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Henderson's

#292 of 1,767 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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94 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DR, Scotland
+44 131 225 2131
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10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Copenhagen
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

It took me ages to pick because there are so many options that all looked great - and I'm still a little annoyed with myself for not trying their bread. In the end I grabbed a wrap and a drink for take-away and headed out for sightseeing - and it was tasty and filling. If I were living anywhere near,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We chose this restaurant specifically because they advertise themselves as being child friendly (there is a sticker on the door and everything!), but they were anything but. On top of this, the food generally, though appealing in description, was not that great. We went for an early dinner and there is really nothing on the menu that's kid-friendly (their menu... More 

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Thank Stine C
Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place has a great reputation, so I'll give it the benefit of any doubt. Long queues and messy service. We ordered soup, but they brought the wrong one (after a long wait). By that stage, there was none of the other soup left. The sandwich was good though.

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Thank Cliona F
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant was recommended to us by a friend through social media when she heard we were in Edinburgh. 5 minute walk from our hotel and booked online before leaving. Warm welcome from friendly staff and enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. Fantastic choice of veggie food and soft drinks. Yes, it's a bit 1970's but that's part of the appeal. Thoroughly... More 

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Thank Gimmee4
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very disappointing ! Been visiting Henderson's for 25 years .. I ordered chickpea n cauliflower curry which was bland n Luke warm , also a tiny portion for the price 😩

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Thank Cameron1960
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went into the upper part of Hendersons on Sunday with really high hopes of some great vegan food. The place itself had an immense amount of options available which is great. The staff were really friendly and very attentive. No complaints there! Myself and my partner chose two different wraps, a spicy bean one (for partner) and a lentil one... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate in all three Hendersons locations in Edinburgh. This one, like the vegan one, was just several blocks from our hotel (Royal Scotts Club - check out my review), so we ate here a couple of times (and at the vegan a couple of times). Though I eat a largely vegan diet, I do eat eggs and milk products,... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for lunch with some overseas visitors, for first time in years. First impressions poor with sticky tables and chairs of 1970s? vintage, and scruffy decor. Food lacked imagination and in most cases any great flavour. I had very bland broccoli soup, and very average veg haggis and clapshot. Interesting to read the reviews, very much in two camps those... More 

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Barrie H, Manager at Henderson's, responded to this review

Dear Keith, thanks for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor. We really appreciate your feedback and sentiments and you are correct in that there parts of our decor that could be updated, and you are also right many of our customers find this style comfortable and reassuring. However, you will be pleased to hear we are currently in... More 

Sanford, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here in the middle of a trip because we wanted something lighter and healthier than what we had been eating. We had a carrot and cucumber salad which was okay (might not have even had dressing on it?). Then I had a vegan shepherds pie which was honestly quite good. However, my husband had the mezze plate which... More 

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Thank Alicia M
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely disappointed with my visit to Henderson's today. I visited on a recommendation based on another visit 20 years ago, with the person who recommended it, and we were both left feeling disheartened and quite less than full. The range of salad was very limited and bland, essentially you could pop to Tesco express and pick up a pot of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $18
Cuisine
British, Vegetarian, Vegan, Soups, Scottish, Gluten Free
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighborhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 2131
Description
Established in 1963, Scotland's first vegetarian restaurant "The Salad Table" is still proudly serving fresh, wholesome and tasty food. Join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or visit our deli shop for some takeaway and a loaf from our onsite organic bakery. Our restaurant is set up cafeteria style, offering a relaxed and informal dining experience, featuring live music every night, it's perfect for families, young and old, and still run as Janet Henderson envisioned 53 years ago.

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  • 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.
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