its punters happily and jovially - yet, none too raucously, let it be said - enjoying their drink outside on the pavement. This external ambience persuaded us to bide awhile inside before... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-2 Howard Place, Edinburgh EH3 5JZ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: 131 550 0850

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