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“Expected better”
Review of Howies Waterloo

Howies Waterloo
Ranked #111 of 2,595 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $42
Cuisines: Scottish
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Broughton & Calton
Description: Refurbished in 2013 this historic Georgian meeting room was originally built to celebrate the Battle of Waterloo at the foot of Calton Hill, on Waterloo Place which is an extension of the east end of Princes Street. A large dining room bursting with character, a raised eating section at the bow end of the room and a private dining room all offering a wonderful atmosphere. dinner for 1, a private party for 28 or a full wedding including ceremony on the premises all part of day to day life in the best Scottish Restaurant in town.
Reviewed August 10, 2013

I have had some great experiences earlier on, but the last time when l had lunch here, put me off. We went for a lunch, and as usual the meal was really tasty however the services had issues. Mostly because that was one of the slowest service l have ever experienced. First we had to wait at the door for 15 mins, as there were no tables - there were, but they were not cleaned and turned. Then the lady who was in charge seated us, and left for us for at least 15 mins without a word, after they took the order, 20 minutes for starters. After the starters, everyone who had came after us, got their mains... when finally got served after 30 mins, the lady said there was a problem with our plaice fillets as it got burnt at the first time. Simple sorry only we got, then we did not have time for desserts , and was a good decision as the payment took an other 10 minutes.. Need to say the dishes are really nice, but absolutely slow service and during lunch time it was not what we were looking for. Improvement needs!!!

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5  Thank Tomzac
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

Food, wine, service, ambience all superb, not over priced. Excellent evening. Would definately go back next time in Edinburgh.

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Thank Hazel S
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

We had a lovely meal prior to going to the Tattoo that night. We both had the lamb which was cooked to perfection. Service was friendly and helpful without being pushy. Well worth the visit!

Thank LothianPinklady
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Because I had a very good experience here last year when I visited for lunch with family who live locally, I reserved a table for lunch on my latest visit to Edinburgh.
Once again I found the food and service exceptionally good and on an extremely hot day in Edinburgh we found it to be a lovely cool and relaxing escape from the heat.
Well done to all the staff at Howies for keeping up the good standards.

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1  Thank ScfamilyAberdeen
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

Have been here on quite a few occasions...lovely setting....good, friendly staff...but this time the food was not up to scratch and was really over priced.....ribeye steak (with minimal trimmings) was £25....too much for the standard of food. Four os us had two courses, one bottle of wine, a cheese board and two beers for £180!!!

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3  Thank GSLB
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