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Cafe St Honore

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Neighborhood:
New Town
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34 Thistle Street Lane North West | Street Lane, Edinburgh EH2 1EA, Scotland
+44 131 226 2211
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hanbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This has always been a favourite restaurant of ours over the years for all of the reasons you'll see in other reviews, 'a little piece of Paris in Edinburgh', great service, wonderful menu etc., etc. However, on our latest visit we, a party of 5, arrived 5 minutes before our reservation (9 PM) and were told by the waitress we'd... More 

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Thank mnljack
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

French ambience and cooking. A little cramped inside but great food and pleasant service. It tends to get forgotten about because its off the beaten track but its worth the detour.

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Thank richard k
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hadn't patronised this New Town institution before; - last time I looked some of the reviews were, well, mediocre. Not so the recent ones, however, and as our dining time had to be early - 5.30pm, when the restaurant opens in the evening - we decided to give it a go. Coming in from the chill of an Edinburgh evening... More 

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Thank Glennbrittle
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had our staff meal here we were about 16-20 staff. The service was friendly by not over the top. We were made to feel comfortable right from the beginning with a choice of aperitifs and starters. Once the meal unraveled the food was of very good quality bearing in mind we were a group of 20 on a Sunday... More 

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Thank Claude M
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were 2 couples dining during the Edinburgh Festival, when the restaurant was busy and fully booked. The service was excellent, the menu full of tempting courses, including vegetarian options, and the whole dinner an absolute delight. The decor is typically French and the chef is a genius. We will definitely be back!

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Thank Pat G
Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is excellent, locally sourced and often organic. The wine choice is also great with organic wines on offer. Well worth going away from the main street to find, it is near the Oxford Bar for those Inspector Rebus fans. The staff are friendly and helpful. I recommend booking as it was quite busy even on a Wednesday evening... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here on a Friday evening, 9pm booking – was a little sceptical that it wouldn’t be busy or have a good atmosphere but pleasantly surprised. Really lovely small restaurant, cosy atmosphere (welcome after the Baltic temperature outside!). slightly off the beaten track, which means you wouldn’t necessarily just come across it – which made for a nice low... More 

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Thank cellcat
Hereford, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had supper on a Thursday evening and the restaurant was full. The menu was interesting and broad. I'd recommend the scallops or the squash as a starter and the mackerel was a splendid main.... the staff know their business, friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The quality of the ingredients stood out and the wine list was really interesting... More 

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Thank Christian M
Edinburgh
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35 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were lovely and friendly. Really down to earth and professional at the same time Atmosphere was wonderful Food was almost perfect!! Butternut squash starter was out of this world

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Thank DanielEdinburgh
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was lucky enough to get a voucher for a meal here as a gift or I don't think I would ever have visited. It's not on a main road and down a lane. Don't let that put you off. Everything about our meal was superb. Attentive staff, excellent food and drink. I'll certainly be back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$82
Cuisine
French, European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Thistle Street Lane North West | Street Lane, Edinburgh EH2 1EA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighborhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 226 2211

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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